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Unitarian Universalist Pagans

Page history last edited by Yvonne 10 years, 10 months ago

 

In 1995, a Sixth Source was added to the Principles and Purposes of Unitarian Universalism. It states that the living tradition shared by UUs draws from "Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature" For some UUs this may mean a Pagan spirituality. For other UUs it may mean a Humanist, Native American, or other nature-honoring path.

 

UUs are dedicated to the right of conscience, the personal search for spiritual truth, and freedom from dogmatism. UUs are also dedicated to "respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part." Thus, many UUs who do not embrace Paganism as their personal spiritual truth still understand and accept Paganism as part of the UUA's religious pluralism.

 

However, human beings being what they are, opinions vary on the inclusion of a Pagan theology within the UUA. Each individual UU congregation has its own personality, and may be either supportive or skeptical. Most congregations are at least tolerant of Paganism as a spiritual expression within Unitarian Universalism. Many congregations have welcomed UU Pagans and have an active Pagan presence among their membership. -- from About CUUPS

 

 

See also:

  • Unitarian Earth Spirit Network (UK)
  • Six sources of Unitarianism by Craig Beam (Canada)
  • Paganism 101 - a course by Fritz Muntean and Louise Bunn

       "Today’s Pagans revere the Earth and all its creatures. We see all life as interconnected, and we strive to attune ourselves to the cycles of nature. Our practices are rooted in a belief in immanence – the concept of divinity residing within.

       "The many Modern Pagans who’ve found a home in the Unitarian community are grounding our work in the rational structure, the intellectual balance, and the humanist core values that have descended to us from the Enlightenment. We’re working to develop a religiosity that is entirely compatible with, and complimentary to, modern Unitarian rationality."

 

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