American Unitarianism and Universalism were founded based in many of the Enlightenment ideals which partially informed the foundational ideals of many of our country’s early philosophical documents. Throughout our history we tended to view our country as working to be a better embodiment of the best of those ideals. Today our Democracy and our Democratic ideals are under attack both from other nations and from within. This morning is a call to reinvigorate our faith and practices of democracy and to mend our broken community.
Rev. Kate Rohde is minister emerita at the Unitarian Congregation of West Chester where she was minister 1987-2004. She and her husband, David Cohen, recently returned to West Chester in retirement.