Throughout history, people who have fought for social justice have faced a few fundamental dilemmas: Is it more effective to fight for change in non-confrontational ways, by working within established systems; or are brazen, in-your-face-tactics more effective? Does someone need to be an “activist” in order to fight for social change? Do we have a “responsibility” to our own communities to fight every battle? In the same way? By whose standards? This sermon will offer some reflections on these complicated questions, drawing from Paul’s own varied life experiences.
Dr. Paul Siskind is an activist, an educator, a musician, and a naturalist. He join us from UUChurch of Canton, NY. Paul has been a member of UUCC for 20 years, and has long been an active supporter of the congregation’s social justice work.