Rita Layson

What Can We Do About the Culture of Hate?

TED talk by Sally Kohn.We’re all against hate, right? We agree it’s a problem — their problem, not our problem, that is. But as Sally Kohn discovered, we all hate — some of us in subtle ways, others in obvious ones. As she confronts a hard story from her own life, she shares ideas on … Continued

Flower Communion

Our annual flower communion service will explore the role of flowers in our lives and their religious meanings. Each of us brings a flower to share in the communion to encourage the flowering of our community and to welcome Spring.

How to make our Lives Simple without Taking ourselves too Seriously

Parker Palmer talks about how to make our lives simple without taking ourselves too seriously. We can start by examining the interaction between what’s within us and what’s outside of us—How can we make choices that are more life giving than death dealing? We will make a simple mobius as a reminder of how to … Continued

The Rev Martin Luther King’s Peace Prize Acceptance Speech.

On this Sunday of the MLK Holiday, we will listen a recording of The Rev Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech at the Nobel ceremony as well as an introduction written by the Dalai Lama. We will share our reflections after hearing the speech.