One of Howard Thurman’s most important books is Jesus and the Disinherited. He had proposed to publisher Abington-Cokesbury that a better title for this book would have been The Religion of Jesus and the Disinherited because the publisher’s title collapsed the distinction, crucial for Thurman’s … read more.
Topic: UU Principles
You won’t want to miss this year’s tribute to UU troubadours–the singer/songwriters who make our Unitarian Universalist faith more accessible and inspire us to greater heights of spiritual awareness and compassionate activism. We’ll pay homage to Pete Seeger, who inspired us to establish years ago … read more.
Our Soul Matters theme for April is Awakening. April is a month of awakening in the natural world when the flowers bloom, the trees leaf out, and a walk in the woods is accompanied by a chorus of birds. Insects that have overwintered as nymphs … read more.
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Writer Elizabeth Barrett Browning dedicated this iconic poem to her husband Robert Browning, but her famous sonnet could just as easily declare love for poetry itself. We can all do that on World Poetry Day … read more.
Black History is, like the history of any race, creed or country, the biography of individuals who helped shape that history in the minds of those who lived it. One such individual was pianist, singer-songwriter Nina Simone. A child prodigy, she aspired to a career … read more.
Let’s honor this President’s Day by learning about a fellow Unitarian, Millard Fillmore. He was our nation’s 13th president and the first University of Buffalo chancellor. Harry Truman dismissed him as “the do-nothing president.” And yet, his honesty and integrity remain unchallenged—qualities lacking in some … read more.
Jim Scott suggests that Unitarian Universalists could adopt a “Ninth Principle” promoting non-violent resolution of conflict. Beyond issues involving interpersonal behavior, Jim suggests three steps toward peaceful conflict resolution: gaining a greater perspective on our privilege, healing our own wounds, and reclaiming our creative voices … read more.
On this Independence Day 2021, Gary Berton will enlighten us on Enlightenment icon (and our Fellowship’s namesake), Thomas Paine, whose writings inspired the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution. Paine’s first principles are few, but he held one, Justice, as a “foundational” principle because … read more.
Sara Mullen, Associate Director/Advocacy and Policy Director of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ACLU, has been fighting to protect one of the cornerstones of our democracy—the right to vote. She will discuss some of the obstacles the ACLU is fighting to overcome, voting by … read more.
Life provides us with many welcomed and unwelcomed opportunities to try to “make sense of” our experiences and the world around us. Sometimes we find meaning in very positive experiences and sometimes in adversity as well. Emily Esfahani Smith says that there are four “pillars” upon which meaning rests.” We’ll explore those “pillars” and some common everyday practices that can help us to savor “all that is our life.”