Wednesday October 29th, 7:00 pm in UCM's Great Hall
One of the key developments in the 20th century was the rise of feminism. Its links to the advancement of women are not trivial. We will look at many, many examples of the positive dynamic of this force for equality, and its strong link to development and peace. In Canada and elsewhere it hasn't come easily, yet it continues to create extraordinary influence for constructing a new set of values and attitudes to replace patriarchy which for centuries has been influencing the course of civilization.
Jo Vellacott, a feminist scholar, will be speaking on her work on "Her look back to the outbreak of WW1 and her personal account is intended to help counter the militarism of today. Teaching, learning, and writing, especially about the history of women and of work for peace, have been Jo Vellacott's passion, with a lot of feminism and a little activism mixed in. Now over ninety, she is making use of her research to help make visible the work of those who opposed the First World War, and to counter the current climate of militarism informing some of the centenary writings and events.
She is the author of Bertrand Russell and the Pacifists during the First World War (1981), From Liberal to Labour with Women's Suffrage: the Story of Catherine Marshall (1993), and Pacifists, Patriots and the Vote (2007).
Please contact Janis Alton if you have any questions.
The Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga (UCM) is a religious community of individuals who are guided by compassion, reason and love on an individual search for truth and meaning.
We are a growing and diverse congregation. We find meaning and value in the rich and deep history of Unitarianism because our religious tradition draws inspiration from many sources including the wisdom of the world's faith traditions, nature, science, and contemporary thought.
The diversity of our religious beliefs resonates with the multicultural community in which we are located. UCM serves Peel (Brampton, Mississauga), Halton (Oakville, Burlington and Milton) and Etobicoke.
Tickets available by calling the church office at 905-278-5622 (weekdays between 10 am and 3 pm), from choir members or at the door
We, the member congregations of the Canadian Unitarian Council, covenant to affirm and promote:
The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations;
Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Sunday, Oct. 26 - 10:30 AM
Join SourceFire for a Service in which we will be celebrating Samhain. Samhain is the ancient Celtic Pagan New Year and traditionally is known as a time when we are between the worlds and able to transcend the boundaries of time to be with those who have passed to the other side and know their wisdom. It animates the senses beyond the six we usually rely upon to connect us in more depth and to attune our spirit paths. Please bring a memento of someone passed who is beloved, a guide or wise one whose council you wish for on the other side. Along with your open and inquiring mind. Come along and bring a friend if you like. See you there! Blessed Be!
Leaders : Eric Rawlinson & Debbi Callander