"When one strand of the web is broken, the entire web is prone to collapse. When we in UU spaces speak of our 7th principle, belief in the interdependent web of all existence, we are not merely speaking in metaphors. Our existences are intricately woven with all life. When violence, oppression, and marginalization occur elsewhere in the world we are consciously and unconsciously bound to it, and vice versa."
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"We have experienced what it's like to release any assumption that one person has all the skills needed to lead and support the work.” When there’s so much to be done to transform this world, brown offers us a gentle and liberating reminder that none of us have to bear such responsibility alone. — adrienne maree brown
(#580 in the gray hymnal) "The central task of the religious community is to unveil the bonds that bind each to all. There is a connectedness, a relationship discovered amid the particulars of our own lives and the lives of others. Once felt, it inspires us to act for Justice. It is the church that assures us that we are not struggling for justice on our own, but as members of a larger community. The religious community is essential, for alone our vision is to narrow to see all that must be seen, and our strength too limited to do all that must be done. Together, our vision widens and our strength is renewed." — Mark Morrison-Reed