Written by: Julia Smolucha

How we treat others and our expectations and view of the behavior of others are grounded in our own life experiences. To better understand and support others we need to understand their life experiences and their perception of the world.

RJC Book Discussion

June 14 and July 12
7 p.m.
Culbertson Room
Registration Required

April 18, 2023|

Civil Rights History Presentation

Dana Connell Welcome, I’m Dana Connell and together with my wife, Laura Connell we’re the Co-Chairs of the Racial Justice Committee here at Kenilworth Union Church. Before I turn over the mic to Robin Roberts who’s going to lead the program tonight, I wanted to say thank you to several important people from Laura and me. We’d like to start by thanking Bill and Kathy Evertsberg for your [...]

November 18, 2022|

Civil Rights Tour, November 3–6, 2022

Registration Now Open! Join Bill and Kathy Evertsberg and the RJC for what promises to be an illuminating civil rights history tour of Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery, Alabama. As Bill said, “In recent years, Kathy and I have led pilgrimages to sacred sites like Jerusalem and Edinburgh. Please join us for a journey to equally holy shrines on American soil.” On this three-day journey, we will visit landmarks from the U.S. [...]

May 24, 2022|

Civil Rights Tour Information

Kenilworth Union Church Civil Rights Tour November 3–6, 2022 Chicago—Selma—Montgomery—Birmingham Information New Information will be published here. Update May 23: Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 13 100% trip refund on or by Wednesday, August 17 50 % trip refund after Wednesday, August 17, provided we can find alternate travelers No refunds will be given after Wednesday, September 21 [...]

May 20, 2022|


Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.
John Steinbeck

We are all so desperate to be understood, we forget to be understanding.
Beau Taplin

Sometimes being understanding is more important than being right. Sometimes we need not a brilliant mind that speaks but a patient heart that listens. Not a keen eye that always sees faults but open arms that accept. Not a finger that points out mistakes but gentle hands that lead. Pavithra Ram


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