Sunday, December 27, 2015: “Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity”

Host: Karen Fothergill

Presenter: Mary McGinnis

Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity was the theme of the historical 2015 Parliament of The World’s Religions held in the United States for the first time in over twenty years this past October.

Salt Lake City was the host city of this largest global interfaith congregation composed of a gathering of people from over 80 different countries and 50 different religions.

The Unitarian Universalist Association was proudly represented among the many sponsors of this momentous and celebratory occasion.

The mission of the Parliament is to “cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.”

In the words of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama: “I believe the interfaith movement can contribute in helping to save the world. But not just through the nice words of dialogue but with our actions. It is the responsibility of human beings to fix the problems which we create: of climate change, of the widening income gap, of hate and war. God will not do this for us; we must take responsibility for our actions.”

Please join us as a member of our congregation relays a brief history of the Parliament of The World’s Religions along with how her own religious and spiritual path intersected with this experience.

As Unitarian Universalists, we have a proud tradition of responding to the imperatives of love and justice to work with those of us who are marginalized and oppressed in society and the world. Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another.

Please join us Sunday at the Vendor Blender and Event Center, 588 Addison Avenue West in Twin Falls at 10:30 AM. The Vendor Blender is located near the old hospital near the intersection of Martin St. and Addison Avenue West. Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Child care is available. Please park in the rear of the building and use the entrance on the west side of the building.