Tse: ‘Do the one thing you can do’

The Rev. Karen Tse (©Nancy Pierce)

Hundreds of people gathered in a large hall at the Phoenix Convention Center for the Service of the Living Tradition, the annual worship service that recognizes milestones for Unitarian Universalist ministers and other religious professionals. The Rev. Sarah Lammert, director of ministries for the Unitarian Universalist Association, welcomed the congregation. A video recording and a […]

‘We are not here to implement iChurch’

General Assembly banner, Phoenix, Ariz. (©Nancy Pierce)

“We are the iChurch,” said the Rev. Dr. Fredric J. Muir in his 2012 Berry Street Lecture, “From iChurch to Beloved Community: Ecclesiology and Justice,” in which he offered a strong critique of what he sees as a disturbing commitment to individualism within Unitarian Universalism today. In addition to individualism, Muir also pointed to Unitarian […]

Commission on Appraisal continues study of ministry and authority

The Rev. Barbara Child, chair of the Commission on Appraisal, reported to the Sunday morning Plenary session for the Commission. “Unitarian Universalists far and wide have expressed excitement about our current study called, ‘Who’s in charge here?: The complex relationship between ministry and authority’.” She said the Commission has been engaging in a “focus group […]

Ministry honored, examined in Service of the Living Tradition

Watch live streaming video from uuaga at livestream.com The Rev. Michael A. Schuler offered an appraisal of ministerial authority during his sermon at the Service of the Living Tradition Thursday night, saying that respect for the office of minister has fluctuated over the last 200 years but has never been so low as it is […]

Meadville Lombard announces new theological university

During Saturday morning’s plenary session, the Rev. Dr. Lee Barker, president of Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, made a special announcement: “It gives me great pleasure to tell you that last week the boards of trustees of both Meadville Lombard Theological School and Andover Newton Theological School voted to co-found a new multifaith theological […]

Board report: UUA governance ‘ready for transformation’

The UUA board reported on its activities this past year at the Saturday morning plenary. Four at-large trustees, including Charlie King, a member of the First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn, N.Y., the Rev. José Ballester, minister of the Bell Street Chapel in Providence, the Rev. Jeanne Pupke, minister of First UU Church of Richmond, […]


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