On Sunday, May 17, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service will be a special program on “The Ghandi Memorial,” presented by Durango author, critic, educator and political cartoonist, Judith Reynolds. She points out that, “When Ghandi was assassinated in 1948, the whole world was in shock. A spare and splendid memorial was constructed in his memory. Thousands walk through a tunnel and approach the monument each month in Delhi.”
She goes on to ask, “What does the memorial tell us about the man, his spiritual quest, and his great triumphs? What does it tell us about memorials elsewhere in the world, including our own country?”
In keeping with our theme of how religion is important in people’s lives, the Children’s Religious Exploration (CRE) will discover how widely candles are used in rituals, especially in memory of loved ones we have lost. We will begin working on our rug of many colors, and maybe even light a candle or two for those we love.
The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.
At 2:30 p.m. on the afternoon following the service, there will be a special demonstration/participation event in the Fellowship Hall featuring The Dances of Universal Peace. In this two hour session honoring the timeless tradition of Sacred Dance, no musical or dance experience is required. Participants join hands in a circle around the leader, who teaches the group the words, melody, and movements for each dance, along with some background history.