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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.

We Must Make Good Happen

Progress is not inevitable. That is a hard thing to accept, but it is crucial. We have to be willing to do the work. We have to be willing to invest ourselves in making the world better. We have to be willing to risk for our Beloved Community or it cannot come into being. Like […]

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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.

The Limits of Liberal Religion

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 a theology that makes sense of the world. We do not prescribe one, but we will help you build the one […]

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Next week: Prayer!

Next week, we are going to be posting links and quotes about prayer, from many sources and perspectives, because how we consider the deep questions and pressing issues is as important as knowing what those issues are. Liberal Religion is about seeking truth, not dictating it, and prayer can be an important tool in that […]

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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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Open Revelation and Evolution

Many people wrongly envision evolution as a linear process, moving “forward” toward some perfect state. This is true of those who both accept and reject the evidence, and is the basis for arguments such as, “If we evolved from apes, why are there still apes.” We did not evolve from apes; we are apes. The […]

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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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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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