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First Parish in Wayland: “The Illusion of Nationalism”

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

On April 14 at 10 a.m. Many of us grew up being taught that the United States of America was the greatest nation on earth. We learned patriotic songs and were subtly (or not so subtly) guided to view people from other countries with suspicion. Today, many in our country have not only continued in that line of thinking but have upped the nationalist rhetoric to dangerous levels. But we are not alone. While we declare our superiority, other nations do the same. It is a dangerous game of illusion that we as UUs must work to counter if we are to help create peace for all. Join us this week as we explore the illusion of nationalism and what a UU response can look like. The service will be led by the Rev. Deborah Bennett.

First Parish in Wayland (225 Boston Post Rd.), a Unitarian Universalist community, extends a warm invitation to everyone interested in joining our services. Our vibrant, multigenerational community offers a sanctuary for diverse beliefs and passions. We joyfully offer our hearts and hands to build a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world. All are truly welcome, including LGBTQ+ persons. For more information, please visit uuwayland.org or call 508-358-6133.

Free childcare is available for infants through pre-K. Older children can attend our Spiritual and Ethical Exploration for Kids (SEEK) program, where kids explore ways to lead principled lives. Children of all ages also are welcome to stay with parents during services if their families prefer. We also offer social and educational opportunities for middle and high school youth. For a class schedule and updates, please contact the office (508-358-6133) to sign up for our weekly emails.

If you prefer to attend via Zoom, please contact the office (508-358-6133) for the Zoom link. To sign up for our newsletter, visit: https://www.uuwayland.org/NewsSignup.

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April 14
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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First Parish Wayland
225 Boston Post Rd
Wayland, MA 01778 United States
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