Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.
Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.
This week's Gathering explores 'Inspiration in War & Peace'.
Humankind has shared stories of war since the beginning of recorded history. War is seen as glorious and horrible, noble and demeaning, and the combatants alternatively brave, cowardly, and inhuman.
Peace has been among our most talked about and sought-after states of being. It is longed for and yet abandoned much too quickly when anger and conflict tempt leaders to send society's pawns into harm's way.
What can we learn about ourselves and our societies from our deeply conflicted view of war and peace. Where is the inspiration for how we live today?