Julie Borden, Worship Associate
Oakland-based activist and artist T.L. Simons tells us, “…no matter how bad things get, they are always changing. I want… to ground [those around me] in the place where they stand and to spark the imagination of those who will struggle for a different future.” As our congregations and communities come together in a time of grief, uncertainty and disruption, how can our Unitarian Universalist traditions ground us and spark our imaginations to struggle for a better future?
Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur has served UU congregations and faith-rooted social justice communities in Southern California since 2010. A graduate of the Harvard Divinity School and Yale College, she works with the St. Joseph Center in Venice to advance social and economic equity for people experiencing homelessness. She lives with her husband and three children in Santa Monica, CA.