Author: Ben Ogilvie

No to the New Mission Bell

Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church unequivocally supports the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band in calling the City of Gilroy not to install a new mission bell.

On Monday, Jan 10, 2022, members of Starr King UU Church attended the Gilroy City Council meeting to support the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band in urging the city to reconsider installing a new El Camino Real Mission Bell. The council refused to discuss it or even to put the topic … Read the rest

Making Room

A reflection

Greetings! I’m here to invite you on a journey, a magical journey that can take place over a very long time or just a few seconds. I’ve taken this journey myself a number of times in the last few years, and I’m starting to see the stages of it more clearly.

I’ve been thinking lately about many things: about cultural differences, about hospitality, about connecting across difference. About how to do it, and … Read the rest

Protecting Sacred Lands at Juristac

On Friday August 20th, some of our Starr King congregants showed up in solidarity with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band to protect sacred Juristac land from desecration. Thanks to everyone who made it, with special thanks to Rene for his sign making skills!
There were about 35 people attending, from all over the place — San Benito County (where the rally was), Santa Cruz County, all over the Bay Area, and even one person from
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UU The Vote 2020

Take action now to shape the outcome of the November 3, 2020 election.

  • Shape public discourse with our UU values
  • Support the worth and dignity of the marginalized in our society
  • Work towards justice, equity and compassion in our government
  • Support our vision of a world community with peace, liberty and justice for all
  • Provide an alternative to policies of domination, white supremacy and exploitation

Progressive people of faith can have a meaningful role in … Read the rest