“Unitarian Universalism is a fierce belief in the way of freedom and reverence for the sacred dignity of each individual. With Jefferson we “have sworn eternal hostility against every tyranny over the mind.”Unitarian Universalism is cooperation with a universe that created us. It is a celebration of life. It is being in love with goodness and justice. It is a sense of humor about absolutes.Unitarian Universalism is faith in people, hope for tomorrow’s child, confidence in a continuity that spans all time. It looks not to a perfect heaven, but toward a good earth. It is respectful of the past, but not limited to it. It is trust in growing and conspiracy with change. It is spiritual responsibility for a moral tomorrow.” – Edward Schempp.
Schempp was the plaintiff in the 1963 Supreme Court case that declared mandatory Bible reading in public schools unconstitutional.
For years I searched for a way to combine the religious passion I felt for our world with a movement of like-hearted and like-minded individuals willing to work to make the “Kingdom of God” not some hope for a future heaven, but a reality we are called to bring to the here and now. That search led me eventually to a small, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and to two saving lines of Grace… the Gospel of Unitarian Universalism…
The Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Person
The Interdependent Web of all Existence of which We are a Part
Unitarian Universalism is the saving grace that gave me hope that religion could be a positive force for transformational change in our world… but it also was a positive force for that same transformational change in my own life. A Liberal Religious Faith founded not on one particular doctrine or scripture, but rather on the willingness to grow with knowledge, to learn from human experience (including religious experience in the form of scripture) and find the true nature of religion not in particular beliefs, but in the relationships between us all.
I invite you to explore this Liberal Religious Faith, whether it is something that speaks to your spirit and soul or not.
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