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Beliefs about God
Unitarian Universalism is a home for people who hold a wide range of theological views. On the UUA website, read a statement about belief pluralism in our faith; this web page links to information about how Unitarian Universalism specifically embraces Christian, humanist, Theist/Deist, atheist/agnostic and other faith perspectives.
The Council for Secular Humanism is a North American "organization for non-religious people... who find meaning and value in life without looking to a god." The organization publishes Free Inquiry magazine.
Individuals in Search
The 2008 Beacon Press book Surprised by God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion thoughtfully and engagingly describes author Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg's winding spiritual and philosophical path from atheism to the rabbinate.
Bringing God Home: A Traveler's Guide chronicles the personal and professional struggles which led Unitarian Universalist minister Rev. Forrest Church's into his quest for God.
Humanism and Theism
Read about humanism on the Unitarian Universalist Association website: "Humanism: Theological Diversity in Unitarian Universalism."
The Rev. Tom Owen-Towle's book Wrestling with God: A Unitarian Universalist Guide for Skeptics and Believers (Barking Rocks Press, 2002), available from inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop, also deals with the dialogue between Humanism and Theism in our denomination. Read an excerpt online.
The Faith in Action activity in this session deals with basic human needs. See the United Nations web pages to discover the human rights the UN has affirmed are necessary for a person's basic survival and well being. Find full text as well as simplified-language versions of the Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration of Rights of the Child.