The concept of community can become so well worn that it is taken for granted as a social phenomenon and, perhaps, hardly considered spiritually. Recently, as the result of much work and discussion, USG was presented with an elegantly written statement of what community can mean to our religious Society. The document combined with a […]
It was less than one year ago when 17 year old Trayvon Martin was tragically and fatally shot dead. This violence happened within a landscape author Michelle Alexander has prophetically labeled “The New Jim Crow”. We have a raging prison-industrial complex, public school systems like ours in Philadelphia gasping for breath, and a multitude of […]
The practice of mindfulness calls us to pay attention to and embrace what is and who we are now. Self-acceptance, however, does not come easily for most of us. As we begin again a new year, how can we mindfully cultivate deeper compassion for self and for the world?
Come celebrate with the energy of this six-piece Dixieland jazz group. In the New Orleans tradition, we will have a wake for the Old Year, lay down our burdens and lift our possibilities for the New Year. The spirit will be alive with great music including “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” and “When the Saints Go […]