The Principles of Ghandian Nonviolence as a Foundation for our Practice

Martin Luther King Jr’s vision of Beloved Community was largely inspired by his understanding of Gandhian Nonviolence. This class will provide an in-depth exploration of Gandhian Nonviolence, and the 6 principles that provide the core for building beloved community.  Each week, we will examine one of these principles and explore ways to live in accordance with these principles. 

This class is designed to be interactive & participatory,  one in which participants will help create an environment that supports us all to take action as a result of our conversations and learnings.

Attendance at all classes is preferred, but not mandatory- come if you can! Bring a friend! Please register here so that we can get an idea of numbers for planning.

Class Schedule Sundays following the Service 12:15-1:30

May 7th
No Class May 14th for Mother’s Day
May 21
May 28
June 4
June 11


Rus Ervin Funk, MSW, CSE, is the director of the Justice Center at All Peoples. He is a long-term UU, and has been engaged in justice activism and community organizing for more than 30 years. He has focused on racial and gender justice efforts, and has experience in Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; and Louisville, KY. 


Check out the Chalica Booklet. Chalica is the first week of December, the only holiday created by UU’s. This booklet is full of ideas to help you make this holiday your own.

New to First U

This class meets occasionally upon request and will be on hold until it is safe to meet.

This workshop is designed to introduce newcomers to Unitarian Universalism (and to First Unitarian) or to reacquaint those who may be returning after an absence. Led by several different First U members and professional staff, this class will provide information about Sunday services, theology, history, social justice, religious exploration and governance, and will equip participants to make an informed decision about membership.