Monday, February 12, 2007
This week at uuworld.org: Our theological center.
"Unitarian Universalism often plays better to a graduate-school crowd than a middle-school crowd," writes Galen Guengerich, co-minister of All Souls Church in New York City, but UUs do themselves — and their children — a disservice by keeping things complicated. He proposes centering Unitarian Universalist theology on an idea that children and adults can practice every day. "In the same way that Judaism is defined by obedience, Christianity by love, and Islam by submission," Guengerich writes, "I believe that Unitarian Universalism should be defined by gratitude." His essay is featured in the Spring issue of UU World, which goes in the mail later this week.
In the news, Jane Greer profiles 14-year-old UU Annie Arnzen of Andover, Mass., who has raised more than $10,000 for a Botswanan orphanage where she volunteered last year. I report on the January meeting of the UUA Board of Trustees, where President William G. Sinkford introduced a plan to increase ministry opportunities for people of color. And Sonja Cohen rounds up a week's worth of Unitarian Universalists in the media.
Update: In honor of Charles Darwin's 198th birthday, here are a few articles from the UU World archives about evolution and Unitarian Universalism: "Church offers classes on science of evolution," Don Skinner (4.28.06); "Welcome to the ecozoic era: The wonder of evolution," Amy Hassinger (2.15.06); "Human origins and human futures: Darwin and bio-engineering," Dan Cryer (3.1.04); "Science and its metaphors," Christopher L. Walton (11.1.03).
Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 12 February 2007 at 7:44 AM