Category Archive: Religion

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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Sharing Our Stories

One of the best things about being UUA president is that I have the good fortune to work with dedicated, idealistic and highly capable people. Our staff cares deeply about Unitarian Universalism and they are deeply committed to our core values. The people I work most closely with, the heads of our staff groups, also …

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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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From the Road: Interfaith Rituals

Among the greatest gifts of crossing religious and cultural boundaries is that we come to understand ourselves more clearly. On this trip to Japan I had the opportunity to visit briefly other religious partners: the Konko Church of Izuo (a modern Shinto movement), the Tsubaki Grand Shrine (one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan …

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From the Road: Hiroshima

The word “Hiroshima” has become synonymous with the horrors of nuclear war. Unfortunately, we need to be horrified now and then. We need to see and feel just how terrible war is and how particularly horrifying nuclear war would be. A visit to Hiroshima’s Peace Park and the Memorial Museum both succeed and fail in …

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