Alchemy and Transformation at the Heart of Democracy
Rev. Dara Olandt with Jeanne Foster
11:15 am only
Author Terry Tempest Williams suggests, “the human heart is the first home of democracy.” This morning we explore: How can we live heart-fully along the unsure pathways of change? How do we keep our hearts open? In days which call for compassion, action, and test our country’s capacity for civil discourse, how can we stay responsive? All are welcome for this service of inquiry and hope.
Rev. Dara Olandt serves as Multifaith Chaplain and Director of Spiritual and Religious Life at Mills College in Oakland, CA. She is former minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Blacksburg, VA, and has served the UU Fellowship of Visalia, UU Congregation of Marin, and the Boulder Valley UU Fellowship in Lafayette, CO. Her work has appeared in the book Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism (Skinner House Press, 2014). Rev. Dara currently lives in Oakland with her husband, toddler, and two small tabby cats.
Ray WestergardCoordinator of UUCB Volunteers for GRIP
UUCB Coordinating Team
Ann Harlow, EditorUUCB The Week Ahead
Ann Harlow, EditorUUCB Beacon on the Hill
Lonnie Moseley, ChairUUCB Pathways to Adventure and Spiritual Growth
UUCB Stewardship Committee
Nancy (Kelly) KellyUUCB Social Justice Council
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Rev. Kristin SchmidtSenior Co-Minister, UUCB
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