The Chequamegon Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Caring for the World Within Your Arm’s Reach
What does it mean to ‘earn your name’ in a culture that is becoming increasingly untethered and chaotic? How will you care for the world within your arm’s reach? What echoes from your life will remain after you walk on from this place? These are the questions Mary Dougherty is exploring in 2020, and she’ll share portions of the essay, A Counsel of Resistance and Delight in the Face of Fear, by Martin Shaw as the jumping off point for this discussion. These are big questions; however, if we do as Frederick Buechner suggests and find our vocation (or name) at “the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet,” we’ll be on our way to finding some of the answers.
Mary Dougherty is a mother, author of the Lake Superior-based cookbook and memoir, Life in a Northern Town, creator of the Words for Water photography project, and a community organizer. She is the executive director of CORE Community Resources in Bayfield and the co-founder of Farms Not Factories, a grassroots group formed in response to a proposal for a 26,000-hog factory farm in the Chequamegon Bay watershed.