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Universalism

Wrestling With Ourselves

Daniel Raphael Silverstein | Posted 01.12.2016 | Religion
Daniel Raphael Silverstein

In 1920, Orot ("Lights"), a collection of works by the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, was published, which included an essay c...

Black Lives Matter and the Beauty of Israel: Working on Both With One Soul

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

The day we all pray for will come when we can listen well enough to distinguish, affirm, and support our truest selves. None need be at the expense of the other, and all could use their own dignity back.

Working on Behalf of All Minorities

John Feffer | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
John Feffer

A fundamental element of majority privilege is the blind universality that members of an ethnic, religious, racial or sexual majority often unconsciously embrace. They believe that their perspectives are held -- or should be held -- by everyone.

Do We Stand With Israel?

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

I've found, as a rabbi in a progressive American Jewish community, that our willingness to see the humanity in the face of "the other" far surpasses our historical willingness to see our own family's faces in the same way.

When You Can't Love Someone's God, Then What?

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

As a Universalist deist, I believe that regardless of the claims by various religious apologists, it is humans who are looking up at the sky, imagining what the Divine First Cause might be. We can no more understand its scope than plankton can understand the ocean.

There Are Only Hands And Eyes: Zen Buddhism As Universalism

James Ishmael Ford | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
James Ishmael Ford

Yunyan asked Daowu, "How does the Bodhisattva Guanyin use those many hands and eyes?" Daowu answered, "It is like someone in the middle of the night reaching behind her head for the pillow."

Beyond The Comments: One HuffPoster's Redeeming Story of Her Tumultuous Past

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

Instead, I had a knock down, screaming match with "Whoever the hell is up there!" I laid out my case, my fears, my doubts and I demanded an answer!

Beyond The Comments: One HuffPoster's Redeeming Story Of Her Tumultuous Past

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

Instead, I had a knock down, screaming match with "Whoever the hell is up there!" I laid out my case, my fears, my doubts and I demanded an answer!

The Universe Between Atheism And Fundamentalism

William Grassie | Posted 03.17.2012 | Religion
William Grassie

Between the extremes, there is a possibility: that all religions are partly true, depending on how they are interpreted.

Do Unitarian Universalists Have A Theology?

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.05.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Our contemporary churches are populated with Christians, atheists, humanists, Jews, Buddhists, and even Wiccans. Nevertheless, I will argue that we do have in fact have a theology that has been relatively clear and consistent through time.

The Good News Is Better Than That: Reflections On Hell, Salvation And The Power Of Love

Rob Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rob Bell

If that message and that conviction cause controversy, I'll accept that. Because good news is what we need.

Will 'Love Wins' Win? We're Early In The First Inning ...

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

I imagine Rob Bell feels a lot like I have on many occasions: it's not that the critics have understood what I'm trying to say and have explained why they disagree. They've misrepresented what I'm trying to say and have explained why the misrepresentation is audacious and ludicrous.

What Is Universalism?

Rev. Peter Morales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter Morales

As president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, I am fascinated and encouraged by the current public discourse around Rob Bell and the concept of universalism.

The Rob Bell Controversy: Does Anyone Go To Hell?

David Lose | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
David Lose

Why can't a prominent Christian author question how to reconcile God's incredible love with the notion of condemning souls to eternal torment without being condemned as a heretic?

Christian Author's Book Sparks Charges Of Heresy

cnn.com | Eric Marrapodi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Rob Bell, a pastor and author who has achieved rock star status in the Christian world, is preaching a false gospel, his critics say. And some of thos...