Mar 28, 2022
The Rev. Dr. Leon Dunkley ministers to the North Universalist Chapel Society in Woodstock, VT. He is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, raised in the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Monmouth County in Lincroft, New Jersey. He received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied the traditional drumming of Ghana and the Republic of Zaire, the Kora tradition of Senegal, the Gamelan traditions of Java and Bali in Indonesia, and the African American Blues and Jazz traditions throughout the Americas. Recently, he has taken an interest in Bluegrass and Country Blues.
Rev. Leon asks, If the joy of life is the best within us becoming possible, how does one foster and defend the joy of life? How do we commit ourselves to our highest hopes and aspirations? How do we challenge the barriers, the impediments within our hearts?
He is currently writing a book entitled The Flower of Impossible Soul. It explores the meaning of spiritual growth and radical forgiveness in the presence of violence and racial strife.
Prayer by David Whitford