Speaker: Rev. Dara Olandt with Jeanne Foster

Alchemy and Transformation at the Heart of Democracy

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.