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What is Unitarian Universalism?

On Sunday, Sept. 4, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will watch a DVD presentation asking, “What is Unitarian Universalism?” delivered by the Rev. Angela Herrera, assistant minister at First Unitarian Church in Albuquerque, N.M. 

Herrera says, “As Unitarian Universalists, often we are asked to define our religion.  What is religion?”

She points out that William Graham, dean of Harvard Divinity School (where she got her degree), proclaims that he has given up on defining “religion” in general.  What dominant western thought calls “religion” might be called “Dharma” in one place, or “compassion” in another, or simply “the right way.”

Herrera adds, “As Christianity has come to be characterized mainly as the acceptance of a set of beliefs, a creed Western thinkers often assume other religions are the same.  Unitarian Universalism is a living tradition with ancient roots, the story of people seeking truth and meaning.”

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, and child care will be provided.  The address is Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza.  Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.

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