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A Meditation on Our Principles and Their Purpose

This week, the first full week of December, we will be reflecting on the 7 Principles of Unitarian Universalism; one each day from Monday to Sunday. We refer to this celebration as Chalica, though others prefer different names. What we want to do today, at the start is talk about those Principles as a whole; […]

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Prophetic Imperfection: Inadequacy in Human Insight

As your administrator, I need to admit to you that I am not perfect. You are not perfect, nor is anyone else; anyone at all. Unitarian Universalism rejects the very idea that any person can present flawless wisdom to the rest of us. We understand that knowledge is constantly being revealed, updated and revised. Such […]

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Worth and Dignity: A Labor Day Meditation

Labor day is a very secular holiday, but it should hold a special place for Unitarian Universalists as part of the ongoing development of our faith. Labor day is fundamentally tied to our values and the Principles of the UUA. Just last week, we passed the 54th anniversary of the MLK-led “March on Washington for […]

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Blessed are the Persecuted

We must bless the meek, the hungry, and the persecuted. We must provide for those who lack opportunity in education, nutrition, and both physical and mental health. We must do this if we seek justice. (click to read more)

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Imperfect Sources of Wisdom

It would be impossible to find a flawless source of wisdom. Unitarian Universalism rejects the very idea. We understand that knowledge is constantly being revealed, and that revelation will likely never cease. We must come to understand that every prophetic voice, every person of science, every sage is a person with limits and flaws. Even […]

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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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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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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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