‘The Season for Nonviolence’

On Sunday, March 15, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will consider “The Season for Nonviolence.”

Returning Pagosa resident, Ilene Haykus, will present a program based on the campaign of the same name, which spans the calendar between the anniversaries of the assassinations of Mahatma Gandhi on Jan. 30 and Martin Luther King on April 4.

 She states that “Its purpose is to focus attention on the philosophy of attaining peace through nonviolent action, such as that demonstrated by both Gandhi and King. In today’s homily, we’ll consider the pragmatic value of nonviolence as a means for social change and hear the perspective of some Unitarian Universalists on this important topic.”

 Ilene Haykus, M.A., has been a long-time member of the Pagosa UU Fellowship, and a popular speaker at many Southwest UU churches and fellowships.  After several years of living in Sedona, she and her husband, Peter, are moving back to Pagosa Springs.

The Children’s Program will discuss solidarity and how people support one another so everyone is treated fairly. We will perform a play,“The Mice and the Elephant,” and hear about some very unlikely animals finding solidarity with each other.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbrier Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.  All are welcome.