“Call Me American”
Peg Beison; Lay Leader
Abdi Nor Iftin is a refugee who learned English as a boy in war-torn Mogadishu by watching American films. His determination to survive many near-death situations and come to America is an amazing adventure, sure to deepen our empathy for immigrants.
Maybe you, like me, were raised in a church that taught that your best friend couldn’t go to heaven because she believed differently than you, or that from the moment you were born, you were a sinner. Maybe you’ve been unchurched in your life, but you feel like you would like to belong to a spiritual community, something larger than yourself, something that stands for what you believe in. For yourself. For your children. A spiritual community that believes everyone deserves to be treated with respect, dignity, justice and compassion. That not just one, but many, of the world’s religions have wisdom to teach us. That respects our earth home. That believes the questions we ask on our spiritual journey are more important than being fed answers. That agrees we don’t have to think alike to love alike. If this describes you, join me at the UU church of East Liberty where we extend a hand of welcome to you.