Sunday, October 17 at 11:00 a.m. – ISLAM: BEYOND THE HYSTERIA – Between the recent threat to burn the Qur'an by an obscure and delusional pastor in Florida and the public furor over the building of a Muslim community centre near "Ground Zero" in New York City, much public discourse about Islam has tipped decidedly in the direction of bigotry and irrationality. While I find the teachings of Islam to be no more compelling than those of other orthodoxies in religion, the anger and antipathy of too many people is grounded in ignorance and fear. Our aspiration for global community and world peace demands that we seek to understand Islam, whether or not we are convinced by its teachings. Rev. Stefan Jonasson will preach.
Sunday, September 19 at 11:00 a.m. – THE CASE FOR RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY – Theodore Parker called upon the church to be "a means of reforming the world." While he challenged nearly every religious assumption and convention of his day, Parker held that religious communities could be invaluable institutions in nurturing the spiritual life of individuals and promoting the welfare of society by examining each in light of conscience, reason and universal ends. Rev. Stefan Jonasson will preach.