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One Year Ago Today Trayvon Martin Was Killed…..

Posted on the 26 February 2013 by Eastofmidnight

…..while walking home carrying a bag of Skittles and iced tea. I haven’t thought about anything the same way since. That includes Unitarian Universalism.

For years I thought it was odd that many of the conversations in the UU-universe were centered around how to reach out to marginalized people. Yet time after time, situation after situation would present itself as an opening into communities that UUism had traditionally ignored and time after time, UUs would run the opposite way. Is it really any wonder why UUism hasn’t made inroads into marginalized communities when you don’t speak to the issues that concern those communities?

So where does that leave me? I have no idea. But as I have for the second year in a row given up Unitarian Universalism for Lent, maybe I’ll have some answers come Easter.

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