Can We Give What We Get?

In these liminal times, how does our Unitarian Universalist faith sustain us? So much loss and change has diminished our feelings of well-being and connection, while heightening the sense of scarcity and amplifying anxiety. What commonly held values can we call on to inform our responses, motivate actions and provide some ease? Could generosity be a response that expands to reciprocity? 

Rev. Debra Faulk, a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, retired in 2021 as Minister Emerita after 11 years with Calgary Unitarians. She received a BA in psychology and anthropology from UVic and a Master of Divinity from Vancouver School of Theology. Her many roles have included being a chaplain at Vancouver General Hospital, Director of Religious Education in Victoria and Parish Ministry to congregations in Alberta and Ontario.

She is now one of the two BC reps to the CUC (Canadian Unitarian Council) Board. Previously she served on the Boards of both the Toronto and Calgary Interfaith Council and the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, working to collaborate with labour and non-profits to address systemic social change in the city. She also served on the Collegial Development Team of the UU Ministers Association. 

Debra, as a single mom, raised two children who have blessed her with 5 grandchildren. Currently she is excited with the adventure of co-ownership of her new home in Victoria, building community and being close to family.

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