Seeing Animals

Elizabeth DeCoux

“Seeing Animals”
Worship Leader: Jennifer Stokes
Accompanist: Dr. Gary Smart
Guest Musician: Jakob Vanlandingham, Saxophone

Animals are the only beings capable of suffering whom U.S. law classifies as property. With few limitations, people may do whatever they want with their property. So, until the law changes, the fate of animals depends on each human’s morals and ethics. Submitted for your consideration at this service, with reference to UU thought and history, will be one argument for according greater moral status to animals.

About our Speaker:

Elizabeth DeCoux grew up attending the Presbyterian Church (USA) and now follows a pantheist path which includes recognition of the divine feminine and the rhythms of the earth.  She has taught animal rights law for more than 20 years. Currently, she serves on the adjunct faculty of the University of Florida College of Law. Elizabeth has spoken at national and international animal rights conferences.  Her articles have appeared in several scholarly journals. She and her wife share their home with two rescued cats and two rescued dogs.

About our Guest Musician:

Jakob Vanlandingham is in his senior year studying Music Performance at the University of North Florida. He specializes in solo and ensemble works for Alto and Soprano Saxophone, and plays both with the University of North Florida Wind Symphony. He performed with the Wind Symphony this past summer at the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles 2019 Conference in Buñol, Spain. Jakob is also in Dr. Gary Smart’s improv class this semester!

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Please save all of your coins for the first Sunday of each month, and remember bills are welcome too! Pennies from Heaven donations are given to Meals on Wheels programs in Mandarin and Clay County and are alternated each quarter.