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Michelle Brown with Worship Associate Susan Layng – Our Universalist heritage is both the rational heart and the deep well of wisdom of our tradition. We’ll look at the two aspects of the second U in UUism.universalism

Michelle Brown is Cree from the Metis Nation and a regular speaker in the pulpit at Capital Unitarian Universalist Congregation, which sponsored her for her Master’s Degree thesis project on congregational conflict management. She has had training in law communications and conflict analysis and prior to retirement, Michelle worked on social conflicts arising from major resource development decisions and in Aboriginal relations, including five years as a treaty negotiator for the federal government. In retirement, she reads widely in the fields of both sociology and religion.

 An Island food security activist, she and her husband Stephen tend a permaculture food forest in their yard on Victoria’s Olive Street.

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