Diane Wright

Interest on old Debts of Blasphemy: Teach-In on White Supremacy.

Hopedale will be joining with at least 579 other Unitarian Universalist communities to shift our regularly scheduled Sunday morning worship and participate in a teach-in on racism and white supremacy.  Over the past few weeks, many have been responding to calls by UUs of color to look critically *within* our faith communities–including hiring practices, power brokers, and … Continued

Plant a Seed

March 12 is National Plant a Flower Day! Come join Diane Wright as she helps us consider all of our opportunities to plant the seeds of beautiful things in our lives. Service Leader: Pete Carels.

Light will be Thrown: Reflections on Darwin Day 2017

In the mid 1990s, scientists around the world began organizing an annual observance of “Darwin Day” on February 12, the birthday of Charles Darwin.  According to the organizers, the mission of International Darwin Day is to inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, … Continued

Some of My Best Friends

January 15 is the birthday of Martin Luther King.  We arrive at this date at a time when our country seems more divided than ever on issues of race.  Come join Diane Wright as we explore new ways of approaching race, from the launching point of our UU principles.  Service Leader:  Orlita Kissane.  Monthly Potluck … Continued

Thoughts on International Children’s Day

On November 20, 1959, the United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. We’ll look at that declaration, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child that was opened for signature on November 20, 1989. The United States has not signed this Convention. Join Diane Wright as we reflect … Continued

The Lesson of Water

Join service leader Jennifer Blue and speaker Diane Wright on September 18, International Water Quality Monitoring Day. We will reflect on the lessons and importance of water, and the nature of our relationship to it and with it. Kids will have a chance to use a water-testing kit to look at qualities of water from … Continued

I Land on an Island

There’s been a lot of talk about islands lately, from John Donne’s quote (“No man is an island”) to the news about China’s island constructions in the South China Sea. On August 21,1959, Hawaii became a state. Join us as Diane Wright returns to Hopedale, and we consider the meaning of islands, as metaphor, as … Continued