In Discovering Black Vermont, researcher and writer Elise Guyette discovered that the percentage of African Americans in Vermont in the 1800s was larger than it is today. What lessons can we glean from the historically black community of Hinesburg, Vermont? What messages do these early … read more.
Speaker: Verdis L. Robinson
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. imagined a world beyond the injustices of his day. He and many other prophetic leaders proclaimed futures that seemed impossible. Today, as we continue to grapple with racial injustice and white supremacy, we draw upon our prophetic imaginations to … read more.
Born out of a desire to unify the country during the Civil War, the Day of Thanksgiving is surrounded by a tangled web of stories about race, spirituality, and revisionist nationalistic history. With all of its complicated layers and history, the Thanksgiving holiday still endures … read more.
As people, we naturally gravitate toward those similar to ourselves. It is simple, easier, and it is comfortable. As we celebrate “National Coming Out Day,” and “Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” what inspirations and awakenings can we glean from deeply listening to voices of the marginalized.
250 years ago, the Rev. John Murray preached his first Universalist sermon in North America due to a shift in the wind that prevented him from moving on. He would go on to found Universalism as a denomination in America. The wind has shifted yet … read more.