Category Archive: Liberal Religion

Supporting Marriage Equality

I am proud of the way Unitarian Universalists have been leaders in the full acceptance of LGBT people. We have been leaders in the faith community on issues of gender equality. I am proud of the way we have “walked our talk” with the acceptance of LGBT clergy in our congregations. In recent years, our …

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From the Road: Meadville Lombard Commencement

I love graduations. They are wonderful celebrations that also put us in mind of some of our core values—hope, high aspirations, honoring human accomplishment, mutual support. Besides, at graduations people are so happy that it is contagious. Like weddings, graduations also turn out to be reunions of family and friends. I had the privilege of …

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On Women’s Rights

I am deeply disturbed by the recent flurry of attacks on women’s rights. I am especially troubled by how religious fundamentalism is used to justify taking away rights from women. The fact is that our major religious traditions have within them both liberating visions and histories that give legitimacy to unspeakable oppression. Think for a …

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Beacon Press: Our Voice

I’m immensely proud of the work of our Beacon Press – Unitarian Universalism’s voice for good in the world. Over the years Beacon has published a stunning collection of books that have profoundly influenced our culture such as James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son and Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, and more recent …

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Lighten Up

With dog puppet “Theodore Barker” in UU Church of Bloomington, IN.

I have always been fascinated by why some congregations grow and thrive while others decline and struggle. I have read any number of studies on the subject. Lately I have noticed something that healthy congregations have in common, something that I don’t see talked about much in the literature or in workshops on membership. It …

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