The Guest Speaker on Sunday, July 16 will be Rev. Karen G. Johnston on the topic Collective Liberation.

Collective Liberation 19th-Century Style: The Ministry of Joshua Young

Preaching the winner of the 2016 UU History Convocation sermon writing contest, we will visit the life of Unitarian minister Joshua Young: conductor on the Underground Railroad, officiant at the burial of Abolitionist John Brown. If history puts you to sleep, this won’t!  His ministry still resonates today as we strive to embody collective liberation and engage in the struggle for racial justice and against white supremacy in our time.

Rev. Karen G. Johnston serves as minister at The Unitarian Society in East Brunswick, NJ.  She is a graduate of the Cooperative Master of Divinity program between Hartford Seminary (CT) and Andover Newton Theological School (MA).  She was ordained in June, 2016. Generations of her family are rooted in the Hood River area; she attended high school in Newport.  After living in Western Massachusetts for the past two decades, last year she moved to Central New Jersey.  She maintains a meditation practice and is thrilled to be preaching in Eugene.

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