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Merry Christmas, Humanists

Life

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.

Doug Muder | 12/24/2018

Interdependent Web: During the season of merry, we cannot look away

Blog

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.

Heather Christensen | 12/21/2018

Holiday traditions, tangled up like lights

Life

Holiday traditions, tangled up like lights

The holiday season can be a tangled web of memory, tradition, longing, and joy.

Meg Barnhouse | 12/21/2017

Looking for the Christmas spirit

Life

Looking for the Christmas spirit

Santa isn’t doing it for me this year, but the shepherds give me hope.

Lynn Ungar | 12/11/2017 | Winter 2017

‘It’s the heart of what we do’

Congregational life

‘It’s the heart of what we do’

Nineteen years on, a church’s annual Christmas Day Dinner brings the community closer than ever.

Heather Beasley Doyle | 12/19/2016 | Winter 2016

What to do about Christmas?

Life

What to do about Christmas?

A Unitarian Universalist family rejects, then embraces, holiday season rituals and traditions.

Michelle Richards | 12/14/2015

The still point and the work of Christmas

Spirit

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.

Jude Geiger | 12/24/2015 | Winter 2015

Spreading Christmas cheer one tree at a time

Life

Spreading Christmas cheer one tree at a time

Christmas Tree Santas, a nonprofit founded by a UU, gives trees to families in need.

Donald E. Skinner | 12/7/2015 | Winter 2015

Seeing your sanctuary in a different light

Spiritual landmarks

Seeing your sanctuary in a different light

Candlelight transforms a meetinghouse for Christmas Eve.

Sonja L. Cohen | 12/16/2014 | Winter 2014

Embracing ‘and’

Life

Embracing ‘and’

Religious pluralism was as much a part of our lives as the Southern drawl that flavored our interactions.

Jaclyn Kottman | 6/9/2014 | Summer 2014

Charles Follen’s Christmas tree

Looking back

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.

Kris Willcox | 12/23/2013 | Winter 2013

Who gets to tell Jesus’s story?

Bookshelf

Who gets to tell Jesus’s story?

A single story may win, but the alternate stories do not fully disappear.

Parisa Parsa | 12/9/2013 | Winter 2013

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