Labor day is a secular holiday, but maybe it can hold a special place for Unitarian Universalists? As part of the ongoing development of our faith, Labor day feels fundamentally tied to our values and the Principles of the UUA. Last week was the 59th anniversary of the historic “March on Washington for Jobs and […]
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A great philosopher once wrote that the Universe does not contain one atom of justice. The truth is that if we ant Justice to exist, we have to believe in it, we have to invest in it, we have to create it.
Election day is not the process of democracy, but the final expression of the process. The process takes years to reach the election stage, and never truly ends.
Labor day is fundamentally tied to our values and the Principles of the UUA. One of the principle functions of Labor and Unions is to empower workers, saying with one voice (more or less) “We are people of worth, deserving of dignity.”
I see it all the time online: Someone wanting a little peace, or empathy, or respect is told that they’re asking too much. I’ve read over and over some variation of “grow up”. It gets tiresome reading “The world isn’t fair.” The world isn’t fair; not on a scale that humans can understand. Children who […]
Early voter turnout has been seriously impressive during these first few days. It’s not possible, yet, to know where the votes are landing, but there is a solid chance that we’ll break records this year. The problem is that this massive turnout seems to be largely driven by anger. I’m sorry, anger is too soft […]
Unitarian Universalism is sometimes portrayed, even by UUs, as a religion for individuals. You are responsible for your own theology. You have to develop your own relationship with the divine. You have to choose your level of commitment and involvement. Those things are all true. But, Unitarian Universalism is a covenantal religion. It is made […]
The Cambridge Platform is the original document on which the UUA bases its governance structure. It recognizes two distinct types of Minister: Pastors and Teachers, placing them on even footing as “Officers of the Church”. We’ve moved away from that over the last 370 years. This year, we are being asked to consider our roots. […]
In the tradition of the Iroquois (as well as a number of other Native American cultures) there are three sisters who are essential to the health of the community. They each have different needs and talents, but it makes them an amazing team. Individually they would be hard to raise and none of them could […]