10 episodes

A weekly podcast of the sermon from the Sunday worship service at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver.

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    • Religion & Spirituality

A weekly podcast of the sermon from the Sunday worship service at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver.

    Women and Wisdom: International Women’s Day

    Women and Wisdom: International Women’s Day

    The ages-long experience of the Great Mother is the foundation of cultures all over the world: she was nature, she was the earth and she was the unseen dimension of soul or spirit. In the Hebrew Scriptures, wisdom is portrayed as a woman and as the tree of life, representing all women—discerning what goes on in day to day life and as wisdom-carriers of all humanity.  We celebrate International Women’s Day, and with wisdom.

    • 24 min
    The Lost Generation of the 1790s

    The Lost Generation of the 1790s

    Fearing “internal subversion” of the standing order in Great Britain, William Pitt’s government determined to crush domestic opponents by any means necessary; many victims of this campaign were Unitarians—women and men—members of a brilliant generation of imaginative writers and public intellectuals. We find out who these people were, the challenges they faced and what was lost when a government turned on its own citizens.

    • 28 min
    The Blues: The Story

    The Blues: The Story

    The type of music we call “the blues” arose from one of the most profound and neglected stories that occurred on this continent. We learn about that story and what makes “the blues” unique and unforgettable: music filled with melancholy, rage, longing, beauty and endurance. (One way to acknowledge Black History Month)

    • 25 min
    Reflections on Reconciliation

    Reflections on Reconciliation

    Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada means different things to different people. Is it demonstrating compassion and understanding about the impact of colonialism on Indigenous peoples? Or is it about working in solidarity with Indigenous peoples on issues of justice and equity and developing relationships of respect and trust? Is reconciliation truly possible? What will it take? And what can Unitarians do to work towards reconciliation?
    Bruce McIvor and Aline LaFlamme

    • 23 min
    Why People Hate Religion

    Why People Hate Religion

    Using religion as a moral cover for shoddy thinking and bad behaviour is not new to our age; it’s a complaint thousands of years old. So why bring it up now? It may be worth considering why we’re still ‘religious’ and what we’re religious for. Should anyone care? And speaking of which, where are the “millennials” (and others)?

    • 23 min
    The Story/Our Story

    The Story/Our Story

    Spread across continents and centuries, the story of Unitarianism is vast, maddening and thrilling. We explore its main outlines, themes, characters, and issues. All in one worship service? Let’s see what we can do—a story that we can understand, value and carry with us on our journey.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

Liminallark ,

Well done!

Thoughtful, well produced, with interesting and diverse content.

Wintergear ,

A Unitarian Universalist Renaissance?

Thoughtful, provocative, and diverse.

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