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Spring 2023

Three Paths, One Way: Pentecostalism, Unitarian Universalism, and Intimations of Liberation

Faithfully Becoming: Answering the Call of the Cosmos

Rev. Dr. David Breeden

Date: June 2023 

Location: Streaming at the UUA General Assembly 

Respondents: Rev. Dr. Jé Exodus Hooper, First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis; Dr. Ursula Goodenough, Professor Emerita of Biology at Washington University 

Our planet faces extinction. Where is the hope? Did the long-ago revivals at Azusa Street, which launched the global Pentecostal wave, hold the answer all along? 

The Great Awakenings, the Cane Ridge Revival, Azusa Street. Nowadays, millions in the United States and hundreds of millions in the larger world embrace charismatic movements, while liberal religious and post-Christian movements wither. Is “a great gulf fixed” between them, or might liberal traditions be missing something hidden in plain sight? 

Rev. Dr. David Breeden is Senior Minister at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis. Raised Pentecostal, he discovered humanism as an adult.



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