To Know What Unitarian Universalism Is
The Rev. Galen Guengerich, senior minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City recently wrote this cogent explanation of what defines Unitarian Universalism (UU) as a faith. We re-post the headlines from Rev. Guengerich's meditation, and invite you to read his post "10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Unitarian Universalism", originally appearing on the blog On Faith.
10 Ways to Better know UU:
1. Unitarians played a pivotal role in founding the United States.
2. Religiously speaking, we're in our adolescence.
3. We focus on what we know by experience.
4. Our name refers to historic heresies that matter today.
5. We don't believe in the God many others don't believe in either.
6. We've revised our view of God – and of everything else.
7. We believe that freedom is a consequence of belonging, not its antithesis.
8. We're the gratitude people.
9. The discipline of gratitude calls us to worship together.
10. The ethic of gratitude calls us to serve a broken and needy world.