Saturday, September 29, 2007
UU Council of Christian Churches meets October 21.
Boston-area readers — attention, seminarians! — will be interested in the 26th convocation of the Council of Christian Churches in the UUA on Saturday, October 21. The theme is "Faith and Justice: Walking the Talk" — and the Council has assembled a very interesting group of presenters.
Two ministers noted for their scholarship — theologian Joseph Bassett and activist-historian Victor Carpenter — will be discussing two provocative statements on human rights, "What Torture Has Taught Me" by former Amnesty International head William F. Schulz and "Ethics and the Search for Christian Unity: Statement on Human Rights" (second item) by the Roman Catholic/Presbyterian Reformed Consultation. Bassett, the author of Theology for Pew and Pulpit: The Everlasting Song [libraries] and many essays in the Unitarian Universalist Christian, was minister of the First Church in Chestnut Hill from 1969 to 2007. Carpenter, author of The Long Challenge: The Empowerment Controversy (1967-1977) [libraries], has served UU congregations for nearly 50 years, including the Unitarian church in South Africa during Apartheid.
Also on the program: Tricia Brennan on ministry and motherhood and law professor Rusty Park on his work arbitrating the Holocaust-related Swiss bank and insurance cases. Dianne Arakawa will preach at the communion service.
The event will be held at King's Chapel Parish House in Boston from 1:00 to 5:00. Call 617-227-2155 to register.
There's not a lot online about the Council of Christian Churches in the UUA (sometimes called CXCUUA), although blogger Adam Tierney-Eliot can tell you more.
Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 29 September 2007 at 8:44 AM