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Sermons of All Souls Unitarian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana by minister Anastassia Zinke and guest speakers.
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Nov 5, 2017

During this multigenerational service we honor the lives of our loved ones who have died. 

Oct 29, 2017

Women have influenced, women have marched, women advocated, women have voted. Yet, the laws that affect women are written, enacted, and interpreted by men. What does our democracy still require from women? 

Rev. Anastassia Zinke, preaching.

Oct 22, 2017
Dr. Leah Gunning Francis, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Christian Theological Seminary, reflects on the role of women in the movement for racial justice. She draws upon her impactful work Ferguson and Faith, collection of stories of courage and hope from Ferguson that, if nurtured, could serve us well into the future.  
Oct 15, 2017

Ancient, earth-based traditions speak of our earth as our mother, and all life on earth as our children. Let us learn into this tradition, as we bless animals of this earth. 

Rev Zinke preaching.

Oct 8, 2017

October is known nationally as domestic violence awareness month. But what does that mean, and what can each of us as individuals and as a community do better to help end domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence? Anyone can help, and everyone is needed to change the culture of violence against women and girls we live in. Learn how and ask any questions you may have about this important and difficult issue. Our guest speaker is Joe Samalin, an advocate who has been working to end gender based violence for 15 years. 

Oct 1, 2017
Though Wonder Woman is literally a super hero, there have been plenty of “ordinary” extraordinary women whose words and actions have helped us see with honesty both the flaws and virtues within humanity. Come hear stories and be inspired by the women who have persisted. 
 
Rev Zinke preaching. Also, our new Justice and Outreach Minister, Rev. Elizabeth Carrier-Ladd is introduced. Join us in welcoming her to our congregation!  
Sep 17, 2017

Yum Kipper is probably the most important of Judaism’s high holy days, the culmination of the Days of Awe, that begins with Rosh Hashanah. "Yom Kippur" means "Day of Atonement." It is a day set aside to "afflict the soul," to atone for the sins of the past year when one has acted against one’s understanding of the holy and has transgressed against other people. Atonement can be broken down into: At-one-ment, implying that when we forgive and are forgiven, we are brought back into relationship with one another. Let us come together to reflect on how we can reach for reconnection and forgiveness. 

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Sep 10, 2017

Many who have been hurt or harmed struggle with the question of whether to forgive, and why or why not to do so. The decision is personal, but it can also be ethical. Could forgiving be perceived as condoning? Is the act of forgiveness for the benefit of the other or oneself? Let us explore these questions together, and how forgiveness can also be ethically bounded and liberating.

Rev. Zinke Preaching.

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Sep 3, 2017
On this Labor Day weekend, Fran Quigley will lead us in reflecting about how we can mitigate income and wealth disparity not just in our communities but also in our own workplaces. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. held that a more equal sharing of our wealth is a necessary foundation for a beloved community. That journey toward economic justice will necessarily include healthy doses of forgiveness, including the self-forgiveness that will allow those of us with comparatively comfortable economic situations to move away from avoidance or ineffectual “liberal guilt” to direct engagement in inequality allaround us.
 
Fran Quigley is a clinical professor of law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, teaching in the Health and Human Rights Clinic. Students in the Health and Human Rights Clinic advocate for the rights of the poor, with a special focus on individual and systemic barriers to accessing healthcare and the social determinants of health 
 
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Aug 27, 2017

Through the lenses of 20th Century theologians, his two decades of work, and living in the long shadow of Von Hippel Lindau disease, David Forsell explores his hopes for the future, and how he is choosing to live.

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Aug 20, 2017

Some of the clearest answers to humanity’s most fundamental questions can be found in art and are born out of an artist’s searching and/or revelations. Let us consider the big questions on the hearts of those in our community, and the way that art reveals answers to our souls.

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Aug 13, 2017

As a faith community, we seek to enlarge, enlighten, and enliven. We do this in multiple ways: we hold up what is true, we name what we place worth in, and we paint that picture big enough so that all see. This work enhances who we are, and enlightens us as to where we should go. Let us celebrate how All Souls seeks to enlarge, enlighten and enliven the vision of the Beloved Community.

