Taking It Home
I call that mind free which jealously guards its intellectual rights and powers; which does not content itself with a passive or hereditary faith; which opens itself to light whencesoever it may come; which receives new truth as an angel from heaven. — William Ellery Channing, 19th-century Unitarian preacher and writer
Do you have a regular spiritual practice, such as prayer, meditation, journaling, yoga, walking, singing or attending worship? Set aside time on a regular basis for your preferred spiritual practice. If you do not have such a practice, explore different ways to nurture your spirit.
Take home your faith representation. Initiate a conversation with family or friends about what helps them to feel at home in the universe. Their answers might surprise you and make you think more deeply about your own faith.
Find Out More
Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir by Elizabeth J. Andrew (Skinner House, 2005)
The Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide, 5th edition, edited by Peter Morales (Skinner House, 2012)
A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism, revised edition, by John A. Buehrens and Forrest Church (Beacon Press, 1998)
The Cathedral of the World: A Universalist Theology, by Forrest Church (Beacon Press, 2010)
Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People’s History, by John A. Buehrens (Skinner House, 2011)
Being Liberal in an Illiberal Age: Why I Am a Unitarian Universalist, second edition, by Jack Mendelsohn (Boston: Skinner House, 2006)
Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker J. Palmer (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999)
Engaging Our Theological Diversity: A Report by the Unitarian Universalist Commission on Appraisal (Unitarian Universalist Association, 2005)