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Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of men... and without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation.

Quoting MLK; Inaction Is Not the Same as Nonviolence.

James Luther Adams, in his foundational “5 Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion” said that, as religious liberals, We deny the immaculate conception of virtue and affirm the necessity of social incarnation. This is a statement echoed by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr when he wrote, Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Monday Meditation: We Reject Tolerance

It has been said that “tolerance” is a Unitarian Universalist value, but let’s not let this be true. Tolerance is being permissive. It is allowing other people to be themselves as long as it doesn’t interfere with your right to be yourself. It is more than some people seem capable of, but it is too […]

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Each of Us Is a Minister

Each of us is a minister. Each of us has a message that can only be shared by one person. Your voice matters in Unitarian Universalism, because a central point of our theology is that there is one tapestry of Humanity, and each of us is a vital thread in telling the story. Our religion […]

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Why do bad things happen?

Yesterday on the Facebook page, we shared a link about how expecting the world to be fair in a way we can understand can lead to a mindset that we should recognize as unhealthy. It leads to blaming victims for their misfortune (because why else would they be suffering and not me?) Today, I want […]

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Liberal Religion is Beautiful Uncertainty

On our Facebook page over the years, we’ve shared a lot of perspectives on belief and knowledge; science and religion. One thing that had generated a lot of discussion was a graphic illustrating the two axes of Belief and Knowledge. It shows, disproportionately, how there are people who believe in a god or gods, and […]

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SWC: UU-?

Our prompt this week comes from Mariah Sheehy, a.k.a. Caelesti: I think being [Uintarian Uinviersalist] means something a little different to each individual & congregation. Part of this is due to all the different paths we follow. I’m a polytheist- sometimes I debate how well that fits in w/ a UU context, but I’m working […]

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Coming of Age & Unitarian Universalist Milestones

For the past four years, along with my erstwhile co-teacher Meara Christopher and for two of those years, our Youth Programs Coordinator Libby McDonald, I have taught the Coming of Age class. This is a school semester-long course designed to serve like Confirmation in the Catholic Church, or a Bat/Bar Mitzvah in the Jewish faith. Each year […]

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SWC: What’s in a name?

I just wish the association that calls itself the ‘Unitarian Universalist association’ would realize that its name no longer describes the beliefs of the majority of its members and would change its name. ~ Rev. Dr. Don Fielding, “Why I am Not a Unitarian Universalist“ This is not an uncommon sentiment. In a traditional sense, […]

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