right and duty of Unitarian Christians to form separate societies for religious worship

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Unitarians worship God as earnestly and reverently as those of any other faith or church. They worship “differently” because they believe that every individual has the right to approach his God in his own way, and that every religious community has the duty of recreating such patterns of worship as best serve the needs of those who worship.

I became a Unitarian Universalist because I would have made a very bad and quarrelsome Christian, but a pretty good religious liberal. This faith seems to claim the religious freedom that Jesus proclaimed and modeled. Jesus has taught me not to worship false idols, but rather the Divine Love that broods over all and lives inside each.

The Unitarian belief that revelation did not end in Biblical times but is a process occurring in the present as well made it the ideal place to synthesize a variety of religious doctrines.

Without dogma, it was possible to see the way all religions embraced a common core of ethical and moral understanding. Unitarian Christians within the UUA formed, the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship (UUCF) ina fellowship within UUA just for Christians, who were gradually becoming a minority.

Similarly, the American Unitarian Conference (AUC) was founded in with 4 congregations, but unlike the UUCF, the AUC remains outside the UUA. The Free Religion Movement in Unitarianism: Opening the Way for Non-Christians.

During the nineteenth century, the reputation of Unitarianism for being an inclusive, creedless religion attracted a number of non-Christians, many of whom might be described as scientific theists or deists. They longed for a place to gather and worship, but could not.

Most Unitarian Universalist Christians believe in God, but not the traditional God-as-Trinity that most Christian churches promote.

The UU Christian God is all-loving, as our Universalist forbears taught, and a unity, as our Unitarian forebears taught. This God is too big to be contained in one person, one book, one tradition, or one time in.

Unitarian Christians value a secular society. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Rule of Christian Faith and Duty under the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ.

That it is the inalienable right of every Christian to search these records of Divine Truth for his own instruction and guidance, to form his own. The question of the Church’s responsibility for the society in or with which it lives has been important and difficult since the beginning of Christian history.

Neither Jesus nor his disciples found an easy answer to it. The Master was greatly concerned for the lost sheep of the house of Israel and loved Jerusalem with moving devotion. On the morning of September 29th, six weeks before the election, Donald Trump was in a conference room at Trump Tower in New York talking to leaders of the religious right.

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> Library > Why You Should Not Be A Unitarian Universalist Why You Should Not Be A Unitarian Universalist Rev. Tony Larsen. Somebody I met recently described the Unitarian Universalist Church as a place that welcomes Christians, Jews, Agnostics, and even a German Shepherd or two.

Unitarian Christians believe that the best way to demonstrate the rightfulness of these sentiments is to show, in their life and ministry, the value of love, honesty, humility, mildness, liberality, and Christian morals, with a high and delicate sense of duty, with inflexible integrity, and with a.

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), known colloquially as the Hare Krishna movement or Hare Krishnas, is a Gaudiya Vaishnava religious organisation. ISKCON was founded in in New York City by A. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Its core beliefs are based on the Vedic scriptures, particularly the Bhagavad Gita and the Bhagavata Purana, and the Gaudiya.

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Unitarianism (from Latin unitas "unity, oneness", from unus "one") is a Christian theological movement named for its belief that the God in Christianity is one person, as opposed to the Trinity (tri- from Latin tres "three") which in most other branches of Christianity defines God as one being in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Unitarian Christians, therefore, believe that. Unitarians, a Liberal Protestant sect which holds as its distinctive tenet the belief in a uni-personal instead of a tri-personal God.

NAME AND DOCTRINE. In its general sense the name designates all disbelievers in the Trinity, whether Christian or non-Christian; in its present specific use it is applied to that organized form of Christianity which lays emphasis on the unity of personality.

Meaning of Unitarianism. Unitarianism is a theological movement named for its view that the God in Christianity is one person, contrary to the Trinity which defines God as three forms in one being; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Unitarian Christians hold that Jesus was encouraged by God in his moral teachings, and he is a savior, yet he was not a divinity or God incarnate. UNITARIAN THOUGHT IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A PRELIMINARY SURVEY Part 1 Arthur Long. This article is the first part of a contribution based on the informal paper which I presented to the Unitarian Historical Society during the Annual Meetings of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches (GA) at Imperial College London in April One might say that life is our scripture.

