Topic: Podcasts

Parenting as a Spiritual Practice

We often think about meditation, religious rituals, or pilgrimages as spiritual practices. Yet the journey of parenting also offers us opportunities to grow spiritually as we embrace change every day. In addition to Rev. Maria Cristina, you will hear testimonials from Xiomara Tapia, Bethany Salway, Mary Lou Schuler, Michelle Lovett-Fink, and Amy Pete & Inés Thiebaut.

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Making Room

Inspired by the Latin American tradition of Las Posadas, we reflect upon the meaning and practice of radical hospitality. Beth Ogilvie shares a step-by-step process for creating intercultural acceptance, starting from irritation or judgment and moving to mindfulness, then curiosity, then openness and learning, then generosity, ending with grace.

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What We Believe: Diversity in Theology

Unitarian Universalism is predominantly a faith of “come-inners,” those who joined the church as adults, with a minority of “born-inners,” those who were born or grew up as UUs. We may come from the faith tradition of our childhood, or we may come from no faith tradition at all. Most of us have in common, however, the experience of being raised in a tradition other than Unitarian Universalism. Stories abound of UU congregants saying, “I Read the rest

Who We Are: Our Liberal Faith Tradition

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religious tradition that was formed from the consolidation of two religions: Unitarianism and Universalism. Both religions have long histories and have contributed important theological concepts that remain central to Unitarian Universalism. Since the merger of the two denominations in 1961, Unitarian Universalism has nurtured its Unitarian and Universalist heritages to provide a strong voice for social justice and liberal religion.

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Coming Home Like Rivers to the Sea

Join us as we gather for our annual water ceremony to welcome another year together and recommit ourselves to our shared spiritual journeys and ministries. The Water Ceremony ritual was created in 1980 by two Unitarian Universalist women—Carolyn McDade and Lucile Schuck Longview. They considered water as more than simply a metaphor; That water is elemental and primary, calling forth feelings of awe and reverence. Today, this ritual speaks to our connectedness to one another, … Read the rest