On a recent evening, Michelle and I walked through the intersection of two quiet streets near our Brussels apartment. On each corner of the intersection, a cherry tree was blooming in the setting sun. We stopped to stare at the blossoms, unexpectedly bright after a … read more.
Author Archives: Tony Zamparutti
As UUs, just as we acknowledge that there is not one truth, so we know there are several moments that can mark a new year. For some it’s the start of the fall when summer ends and school begins; then there are the many different … read more.
Our fall retreat in Bad Homburg brought a swirl of ideas, emotions and goodwill.
Our speaker, Rev. Thandeka, showed us that knowing and understanding are different things; she urged us to bring more emotion into liberal religion and encouraged us to create small groups in which … read more.
The 5th UU principle affirms “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large”. It’s not always easy – democracy can be a clash of values and interests. Nor can we take democracy for granted. The … read more.
September can be a time of beginnings, the start of a new cycle. For EUU, the new officers have up to now always taken office on September 1st — though this tradition is about to change. The Annual General Meeting at the spring retreat in … read more.