The Democratic Experiment

The writer Parker Palmer describes democracy as “a nonstop experiment in the strength and weakness of our political institutions, our local communities, and the human heart.” During this season of heated rhetoric, we are challenged to look for ways to turn conflict into the energy of creativity, and to see tension as an invitation to work for the common good.

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The Rev. Carol McKinley, our guest speaker, is an affiliated community minister with the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, and serves on the Pacific Northwest District’s Board of Directors and Healthy Congregation’s Team, and the Pacific Western Region’s Advisory Council.