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When the Music Stops: A Religious Perspective on Gun Violence (3/17/13)

24:44 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.
–Ruth Stout

“Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It’s unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don’t have to try.”
–Peggy Noonan

“The past with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be.”
–Lillian Hellman

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From the The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, translated by John C. H. Wu
From the Unitarian Universalsist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey

SERMON
“When the Music Stops: A Religious Perspective on Gun Violence”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Carol McGough

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

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About The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair is welcoming of all seekers after truth, beauty, justice and compassion cherishing their diversity of race, gender, sexual identity and orientation, religious background and perspective on life. We are a liberal religious community seeking transformation in our hearts, our homes, our community and our world. We come together to: * Create a spiritual community that nurtures and inspires us as we search for meaning in our lives * Reach out and welcome all who wish to be part of our community because diversity of race, culture, sexual orientation, and economic background enriches us all * Guide and challenge our children in their lifelong journey of discovery and spiritual growth * Explore religious and cultural traditions so that we may honor our differences and our common ground * Take responsibility for helping to solve the problems of our community * Promote social and economic justice, furthering our work to dismantle racism, homophobia, and all forms of oppression * Celebrate artistic creation as a spiritual element of life * Respect the beauty and mystery of nature by actively preserving our environment * Invest our personal resources to build and sustain this community of aspiration * Act together to keep this covenant alive. We are Unitarian Universalists, building upon our heritage as advocates for the rights and dignity of all. Our Ministers: Rev. Charlie Ortman, Parish Minister Judy Tomlinson, Minister of Religious Education

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