“The CUC has a new vision statement that I think has something really important to say to us about where we might go and how we might get there”, she says.
Looking back over her decade in ministry, Fraser Gitlitz says her understanding of interdependence and love and justice has shifted considerably over the years. However, she believes that this a natural part of Unitarian Universalism, which recognizes that conditions change and new thoughts and ideas come across.
Like many Unitarian congregations across Canada, Saskatoon Unitarians have been engaging in reconciliation work in recent years, and while Fraser Gitlitz says they’re still in “baby steps” on this front, she believes there are still insights to offer which she’ll share in her lecture.
“The title of my talk is ‘What Love and Justice Look Like Now’, and it’s very broad and makes it sound like I know the answer, which I don’t,” she says with a laugh.
But even if — indeed, because — she doesn’t know all the answers, Fraser Gitlitz hopes the lecture will spark a conversation about the new vision statement, which she believes many congregations are engaging with in important ways.
“There are lots of congregations doing great work and so many people are thinking about these things, and this is just my learning in this area”.