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Yearning for Justice: A Collection of Sermons About Race, Conscience, and Human Dignity (Paperback)
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This book is a collection of sermons Rev. Clovice A. Lewis, Jr. wrote between 2001 and 2021. He served his local Unitarian Universalist congregation as a lay leader during most of that time and was occasionally called upon to preach. Between 2018 and 2021 he attended the Starr King School for the Ministry and earned a Master's Degree in Divinity in May 2021. He was ordained as a Unitarian Universalist Minister in March of 2022. Lewis' sermons are divided between those that deal with justice and others about theology. This volume is primarily composed of sermons about justice. Some might say they feature a heavy dose of politics. It seems impossible to speak about justice without including a political component... especially in this era of alternative-truth and post-post-modernism. The sermons are presented in descending order of their creation. Thus, they provide a contemporary glimpse into the political and social landscape of the times they were written. Sometimes the sermon subjects cover justice in a broad sense. At other times they exhibit an eerie quality of prophecy. These writings are offered as the musings of an artist, writer, inventor, and brother who is in love with the promise of justice for humanity and the planet upon which we live.
About the Author
Clovice Lewis is a professional cellist and composer who composed his first symphony at the age of 17, and was a professor of computer music at UC Santa Barbara from 1978-1986. He has also been a serial entrepreneur and software designer since the mid-1980s. In addition to music and technology, he has had a life-long passion for aviation, and has been a private pilot since 1987. Clovice received a Master of Divinity degree from the Starr King School for the Ministry in May of 2021. His ministry emphasizes breaking down racial, class, and ethnic barriers, and preaching the gospel of the madness of human self-extinction.