Sometimes peace requires change. Sometimes change requires defying authority. Unitarian Universalist history is filled with people who have acted as social change agents. Many of them questioned prevailing authorities. Join us as we consider the history and influence of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience in the face of injustice.
Eric Severson, from La Crosse, Wisconsin, is currently serving as ministerial intern at First Unitarian Society in Madison. He has returned to the path of professional ministry after an 18-year hiatus. Eric received a Master of Divinity degree in 1998 from Meadville Lombard Theological School and a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural journalism at UW-Madison in 1986. Prior careers included editing fantasy fiction novels, creating marketing material for a Catholic education publisher, and serving as publications director for a community theatre. Eric has come to appreciate the brevity of life and approaches it with deep gratitude. His ministry stems from a goal of experiencing unity in diversity and a mission to help people transform their lives and build a better world.