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Actively Engaged- CUC Vision Statement

“Actively Engaged: a sermon on the CUC Vision Statement”  Rev. Brian J. Kiely The service began with a video clip from a presentation by Henry Rollins.  Punk musician, writer and raconteur, Rollins is a dedicated liberal and calls ‘em as he sees ‘em.  He walks out on stage in his black pants and tee shirt and simply starts talking and goes for two hours without a break for even a sip of water.  And he is riveting.  He is funny, […]

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Sexual Violence

“Sexual Violence” a sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely Unitarian Church of Edmonton, April 28, 2013 Sexual violence.  This should be an easy sermon.  At first blush it seems so black and white, so clear cut.  Hurting people is wrong. No means no.  We have seen what has happened in India and applauded as the women rose in the wake of a horrendous gang rape and murder and forced the government to change the law.  We have mourned with the […]

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Women’s Day Service – Ruth Patrick

CUUWA WOMEN’S DAY SERVICE March 10, 2013 Strong women.  Today, as we celebrate National Women’s Day across Canada I find myself thinking of all the strong women of the past and how much we need such women today.  What were the qualities which made them strong?  They must have been women of great courage, strength of conviction, patience and endurance. The men who explored and settled this country, brought with them the attitudes and social customs of their land of […]

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