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Monday, January 22, 2007

This week at New religious humanism.

William R. Murry proclaims the emergence of a new religious humanism among Unitarian Universalists, one that "offers depth, meaning, and purpose without sacrificing intellectual honesty or the spiritual dimension." Murry, former president of Meadville Lombard Theological School, is the author of a new book, Reason and Reverence: Religious Humanism for the Twenty-first Century.

In the news, Don Skinner writes that many Unitarian Universalists protested President Bush's announcement of a troop "surge" in Iraq. UUA President William Sinkford, in a public letter to Bush, said the announcement "stunningly disregards the wishes of the American people, the advice of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group."

And Sonja Cohen offers her weekly roundup of Unitarian Universalists in the media at's news blog.

Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 22 January 2007 at 7:29 AM

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January 24, 2007 08:04 AM | Permalink for this comment

See Joel Monka's response to William Murry's essay: "So near and yet so far."


February 4, 2007 06:24 PM | Permalink for this comment

Joel Monka writes a follow-up post on the antipathy towards a belief in God that still characterizes many UU congregations. The youth and young adults at FUUSE are discussing Joel's post and asking how to be more welcoming towards liberal Christians and theists.

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