“The Bodhisattva and the Prophet: Part I”

By Jon Sievert

At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, the Reverend Wyman Rousseau presents the first of two services dedicated to the life and work of Vietnamese Buddhist Thich Nhat Hahn and the Jesuit priest Daniel Berrigan.

UU Service
“The Bodhisattva and the Prophet: Part I”
With Rev. Wyman Rousseau
Sun, Jan 31, 10:30am
La Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15

Thich Nhat Hahn and Daniel Berrigan have been friends since 1975, when they collaborated to write The Raft Is Not the Shore: Conversations Toward a Buddhist-Christian Awareness. Author Bell Hooks writes, “Whenever I make a list of books I cannot live without, that book is always at the top.”

Both have found ways to unite their spiritual quest with political activism by working for peace and justice. Both provide powerful inspiration to many people around the world, and both are sustained by living in spiritual community. Together, their exemplary lives of witness can influence our own commitment to living an ethical life.

Rev. Rousseau was ordained into the Unitarian Universalist ministry in 1968. He completed his graduate studies at Meadville Lombard Theological School and the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He has served congregations in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Florida, and North Carolina. Most recently he served the Piedmont UU congregation in Charlotte, North Carolina, from 1992 to 2008. For 10 years he served on the board of the Thomas Jefferson District and chaired its Extension Committee for six. He also founded Hospice and Palliative Care in Greensboro, North Carolina, and served as the Southeastern Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America. Rousseau and his wife Maia Williams are full-time residents of San Miguel de Allende.

The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15, and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Visitors are invited to attend the service and then join the UUs for coffee and snacks afterward. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit www.uufsma.org.

 

 

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