Answering the Call of Love with Our Blessedly Diverse Bodies
First Unitarian Church of Oakland, July 23, 2017, 10:20
Seminarian Isabel Call reflects on the UUA General Assembly’s decision to change our public advocacy campaign’s name from “Standing on the Side of Love,” possibly to “Answering the Call of Love,” in light of learning to live with her own physical disability. It is an exciting time in the UUA, as we commit to study and conversation about replacing the words “prophetic women and men” with “prophetic people” in the second source of our living tradition and adding an eighth principle about Beloved Community, explicitly committing to dismantle racism and other oppressions. But becoming more inclusive of those who are not white, temporarily able-bodied, or compliant with binary gender norms is not just about institutional change. It's personal. Isabel shares her story to inspire each of us to answer the call to love in our own unique body.