Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Building Bridges: A World Religions Program for 8th-9th Grades

Spiritual Preparation

Many Unitarian Universalists identify as humanists. Do you? With its emphasis on ongoing examination, the authority of empirical evidence and direct experience, and the importance of what we choose to do for ourselves and others in the here and now, religious Humanism is a fundamental underpinning of Unitarian Universalism.

Consider your core truths. Do you believe in democracy, equal rights, or the inherent worth and dignity of every person? Think about the everyday choices you make. Do they reflect a belief that people have power to better their lives, and the world? Do they acknowledge your human responsibility and capacity to take care of yourself and help others? Do you find the natural world, not a supernatural world, awesome? These are all aspects of humanism.

Unitarian Universalism is a humanistic faith, a free faith that encompasses a diversity of beliefs and understandings of life. How do the beliefs of Humanism affect your daily life? How do they relate to your Unitarian Universalist faith?