American society and our UU movement were built on a foundation of independence of personal belief, individual initiative and personal responsibility. But the dominance of individualism has inhibited the creation of a Beloved Community. Join service leader Stephen Buckingham to explore, ‘How can we reclaim from a culture of self-interested individuals a sense of shared interests and move toward more compassionate and inclusive American and UU communities?’ The choir will sing.
Steve Buckingham, a long time UU raised as a UU in Atlanta and the Main Line Church outside of Philadelphia. He helped found the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland in 2005 and currently serves as its Chair. He has also served as President of the Goodloe Memorial UU Congregation in Bowie, Maryland. Steve is an attorney, a community activist, and a political activist since the 1960s. He lobbied professionally in Annapolis for nonprofit healthcare and social organizations for twenty years. Steve recently retired from Northrop Grumman where he used his health law background to assist the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in developing payment models for health providers to lower costs and improve quality care.