Author: Bob Britton

UU the Vote – Action is the Antidote to Despair

“Hope doesn’t come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It is simply a choice to take action.”

— Anna Lappe

Do you often feel anxiety or despair at the state of our nation, our world? Does it seem that the forces of hate have the upper hand? Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “Action is the antidote to despair*.”

Across the country UU congregations are taking actions to defend our … Read the rest

Two Who Defied the Nazis

Two Who Defied the Nazis, a film by Ken Burns, is the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a young Unitarian minister and his wife who undertook clandestine missions in Nazi-occupied Europe to rescue Jews, dissidents and refugee children. It it scheduled for release in the fall 0f 2016 with an accompanying book from Beacon Press. The voice of Waitsill Sharp is performed by Chabot College alumnus Tom Hanks.… Read the rest

Our Original Welcoming Congregation Program

By Bob Britton

It has been nearly 10 years since Starr King Church was certified as a Welcoming Congregation. Many of the members of that Welcoming Congregation Committee have moved out of the area, but we are looking forward to renewing our status as a congregation welcoming of LBGTQ people and their allies.

Back then we followed the Welcoming Congregation Handbook urging commitment, education and action to gain our certification. An attitude questionnaire of our … Read the rest