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Spring 2012

What Was and Is Required: Three Forums on the Renewal of UU in the 21st Century

Walking More Humbly—and Thriving

Rev. Dr. John Buehrens

Date: May 4, 2012 

Location: Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois 

Respondents: The Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie, Senior Minister, North Unitarian Universalist Congregation; The Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson-Doyle, Senior Minister, Unitarian Universalist Church in Rockford, Illinois 

Facilitator: The Rev. Alan C. Taylor, Senior Minister, Unity Temple 

These three forums continued the discussion begun at the Minns conference held in Boston on April 8–9, 2011, "Composing Our Unitarian Universalist Future." Each session was led by the Rev. John Buehrens, who served as president of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1993 to 2001. The Rev. Buehrens is the author of author of Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals, and of Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People's History; and co-author (with Forrest Church) of A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism and (with Rebecca Parker) A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion inn the 21st Century. He is minister of First Parish in Needham, Massachusetts, and adjunct faculty at Harvard Divinity School.



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