7 Principles

Reflections on Worth and Dignity

This sermon was delivered on July 7, 2013 at South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society during our summer of our seven principles.  This was the first in a series of worship services centered around the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism.  Our first principle is really one of the foundations of our…

5: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

I am going to take today’s news to reflect on this principle, because news today demonstrates why we live with such commitment to this principle.  Yes, it is hard to organize our congregations democratically.  It can be hard for individual members of our communities to remain educated and informed enough…

4: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning

Our lives are not small, shallow moments of consumption, consumerism, and entertainment.  The message humming through our modern world would have us believe otherwise; everywhere we turn we see images of people with more than we have, better looks, more money, having more fun, driving better cars, living in better…


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