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.
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.
Several days ago, I received the news that Dr. Finley Campbell passed away. He meant much to me because he became a symbol of resistance in our UU movement to what he and many UUs felt was absurd. He was possibly one of the first … read more.
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.
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.
I’ve just spent four days at the Counterweight Conference out of England on “Liberal Approaches to Diversity and Inclusion”. Even though the workshops are mainly geared to the work place, I think they are very adaptable to our UU congregations. There … read more.
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.
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.