While Unitarianism and Universalism both have roots in the Protestant Christian tradition, where the Bible is the sacred text, we now look to additional sources for religious and moral inspiration.

Over two centuries, our religious tradition, a “living tradition,” has branched out from its roots. The British and Foreign Unitarian Society was founded in When the Unitarian Book Society was formed, a major objective was the translation of a new English version based on the Griesbach critical text.

“The only instance in the N.T. in which the religious worship or adoration of Christ was apparently implied, has been altered by. Women's rights. Islam grants Muslim women numerous rights in the home and in society. Among them are the right to work and earn money, the right to financial support, the right to an education, the right to an inheritance, the right to being treated kindly, the right to vote and representation on a board, the right to a dowry, the right to keep their maiden name, the right to worship in a.

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, Religion and Youth Nomination Form (). Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (Wayne B. Arnason, Ed.

Joseph Shea), Religion in Life: A Program of Study, Reflection and Action in Religious Living, 3d ed. Unitarian Universalism was formed from the consolidation in of two historically separate Christian denominations, the Universalist Church of America and the American Unitarian Association, both based in the United States; the new organization formed in this merger was the Unitarian Universalist Association.

At the time of the North American consolidation, Unitarians and Universalists had. This is a temptation for Christians who are convinced that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, but don’t like the idea that there are people who haven’t heard the gospel who thus cannot be saved.

By religious pluralism, we mean the belief that all religions (at least the major, enduring ones) are valid as ways to relate to God. There. RELIGIOUS DUTY. Unitarians believe that the whole duty of man consists in doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God (Micah vi.

8); in loving God whith all the heart, and one's neighbor as one's self (Matt. xxii. Separation from God, emptiness of worship, lack of reliance on prophetic teachings and resulting lack of religious identity among Unitarians is the focus of this article.

This website is for people of various faiths who seek to understand Islam and Muslims. It contains a lot of brief, yet informative articles about different aspects of Islam. The Free Religious Association (FRA) was organized in to liberate religion from ancient dogmas.

It opposed organized religion and supernaturalism, trusted individual conscience and reason, and affirmed the perfectibility of humanity, democratic faith in the worth of each individual, the importance of natural rights and the efficacy of reason.

Unitarian Universalists are often considered heretics by those orthodox Christians who claim none but Christians are “saved.” (Fortunately, not all orthodox Christian groups make that claim.)Then again, yes, Unitarian Universalists are Christian in the sense that both Unitarian and Universalist history are part of Christian history.

Nontrinitarianism is a form of Christianity that rejects the mainstream Christian doctrine of the Trinity—the teaching that God is three distinct hypostases or persons who are coeternal, coequal, and indivisibly united in one being, or essence (from the Greek ousia).Certain religious groups that emerged during the Protestant Reformation have historically been known as antitrinitarian.

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Religious symbolism in the United States military includes the use of religious symbols for military chaplain insignia, uniforms, emblems, flags, and chapels; symbolic gestures, actions, and words used in military rituals and ceremonies; and religious symbols or designations used in areas such as headstones and markers in national cemeteries, and military ID tags ("dog tags").

[W]e feel it our duty to exercise our reason upon the Bible, to look beyond the letter to the spirit, to seek in the nature of the subject, and the aim of the writer, his true meaning; and, in general, to make use of what is known for explaining what is difficult, and for discovering new truths.

UNITARIAN THOUGHT IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A PRELIMINARY SURVEY Part 2 Arthur Long. As I mentioned at the end of the first part of my survey of Unitarian Thought in the twentieth century, Part 2 begins with some comments on an important General Assembly document - the Report entitled A Free Religious was the work of a group of writers who had been appointed as a.

The first book published in British North America, what has become known as the Bay Psalm Book, was the work of Richard Mather and two other ministers who transformed the Psalms into verse so they could be sung in the Massachusetts churches.

Shown here is one of the eleven surviving copies.Depending on the extent to which Americans of Christian background were influenced by Deism, their religious beliefs would fall into three categories: non-Christian Deism, Christian Deism, and orthodox Christianity.

One can differentiate a Founding Father influenced by Deism from an orthodox Christian believer by following certain criteria.Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst North Pleasant Street Amherst, MA Unitarian Society of Northampton Main Street Northampton, MA Interested in starting a UU group on campus?

If so, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life can help!