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Liberal Religion

The Coming Renaissance of Liberal Religious Life

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 07.18.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

This is liberal religion's moment, if only liberal religious leaders will be wise enough to seize it. Americans are changing in dramatic ways on social issues, mostly for the good.

Marcus Borg and the New Face of Christianity

Philip Clayton, Ph.D. | Posted 03.28.2015 | Religion
Philip Clayton, Ph.D.

Why was Marcus Borg an ally for those of us who look for, and seek to bring about, a more just and generous Christianity?

The Bright Future of Liberal Religion

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 11.29.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

What we are seeing in liberal religious circles is not collapse but creative rethinking

A Very Short Introduction To Unitarian Universalism

James Ishmael Ford | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
James Ishmael Ford

In the eighteenth century when Europeans and North Americans noticed they could take the same skills that were revealing the secrets of the natural world to the workings of the mind and heart and even to their religions.

Faith Of A Liberal Buddhist

James Ishmael Ford | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
James Ishmael Ford

This is an issue of some import as we have entered an era where Buddhist thought is cited for various purposes within our culture. And so, who may speak for the tradition?

How To Avoid A Religious Apocalypse: 6 Changes The Church Needs To Make

Christine Organ | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion
Christine Organ

Study after study tells us that Americans are leaving religion in droves, with the number of spiritual but not religious increasing dramatically. Though some of these predictions may be an over-dramatization, significant changes in organized religion are inevitable and necessary.

Dreaming Zion: A Liberal Religious Meditation On Passover

James Ishmael Ford | Posted 05.29.2013 | Religion
James Ishmael Ford

This dream manifests as a spiritual center, this place, this community, where we can look deep into our hearts, and from which, renewed and inspired, we can act in this world with more skill and grace than would otherwise be possible.

How To Be Spiritual But Not Religious In A Way That Actually Helps

James Ishmael Ford | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
James Ishmael Ford

People appear to have all the old needs for some sense of certainty, for some sense of direction, but increasingly find the old ways unhelpful, or even harmful. We are at a time of crisis. And, as people sometimes notice at such moments, we are also at a time of opportunity.

Why We Need to Change The Way We Think About Religion

Christine Organ | Posted 02.12.2013 | Religion
Christine Organ

We must get past our outdated, limiting and formulaic associations with religion, spirituality and faith so that we can move forward with a renewed hope of spiritual and religious progress.

Returning To The Scene Of The Crime: Phoenix, Two Years Later

Rev. Peter Morales | Posted 06.24.2012 | Religion
Rev. Peter Morales

As the president of the Unitarian Universalist Association and a man of faith, I knew it was my obligation to stand in opposition to this draconian legislation that harms immigrants and people of color, tears apart families and destroys the peace of mind within American communities.

Religion Is Divisive and Conservative -- and a Very Good Thing

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Religion rejects the arrogance of those who assume that by virtue of the fact that they are here now, they possess greater insight into the human condition than revered teachers of old.

What It Means To Be A Liberal Person Of Faith

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 02.12.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

There is nothing wrong with being a conservative, of course, but we liberal people of faith like to point out that there are other kinds of believers in America. In fact, there are a lot of us.

Why Americans Dismiss Sin

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Fresh from the jarring experience of Yom Kippur prayer, I find myself wishing that we would struggle with sin more than we do.

The Link Between Education And Views Of Heaven

Posted 10.04.2011 | Religion

By Cathy Lynn Grossman USA Today (RNS) The old wisdom: The more educated you are, the less likely you will be religious. But a new study says educ...

Ecstasy And The Future Of Liberal Religion

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 09.09.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Americans are disenchanted with liberal religion because they crave religious passion and because they are disenchanted with religious institutions and leaders who are seem genuinely afraid of religious feeling.