Unitarian Universalism

UUA closes Boston office, discourages large gatherings

March 11, 2020

Leaders recommend suspending worship gatherings and other large events; staff are working from home; UUA events in the next month have been moved online or canceled.

In ongoing efforts to promote public safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is requiring all staff in its Boston office to work from home until further notice. UUA events and meetings scheduled during March and early April have been canceled or moved online. The UUA is also encouraging congregations and groups to suspend in-person gatherings of more than twenty-five...

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Unitarian Universalism in Boston

The Unitarian Universalist tradition was formed in 1961 when Unitarians and Universalists came together, yet the faith has a long and rich history--and special connections to Greater Boston. The first Universalist congregation in North America was organized in Massachusetts in the 1770s by John Murray; Boston’s King’s Chapel publicly embraced Unitarianism just after the Revolution. Today, Boston is home to the Unitarian Universalist Association headquarters, connecting more than 1,000 member congregations across the U.S. There are more than 70 active Unitarian Universalist congregations...

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secular humanism

Secular humanism is the belief that ultimate values reside within the human individual and possess no supernatural origin; it has been shaped by Enlightenment rationalism, Darwinian science, and later by Freudian and post-Freudian psychology. The humanist movement gained currency in the United States during the late nineteenth century and was expressed through the programs of the Ethical Culture Society and the nontheistic wing of Unitarianism; was popular among the intelligentsia. In the twentieth and 21st century, the Humanist movement has produced three “Humanist Manifestos” which were... Read more about secular humanism

UU World

Weekly web magazine of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.