June 24, 2009


Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 7:55 pm by Rev. Thomas Perchlik

At the Berry Street Lecutre Dr. Paul Rasor moved us another step on the road to a truly multi-cultural anti-racist anti-oppression religious movement. I found his speech, “Provincial Ironies,” and Rosemary Bray-McNatt’s respose, to be challenging, disturbing, exiting, hopeful and frightening all at once. He is just another in a long line that have asserted that we fall way, way, way short of what we say we are and what we want to do in the world.

I am sure the text will be up on the Berry Street site soon. http://www.uuma.org/BerryStreet/index.htm

In the meantime I will simply say that his focus on clear statistics grounds a powerful anaylis of the mostly cultural barriers that keeps us small and lacking in true diversity.

I almost wish I was not going on summer break so I could give a rousing sermon this Sunday, or well, maybe next Sunday. Then again August is just around the corner, and the path before us is long, very long, incredibly long. Still, the path bends toward justice.

1 Comment »

  1. Robin Edgar said,

    A month or two is nothing in the rather too long arc of justice Rev. Perchlik.

    Better a rousing sermon delivered at the start of the church year in September after being worked on for two months than a less thought through sermon delivered at the end of the church year. N’est-ce pas?

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