Buried in our 7 Principles is this nugget: “the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society..” Our affirmation of democracy is more than a shared value — it’s rooted in our histories and theologies. But does this mean that we are solely governed by majority rule? No. Not when we’re doing our democracy well. In the middle of a particularly spectacular political display, let’s take time to reflect on what the democratic process becomes when all voices are heard.
Rev. Nell Newton serves as a community minister through her work with an environmental non-profit. She graduated from Meadville Lombard Theological School and was ordained by the San Marcos UU Fellowship in 2015. She lives in Austin with her husband, a flock of chickens, too many cats, and one sweet dog.
Date(s) - Oct 2, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am