Sunday, February 18, 2018

Meeting Howard Thurman

UU services often involve learning about fascinating people.  The First Church Unitarian Universalist in Leominster, Massachusetts, is having a service on February 25th in which Howard Thurman will be discussed.  Thurman is a very interesting fellow who met with India's Gandhi in the 1930s and was influenced by him with regards to Christianity and nonviolence.  He then passed on what he learned to civil rights activists including one Martin Luther King, Jr.  A PBS series about people of faith features him on their website here.  He was not UU, but I love this quote of his (from the az quotes website) that sounds very UU (and gnostic) to me:

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