Session 8 – Unitarian Universalism

Session 8 – Unitarian Universalism

Topics:  The Spirituality of the Five Smooth Stones: Hope, Love, Justice, Courage, and Joy/Faith. The 7 Principles of the UUA.

Resources:

Guiding Principles for a Free Faith (The Five Smooth Stones of Religious Liberalism)

UUA Principles and Sources

Reflection Questions for Journaling:

 

  • How do I feel about individualism being inadequate for a liberal faith?
  • What is my emotional reaction to JLA’s idea that God is the inescapable commanding reality that sustains and transforms all meaningful existence?
  • How do I feel about the importance of the model of biblical prophetic witness?
  • How comfortable am I with the idea of my privileges?
  • What’s my reaction to the idea that spirituality cannot be divorced from justice?
  •  Does the concept of ultimate optimism ring true for me?
  •  What’s my emotional reaction to the idea that I am a part of the creative, sustaining, transforming reality?
  •  What if the 5th stone was called “faith” instead of joy? How would I feel about that?
  •  How do I feel about the 7 principles of the UUA?
  •  How do I feel about the Five Smooth Stones being the cornerstone of Unitarian Universalism?

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