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  • We declare that there are many paths to the sacred. We hold fast to the notion that one religion does not hold all the truth for all time, not even Unitarian Universalism. We maintain that a free, open, and respectful dialogue is one of the primary ways our theological perspectives evolve and grow.
    Quote | By Sheri Prud’homme | April 25, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #UUAGA, Pluralism, Sacred, Truth, UUA Bylaws, Vision for UUism
  • … increasing religious plurality in our congregations has brought in perspectives and practices from earth-based religions of many kinds, amplifying an understanding of humankind as one part of a great interconnected web of all existence and deepening our humility and reverence for the web of life.
    Quote | By Sheri Prud’homme | April 25, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #UUAGA, Earth, Earth-Centered, Humility, Pluralism, Reverence, UUA Bylaws, Vision for UUism
  • We affirm the power of Love to heal what is broken, to hold us together across pluralities of diverse religious practices and beliefs, to hold us when things fall apart, to grow our capacities, and to guide us as we return again and again in our families and communities to side with Love.
    Quote | By Sheri Prud’homme | April 25, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #UUAGA, Growth, Healing, Love, Pluralism, UUA Bylaws, Vision for UUism
  • In a patchwork quilt, each piece of fabric contains a story in itself—where, when, and how it was made; what other garment or fabric it once was part of; who created and touched the fabric. Sewn together, the quilt collectively tells other stories…
    Quote | By Sheri Prud’homme | April 25, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #UUAGA, Community, Interdependence, UUA Bylaws, Vision for UUism
  • We proclaim with Love on our side: Our bodies are sacred. Our minds are blessed. Our spirits are beloved.
    Chalice Lighting | By Karishma Gottfried | April 24, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Body, Fat Liberation, Grace, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Love, Sacred, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Today, we are charged to remember. To know that as we live together in community, we are also in community with the silently singing lives in the vast congregation of the earth as well... Let us remember, and then act.
    Reading | By Irene Glasse, Rebekah Savage | April 24, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Animals, Connections, Earth, Earth Day, Earth-Centered, Environment, Nature, Sacred, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • When I remember to orient myself within the bigger picture, it recalibrates my perspective.
    Reflection | By Kat Liu | April 24, 2024 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Balance, Worship
  • Remembering the proposed Unitarian Universalist Association's Article 2 values is as easy as counting on your fingers!
    Time for All Ages | By Emily C. Jones | April 19, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #Article2, Equity, Generosity, Interdependence, Justice, Love, Pluralism, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism
  • When we are engaged in acts of love, we humans are at our best and most resilient… If the goal was to increase the love, rather than winning or dominating a constant opponent, I think we could actually imagine liberation from constant oppression.
    Reading | By Adrienne Maree Brown | April 19, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Community, Freedom, Leadership, Love, Oppression, Wisdom, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Crows found ways to adapt to our concrete forests but we have not yet found ways to make sure we are in balance with the rest of creation.
    Reflection | By Christine Slocum | April 17, 2024 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Animals, Earth, Earth Day, Earth-Centered, Interdependence, Nature, Worship
  • Some geologists believe that gases from the earth caused the Delphic oracle’s fits of passion and her prophecies. But the scientific answer does not mean the Greeks were foolish to believe they had a relationship with Apollo; it does not erase the relationship they had with their gods.
    Time for All Ages | By Julie Rigano | April 12, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Belief, Faith, Mystery, Nature, Reason, Science, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Disturbance opens the terrain for transformative encounters… Humanists, not used to thinking with disturbance, connect the term with damage. But disturbance, as used by ecologists, is not always bad—and not always human.
    Reading | By Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing | April 10, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Change, Environment, Interdependence, Nature
  • All organisms make ecological living places, altering earth, air, and water... In the process, each organism changes everyone’s world.
    Reading | By Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing | April 10, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Animals, Connections, Environment, Interdependence, Nature, Science, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Here we engage in a holy alchemy, finding beauty in the ordinary and life in the present.
    Opening | By Kim Mason | April 6, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Beauty, Community, Connections, Solidarity, Transformation, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • A centering practice for meetings, gatherings or worship in person or online.
    Meditation | By Lauren Wyeth | April 4, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Body, Connections, Contemplation, Immanence, Love, Mindfulness, Spiritual Practice, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • If you have come here tonight on Rosh Hashanah and feel that there is nothing to examine, no wound in your life to heal, no relationship to repair—then I hope you will listen especially closely to the shofar.
    Quote | By Angela Buchdahl | April 4, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Brokenness, Grief, Healing, Judaism, Reconciliation, Rosh Hashanah, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We come from many places—along different paths, bringing different truths.
    Chalice Lighting | By Pat Uribe-Lichty | March 31, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Community, Diversity, Healing, Justice, Peace, Unity, Wholeness, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Prayers to be said on the four Sundays of Advent while lighting the Advent candle wreath.
    Prayer | By Elizabeth Mount | March 29, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Advent, Christianity, Hope, Joy, Love, Patience, Peace, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Let this year be a clean slate for new beginnings.
    Prayer | By Addae Ama Kraba | March 29, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Beginnings, Courage, Creativity, Empathy, New Year, Peace, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • I look up and experience her music as a Beatitude of Peace, a feathery sonnet that rings of grace and hope...
    Poetry | By Jennifer Pratt-Walter | March 29, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Courage, Hope, Love, Nature, Peace

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