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LEADER RESOURCE 1: Unitarian Universalism's Roots

Participants brainstorm their own set of Unitarian Universalist Roots in Activity 3. This list is provided as a resource from which facilitators can draw examples for the group. It is by no means exhaustive!

From the Six Sources:

Christian teachings

Jewish teachings

Humanist thought

Experience of "transcendent mystery and wonder"

Wisdom from the world's religions

Teachings of Earth-centered traditions

Philosophical/Theological Roots:

Reason in religion

The sacred is always unfolding

Freedom of belief and practice

Respect for differing viewpoints

Recognition of and respect for interdependence

Practice-Based Roots:

Prayer and meditation in worship

Sharing of joys and concerns

Inclusivity and welcome

Working for the common good

Caring for our planet

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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