Update: News Regarding the Unitarian Church in Burundi

Please appeal to our government and the government of Burundi! Recently the Unitarian Church of Burundi (the Assemblée des Chrétiens Unitariens du Burundi) was attacked and ransacked, where bullets were fired into walls and doors, and money was stolen. Members of the church were questioned by government officials who visited on a Sunday. Two days ago, the minister of the church, the Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana, was arrested from the church at gunpoint, taken into police custody and interrogated severely regarding the activities of his church. He was threatened with physical harm and death. At the moment, he remains in custody, with other members of the church also being questioned.

Pastoral Response to the fire at Masid Al-Salaam Mosque

[media-credit name=”Peg Green (PeacePeg)” align=”alignnone” width=”213″][/media-credit] As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and justice, equity and compassion in human relations. We value religious diversity, and we stand with our Muslim neighbors in this time when they are challenged, worldwide, by hate. Here in Peterborough, we are…

What Does it Mean to be People of Ancestry?

What does it mean to be ‘People of Ancestry?’ Have you ever explored your family tree, trying to trace your lineage through blood lines? Many are passionate about this work. They love to see how far back they can go, to learn interesting factoids about their ancestors, and to imagine how that ancestry has affected the person they are today.

CALL TO MEETING: REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP

Sunday,  Nov 1st, immediately following the service Based on survey results and an appeal from many interested, the UFP Board has called a Congregational Meeting to decide if we can move forward and begin the process of refugee sponsorship. In preparation, on Sunday, October 25, further printed information will be made available and a table-discussion time after service will address…

Tony Turner In Concert September 26

Tony Turner is performing Saturday, Sept 26 at 7:30pm at the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough (775 Weller Street).  Tickets are $15 or PWYC – everyone is welcome.  This is the 3rd in a ‘new’ series of musical events at the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough. Tony Turner is a product of the Ottawa’s rich roots music…

What does it mean to be ‘People of Invitation?’

One way that we can be ‘people of invitation’ is to invite that ‘sound of the genuine’ in us to bubble up … to be seen and known. We can be a place where genuine selves gather, a place where you can bring your own undivided and genuine self, a place where we can all learn to better hear those genuine selves. We can be a place that is both safe enough to trust and bold enough to allow genuine expression.