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Jul 30, 2017

Bob Dylan became known in part for his “protest” music, but much of what he called for was for people to be aware of the patterns of obliviousness, apathy, and indifference around them.  These past several months, members of All Souls have worked to become more aware of the cries of people of color and their needs. Hear their self-reflections about this learning journey.

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Jul 23, 2017

Bob Dylan experienced a near fatal motorcycle accident, which profoundly affected his outlook, relationships, and music. Such moments can centralize the human experience as one of religious questioning and meaning-making. The late UU minister Forest Church wrote, “religion is our human response to the dual reality of being alive and having to die. Knowing that we must die, we question what life means. The answers we arrive at may not be religious answers, but the questions death forces us to ask are, at heart, religious questions.” Let us contemplate how death amplifies life’s meaning. Rev. Zinke, preaching.

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Jul 16, 2017

The theme of the journey is a prominent one both in religious stories and in Bob Dylan’s music. Come let’s explore the outlook of the journeyer, and reconnect with ways that we too have been seekers. This is part one of the three part Bob Dylan Suite, join us on the 23rd and 29th to continue the series. Rev. Anastassia Zinke preaching.

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Jul 9, 2017

Paula Cole Jones, Racial and Social Justice Consultant for the Central East Region will come and speak to us. It has been 20 years since the UUA passed a resolution to undo racism in our institution. Just recently over 700 UU congregations agreed to do teach-ins on white supremacy. Now is the time for UU Principles to guide us, but do they go far and deep enough to result in social change regarding racial inequity? Some think it is time for an 8th Principle. 

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Jul 2, 2017

Hear our journeyers from General Assembly share what they have learned about the practices of Unitarian Universalism as we face the rise to meet the challenges and opportunities of 2017. 

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Jun 18, 2017
Although cultures around the globe have recognized transgender persons historically, modern awareness of transgender identities is so quickly on the rise in the United States, sometimes we are behind the learning curve. Learn some of the basics around sex and gender, and what genetic science and cultural studies are revealing to us. 
 
Rev. Anastassia Zinke preaching.
 
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May 28, 2017

Higginson was an inheritor of Boston Brahman privilege, yet he lived his life advocating for those whose rights were denied. Come hear the story of this extraordinary Unitarian ancestor of ours. Rev. Zinke, preaching.

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May 21, 2017

Rev. Anastassia Zinke, preaching.

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May 14, 2017

Sometimes the deep calling of purpose is embedded in our own lives. What are we meant to be attentive to? In times of difficulty, where can we discover the values that help us lead meaningful, affirming lives? Rev. Anastassia Zinke preaching.

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Apr 30, 2017

Last year, Kheprw Institute and Spirit & Place Festival partnered to host an eight-month series about gentrification, bringing together more than 400 participants from across Indianapolis. It can be difficult to have honest conversations about gentrification because of how mired it is with issues of class, politics, and race. Imhotep Adisa and Alvin Sangsuwangul will share their takeaways from the series and offer hard questions, readings, and resources for greater understanding and action.

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Apr 23, 2017

During this Earth Day Celebration Sunday, let us re-hear and celebrate ancient stories from around the world teach us about our place in the circle of life.  Let us allow these stories to restore our role as stewards of the earth. Rev. Zinke preaching.

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Apr 16, 2017

On this Easter Sunday, let us consider the gospel story of Jesus turning over the tables in the temple.  How can we understand this story as one of restoration? What values are at the center of this story?

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Apr 9, 2017

As a small association of congregations, it can be easy to assume that the UUA does “not really matter.” Historically, we have always made a difference, even with our small numbers. The same is still true today. As Congregational Life Staff for the MidAmerica Region of the UUA, Rev. Sharon Dittmar regularly observes the difference our congregations make, especially in our evolving political landscape. Rev. Dittmar shares thoughts about what we do well, and what we can do better for our faith and our communities, as well as the important role that All Souls plays in Indianapolis.

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