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Long Strange Trip

Long Strange Trip

Admit it: you've been wondering how we came to be who we are today as a religious movement.   Try this fun and easy way of learning about the twists and turns of our history. Long Strange Trip is a six-part video series by Ron Cordes that explores the history of Unitarian and Universalist thought and practice from the early, liberal strands in faith at the beginning of the Christian era to what we know today as Unitarian Universalism.

The next hour long video covers American Unitarianism from 1620-1860, a period of dramatic change and evolution. Many of our formative figures shaped our movement then - William Ellery Channing (who claimed Unitarianism as our name), Margaret Fuller (who helped expand the influence of Transcendentalism), Theodore Parker (the man who pushed theological boundaries and fought for abolition), to name a few. Learn a little about where we came from to help understand who we are today -discussion follows DVD viewing. 

Full of heretics, theological debates, controversial sermons, our one miracle, battles for civil rights, and great scenery, Long Strange Trip does not disappoint.  Each session will include a showing of the DVD (each an hour long) and a subsequent discussion. Six first Thursdays, come to one or some or all. 7-9 p.m. at 1019 South Boulevard
Moderated by Rev. Emily Gage

 

Location: 
1019 South Blvd.
Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 7:00pm
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm