Jamestown, N.Y. – “Collective Trust - The Relationship of the People to Their Government” is the subject of Jamestown Community College’s Frank Corapi at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown’s (UUCJ) 10:30 a.m. virtual service on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
The trust of the people is vital for a healthy representative democracy. Corapi will trace the evolution of trust in government over the past several decades to its current state.
The current level of mistrust between the people of the United States and their representative government seems to be reaching a critical mass and could create too great an eventual distance between the people and those they elect to represent their interests. Assertions will be made as to the limits of governmental trust, the role of individual political office holders, bureaucracy and future directions to build back trust.
Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which are held as strong values and moral guides. This message reflects the sixth Principle: “The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.”
Corapi is Associate Professor/Coordinator of the Psychology Department and Director of the Social Sciences Division at Jamestown Community College. Prior to joining the JCC’s faculty in 2002, he was an instructor in psychology at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. He has also worked as a clinical program director with a variety of behavioral health treatment programs for Stairways Behavioral Health in Erie, Pa., and was in private practice for 10 years, specializing in couples therapy. He has an M.S. in counseling psychology from Gannon University as well as much post-master's work.
Because of COVID-19 concerns, UUCJ Sunday services are remaining virtual instead of returning to 1255 Prendergast Avenue. Anyone is welcome to participate by emailing UUJamestown@gmail.com to receive a Zoom link for the 10:30 a.m. service. The link is available on the website at UUJamestown.org/calendar.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to promote and provide a community where diverse people of all ages may explore the meaning of existence, give expression to liberal religious values, and work for a just, sustainable society.