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Celebrating the Four Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Edict of Torda.
Rev. David Herndon, Senior Minister.
“Religious Freedom Then and Now.”
This morning, we will celebrate the four hundred and fiftieth anniversary of a pioneering statement of religious freedom and tolerance. The Edict of Torda was proclaimed on January 13, 1568, thanks to the efforts of Francis David, the Unitarian court preacher for King Sigismund of Transylvania. We will review the history that led to this remarkable official recognition of diverse religious understandings. What significance does the Edict of Torda have for Unitarian Universalists today? And how might we distinguish between authentic religious freedom and attempts to suppress civil rights that masquerade as religious freedom? You can learn more about how the international Unitarian/ Unitarian Universalist community will be celebrating this anniversary here: https://www.uua.org/international/ torda450. A video is available here: https://www.uua.org/international/ torda450/videos.
News from the Women's Alliance
Jan 2018 - Happy New Year! The Kwanzaa Sankofi bird is tweeting (happily, whew!) in my ear to tell everyone about the recent gift-giving visit of the Women’s Alliance to the Swissvale location of POWER. POWE ..
Late Winter Community Table Schedule Now Available. Please Show Your Hospitality!
Jan 2018 - The Community Table is about sharing and love. In order to make our Social Hour after service as welcoming and hospital as possible, we ask for contributions of cookies, crackers and other treats ..
Matilda Theiss gift announcement
Dec 2017 - Thank you to everyone who participated in the Matilda Theiss Health Center gift card drive. We collected $1,025 in gift cards, plus some toys, hats and mittens, to bring Holiday joy to the childre ..
Pledge Update: $53,000 to go
Dec 2017 - 181 members and friends have pledged $396,988 toward our $450,000 goal for 2018. Thank you! This leaves us only about $53,000 short of fully funding programs and services next year. Mak ..
Sunday, Jan 21 - Sunday Morning Forum - Free Will: Are Humans the Authors of Their Own Actions?
9:00am Do we humans truly possess the ability to choose, think, and act voluntarily? Join FORUM for a lively exchange of thoughts, ideas and knowledge. Jim Reitz will lead the discussion. ..
Sunday, Jan 28 - New Covenant Group Orientation
Noon. New covenant group forming: Opportunity to join a small group, committed to meet on a regular basis, and using a structured process, engage in a search for meaning, build a sense of community, and engage in personal spiritual growth. ..
Sunday, Jan 28 - Rescheduled Sunday Morning Forum: Talking to, Caring for, and Understanding People with Dementia
9:00am Dementia is a growing concern in our country, largely because most people know so little about it. Rachel Wonderlin, MS will discuss how dementia is differentiated from Alzheimer’s disease, suggest how to care for, talk with, and solve..
Thursday, Feb 01 - Creatives for Climate Art Exhibition
February 1 - 28 Undercroft Gallery will host the first Creatives for Climate art exhibition in February organized by Kirsi Jansa. Creatives for Climate (C4C) artists Niffer Desmond and Ann Rosenthal present projects focused on endan..