Topic: Principles

Celebration of the Land

BVUUF welcomes a delegation of elders and youth from the Southern Cheyenne/Arapaho tribe, who lived in Colorado for centuries before European colonist-settlers stole their land. This is the first time since 1864, when they were massacred at Sand Creek and then removed to Oklahoma, that a delegation from their Nation has been welcomed to their … Continue reading Celebration of the Land

Flower Ceremony

The origin of Flower Communion goes back to Norbert Čapek, the founder of the Unitarian Church in Czechoslovakia. He saw a need to unite the diverse congregants of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish faiths in his church. For this reason, in 1936, he honored the universal beauty of nature by having a communion of flowers instead … Continue reading Flower Ceremony

Exploring the Seventh Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence

How do we welcome into our deepest being the deeply interconnected and interdependent web of life, when so much of our external lives are bombarded with chaos and division? How do we live our best integrated lives when so much of our culture is reductive and specialized (i.e., science, health care and medicine, education, professional … Continue reading Exploring the Seventh Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence

Principles and Practice: Where do we go from here?

We’ve spent the summer exploring “Principles and Practices.” In this service, we look back at how our Principles call us to live our lives. As a ‘living religious tradition’ that invites both inner and outer transformation, what’s needed now to keep the call of our Principles alive and tend to the needs of our challenging … Continue reading Principles and Practice: Where do we go from here?

Principle #6: the goal of world community with peace and justice for all

Today we look at Principle #6: The goal of world community with peace, justice and liberty for all. Sarah Jackson joins us from Casa de Paz to explore our sixth principle and reflect on how she lives it out through her work in reuniting families separated by immigrant detention. “Braving The Wilderness”, HollyAnne Griffin: “Casa … Continue reading Principle #6: the goal of world community with peace and justice for all