Tuesday, May 27, 2014

UU A Way Of Life theme for June, 2014, the inherent worth and dignity of every person

The UU A Way Of Life will be moving to a theme based format starting in June, 2014. Each month a theme will be chosen around which articles will be related. The first seven months  will be devoted to the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism.

June, 2014, will be focused on the first principle, the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Essays, resources, and other materials are being solicited around this topic. You can leave your ideas, comments, questions in the comments, of send them to davidgmarkham@gmail.com.

4 comments:

  1. Great idea. I can't wait to read what can be said about this principle. Maybe I'll write something myself.

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  2. Inherent worth and dignity was not something my mother understood. She never could see the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch. Looking forward to June's theme.

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  3. What makes equality such a difficult business is that we only want it with our superiors.

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  4. The first principle seems like pretty basic stuff that human beings have never agreed upon over the course of time. Humans have a way of dividing the world into "us" vs. "them" and in some ways with hate talk radio and cable TV the polarization in our American culture seems to be worse than ever. What can bridge the gap and help us to continually enlarge the circle until it is "we" all over the globe. As John Lennon sang, "Imagine".

    I am looking forward to this theme this coming month. My question is, "Is the dichotomous mind necessary?" When we get past the "I/it" to the "Me/we" will have moved a step in the right direction. We need to pray, "Make me one with everything."

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