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Off Topic: TVUUC Reverend on Violence in Newsweek

January 15, 2009

Rev. Chris Buice of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, TN has written an essay for Newsweek. TVUUC was the scene of a shooting during a service last year in which six were wounded and two were killed.

I have a real soft spot for TVUUC because my husband and I attended for a bit just before we moved to middle Tennessee, and Rev. Buice performed our wedding ceremony in 2002.

Buice writes:

“Members of my congregation have been hurt. But we have also been healed by the feeling that there is a love greater than our theological differences, a compassion that is not limited by the boundaries of any creed. I firmly believe, now more than ever, that love is stronger than death. Love is more powerful than hate.”

It’s an excellent essay – check it out.

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