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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Democracy is a Process

Respect for, and use of, the Democratic process is enshrined in the Principles of the UUA. Every Unitarian Universalist congregation is pledged to affirm and promote the idea that every person has a right to participate in the process by which they are governed. One thing that we ought to be more vocal about, though, […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Acceptance and Judgement

“Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.” – Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear It is a simple thing for most UUs to tolerate others; toleration […]

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Evangelism and Proselytizism: As Different as Night and Day

There has been an effort to blur the distinction between these two words for a while now; certain groups have gain cultural control over religious language, fueled in part by the general disinterest in being associated with such groups. The self-proclaimed Evangelicals have polluted that word, but those of you who have visited our site […]

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Monday Meditation: Reaping and Sowing in Gratitude

This is the season of Samhain, and the time where time catches up to us. The northern hemisphere grows dark, and with it come thoughts of ancestors and traditions. When you reap the crop from the field, you must select some of the healthiest, most hardy seed to set aside for the spring; you must […]

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Admitting Ignorance, Embracing Discomfort

“What’s important about liberal religion is that you and I don’t have to pretend to believe what we don’t believe.” ~ Rev. Peter Morales. If we are honest about what makes Unitarian Universalism, or liberal religion in general, both different from the mainstream and vibrant to our adherents, it has to include the fact that […]

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We Give Thanks For Many Sources of Wisdom

It is easy to write off the cultural problems that plague Unitarian Universalism as being Atheist versus Christian. This week, we want to give consideration to the influence and contribution of our other sources and some (certainly not all) of the other points of view that are often overlooked in these discussions. Let us thank […]

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