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2018 Humanist Sunday - Wolfson Lecture, Award & Reception


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2018 Humanist Sunday – Wolfson Award & Lecture

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester is pleased to announce the 2018 Dr. Irving & Annabel Wolfson Lecturer and Wolfson Award honoree for contributions to Humanism – The Rev. Roger Brewin.

Now retired, Rev. Brewin is a Unitarian Universalist minister who pastored nine UU congregations over forty years. He is currently the editor of the UU Humanist Association's semi-annual Journal, Religious Humanism, and also coordinates small scale social justice and outreach activities for UUHA. He served the UU Minister's Association for eight years on the Guidelines (Professional Ethics) Committee and the National Executive Committee. He and his wife Kathy live in Chicago where their interests include theater and politics.

Rev. Brewin will receive the Wolfson Award during the 10 am service at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester on Sunday, April 8. His lecture, also during the service, “Agnostic Spirituality & Retail Humanism” explores the road humanism has taken from intellectual rigor to social action.

“My agnosticism around spiritual practices comes down to this: most of them do little for me, but I can't ignore their efficacy for so many folks, including some humanists. My own practice is retail humanism, because after 100 years of getting the intellectual part right, I think we're doing better on the ‘take action’ side as well.” says Brewin about his talk.

The service is free and open to the public. A reception of Middle Eastern fare follows in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Located at the corner of Shore Drive and Holden Street in Worcester the congregation is LGBTQI affirming and barrier-free. For more information or directions visit www.uuworcester.org or call 508-853-1942.