The first principle of Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes the inherent worth and dignity of all people. That is a lofty declaration of intent, but what does it look like in real life? Cornel West tells us that justice is what love looks like in public. So what does human dignity look like in our world? What does it cost us to treat people with dignity? Join us to examine the many ways we can affirm the dignity of our neighbors and ourselves.
Rev. Dawn Fortune is a Unitarian Universalist minister serving as ¾ time minister to the UU Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, in Galloway, NJ. Ze is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School and studied sexuality and religion at the Pacific School of Religion.
A longtime activist with sexuality and gender minorities and progressive political causes, Rev. Fortune has been a community organizer, fundraiser, Teamster, bus driver, bridge worker and home repair contractor. Hir interests in church work include anti-racism education, class issues, anti-bullying efforts and diversity work, as well as community outreach and building interfaith coalitions. When not studying, teaching, or preaching, Dawn spends hir time renovating hir new home in South Jersey and making art with metal.
Video of the service is available below.