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 Spiritual Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir by Elizabeth J. Andrew ( Boston : Skinner House, 2005)
The Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide, 4th edition, edited by William Sinkford (Boston: Skinner House, 1988)
A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism, revised edition, by John A. Buehrens and Forrest Church (Boston: Beacon Press, 1998)
Unitarian Universalism: A Narrative History by David E. Bumbaugh (Chicago: Meadville Lombard Press, 2000)
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 ( Boston : Unitarian Universalist Association, 2005).
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