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The Faith of a Unitarian Universalist

It is odd that many Unitarian Universalists find it impossible to entertain the notion of a creator; the very idea of God. We entertain so many other ideas more outrageous. We believe fully in things which have no physical presence in the universe. We profess to the inherent worth and dignity of all people, though […]

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Gratitude and Privilege

If I wrote that you should be grateful for your health, because not everyone is healthy, that wouldn’t be controversial. Some people are simply born with weakened immune systems, congenital defects, or other health issues; some are never really healthy in their lives through no fault of their own. Others have accidents, are injured, or […]

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Each Person is Important

The Universe is a tapestry woven of all the matter and energy and the patterns they exist in and create. You are a complex and vital pattern, part of a bigger pattern of all humanity that is then woven into the greater fabric. The Universe would not be complete without you. And it is just […]

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As Our Hearts Are, so Must Our Hands Do

We have posted many times here and on our Facebook page affirming James Luther Adams holy sense of optimism. He wrote that “the resources (divine and human) that are available for the achievement of meaningful change justify an attitude of ultimate optimism.” The course of human history has been a long, stuttering progression of greater […]

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Image contains only text: Our congregations are not pledged to uphold the status quo. We are not covenanted to make people comfortable. We promise to one another and the world that we will (among other things) affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. When black people are being oppressed and their concerns are being ignored, we have a duty to say to them, "We hear you, and we care. We will affirm your inherent worth and dignity. Black lives DO matter.”

#BlackLivesMatter Blowback

The folks behind the I Am UU project hope to encourage, inspire, and equip you to share the best of Unitarian Universalism with the world. Our goal is to make it easier, in conversation or when talking about things that your faith calls you to do in the world, to tell people “I am UU” […]

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In a world with so much hatred and violence, We need a religion that proclaims the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

Why The World Needs Liberal Religion

A lot of folks are talking about religion right now. There is a lot being said about the toxic effects that can arise from trying to live a centuries-old code of ethics that actively resists updating. Fundamentalism can be blamed for a lot of the problems in the world and even main-line conservatism still teaches […]

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Unitarian Universalism: A Direction, Not a Path

Unitarian Universalism is not a set of steps one takes to get to a predetermined end point. We do not preach an end, but an ongoing process. We expect to continue to learn; adapting, and improving throughout our lifetimes and passing our mission to future generations. Our heaven, the Beloved Community, will not be a […]

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Gathered Together to Get Through Life

Dearly Beloved, “We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” To the sound of an electric organ, intentionally evoking the feeling of Church, Prince outlined the reason that liberal religion, void of creedal certainty and dogma, is still important. We gather together to get through life. Later in the song, “Let’s […]

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Injustice and Inclusion

It’s been said by many that there is no small injustice. Each occurrence of injustice is a mark against all of us that may have had to power to prevent it. Even standing by silently leaves a shadow of blame on our hearts, since our inaction can so easily be seen as support for the […]

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