This is a recited service. The Rev. Dr. David Breeden is senior minister of First Unitarian Society in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“Just as history judges the complicity of churches with racial prejudice, history will judge liberal religions from our time according to our response to the rights of the working poor. UUs were on the side of justice during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. We need to clearly get on the side of justice for the civil rights issue of our time. Martin Luther King preached about a trinity of evil: racial hatred, poverty, and war. Dr. King went a long way in fighting the first of those evils. But today poverty and war are alive and thriving. It’s easy to create and maintain a third world economy. It’s not so easy to create a fair and equitable economy.”