Virtual Worship for April 25, 2021: “Inhabiting A Peaceable Kingdom: Our Relationship With Our Plate” Nobel Prize winner Albert Schweitzer has famously remarked that, “Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” When it comes to our relationship with animals, how do we balance our seventh principle about interconnectedness with social norms that typically uphold the Biblical notion that humans hold dominion over all other creatures? Can we join the Farm Sanctuary movement and still eat chicken? Should we support the work of the UU First Principle project to change the wording of that principle to “affirming the inherent worth and dignity of all beings” (not just persons)? We’ll explore ways to expand our understanding of being in compassionate relationship with animals, especially those on our dinner plate. As a non-vegan herself, Rev. Robin will reflect on the challenges of this endeavor. Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker preaching with Worship Associate Mark James (offering a personal reflection). Music from Roomie Wood and Stephanie Galloway.
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