It means working, internally, to end the cultural imperialism of the 'American way of life'. I have spent several years living in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and try to be sensitive to how the peoples of the rest of the world perceive the prevailing culture of the US and the acts of 'my' government.
What religion or spiritual practices did you grow up with?
Atheistic protestant, gradually maturing into Buddhism
Tell us a little about yourself/your family/your interests:
I'm a widowed single dad, with 2 still-teen kids. I've been a progressive activist since the late 1950s, when our 'yankee' Congregational minister in our southern town joined with several local Black ministers to establish a mixed-race youth group. I embrace many liberal causes, but am most interested in education and action around the problem of global warming.
Why are you a Unitarian Universalist?
UUs are a community of social liberals with whom I can act in common cause in many areas I feel are important. The 7 principals are a good foundation for shared commitment to making life better for my fellow beings on this earth.
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