"Tilling Our Common Ground" Special Music Service

These are indeed challenging times in these highly polarized United States. With all of the anger hurled across the ideological divide and the lack of reasoned discourse in the mainstream media, is there any room in our humanist worldview for love of country and the patriotic ideals we learned in grade school? Listening to those with different or opposing viewpoints is becoming a lost art. And yet at the core, those who label themselves conservatives or liberals want many of the same things - to be safe in our homes and communities, to pursue our happiness, and to have clean air and water, and good schools and jobs. This musical presentation will help till, fertilize, plant and nurture our common ground.

SUGGESTED READINGS (from "Singing the Living Tradition"):
Opening words: 439, 444, 420
Responsive or unison readings: 468, 597, 477
Closing words: 459