Morality in Nature

We believe morality to be a human principle instilled in us over many generations of religious teachings, but what primatology shows us is that even nonhumans act morally. This begs the question, which came first religion or morality?

Our speaker, Danielle Neale, is originally from Massachusetts where she received her B.A. in Archaeology and History. From there, she traveled the U.S. as an archaeologist until she went back to school for her MA at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Currently, she is a bioanthropology adjunct at Columbus State University where she conducts research focusing on human remains. She also teaches classes in human evolution and primatology. On the side, she consults with local police departments identifying human remains, assists the public library with their teen and adult forensic programs, guest lectures on various anthropological topics and is in the middle of writing a textbook. However, her greatest joy is spending time with her husband, two sons, and two daughters.

Our Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. but do join us for coffee, refreshments and conversation any time after 10:15 a.m.

Services typically are centered on a talk—either by a member of our Fellowship or by a guest speaker. Services also include music, meditation and opportunities (always optional) to add your own thoughts. Unitarian Universalists (UUs) don’t share a creed. Rather, we support each other in our own free and responsible searches for truth and meaning. For us, dogma is less important than treating our fellow human beings with respect. And visitors are always welcome.

Here’s the rest of the Sunday schedule.

  • 9:15 a.m. to noon. Free childcare available.
  • 9:15 a.m. Adult Religious Education.
  • 9:15 a.m. Children’s religious education. Kids also learn about the world’s great religions and about respecting each other and the planet.
  • 10:15 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
  • 11:00 a.m. The Sunday service.