In December we hear carols proclaiming “Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All!” We never achieve that goal, but having it allows us to do good in the world. In this third sermon of eight in the series on UU Principles, we explore the meaning and value of the Sixth Principle.
In this second of eight sermons on Unitarian Universalist Principles, we look at the Fifth Principle. Unitarian Universalist congregations and our association function democratically and promote the same in the world. And just as the Qur’an says there is no compulsion in matters of faith, the individual conscience remains free.
Channing was a flag-bearer in an early-1800s culture war, against a harsh Calvinist orthodoxy. His sermons helped Unitarianism break from Congregationalism and develop a separate identity and theology. Is Channing relevant today, or is he past his sell-by date?
In the spring we responded to the call of UU leaders of color to learn about ways in which, against our best intentions, white supremacy is embedded in beloved structures. Now we answer their call to examine other ways we carry forward an inequitable system and what it looks like.
This year the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. At this service, our GA attendees will share from what they experienced/ learned at GA.