Sermon given at Pocatello UU Fellowship, this sermon reflects on hierarchical and flat leadership models. Draws from examples of the Civil Rights Era, Occupy Wall Street, and Black Lives Matter, considering how leadership can embrace both models for a hybrid that values all voices.
Today’s sermon was given at Pocatello UU Fellowship, where Rev. Jenny Peek serves as Consulting Minister. Based on our November theme of Vision and Mission, the message today explains those terms and also suggests that we examine our actions for their alignment with our vision, to be a community that promotes spiritual inquiry over dogma, and builds justice for every person.
Given July 7, 2019, at Magic Valley UU Fellowship. Political Correctness in the US had humble noncontroversial roots. In Europe, Stalinism and Naziism made PC a matter of life or death. This haunting history shows up again in modern US culture, slowing our pursuit of a just and humane society for all.
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.