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In "A Place of Wholeness," a Tapestry of Faith program
Our religious education nurtures both roots and wings; the roots of community and shared values, and the wings of the free mind and creative spirit. —— Rev. Pat Hoertdoerfer, "Education for Religion as Relationship"
In Today's Workshop...
Today's story used the metaphor of "roots and wings" to talk about our faith tradition——past, present, and future. We heard and discussed a sermon by Rev. Joshua Mason Pawelek about ancestors. We learned about our roots by reading quotes and actions and connecting them with core values of Unitarian Universalism. We then explored the widely held assumption that as Unitarian Universalists "we can believe anything we want" in the context of the "free and responsible search for truth and meaning" (fourth Principle). We also reflected on how our faith leads us to believe, feel, and act when it comes to roots (tradition) and wings (living and acting).
How do you live out the free and responsible search for truth and meaning? In what ways do you act as a co-creator of the future of Unitarian Universalism?
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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