Think Globally Explore Locally

In this age of internet, relentless communication, and what Richard Louv calls “Nature Deficit Disorder,” we all need to reconnect with our world; to bridge the growing gap between the web of life, and with the world wide web that occupies cyberspace (and could preoccupy our lives). There are countless ways to connect with the […]

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A former teacher and scholar, Jesus will share stories of working alongside his siblings and parents, of being part of the migrant community, and of the changes he experienced. His parents first came to Wisconsin in the early 1940s. By 1959, over 10,000 migrants were coming to the state yearly. During this time, agriculture changed […]

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We Need To Talk

The words “white supremacy” conger up visions of shaved heads and tattooed necks. It’s no wonder that we white folks resist conversations where the term is applied. But if constructive conversations about eliminating racism in America are going to be had, we need to be able to talk about a system that privileges us… and […]

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The Natural Superiority of Women

The subject comes from a book of the same title written by Ashley Montagu, a British American anthropologist. The qualities that may save us as a civilization I attribute to women: reverence, respect, gentleness, understanding, appreciation, willingness to submit without losing your integrity, capacity to serve without losing the spirit, concern for binding up wounds […]

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Basic Beliefs of the Religion of Islam

We will explore the meaning of the words Islam, Muslim, salaam and the interrelationship of these key words as related to submission and peace. We will follow this with a brief outline of the 5 pillars and 6 principals of Islam. Previous to embracing Islam, Noor Saadeh (Saa-dee) (nee Sherrie Van Wyke) was a professional […]

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An Earth Day Lament

April 22nd marks the 49th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Citing several water and climate change issues as examples of critical “inconvenient truths” facing our planetary environment, I will argue that most Americans are blind to reality: earth blind – lacking basic knowledge/understanding of the natural environment; (2) time blind – focused on the […]

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Who Needs Science?

Is the U.S. a scientifically advanced country? Of course it is. The U.S. claims far more Nobel Prizes than any other nation. Most of us carry our own personal computers in our purses or pockets and we would be lost without them. Yet, an unfortunate number of us question the safety and efficacy of vaccines, […]

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POETRY SUNDAY Estella Lauter, Coordinator One day before National Poetry Month begins, poets who are Members and Friends of the UU Fellowship of Door County will present a reading of original poems. This year, in conjunction with the Protest! exhibit in the UU Gallery, poets have been asked to explore what it means to them […]

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In a contemporary world in which our divisions are constantly on full display, it can be difficult to empathize and find common cause with others, especially those who we perceive to be different from us in some fundamental way. This message will address ways that we can show greater compassion for ourselves and others in […]

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