Geneva Church to Show "The Reluctant Radical"
If a crime
is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in
fact, necessary? The Reluctant Radical follows activist Ken Ward as he
confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel
industry to combat climate change. The film reveals both the personal costs and
also the fulfillment that comes from following one’s moral calling- even if
that means breaking the law. The film follows Ken
through a series of direct actions, culminating with an action that shuts down
all the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines and threatens to put him behind bars for
20 years. Ken Ward has no regrets, and his certainty leaves the audience
to consider if he is out of
touch with reality, or if it is the rest of society that is delusional for not
acting when faced with the unsettling evidence that we are collectively
destroying our world.
This month’s Friday Flick is sponsored by the UUSG Green Sanctuary Committee. Please plan on joining us in the Common Room for this provocative film on Environmental activism.
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, established in 1842 and the oldest church in Geneva, is a diverse, welcoming community that endeavors to make its Covenant a living reality. We provide religious education and opportunities for spiritual growth. We encourage individual and mutual responsibility as together we work to be a liberal religious voice in the community and a force for compassionate social justice. For more information, visit uusg.org.
- April 27, 2018