In this episode, by means of time travel (and plenty of imagination) Rev. Jenny brings John H. Dietrich to the pulpit. Dietrich shares his views, and subsequent regrets, of humanism. Credits to the Minnesota Historic Society John H. Dietrich papers; author William Schulz, Making the Manifesto; and Harvard Square Library.
Today’s episode is Rev Jenny Peek’s sermon, offered at the Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, bringing progressive religion to Southeast Idaho. Rev. Jenny lifts up two examples of lives she feels were prayer: Howard Thurman and Maya Angelou.
As Unitarian Universalists, our first principle calls us to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Yet greed and cynicism abound. Manipulation and abuse of power is evident daily. What does it take to bridge the chasm between principle and real life? Rev. Jenny offers her reflection on today’s timely topic.