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Liberal Religion's Prophetic Witness

The early 1970s were a harrowing time for the UUA and many of its associated congregations. The pivotal role played by the UUA and by Beacon Press in publishing The Pentagon Papers is little known, even among many present-day UU members. This sermon focuses on that story as an example of the personal risks we take in commiting ourselves to social justice—as an example of the self-sacrifice we must prepare ourselves to make, whatever may befall us in the future.

Bob Clegg is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, MD, and is at Aspirant status in preparation for fellowship as a UU minister. After a career as a scientist, he returned to school at Wesley Theological Seminary, earning a Master of Divinity and taking electives in Non-Profit Management at American University. He is now executive director of Justice Jobs of Maryland, a non-profit that runs a free job placement and retention office in Frederick, serving people who are reentering society from incarceration and addictions. Bob and his wife Connie live in New Market, MD, where their cat Lilly makes all the important decisions.
Special music by our house pick-up band, Tuba Noodle Casserole; Justin Furnia, piano.
Summer RE—Children rising to K-6th grade will gather in Room 52 for "Summer Prayground". Youth rising to 7th-12th grade will attend worship in the Sanctuary. Nursery care for infants–3-year-olds is available during the entire service downstairs in Room 53.
Bob Clegg, MDiv, Guest Preacher
Sunday, September 1, 2019
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