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Preserving Our Shared Legacies

Riverside’s historic Chinatown site at Brockton and Tequesquite has been a subject of public negotiation since the 1980’s. The site has been designated as a significant landmark at the city, county, state, and federal levels, yet there is a constant threat to the archaeological resources … read more.

Flower Communion

The Flower Ceremony, sometimes referred to as Flower Communion or Flower Festival, is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community.

Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by … read more.

Passover: A Hope for Freedom

The Passover Seder is one of the most important celebrations on the Jewish calendar. Even Jews that are not religious the rest of the year will attend a Seder. Seders also have a universal appeal because of the values being celebrated: freedom, striving against oppression, … read more.

Stirrings Of Compassion

Today, we will focus on Compassion — how it is learned, how it is taught, and how we are moved to acts of compassion. Since February is Black History month, our speaker, Lauren Young, has chosen to share some of the lessons she learned about … read more.

Honoring our Stewardship of Nature

As fellow inhabitants of this planet, the earth is our common home. We are temporary residents of this amazing world and partake of its gifts and resources during our stay. What kind of guests should we be? What conditions will we leave … read more.