Merry Christmas, Humanists
Millions of Humanists celebrate Christmas joyfully, meaningfully, and authentically, without pretending to be Christians or grinchishly trying to take anything away from them.
Interdependent Web: During the season of merry, we cannot look away
A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.
Holiday traditions, tangled up like lights
The holiday season can be a tangled web of memory, tradition, longing, and joy.
Looking for the Christmas spirit
Santa isn’t doing it for me this year, but the shepherds give me hope.
‘It’s the heart of what we do’
Nineteen years on, a church’s annual Christmas Day Dinner brings the community closer than ever.
What to do about Christmas?
A Unitarian Universalist family rejects, then embraces, holiday season rituals and traditions.
The still point and the work of Christmas
Joy and celebration are worthy of the time we spend on them. The small moment of the candle being lit while singing ‘Silent Night’ is that important.
Spreading Christmas cheer one tree at a time
Christmas Tree Santas, a nonprofit founded by a UU, gives trees to families in need.
Seeing your sanctuary in a different light
Candlelight transforms a meetinghouse for Christmas Eve.
Religious pluralism was as much a part of our lives as the Southern drawl that flavored our interactions.
Charles Follen’s Christmas tree
How a man whose passions were religious freedom and the abolition of slavery came to be known as the father of American Christmas trees.
Who gets to tell Jesus’s story?
A single story may win, but the alternate stories do not fully disappear.