Category: Unitarian Universalism

Bearing witness to a sea change in Unitarian practice

A denomination with no formal creed, a low profile and a strong tradition against proselytizing, Unitarian Universalists — Unitarians for short — are trying something new: a splashy dose of evangelism. Using radio spots, newspaper ads and mass mailers, they hope to spread the word (lower case) about their faith’s openness, diversity and undogmatic approach.

Pulpit politics divide Unitarian church

Unitarian minister gets mixed reviews for sermon accusing Bush administration of terrorism. Unitarian minister Davidson Loehr was roiling with anger when he sat down to finish writing his sermon on a recent Friday. He’d been reading “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” by John Perkins, who paints the U.S. government as a corrupt force willing to sacrifice people for profits. And that Sunday, Feb. 12, Loehr let his fury loose in the sermon’s conclusion. The Bush administration, he told members of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks to fulfill its plan to establish a new world

A Unitarian pastor examines the nature of gasp sin

He warns of self-interest clothed in garb of higher virtue Hitler, Stalin, Saddam and bin Laden are all `agents of evil’ Clergyman Discovers Sin! That dog-bites-man headline commands attention when the clergyman in question leads a New York City congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, which usually stresses optimistic views about humanity. But Rev. Forrest Church deals in traditional concepts more than do some colleagues of his very liberal denomination. The surprise in an article he wrote for the denomination’s U U World magazine was openness to a version of original sin, Christianity‘s belief that each person is tainted by