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Unitarian Universalist Church

Corporations as Sovereign

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

"Persons" who are not subject to the same laws as the rest of us, who are able to force their employees to follow the same religious restriction they hold, who can control elections without accountability or transparency, and who can act with impunity sound awfully like the monarchs of old.

Daily Meditation: Survivors

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.26.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Prodigal Gay Uncle

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Catholic doctrine states that homosexual acts are "intrinsically disordered." As I came to a more mature awareness of my homosexuality, there were always people claiming that they learned love from Christ, yet they built a wall between gays and Jesus.

The Nature of Evil

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 05.31.2014 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

One of the oldest surviving stories in human history is about the birth of murder. In Hebrew (and later Christian) scriptures, the story of two brothers, Cain and Abel, teaches us about the mythic first atrocity: brother killing brother.

Daily Meditation: Blessing Our Food

Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Religious Counterculture: An Open Letter to Religious Liberals

Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons

We've become liberal about our liberalism, to our own detriment and that of the world. What if we could restore the radical edge and dynamic energy of religious liberalism? What would the world look like if, instead of advertising religion lite, religious liberals became the most observant people around?

Happy Heretical Holidays

Ellen Snortland | Posted 02.08.2014 | Comedy
Ellen Snortland

I'm in search of more inclusive ways to celebrate the Yuletide season. 'Tis the season! Time to roll out tired images of Fat-ass Santa and his enslav...

What Should Church Look Like?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Frida Berrigan

I am a Catholic in waiting -- waiting for my church to remember the Gospels, to be a justice and peace-seeking community, to be fully inclusive of women and to be welcoming to people who are not heteronormative.

Not All Like That? If You Say So

Sue Kerr | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

When I first heard about Dan Savage's NALT ("Not All Like That") Christians Project, which features videos by Christians who are not anti-LGBT haters, I was very skeptical. In fact, I was so skeptical that I ignored it. But I had this niggling curiosity.

Called to Peace

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

There is no magic missile that will nurture peace. When we err on the side of expediency, some movement may happen in the direction we hope, but often the underlying problems will remain.

Isn't a Humanist Military Chaplain an Oxymoron?

Tom Carpenter | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Must a military chaplain believe in God? We shall soon find out the answer to that question and it will inform us if the Chaplain Corps truly understands what the Constitution and the Supreme Court say about religious liberty.

Contemporary Racial Inequity: A Statement of Faith

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

It is time that our communities of faith formed partnerships to do the work of affirming and promoting our first and fifth principles -- our understanding of the inherent worth and dignity of every person and our commitment to the democratic process in our society.

Welcoming Unitarian Universalists Home to Humanism

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

Many UU leaders and quite a few individual congregations have openly moved away from viewing a humanist approach, free from theistic declarations, as the appropriate neutral philosophical place for all UUs to convene. It hasn't gone unnoticed, but the issue rarely gets addressed directly and openly. It's time for that to change.

Faith as a Way

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

Faith is about finding ourselves again; helping our neighbor do the same; and trying to figure out how together we might heal the places of brokenness in our lives and the world around us. Faith demands that we keep a place for hope and meaning at our center.

How to Be Good

James Ishmael Ford | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
James Ishmael Ford

First, be aware of our own hearts. We mainly can do this by taking time regularly to sit down, shut up, and pay attention. There are numerous variations on this, find the one that works for you.

Unitarianism: Universalism Unlimited

KidSpirit | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
KidSpirit

Unitarian Universalism parallels some of the most important trends in American society, both politically and socially.

The Boy Scouts' Half-Measure May Hasten the End of Discrimination

Dan Kennedy | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Dan Kennedy

With the BSA finally dragging itself into the late 20th century, can the 21st be far behind? The answer, I hope, is that the time to end discrimination has arrived. But it isn't going to be accomplished without a lot of strife.

The Ego in Christianity

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

When a Christian goes out of their way to say Jesus condemns you for your love, they are taking Jesus' name in vain. They are lifting up their own personal views above the Christian message.

The Spirituality of Kink: With Raven Kaldera

Amy Shiner | Posted 03.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

When is -- if there is -- a right time to come out to my congregation?

Liberal Theology And The Uncertainness Of God

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

Our theology is both a faith statement and a process of reflection. Our faith teaches us that we can expect to continue to be inspired, to learn from one another, and to seek out that spiritual growth.

Be Not Afraid

Rev. Peter Morales | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter Morales

Today, as another election season winds down, our attention moves from an intense focus on candidates, ballot initiatives and political tactics to reflection on what it all means and anticipation of what is to come. Once again, it is time to take the long view.

Saying Goodbye To Tolerance

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

In spite of our long history and tradition of tolerance, I am finding myself increasingly intolerant -- specifically, of the theology and practice of many evangelical Christians. But I say this with some real sorrow, and some measure of guilt.

Belief, Faith And Unrest

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 12.13.2012 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

If one's faith is entirely dedicated to adherence to right beliefs, when those beliefs are challenged or insulted, so too is one's religious life. Such an affront to the mind's assessment of right and wrong can result in extreme emotional responses.

Is This The Secular But Spiritual's Church?

USA Today | Bob Smietana | Posted 10.05.2012 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) For Nathan De Lee, going to church as a kid was an ordeal. De Lee, a Unitarian Universalist, grew up in rural Kansas, where ...

Are Smart People Miserable?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

The truth is, happiness is hard work, no matter what your IQ, age, weight, or marital status. Happiness doesn't come to you, you have to create it.