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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Our Optimism is not Irrational

On Saturday we shared a quote on the Facebook page from Thursday night’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart“. A lot was written Friday and Saturday about Jon’s choice not to tell a series of prepared jokes, as is the normal format, in favor of some cathartic ranting about race and guns in America. At […]

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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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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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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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We know a church has to grow to survive and thrive. But this is actually the side benefit of fulfilling our purpose which is to increase love and justice in the world.

Growing Unitarian Universalism?

Every congregation talks about growth. There are Facebook groups, websites, blogs, and even offices in the UUA devoted to the topic. Growth is important to the health of a congregation and of a religious movement. If we aren’t growing, at least a little, then we will fade beyond obscurity and into irrelevance. The thing that […]

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Freedom isn’t Free, Even In Religion

It is often said that ours is a free faith. Every adult sitting in a Unitarian Universalist church has come there of their own choosing. Even those born to UU parents grow up expected to examine their faith and the commitments that come with being part of a UU congregation. And there are commitments which […]

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Community, Trust, and Investment

The I Am UU page has been running for 5 years. In that time, it has gone from being a small community of UU Evangelists to a huge community (in UU terms) of people who want to better understand what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist and how to communicate that better to the […]

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Saying you love someone is a good thing. ~Esther Earl

Esther Day: Love out Loud

It is not a secret to anyone who knows of the I Am UU project AND the brothers John and Hank Green that the guy in charge of I Am UU, namely me, is a Nerdfighter. In short, Nerdfighters are fans of the work the Greens do through their art, their Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, and […]

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