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How far can Unitarian Universalism’s First Principle go?

Ideas

How far can Unitarian Universalism’s First Principle go?

As national events chip away at my First-Principle practices, I have to wonder: What will be left?

Doug Muder | 9/4/2017

Othering and belonging

Ideas

Othering and belonging

Unitarian Universalism is my theological home, but it doesn’t speak to my black identity.

Darrick Jackson | 9/18/2017 | Fall 2017

A pacifist in wartime

Ideas

A pacifist in wartime

As America joined World War I, the Rev. John Haynes Holmes addressed his congregation on how he would serve his country.

John Haynes Holmes, Daniel McKanan | 9/1/2017 | Fall 2017

Divinity within each person

Spirit

Divinity within each person

Pagan and Earth-centered traditions in Unitarian Universalism.

Jerrie Kishpaugh Hildebrand, Shirley Ann Ranck | 9/1/2017 | Fall 2017

Sin is personal, not just systemic

Ideas

Sin is personal, not just systemic

Does the sin of white supremacy live in us or in the systems beyond us? 

Molly Housh Gordon | 8/9/2017

Second Source language changed preliminarily at General Assembly 2017

General Assembly

Second Source language changed preliminarily at General Assembly 2017

Delegates vote to change ‘woman and men’ to ‘people’ in Second Source; GA will vote again on amendment in 2018.

Kenny Wiley | 6/30/2017

Youth, young adults reflect on being ‘in the middle’ at 2017 General Assembly Synergy Bridging service

Covenant Task Force calls for creation of UU general conferences

General Assembly

Covenant Task Force calls for creation of UU general conferences

Group proposes recurring ecclesiastical conferences, reassessment of UUA organization to move toward effective covenantal relationships.

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/22/2017

Moving beyond ‘whites only’ UU theology

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Moving beyond ‘whites only’ UU theology

Embracing theists is essential to the cultural and spiritual health of Unitarian Universalism.

DeReau K. Farrar | 6/19/2017

Henry David Thoreau, the original none

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Henry David Thoreau, the original none

He wanted nothing to do with the Unitarian church that baptized him, but today’s Unitarian Universalism has embraced his revolutionary ecological, conscientious, and spiritually open approach.

Richard Higgins | 7/10/2017 | Summer 2017

Roger Nash Baldwin, Unitarian co-founder of ACLU

Ideas

Roger Nash Baldwin, Unitarian co-founder of ACLU

Unitarian co-founder of the ACLU helped to define and defend civil liberties.

Kris Willcox | 7/3/2017 | Summer 2017

Innovation time

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Innovation time

President Peter Morales moved the UUA’s headquarters, encouraged entrepreneurs, and stressed immigration justice. His resignation opens a painful and possibly hopeful new chapter in our conversation about racism.

Christopher L. Walton | 6/5/2017 | Summer 2017

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