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'The Selma March: Now and Then' discussion
Rev. Gil Caldwell, retired United Methodist minister and Rev. John Licitra, Universalist Christian minister will discuss the importance of the 1965 Selma march.
Rev. Caldwell joined Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and thousands of other Civil Rights marchers to register voters in March, 1965, in Selma, Alabama.
In 2012, John Licitra, then a ministerial student, went to Alabama in his “Sanofka Journey,” following in the footsteps of the original march. “Sanofka” is of African origin, meaning “looking back in order to look forward.”
What was it like to revisit this place of violence and hope, almost 50 years later? What was it like to be there in 1965?
And where are we now in living up to the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for ‘beloved community?”
All are welcome to this event, free of charge
Sponsored by Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought (MCWRT) and UUCMC Social Action committee
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More About Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County
This church holds a quarterly orientation for newcomers and, twice a year, the Minister teaches a course on the tradition of Unitarian Universalism. Rev. Virginia Jarocha-Ernst has been the congregation's minister since August 2009.
Services at UUCMC are at 10:30am on Sunday and last about an hour. There is an adult education forum, from September through June, called "Sunday Morning Dialog," which begins at 9am and lasts about an hour. Danishes, bagels and coffee are provided at 8:45am.
Besides religious events, UUCMC participates in the "Seventh Generation Project," part of the congregation's "Green Sanctuary" program. The program helps to bring greater awareness of climate change to the congregation community, to find ways to reduce its impact on the environment.
UUCMC has been named a "welcoming congregation," which means a congregration "who publicly and successfully welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people."