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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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RE-quired Reading for all UUs

It is my belief that there is nothing more important that we do at Unitarian Universalist churches than passing down our principles to future generations. I’ve been an Religious Education Committee member and volunteer at each UU church or fellowship I’ve belonged to, wherever life has taken us. I always will be, due to my […]

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Looking to the Future

Hello, everyone, and thank you for caring enough about the I Am UU project to come and read this. The team and I have put a lot of sweat, tears, and a small but noteworthy amount of blood into this project over the last 4 years, and especially the last 9 months. I’ve been a […]

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Why “I Am UU”

Earlier today, we posted a challenge to our Facebook page for everyone in our community to make a post that starts with “I am a Unitarian Universalist…” and fill in the blank. Obviously, it would have been better promotion on our part if we had asked people to start that with “I Am UU…,” but […]

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It Is Our Actions, Not Our Beliefs, That Are Worthy

CA Smolinski shared this story with us on Facebook, and we thought it was worth featuring. In one of the Natural Foods Co-ops I worked in long ago there was an elderly man, Sam(I think that’s what his name was), who worked there part-time in the grocery dept, and there were days when he would […]

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Viral Messaging: A Facebook Experiment

On Sunday, January 26th, we posted an image to Facebook. It was a simple flaming chalice on a patterned background that asked Unitarian Universalists who saw it to share it. 15,000 of you did. It then asked anyone who saw it shared, and did not know what Unitarian Universalism is, to click on a comment […]

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Unitarian Universalist Evangelism: Sharing, not shoving.

Every so often the I Am UU team gets some push-back about our use of the word “Evangelism.” It has developed a bad connotation for a lot of people who think of “Evangelize” as synonymous with “Proselytize.” The words are related, but prosthelization is about trying to convince someone and convert them to your way […]

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