Category: Member Voices

A place for members to share stories, experiences, ideas, opinions and creative contributions. Send your contributions to webmaster@europeanuu.org.

Let’s Save the Seven Principles

Opinion, by John Eichrodt, EUU member

Preliminary remarks

For the last several years, there has been considerable concern in UU communities in the U.S. about losing our Seven Principles and thus the core of our UU faith that is expressed in them. This article intends to give … read more.

Room with No View

By Bonnie Friedmann, EUU Secretary and member-at-large

On our recent honeymoon visit to the US over the summer, my German husband and I did something vacationers don’t often do – we visited an American prison. It was the first time either of us have been inside … read more.

Immortality and Paradox

By Floyd Vernon Chandler

The underlying concepts of all religious faiths seem to be rooted in paradox.  We miss the mystical essence of faith when we limit our religious beliefs to the outer shells of creeds, dogmas, doctrines, and rituals.  Theological terms and symbols are mere … read more.

Personal Reflections on the Infinite Spirit of Life

By John Eichrodt, EUU member

Questing for the Infinite Spirit of Life is a life long process. I went through several stages, as I grew conscious of the powerful role of our personal spirituality in guiding and sustaining us in our decisions, in who we become, … read more.

Our Thoughts Are Free

by John Eichrodt, UU Basel

Gevene, our editor of the Unifier, recently asked for contributions to the Unifier.

I tried to think of what would be best to write about. I thought of so many subjects and events that I decided simply to share them with you.

The … read more.

Unitarian Road Trip

by Bettina Lande, Paris Fellowship

A Unitarian Road Trip, according to my definition, is when one or more Unitarians travel, often, but not necessarily, to Unitarian sites or events, and is quite a rarity these past two years.

After not seeing each other at EUU … read more.

War and Peace

by Dallis Radamaker, Netherlands UU Fellowship

June 2, 2022 Thursday

As I begin writing, it is exactly 1:00 pm on an exceptionally beautiful spring day.  My apartment on the third floor of an apartment block in Heemstede is flooded with light. I like to sit here at … read more.

How Much Is Enough?

by Martha Hicks, EUU member at large

 

Enough

No. It will never be enough. Never
enough wind clamoring in the trees,
sun and shadow handling each leaf, never enough clang
of my neighbor hammering,
the iron nails, relenting wood, sound waves
lapping over roofs, … read more.