Topic: Elders & Ancestors

Sages, Saints, and Scoundrels

It’s easy to put our Unitarian and Universalist forebears on pedestals, but how noble were they really? How do we simultaneously celebrate their wisdom, good works, and faults … and our own?

Rev. Kimberley Debus (DEE-bis) works as a community minister based in New York’s Capital … read more.

The Hope Expressed in You

“There is a hope that’s been expressed in you: the hope of seven generations, maybe more.” This lyric from a Susan Werner song suggests that the path of redemption isn’t just for our own selves, but for those who came before us. On this Easter … read more.

Listening for the Ancestors

The native peoples of North America, or Turtle Island, have much to teach us about how we might heal and repair our relationships with ourselves, each other, and the earth – and more and more, they are stepping forward to model that for us. I … read more.

This Body Will Be a Corpse

Taking death and change to heart throughout life—long before we think or imagine it’s our end of life—is an essential and transformative practice. That practice prompts our genuine opening, letting go, and coming into a more direct relationship with reality.

Angela Lutzenberger is an Interfaith Chaplain … read more.