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Sermons of All Souls Unitarian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana by minister Anastassia Zinke and guest speakers.
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Dec 25, 2016

Unitarian Universalists have long emphasized the humanity and teachings of Jesus, but for many of us it is difficult to see past the traditional portrayals of Jesus as a divine being. Two religious teachers who bring a Buddhist perspective-Thich Nhat Hanh and Paul F. Knitter can help us approach Jesus again. Rev. Anastassia Zinke preaching.

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Dec 18, 2016

Impromptu sermon by Anastassia Zinke and reflections on UU quotes and principles from members of the congregation.

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Dec 4, 2016

Rev. Barbara Child, preaching.

All Souls Unitarian Church, Indianapolis, IN.

Nov 27, 2016

Many of us learned democracy through the pages of To Kill a Mockingbird. Step into the past as youth are invited to bring this theatrical service to life. Rev. Zinke, preaching.

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Nov 20, 2016

Terry Tempest Williams believes that the human heart is the first home of democracy; that the heart is where we embrace our questions. What is a living democracy? How can it heal the heart and soul of a broken and beautiful world? How does UUism figure in its future possibilities? What does it mean to participate in the living heart of democracy? Rev. Zinke, preaching.

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Nov 13, 2016

Most of us are familiar with the Golden Rule, "Treat others the way that you would like to be treated." This is a powerful philosophy, and can often function as a compassionate check on our individual words and actions in many situations. However, in today's rapidly diversifying world, is it enough? Guest speaker Aaron Kesher from Minneapolis-based deepSEE Consulting addresses this topic in connection with the larger idea of cultural competence, one definition of which is "the conscious mitigation of unconscious bias." No matter who we are, gaining a deeper understanding of our own cultural selves can and will lead to more effective, comfortable, and authentic communication with those who are different than us, whatever form those differences may take.

(Due to the longer than usual service, the speech was not captured in its entirety)

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Nov 6, 2016

Americans are familiar with the phrase "separation of church and state," but few of us understand this complex matter. Let us review some historical examples to consider the ways that states and religious institutions have interacted, and the powerful and appropriate role that religious people and communities have in ensuring democracy. Rev. Zinke, preaching.

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Oct 16, 2016

With participation in established faith communities dropping dramatically, UU leaders have taken a hard internal look.  In response, Rev. Fredric Muir has called for us to abandon our "trinity of errors"--individualism, exceptionalism, and anti-authoritarianism--and to move forward creatively with generosity, pluralism, and imagination.  Come let us celebrate the Unitarian Universalism that inspires us and that can meet the aching needs of a new generation. Rev. Anastassia Zinke preaching.

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Oct 9, 2016

Shari Wagner talks about the spiritual aspects of writing poetry as she reads several poems and describes the process of writing them. Ms. Wagner is the poet laureate of Indiana, and is the author of two books of poetry: The Harmonist at Nightfall: Poems of Indiana and Evening Chore. She is also co-author of her father's medical memoirs, Making the Rounds and A Hundred Camels. She teaches poetry and memoir writing for the Indiana Writers Center and lives in Westfield, Indiana. Her laureate website is www.throughthesycamores.

Oct 2, 2016

The Wright Brothers' initial mastery of flight was not serendipitous, but rather the result of creative curiosity and disciplined innovation. What was their methodology, and how might their approach be useful in approaching other situations that call for creativity and innovation? Rev. Zinke, preaching.

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Sep 25, 2016

Israelites living under the control of the Ancient Greek Empire experienced a great deal of pressure to assimilate to the dominant Greek culture.  Today, many ethnic minorities also experience pressure to assimilate and adopt European cultural traditions.  Dr. Vincent Wimbash counters that we should intentionally disrupt this pattern.  Let us consider this history and Wimbash's recommendations.  Rev. Zinke, preaching.

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Sep 18, 2016

Even though 99% of UUs general identify as "white," we do not need to have a mono-culture. In fact, diversity is the heritage of the religious freedom at the heart of Unitarian Universalism. How can this heritage of freedom inspire us to express openly our various cultural identities and welcome all people as blessings? Rev. Zinke, preaching.

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Sep 11, 2016

On this 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, let us remember how this act of terrorism has shaped us as Americans. What does this heritage ask of us now? Rev. Zinke preaching.

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Sep 4, 2016

Fran Quigley, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law professor and author, address three main points during this Labor Day service: 1) Living wages are good for our community from an economic perspective, 2) Living wages are good for our community from a moral and spiritual perspective, and 3) We all have an opportunity to stand in solidarity with our working brothers and sisters fighting for a living wage in our own community.

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Aug 21, 2016

As Unitarian Universalists we value questions as much as answers. Let's celebrate our natural religious curiosity.

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Aug 14, 2016

Rev. Bruce Russell-Jayne, member of ASUC and retired UU Minister, addresses what he considers to be our most pressing need in regard to global warming. He volunteers as treasurer for Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light, which helps congregations with conserving energy and generating solar power. 

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Aug 7, 2016

This coming November a number of counties in the Indianapolis metro area will vote on a referendum supporting the expansion of our public transit system. This is a public development project, but how is it also an economic justice project? Bryan Luellen, IndyGo'sDirector of Public Affairs, shares the answer with us.

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Jul 24, 2016

Ada María Isasi-Díaz, the late professor emerita of ethics and theology at Drew University, birthed a new branch of liberation theology rooted in her experiences as a Cuban-American woman -- and gave a term mujerista to that identity and voice. Mujeristas are Latina women living in the USA who are aware of how sexism, ethnic prejudice and economic oppression limits their wholeness of life. In a life shaped by struggle, mujeristas describe how they have learned to live lives shaped by solidarity, empowerment, faith, liturgy, and ritual. Reverend Zinke preaching.

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Jul 18, 2016

The Stonewall riots are widely considered to constitute the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States, but this encounter wasn't about LGBTQ rights alone. It is also an example of intersectionality and an interesting example of protest movements generally. Let us learn more about Stonewall and its impact, and what lessons it still teaches us. 

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Jul 11, 2016

Myths about race and racial justice leaders are deeply embedded and often go unchallenged - from the historical record of John Brown to our use of common terms. Let us uncover some of these false narratives and shake up our own thinking. Reverend Zinke preaching. 

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Jul 3, 2016

The faith world is increasingly multi-faith, with people crossing borders of religion and spiritual practice to create wholeness in their lives individually and collectively. Hear our members speak about their experiences at General Assembly and in welcoming his Holiness the Dalai Lama to Indianapolis. Let us reflect together on how people of many faiths can worship together, learn from one another, and create a new vision of faith. 

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Jun 26, 2016

Indiana Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice co-presidents, Dr. Sue Ellen Braunlin and Carolyn Meagher, answer these essential, guiding questions: Why is reproductive justice a human right? What may each of us do to support reproductive justice to augment humanity?  

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Jun 12, 2016

During this multigenerational service, we recognized those reaching key milestones as members of All Souls.  Hear what it has meant to them to be part of All Souls.

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Jun 5, 2016

One of the most significant and humbling acts is to witness another's life unfold. This Sunday we learn from our Coming of Age youth as they share their credos, or statements of belief, with us, and as we honor their engagement with our shared faith.

This is Part 2 of 2, the 11:00am service.

All Souls Unitarian Church, Indianapolis, IN.

Jun 5, 2016

One of the most significant and humbling acts is to witness another's life unfold. This Sunday we learn from our Coming of Age youth as they share their credos, or statements of belief, with us, and as we honor their engagement with our shared faith.

This is Part 1 of 2, the 9:00am service.

All Souls Unitarian Church, Indianapolis, IN.

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