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Basic Philosophy of the Church (03:14)


Unitarian Universalism has no creed. It affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief, and advancing truth. It welcomes people of all creeds as well as those who have never attended a church.

Core Purpose of Unitarian Universalist Church (01:28)

UUism provides a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion. Experience, conscience, and reason play important roles in the search for truth at the heart of UUA philosophy.

History of Unitarian Universalism (04:12)

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion with Jewish-Christian roots. The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) combines two traditions: the Universalists and the Unitarians. In America, the Transcendentalists came out of the UUism tradition.

Universal Salvation and Concept of Evil (02:42)

The concept of universal salvation recognizes that all humans beings have a spark of the Divine, and consequently all are saved. The concept of "evil" is explained by the capacity of humans to estrange themselves from goodness and God.

Consolidated of Unitarians and Universalists in 1961. (01:57)

The merger of the Unitarians and the Universalists was based on recognition that the two groups shared commonalities in theology and belief in good works. The world population of UUists is approximately 250,000.

Equality and Justice in the Unitarian Universalist Tradition (03:59)

Because of is philosophy of the dignity of all humans beings, the Unitarian Universalists were ahead in the ordination of women as church leaders. Women's rights, civil rights, and marriage equity are essential issues in the UUA.

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service (03:12)

Reverend Louise Green, minister of social justice, discusses the mission of All Souls Church. Sunday services are enthusiastic and energetic. Dynamic music programs and children's programs attract a diverse audience.

Ordination of Ministers in the Unitarian Universalist Church (03:15)

Reverend Shana Lynngood of All Souls Church, Unitarian, in Washington, D.C. discusses her background and how one could become ordained. Congregations choose their own ministers from all applicants.

Personal Philosophy of a Unitarian Universalist Minister (01:05)

A UUist minister shares what her faith means to her

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Unitarian Universalism

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In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Unitarian Universalism with the Reverend Shana Lynngood of All Souls Church, Unitarian, in Washington, D.C. Topics of discussion include the guiding principles of UUism, such as the unconditional acceptance of all people; the history of UUism and its constituent antecedents, Unitarianism and Universalism; and the vital importance of keeping religion relevant to contemporary life. In addition, the history of ASCU, the makeup of its congregation, and details of the worship service are outlined by the Reverend Louise Green, minister of social justice. (27 minutes)

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: BVL39051

ISBN: 978-1-4213-9669-9

Copyright date: ©2007

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