Lawrence Lessig asks, “Do you have that love?”
Do you claim your urgent and aching love for this great democratic project? Do you turn towards what it can still be instead of what we’ve already lost?
Do you fight with everything you’ve got?
For their 2014-18 Congregational Study/Action Issue, the Unitarian Universalists have chosen Escalating Inequality:
Challenging extreme inequality is a moral imperative. The escalation of inequality undergirds so many injustices which our faith movement is committed to addressing: from economic injustice to mass incarceration; from migrant injustice to climate change; from sexual and gender injustice to attacks on voting rights.
In study groups and conversations, we learn root causes and undo myths, all with the aim of taking effective action.
Up the street from here is a UU church. Members of an Escalating Inequality group meet monthly to engage these hard questions and think together about how to reclaim what is precious to us, and what may ultimately be all that saves us: our voices, our power, our hope.