Chalice Lighting for a Service on the Separation of Church and State

Rainbow flag in front of Massachusetts State House.

This chalice burns with twin flames. The first flame burns for those who seek and defend the right to a free and responsible search for truth and meaning so that each person may live according to conscience in a democratically elected society.

The second flame burns for the defenders of freedom, working against those who would impose their own religious beliefs on others through intimidation or legislation.

May we tend this fire always, ever vigilant and courageous in the struggle for freedom and justice for all.