What Pittsburgh, a T-Rex named Penny, and Violence Can teach us about The Future of Religion and Unitarian Universalism


Religion, including Unitarian Universalism is at a moment in time. Can it survive? And what must it do in order to survive? What must we do? We’ll explore our place in today’s world, and why it’s metaphorical meteorites and not a comet that could wipe us out. Homily by Rev. Keith Kron; music by Kazumi Petineaux; Stephanie Pawlowski, Commissioned Lay Minister, liturgist.

Guest speaker Rev. Keith Kron is the Director of the Transitions Office for the UUA, helping congregations and ministers as they navigate the ministerial search process. He is the former Director of the Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Concerns for the Unitarian Universalist Association. He held that position for over 14 years from 1996-2010. He has visited over 450 UU congregations across the continent (including 3 times to 1st Pittsburgh), helping them in Welcoming Congregation work, Beyond Categorical Thinking workshops, and public witness. A former elementary school teacher, Keith also has taught an online class for Starr King School for the Ministry, our UU seminary in Berkeley, on children’s literature. He also leads workshops on the enneagram, plays and teaches tennis, and collects children’s books in his spare time (and has over 8,500 of them). He is 59 and currently lives in Providence, RI.