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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Affirm the Inherent Worth and Dignity

An under-valued part of affirming and promoting the inherent worth and dignity of each person is that we can affirm the worth of people around us as often as we like. We can reach out to anyone and everyone within the sound of our voice, and we can affirm their worth. This week we offer […]

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We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

The I Am UU project is in a bind, and we need your help. The short explanation is that we’ve had a computer fail at the worst time. It means that we will be publishing fewer new images and blog posts, though we are working to make sure that the Monday Meditation posts are ready […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Monday Meditation: Belonging is a Choice

In the oft referenced 5 Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion, theologian James Luther Adams tells us: …all relations between persons ought ideally to rest on mutual, free consent and not on coercion. Our congregations tend to honor this in a way that isn’t often the subject of consideration: the membership book. In most Christian churches, […]

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The Worth and Dignity of Every Convict

My fellow Americans, your government has allowed a group of citizens, acting as a duly convened jury, to sentence a man to death. The man did things that are terrible, and there is no doubt of his involvement, which makes this an excellent time to address capital punishment from a Unitarian Universalist perspective. It doesn’t […]

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When I breathe in, I breathe in Peace. When I breathe out, I breathe out Love.

Monday Meditation: Each Breath is a Blessing

Each and every breath we get in life is a blessing. Each time we breathe in, we breathe in air that is millions, possibly billions, of years old. We breathe in atoms older than our Sun, and particles that were formed at the beginning of time and space. This air has been breathed by kings […]

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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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Many people come to a Unitarian Universalist congregation searching for answers to life's great questions. We do not provide them, though we will gladly help you in your search. Many people come looking for religion. We do not prescribe one, but we will help you build the one you need. Many people come looking for some fruit of faith and meaning. We have no such fruit, but we will nurture the seed within you until you can bear your own.

Monday Meditation: Helping the Seekers

It can be disappointing for visitors to hear that we do not have answers, religion, or faith that can be taken home from a few short visits. We need to make sure that the love, the encouragement, and the hope that we do have to give away is always enough to sustain them as they […]

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