Unitarians will present guest speaker on intolerance

| 29 Sep 2011 | 02:44

    Newton — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sussex County in Newton will host guest speaker David Messineo, on Sunday, May 3. Messineo will share his original poems on researched instances of intolerance in America from the pre-United States days of the 1500s, 1600s and 1700s. At the conclusion, he will tie these examples into the 21st century and provide the congregation with some lesser-known but egregious examples of intolerance in America today. He will offer a list of actions that can be taken by those who want to work toward positive cultural change. The U.U. congregation has owned and occupied the building at One West Nelson Street since 1980. However, the building has not always been occupied by people as likely to appreciate Messineo’s anti-intolerance message. The simple wood-frame building was erected in 1927 for the Ku Klux Klan, operating under the more innocent-sounding name of Morningside Park Social Club. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at noon. Visitors are welcome to attend. For more information and directions, visit www.UUNewtonNJ.org or call 973-579-7210.