Steve Squires to explore religious tolerance Sunday at All Souls Church


WEST BRATTLEBORO -- All Souls at the West Village Meeting House invites everyone to attend Sunday’s service, April 27, at 10 a.m., when the theme will be "How Much Religious Tolerance Do We Really Need?"

Unitarian Universalists are known for respecting and learning from the wisdom of many faith traditions. But the scriptures holy to many faiths also contain darker passages, goading some believers into violence, intolerance, and irrational behavior. Inspired partly by Sam Harris’s inflammatory best-seller, "The End of Faith," All Souls member Steve Squires will explore the problem and offer his thoughts on how religious liberals can help to find a healing path forward. The All Souls Choir under the direction of Ede Thomas will sing "Where There is Light in the Soul" by Elizabeth Alexander.

This Sunday children of all ages are invited to take part in the ongoing Saori weaving project with artist and church member, Jeanne Austin.

Over the next months they will explore the philosophy of this exciting art form and weave a beautiful gift for our minister’s retirement. Enthusiasm for the project is high, during their introduction one child commented, "I could weave all day long!" Saori is a Japanese, free-style hand weaving and means "everything has its own dignity" and is done with no rules and restrictions, with incredible results.

All Souls at the West Village Meeting House, is located at 29 South St. across the road up from the West Brattleboro Fire Station and village green. Nursery care is available.

For more information or directions, call the office at 802-254-9377, e-mail or All Souls is a Certified Welcoming Congregation and Green Sanctuary.


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