Voices and Stories Series

>Voices and Stories Series

To build bridges of understanding, we must take time to listen to the experiences of others.  "Voices and Stories" is a new ONLINE series that uses historical education and contemplative listening to open hearts and minds to the events that have shaped American society today.  Every month, we will highlight an aspect of American history through video and story that will lead into a time of contemplative sharing and reflective conversation.  In a "safe and sacred space", we will consider the historical implications for our world today and what we need to do to build bridges of understanding and to take a stand for justice against racism, sexism, faithism, and speciesism.

Upcoming events in this series:

  • - Hiding in Holy Week: The roots of antisemitism
  • - Celebrating AAPI Month with Rep. Tram Nguyen
  • - Celebrating Pride Month: Author Night with Bishop Peggy Johnson

Previous events in this series:
  • - The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 
  • - Juneteenth
  • - The 1982 Murder of Vincent Chin 
  • - Diversity and Controversy in the musical Hamilton
  • - Camp Meetings and the Evangelical Spirit
  • - Immigration and Diversity: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • - The History of the Indigenous People of New England and the Apology
  • - Marriage Equality and LGBTQIA+ rights
  • - The December Dilemma (on Judaism in a Christmas culture)
  • - Celebrating Chinese New Year
  • - Black History Month: George Washington Carver - The man who talks with flowers
  • - Emerging from our Great Cocoon: Transformed through Covid with poet, Chelan Harkin
  • - Oscar Romero: His Life and Legacy -- Another world is possible
  • - Speciesism: What on Earth is that?
  • - Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Asian in New England
  • - Reconciling Ministries: Embracing inclusion in the church
  • - Life and Choice Beyond Roe vs. Wade (and follow-up events)
  • - Before There was Rolling Ridge: Land Acknowledgement with the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki people
  • - Celebrating Black History Month with author, Ngozi Robinson (click here for video)

If you'd like access to recordings of previous events, please email us.