“How Dr. King Saved Us from Sin”

The UU tradition has not always stood as clearly on the side of social and economic justice as we do today.  There are some pretty embarrassing skeletons in our UU closet, and we have Martin Luther King to thank for helping to pull our religious movement at least partway out of the worst quagmires of white privilege.  But it’s far from a finished journey.  As we prepare to celebrate the MLK holiday, I’ll reflect on where we’ve been, who we are now, and how we can meet the challenges of racism, religious mistrust, and the politics of fear that still lie ahead.

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