All these people, and others who label their beliefs still differently, are faithful Unitarian Universalists committed to the practice of free religion. We worship, sing, play, study, teach, and work for social justice together as congregations-all the while remaining strong in our individual convictions.
I’ve become facinated by Unitarian Universalism. It’s the first religion I’ve ever found that follows most of my own beliefs. And of course its leaders are anti-Bush and anti-war, pro-same sex marriages, and are extremely tollerant of religious beliefs, so that does make it even more appealing. I must certainly read more on this church.
Julian Bond delivered the 79th Ware Lecture with stinging eloquence, deriding a “President who talks like a populist and governs for the privileged,” one political party that “is shameless and the other spineless,” and an administration aiming from several fronts at dismantling more than 40 years’ work building a framework for civil rights enforcement.
There is a right-wing conspiracy, he said, and it is a wide network “whose enemies are legion—women and minorities who do not know their place, an expansive culture free from suppression of the past, and an America growing more diverse every day.”