UUPP 006: Meg Riley and the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF)

Meg Riley and the CLF

Meg Riley – Senior Minister for the Church of the Fellowship

Meg gives you an inside look at the history of the church, its mission, and it’s future. Learn about the prison outreach and the impact it has. Here about what’s provided for the members who range from busy business people to people in remote areas and those that may not have the ability to come to a brick and mortar church.

Meg shares her journey becoming a UU and what it was like being with people who were less than happy about her choice.

Meg Riley Bio

Meg Riley, Senior Minister CLFUUI am thrilled beyond words to serve what I consider the most creative, unusual, spiritual community in the world! In this congregation without walls, my responsibilities include spiritual leadership, working with others to envision our future, preaching, counseling, and being a general gadfly.

Before coming to the CLF, I served the Unitarian Universalist Association in a variety of positions including directing the Advocacy and Witness Programs, Washington Office for Advocacy, Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender Concerns, and Youth Office. I directed the Standing on the Side of Love campaign and the Unitarian Universalist response to Hurricane Katrina.

I have served many national boards of directors including the Interfaith Alliance, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. I’ve been founding president of two organizations, Faith in Public Life and Equal Partners in Faith.

In short, I have spent my life’s work advocating for a world of peace and justice. In so doing, I became quite interested in the media revolution taking place, and in the opportunity to create deep and meaningful community on the internet. I live in South Minneapolis with my human and animal family.

You can find me daily on the CLF facebook page, through the CLF twitter account, by leaving a message at 800-231-3027, and through email, mriley@clfuu.org

 Meg’s Favorite Quote:

Adrienne Rich wrote, in her book of prose, What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics:

What if is the first revolutionary question, the question the dying forces don’t know how to ask. – Adrienne Rich

As Meg added, It’s a question that will take you anywhere.  It’s question that can open a new door… What IF, black life matters?

Links you might be interested in:

http://www.Questformeaning.org

http://www.CLFUU.org

http://www.Thedailycompass.org

CLF Facebook page: http://www.facebool.com/CLFUU?fref=ts

 

Final Credits: music thanks to:

“Carefree”, “Open Those Bright Eyes”, “Sweeter Vermouth”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

1 Comment on UUPP 006: Meg Riley and the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF)

  1. Meg was our theme speaker at Summer Institute a few years ago, and her work is so important! I love that there is a congregation for all of those folks who can not get to a “brick and mortar” community. It is a comfort in the event that I were ever not able to be mobile.

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