Yearning for Justice
This book is a collection of sermons Clovice Lewis wrote between 2001 and 2021. He served his local Unitarian Universalist congregation as a lay leader during most of that time and was occasionally called upon to preach. Between 2018 and 2021 he was a graduate student at the Starr King School for the Ministry. He received a Master’s Degree in Theology in May 2021.
Clovice's sermons are divided between those that deal with justice and others about theology. This volume is primarily composed of sermons about justice. He says of the sermons, "Some might say they feature a heavy dose of politics. It seems impossible to speak about justice without including a political component... especially in this era of alternative-truth and post-post-modernism."
The sermons in "Yearning for Justice" are presented in descending order of their creation. Thus, they provide a contemporary glimpse into the political and social landscape of the times they were written. Sometimes the sermon subjects cover justice in a broad sense. At other times they exhibit an eerie quality of prophecy.
This book is offer these writings as the musings of an artist, writer, inventor, and brother who is in love with the promise of justice for humanity and the planet upon which we live.