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Together, with Rev. Theresa I. Soto, we will explore what it means to both seek and practice resilient grace in a time of relentless pain. Where does our redemption lie, both as individuals and as a spiritual and ethical movement? Whether you are tired or energized for the life and work in your future, come to contemplate and consider how to build your strength for the long haul.

The Beat Face of God: The Beat Writers as Spiritual Guides

Jack Kerouac claimed, in the 1950s, that the Beat Generation was a reli- gious generation. He was right then, and his claim remains true for anyone on a spiritual journey today. Here in the Bay Area, home to so many of the Beat writers, we are joined by Steve Edington, who has served sever- al Unitarian Universalist churches, including 24 years as minister of the church in Nashua, NH, and published a book on this topic, to share with us what we can learn from the Beats to use on our own spiritual journeys. Music: Bruce Olstad, piano

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Creating True Love at Home and Peace on the Planet

The Hellmans’ recently released book, A New Map for Relationships: Creating True Love at Home & Peace on the Planet, reveals the mistakes that nearly ended their marriage as well as the positive changes that allowed them to build a truly loving relationship. It also explains why the lessons they learned are the same ones the nations of the world need to grasp to build a more peaceful, sustainable planet — and why doing that is essential in the nuclear age. Worship Associate: Dick Duda Music: Aurora Singers