This is especially important in the current climate in high schools and colleges, which encourages such things as “friends with benefits” and equates engaging in oral sex with “making out.” Stressing that individuals may decide to engage in sexual intimacy if they are mature enough, ready for the responsibility, and committed to one another is a powerful yet positive way of communicating that casual sexual activity can be harmful.
Current building constructed in 1967, it's memorable for its soaring spire and beautiful interior design. Craig, won second place in an annual city design contest run by the Ottawa chapter of the Ontario Association of Architects for his work on the building. In 1954, the Church was affiliated with the Universalist Church of America.
"I didn't want to make anyone uncomfortable by reciting something that might be considered a profession of faith," said Mendes, 52, after the service. An altar crowded with Christian, Buddhist, Islamic and Jewish symbols? But as the UUA turns 50 this year, some members argue that a "midlife" identity crisis is hampering outreach and hindering growth.
"We did say 'God,' which you don't often hear in our most politically correct hymns." Welcome to a typical Sunday in the anything-but-typical Unitarian Universalist Association, a liberal religious movement with a proud history of welcoming all seekers of truth -- as long as it's spelled with a lowercase "t." Dramatic readings from the biography of 20th-century labor leader John L. In trying to be all things to everyone, they say, the association risks becoming nothing to anybody.
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This is a list of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist churches.