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‘Sport Ethics: Alive and Well?’

On Sunday, May 16, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hear a talk entitled “Sport Ethics: Alive and Well? Or Oxymoron?” presented by Jim Cross,  from Durango.  

Related to the UU Fourth Principle, ”A free and responsible search for truth and meaning,” this presentation will be an interactive discussion about the state of Sport Ethics today, with comparisons and examples from various eras of sport.  Organized sport and its connection to society will be examined in an attempt to collectively arrive at an answer to the following question: “Is there more cheating occurring in sport today or just greater media coverage of it?”  

Jim Cross is an associate professor of Exercise Science at Fort Lewis College.  He teaches courses in exercise physiology, sport sociology, sport ethics, coaching, sport in film, and the science of sport performance.  He is a 20-year resident of Durango and a past president of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango.  Currently, he is Faculty Senate President, and has also served as the faculty representative to the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees.   

Reviewing the Seven UU Principles will be the young people’s focus for the next two months.  On this Sunday, we’re going to be talking about the Second UU Principle, “Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.”  What might be another way of saying this principle?  ”Standing on the Side of Love” is a campaign for this principle!  Let’s find out why.

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.  All are welcome.