You can love something so much that your affection becomes dangerous and your desire to hold on to it ends up being a strangle hold. And I’m seeing it in Unitarian Universalist congregations right now.
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The goal of religious education in a Unitarian Universalist setting is, in short, to make better citizens of our members; to help them be people who work and fight for a more Just, Compassionate, and Equitable world.
Unitarian Universalism isn’t thee right religion for everyone, and we’re OK with that. They may need more direction, fewer choices to make, or just a different style of worship than the local congregation favors. Some people like a degree of certainty that we just cannot offer in good faith. Many people, though, are looking for […]
Stewardship, according to Merriam-Webster, means 1: the office, duties, and obligations of a steward 2: the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially : the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care So, by taking responsibility for the heritage of Unitarianism and Universalism, by claiming to be UUs, we become stewards and […]
We’ve said before that Unitarian Universalism isn’t going to appeal to everyone. They may decide that they need more direction, fewer options, or just a different style of worship than the local congregation favors. Many people, though, are looking for what we have. We’ve also written that UUs have a responsibility to get our message […]
Unitarian Universalism has a reputation of being the rehabilitation clinic for people who are leaving religion. That is a sad statement on how we view faith. People don’t come to us because they want to leave religion; they come because they want a religion that speaks to a broader world view and inclusion. People aren’t […]
There seems to be some fear in Unitarian Universalism, regarding the whole idea of church. I get it. I really do. A lot of us are walking wounded from the whole church thing, even those of us who grew up within the faith. There’s some association between the idea of hymns and sermons and prayers […]
It is my belief that there is nothing more important that we do at Unitarian Universalist churches than passing down our principles to future generations. I’ve been an Religious Education Committee member and volunteer at each UU church or fellowship I’ve belonged to, wherever life has taken us. I always will be, due to my […]
The Sunday Assembly has been getting a lot of press recently, and a lot of Unitarian Universalists are wondering what they are doing right and why we aren’t doing better. After reading several posts from UU thought leaders including Rev. Tom Schade, Rev. Tony Lorenzen, and Carey McDonald, we wanted to offer some thoughts. Do […]