The UU 5th Principle states, “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.” Inspiring and beautiful in theory; yet in practice, democracy is mired in conflict, beset by divisions, and inflamed by ardent animosity. … read more.
Topic: UU Principles
Unitarian Universalism has a tradition of being a liberal church. But like many “liberal” institutions, it is facing many challenges. One can ask, “Where we might have gone wrong? Is there too much identitarianism, political polarization? What can we do better? How can we avoid … read more.
Communal worship is often a means of celebration, but can also include confession, seeking new ways of being, acknowledgment of strong feelings and witnessing to a larger truth. Today we honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day in an attempt to learn, to heal and to grow. From … read more.
It’s that wonderful time of the year when we have the opportunity to share and bless our pets! There’s nothing like the unconditional love of a pet. They show us affection, give us a sense of purpose, and greet us when we come home, especially … read more.
Since 2016, churches, synagogues, and mosques in the United States, have been losing members at a rate of 1% every year. The idea of a supernatural God outside ourselves that can be petitioned is becoming increasingly problematic in our modern world. With both the Bible … read more.
We don’t have to be religious to be spiritual. In fact, in even greater numbers than ever before, Americans describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” Yet, religious beliefs, or lack of them, greatly influence what people consider “spiritual” experience and practice. Furthermore, because our … read more.
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.
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.