Be ours a religion which, like sunshine, goes everywhere. — Theodore Parker, 19th-century Unitarian minister and abolitionist
The theme of this session is "Our search for beliefs comes from sources of love." Children learn that Unitarian Universalists have the freedom to build our own theology; we affirm our UU Principles, yet we are not required to believe any one thing.
Unitarian Universalism is unique in that it does not have one creed, but invites us to examine many sources of wisdom to find those which ring true for us personally. By encouraging spiritual growth in this way, our congregations attract people from many different religious traditions who hold a variety of religious beliefs.
The story is presented as a short play and the activities in this session invite participants to think about what is sacred to them and others.
This session will:
- Introduce the Unitarian Universalist fourth Principle, that each person is free to search for what is true and right in life
- Demonstrate the variety of sources of religious belief and practice in Unitarian Universalism
- Develop appreciation of the diversity of religious belief in our faith.
- Learn that Unitarian Universalist beliefs come from many different sources
- Understand that sacred symbols have meaning and purpose in a variety of religious traditions
- Represent their own important feelings as symbols.