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Sep 23, 2019

In 1907, Dr. Frank Scott Corey Wicks, All Souls' longest serving minister, delivered a sermon “Good Men In Hell”, that was reprinted the next day in the Indianapolis Star and published and reprinted by the American Unitarian Association over thirty times. It was among the most widely circulated Unitarian sermons, and posited the idea that the Unitarian mandate was to go to troubled places and be with troubled people. Where would we go and whom would we be with if we lived this mandate today? Rev. Anastassia preaching.

Sep 17, 2019

In 1819, William Ellery Channing claimed the slur "Unitarian", proclaiming distinct theological sources and establishing the grounding propositions of Unitarianism. 200 years later, how can we recenter Channing's message? What is our radical and real message to our times? Rev. Anastassia preaching.

Sep 2, 2019

This month we will explore the big theological ideas in Unitarian Universalism by returning to some of the most famous sermons, but the ideas that matter are the ones that are most central to our own ordinary and extraordinary lives. Come hear some of our All Souls members share the theological tenets that mean the most to them, and how they are in their lives.

Aug 26, 2019
Why does it only take a small minority to create major change? How have big change makers understood themselves, and developed an ethical and theological framework that allows them to remain in and channel a mighty stream for love, justice, compassion and change? Rev. Anastassia preaching.
May 12, 2019
Guns Down America is traveling across the country to organize action-driven town halls that answer the question: what can I do to help reduce gun deaths in America?
 
This event focused on generating citizen action on the local, state, and federal levels to reduce gun deaths. The event aimed to educate people about the horrors of our broken system, plug advocates into edgy campaigns designed to financially drain the gun industry and the NRA, and help generate unique action plans that will push the 2020 presidential candidates to finally tackle the issue of gun violence in a bold way.
Mar 4, 2019

Sports have often been a metaphor for war and an outlet for human aggression and competition. In this fourth book in the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling intentionally blurs the line between "fictional" and real violence. In our own lives, we see that the rules of civility and order have begun to break down and that many Americans are forming opposing and radicalized camps. What are the signs of this happening? What does it call us to pay attention to?

Nov 5, 2017

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

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 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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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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Mar 26, 2017

Binary thinking is ingrained in us from a young age, especially when it comes to gender. Guest speaker Theo Ciccarelli Cornetta grows your understanding of transgender identities, needs, and justice-making asks.

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Feb 12, 2017

Our youth this year have been engaging in the study of racialization. Hear them share their insights, concerns, passions, and inquiries during this youth-led service. 

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Jan 29, 2017

Anita Joshi MD, member of the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana, discusses the Hindu principle of Ahimsa. Dr. Joshi is a pediatrician and teaches the middle school youth at the Temple.

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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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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.

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 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 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 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 1 of 2, the 9:00am service.

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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.

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