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Monday Meditation: Open Revelation and the Self

The “free and responsible search for truth and meaning” referenced in our Principles is our recognition that no one person has all the answers, and that we need to allow people to explore, responsibly, the possibilities and the borders of morality and good will. We also have, as a Principle agreed to by every Congregation […]

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Monday Meditation: Religious Universalism

There is a common question that those who believe in (or who have never been exposed to ideas other than) a judgmental or outright vengeful creator love to ask Universalists (Unitarian, UU or otherwise): If you don’t believe in Hell, why bother being good? .Many of you laughed a little at the thought. “Why be […]

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Saturday Writing Challenge: Doubt, Faith, and Liberal Religion

This prompt is being shamelessly borrowed from a post that professional religious educator and minor Unitarian Universalist Rock Star, Starr Austin prepared for the Small Group Ministry  at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington. The topic is doubt, and I encourage you to read the post, but I am just lifting two of the Discussion and […]

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Monday Meditation: Belonging is a Choice

In the oft referenced 5 Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion, theologian James Luther Adams tells us: …all relations between persons ought ideally to rest on mutual, free consent and not on coercion. Our congregations tend to honor this in a way that isn’t often the subject of consideration: the membership book. In most Christian churches, […]

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SWC: Are You a Person of Faith?

This Saturday, we challenge you to answer two questions for us, with as long or as short a reply as you like. If you reply in your own blog or another social media platform, please comment here with a link. If you reply on Facebook, please tag the @IAmUUPage in your post so that we […]

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The Worth and Dignity of Every Convict

My fellow Americans, your government has allowed a group of citizens, acting as a duly convened jury, to sentence a man to death. The man did things that are terrible, and there is no doubt of his involvement, which makes this an excellent time to address capital punishment from a Unitarian Universalist perspective. It doesn’t […]

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Sacred Doubt

From time to time, we make an effort to point out that Unitarian Universalism is an agnostic religion. We not only don’t claim to have “The Truth”, but we have made it a Principle of our Association that each person be free to responsibly seek truth and meaning in their own lives, aided, guided, but […]

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When I breathe in, I breathe in Peace. When I breathe out, I breathe out Love.

Monday Meditation: Each Breath is a Blessing

Each and every breath we get in life is a blessing. Each time we breathe in, we breathe in air that is millions, possibly billions, of years old. We breathe in atoms older than our Sun, and particles that were formed at the beginning of time and space. This air has been breathed by kings […]

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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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Monday Meditation: We Reject Tolerance

It has been said that “tolerance” is a Unitarian Universalist value, but let’s not let this be true. Tolerance is being permissive. It is allowing other people to be themselves as long as it doesn’t interfere with your right to be yourself. It is more than some people seem capable of, but it is too […]

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