The Rev. Dr. Lawrence Peers, a UU minister and senior consultant with the Alban Institute, moderated the event. In his opening remarks, Peers said that our numbers limit our influence, even if “we cast long shadows.” But then he asked, “How big is our faith? How big is our faith to hold and heal ourselves and others, to grapple with the emerging twenty-first century? How big is our faith to propel us in directions that are truly liberating for human souls and human peoples?”
Selections from each featured speaker are linked to below. Read or watch their complete lectures at minnslectures.org.
To avoid decline, Unitarian Universalism must risk offering heart, spirituality, and blessing.
by Christine Robinson
Our Shadow Side
Unitarian Universalism is a religious movement that no longer takes religion seriously.
by Marilyn Sewell
The Threat of Fundamentalism
Unitarian Universalists must boldly participate in the religious marketplace of ideas.
by Rosemary Bray McNatt
A Spirit of Fierce Unrest
It is time for each Unitarian Universalist congregation to find its greatness.
by Vanessa Southern
Willing to Be Changed by What We've Started
Universalism resonates with people of all races, but our churches do not. Yet.
by Robert Hardies
Faith Takes Practice
Our religious ancestors recognized each day as a chance to form their spiritual character.
by Ken Beldon
- 2011 Minns Lectures. Full texts and video. (minnslectures.org)