Loss, poetry, and the ballast of faith
My UU faith—and my parents’ lived examples—informed my thinking about living and dying, sustaining and influencing me more than I realized.
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.
We are people who put windows in doors
Putting holes in things that used to be solid is hard. Some days, there is broken glass everywhere. And not all of us are skilled with the metaphorical power tools.
Creating a symbol of our times
‘We need interreligious scholarship that is beyond coexistence and dialogue. That gets to our need for co-resistance.’
Relativism is the Trump card
For Unitarian Universalists, being open-minded must not mean being empty-headed.
Essentials of Humanism
What we are willing to say about the universe and our lives is based exclusively on our own shared experience and reason.
Humanism at 100
Across a century of change, Humanism has continued to evolve.
Fantasize together and wait
A really big decision defies visualization, because the choice itself changes who I will become.
Keeping cyberspace free
What will come of the 1990s’ most astonishing communication development, the World Wide Web—brainchild of a Massachusetts UU, Tim Berners-Lee?
Love your neighbor first, not second
I told our UU middle school ‘Building Bridges’ class that Humanism begins with loving all of our neighbors.
News brief: UU Humanists describe talks with UUA president about Boy Scouts
UU Humanists express disappointment that UUA has not issued ‘strong and immediate refutation’ of Boy Scouts’ ‘belief in God’ language.
Seeing Joseph Priestley whole
He’s more than just the discoverer of oxygen and soda water, and not just incidentally a Unitarian.