Thursday, December 3, 2015

February 21st Humanitas Panel

The mission of Humanitas Ministry is to provide support, in a safe, warm and non-judgmental atmosphere, to people in need.  In face-to-face meetings, we listen carefully to their stories, and offer some limited financial assistance along with referrals to other churches and community agencies if necessary and appropriate.  As part of the interfaith Community Resource Network of Opportunity Council, we work in partnership with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Alms Ministry, Assumption Catholic Church (Hope House), the Ministry of St. Vincent de Paul, First Baptist Church, Faith Lutheran Church and Love INC.    

We will explain how we do this rewarding and vital work, answer any questions, and describe the varied, complex and often formidable challenges faced by those we serve. 

February 14th Doctrine of Discovery with Beth Brownfield

The Doctrine of Discovery still Dominates Original Nations and People to this Day  What does the Doctrine of Discovery have to do with African slavery, and the rapacious greed for land and natural resources on this continent and elsewhere? Do these 500-year-old documents still dominate our relationship to Original Nations and Peoples?

Presented by Beth Brownfield, Native American Connections, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship and instrumental in the move of the UUA to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery at the 2012 General Assembly in Phoenix, AZ.