Extending Empathy & Blessing the Backpacks

Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

Jeremy Rifkin says, “Empathy is the opposite of utopia.” In this dystopic and divided world, how do we cultivate empathy? How do we extend our empathy? This service will include a blessing of the backpacks as our children return to school.  


JXN Community Forum

  • Candidate forum, September 29

    JXN Community Forum is taking the month of August off. In September we will be co-sponsoring, along with the Jackson League of Women Voters.  On September 29: it will be the “Candidate forum for 7th Congressional Seat, State House 64th and 65th seats”.…are free and open programs to encourage dialogue about the challenging issues of our day. The series is sponsored by the Universalist Unitarian Church of East Liberty and the Jackson District Library. All ...

Common Read Book

This year our "common read" book is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. His legal career has been dedicated to defending those who are trapped by a willfully unjust criminal justice system - poor people, people of color, children, and others over whom the system has run roughshod. Available at the UUA Bookstore.