Ashley Horan was UUCD’s 2012 Intern and Campus Minister. Ashley has done work for reproductive, racial, economic and sexual/gender justice, and many other issues. She is now Director of Minnesota UU Social Justice Alliance, one of the most active Religious Community Organizations in the country. She has had a high profile in the Minneapolis St. Paul Black Lives Matter movement and a nationwide blog following. She participated in the Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline protests as a minister.
She is a member-leader with Resource Generation, whose mission is to organize young people with wealth and class privilege to become transformative leaders working toward the equitable distribution of wealth, land and power.
Ashley lives with her partner, the Rev. Karen Hutt, who is also a UU Minister and a chaplain and Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. They have two children–Zi and Aspen. She leads a Beloved Conversations retreat for members of UUCD and UU Society of Sacramento Jan. 27 – 29.
Prophets usually arise from the edges of society, challenging those invested in the dominant culture. Some say the outside perspective provides a clearer view of the whole system with its strengths and weaknesses. Others say viewing society from the edge offers an unbalanced and reactionary perspective. Where will the prophet for our time come from?
Elizabeth Assenza, Intern, Worship Leader; Ellie Norris, Worship Associate
The words and works of Rev. Dr. King have served as a guide for decades. This year, what can we find in his life to fuel our work for justice; what can we find in his words that can help us continue his work of building beloved community?
Rev. Morgan McLean, Worship Leader; Elizabeth Assenza, Worship Associate
Is there a difference between a resolution and a prophecy? As we begin a new year and explore the theme of prophecy, we will discover how we might find just one word in our resolution to change our futures.
Elizabeth Assenza, Worship Leader; Elli Norris, Worship Associate
Saying goodbye to 2016 means saying goodbye to a year that challenged us in many ways, some welcome and some unwelcome. As we move forward into 2017, what will you step into? What hopes, dreams, commitments are you igniting for the new year?
We ask, “In what do you place your deepest trust?”