Sermons on Social Justice
May 1 is International Worker’s Day throughout much of the world. It was first celebrated in Paris in 1889 to demand justice for the world’s laborers and to commemorate the killing of workers by police at the Haymarket labor strike demonstration in Chicago in 1886. As a starting point to honor the world’s laborers I’m going to present Jesus’ parable “Laborers in the Vineyard” which has fascinated me since I first heard it in Sunday School. – Rev. Paul
Perhaps the most outstanding and challenging aspect of MLK’s legacy is his courage. What does it say about this important virtue in general and how does it apply to us?
Jerome Fosaaen on Rev. Charles McGehee.
Linda Hart Green assures us that during this time of health, economic, and racial pandemics, we can forge a better world in its wake.
Karen-Smith Scott delivers a powerful anti-racism primer.
Brian Lapinski speaks on the ways in which racism impacts the ways in which oppressed people are subject to increased environmental hazards.
More than a century ago, the Unitarian minister Theodore Parker evoked the image of the moral arc of the universe bending toward justice. How does that powerful image inform our justice work today? Listen to Rev. Linda Hart Green speak on “bending the arc.”
Basma Alawee shares the story of the Imam Husayn as an inspiration to stand up for justice.
In this Mothers’ Day sermon, Basma Alawee recounts the daily life of refugee mothers, and gives us ways that we can help refugees in the Jacksonville community.
UUCJ is part of ICARE: the interfaith coalition for action, reconciliation, and empowerment. ICARE is a organization made up of almost 40 congregations in the city which fights for justice issues in Jacksonville. Lois, Meg, and Brian talk about the amazing work that ICARE does as we lead up to the Nehemiah assembly.