Cultural Competence

Rev. Brian J. Kiely: In February I got to spend some time with Weidlidi Speck, a First Nations educator in B.C. He will also be a speaker at our CUC…

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Truth and Reconciliation

Last year the Truth and Reconciliation Commission ended its cross Canada travels here in Edmonton. All who attended even a portion of the hearings were moved by the power of…

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YEG Peace

https://youtu.be/TgVVkrLlBOY “YEG Peace Fest”  a sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely September 27, 2015 Unitarian Church of Edmonton Peace is such a funny word.  What does it mean?  It depends…

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The Inconvenient Indian

    A sermon on Thomas King’s Book by Rev. Brian J. Kiely , March 29, 2015 READING - from The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King When we imagine history, we…

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Cartoons and Bullets- Charlie Hebdo

https://youtu.be/m9sIRplueGk A sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely  February 8, 2015,  Unitarian Church of Edmonton READING Charlie Hebdo: its history, humor, and controversies, explained by Libby Nelson Vox.com  (abridged) Charlie Hebdo is a weekly,…

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The Light Within

https://youtu.be/V1bYyqMkakc   Unitarian Church of Edmonton, January 25, 2015 First we begin with an editorial on justice that in some ways served as a reading for the day.  The sermon…

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Images of Darkness

https://youtu.be/VAWyUItEhZc   This is the second sermon addressing the theme "What would it mean to live as people of LIGHT" As part of the service I shared a reading by…

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The Flaming Chalice

https://youtu.be/YxhDwdNqrmk   Rev. Brian J. Kiely January 4, 2015 January's theme is "What would it mean to live as people of LIGHT If you are new to Unitarianism, there are…

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Embracing the Darkness

Rev. Brian J. Kiely Unitarian Church of Edmonton, December 14, 2014 In the 2001 Pixar animated movie Monsters Inc. we were introduced to another world populated by monsters.  They were…

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Heart Attack

A sermon on Domestic Violence  Rev. Brian J. Kiely Unitarian Church of Edmonton November 23, 2014 The reading was entitled 7 Sobering Stats About Violence Against Women by George Stormboulopoulos…

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Living HeART

A sermon on art  by Rev. Brian J. Kiely  Unitarian Church of Edmonton, November 16, 2014 Alain de Botton, whose ideas last made their appearance in this pulpit regarding his…

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The HEART of War

This month we are exploring the theme of “What would it mean to live as a person of heart.  This Remembrance Day I chose to explore the place of heart…

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