Defending Liberal Religion: 5 Smooth Stones

On Monday, I wrote about the 3 essential elements of evangelism, and how an understanding of and ability to articulate the foundation of your belief was crucial to sharing it convincingly and responsibly. Here are the 5 foundational tenets of our liberal religious tradition. If we want to convince people that Unitarian Universalism has a […]

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Evangelism in 3 Not-So-Easy Steps.

I read a lot of non-fiction books. Or (since many of them are about religion) books that the author and I agree to call nonfiction in spite of certain declarations by others. Recently, I’ve been reading up on missionalism and evangelism. I found some new resources, and I figured I should learn as much as […]

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Why “I Am UU”

Earlier today, we posted a challenge to our Facebook page for everyone in our community to make a post that starts with “I am a Unitarian Universalist…” and fill in the blank. Obviously, it would have been better promotion on our part if we had asked people to start that with “I Am UU…,” but […]

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How Can We Help You Say “I Am UU”?

Thomas here with a request for our community. We have several new projects in the works. We plan to expand the website. We randomly feel inspired to create new designs for Cafe Press.We have so many ideas, and there are so few of us. It gets overwhelming thinking about the possibilities. So we are asking […]

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It Is Our Actions, Not Our Beliefs, That Are Worthy

CA Smolinski shared this story with us on Facebook, and we thought it was worth featuring. In one of the Natural Foods Co-ops I worked in long ago there was an elderly man, Sam(I think that’s what his name was), who worked there part-time in the grocery dept, and there were days when he would […]

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Viral Messaging: A Facebook Experiment

On Sunday, January 26th, we posted an image to Facebook. It was a simple flaming chalice on a patterned background that asked Unitarian Universalists who saw it to share it. 15,000 of you did. It then asked anyone who saw it shared, and did not know what Unitarian Universalism is, to click on a comment […]

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Unitarian Universalist Evangelism: Sharing, not shoving.

Every so often the I Am UU team gets some push-back about our use of the word “Evangelism.” It has developed a bad connotation for a lot of people who think of “Evangelize” as synonymous with “Proselytize.” The words are related, but prosthelization is about trying to convince someone and convert them to your way […]

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Unitarian Universalists Believe What We Must

This post comes courtesy of Adrian over at the UUXMNR blog. We shared it everywhere else, and are now reposting the text, with permission. Thanks to Adrian, and please comment on the original post if you would like to engage with its author. I’m tired of people claiming that Unitarian Universalists don’t believe anything, or […]

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