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“In the Footsteps of Gandhi: Achieving Nonviolence in a Violent World”
In January of 2017, Monica Kling got on a plane to India to embark on what was called “A Pilgrimage of Peace,” learning and experiencing Mahatma Gandhi’s message in the places where he walked, talked, and lived. Now, over a year later, she explores how her own powerful experience and Gandhi’s message of a truly non-violent existence can be applied to present-day Milwaukee.
How do we as a congregation “be the change” we wish to see? In what ways are we unknowingly violent to ourselves, to others, and to the environment?
How does this connect to our own Unitarian Universalist principles?
Monica has her BA in Religious Studies from Cardinal Stritch University, and her MA in Religion from the University of Bristol in Bristol, England. She is beginning her studies this summer at Meadville Lombard Theological School to become a UU minister, but outside of the weddings she has officiated, this will be her first official sermon. Monica is passionate about many things, among them interfaith cooperation, traveling abroad, and Star Wars. She and her fiancé Logan live in Fox Point and will be married this October.
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Monica Kling, Pulpit Guest
Worship Associate, Bob Balderson