Tuesday, March 4, 2008
This week at uuworld.org: Raising committed UUs.
Bill Doherty's cover story in the Spring UU World, "Home Grown Unitarian Universalism," raises lots of provocative ideas. He describes the efforts of a group of UU adults in the Minneapolis/St Paul area to explore Unitarian-Universalist history and theology. What makes the group interesting is their conviction that UU kids grow up without an adequate sense of their own religious heritage in large part because the adults haven't bothered to understand, celebrate, and pass on that heritage. They're trying to bring Unitarian Universalism's heritage into their homes, not just into their churches. One fruit of their Family Chalice Project, which Doherty describes at the end of the article, is an intergenerational, home-based community event called the "Sources Supper" — something like a UU history seder.
From the archives, Barbara Wells ten Hove laments that UUs often describe Unitarian Universalism as a "religion of exiles." She writes: "Too often lifelong Unitarian Universalists are left out of the story of our religion. We are made to feel that if we lack an experience of exile, we are not truly UU."
In the news, Don Skinner reports on UU-sponsored drop-in centers and support groups for gay teens. Jane Greer reports that a small Pennsylvania church is struggling to raise money to clean up an oil spill on their property.
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