A new calendar year often prompts us to renew resolutions we have made many times before—often with little success. What if this time, we make a commitment to exploring new possibilities?
In 2009, the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie delivered an electrifying TED talk, in which she invited us to recognize the many stories each of us has to tell. Her advice rings especially true for us as Unitarian Universalists, as we strive to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife Coretta had particular affection for the Unitarian faith tradition. In the end, they decided to build their mass movement in a different context. Still, Dr. King had a powerful message for us when he delivered his famous lecture to our General Assembly in 1966.
What does it mean to be an ally of those who are marginalized? Chaplain David Dubbeldam explores an experience at the last UUA General Assembly and what the experience revealed.
David Dubbeldam recently received Preliminary Fellowship with the UUA and will be ordained in the spring. He is on the path to becoming a UU chaplain. Since arriving in Philadelphia 13 years ago, David has completed a B.A. in Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, a M. Div. at the Lancaster Theological Seminary, and extensive chaplaincy training at both Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. David is a member of the UU Church of the Restoration in Philadelphia.