How can our eucharistic practices affirm the blessings of heavenly food, blessed, broken, and shared with humanity in humility, when the very soil of earth is so depleted, poisoned, and owned by so few? Come celebrate eucharistic life on earth in gratitude for abundant life, reaffirming our power to take care of paradise.
Since 1990, Rebecca Parker has been the president of Starr King Unitarian Universalist School in California, the first woman to serve as the permanent head of an accredited theological school. Rita Nakashima Brock is a theologian, author, international lecturer, professor of religion, former director of the fellowship program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and has served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Religion.
Rebecca Parker and Rita Nakashima Brock together wrote Saving Paradise the book which inspired this year’s festival theme.