Rev. Becky Edmiston-Lange

To Tip the Hovering Scale

Do you ever wonder whether what we do as a religious community really matters? I believe it does, but then if it weren’t for Unitarian Universalism, my story would be radically different.

The United States of Amnesia

One of the great perks of being white in America is the capacity to forget how whiteness caused black suffering. Denial and distortion of facts is nothing new; but, the past is always present when it comes to race.

Gratitude for the Drama of Life

Two separate passages from the work of Annie Dillard – together with what might be thought an unlikely source – have got me to thinking about the meaning of “thanks-giving.”  The unlikely source?  Well, come find out!

None of Us is Free Until . . .

Unitarian Universalists have for decades professed a vision of an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural society.  And yet many Unitarian Universalists of color do not really feel welcome in our congregations.  Why is that?  What does it mean that white folks have the luxury of being “visitors to the struggle”? How are all of us in this country and in the UUA steeped in a white supremacy culture?

Is There Sex in Heaven?

What do Unitarian Universalists think about the afterlife? Do we believe in one – and, if so, what would it be like? This being the day of our annual UNICEF Halloween carnival, everyone is invited to wear a costume to church. And – bonus – Emerson’s Intergenerational Orchestra will play!

Lessons Learned from Harvey

No, not the benign, albeit mischievous, imaginary rabbit in the film classic starring Jimmy Stewart, but the extremely destructive Gulf hurricane we experienced just weeks ago. Some lessons are obvious; some others, maybe less so.