In 2020, we are celebrating 38 years of liberal, dogma-free religion
in the Netherlands.
Our services take place every first Sunday of the month and give us time in the middle of our busy lives, time to reflect and enjoy the peaceful warmth of community. They start with a sharing of joys and concerns and generally include a sermon, readings, songs and music, opportunities for people to participate and discuss, as well as time for contemplation. We enjoy celebrating the cycles of life together, whether it is through seasonal festivals, meditations on the meaning of growth and change, or how to live in the moment, as well as UU specific celebrations like Chalica. Topics are varied, from lectures on liberal Islam, to meditation workshops, Druidic rituals, storytelling sessions, and discussions on peacemaking, cultural appropriation and the spiritual repercussions of climate change. Beside our monthly services, we also organize a variety of social events.
About Unitarian Universalism
Unitarian Universalism includes people of many beliefs who share the same values of peace, love and understanding. UUs believe more than one thing, we think for ourselves and reflect together about important questions, and are unified by the search for religious growth and a sense of community.
Unitarian Universalists nowadays take inspiration from a variety of beliefs and backgrounds: Atheist/Agnostic, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, Buddhist, Christian, and more.
The challenge of liberal theology in a time of declining liberalism
Join us on Sunday at 14.00 - 15.00 hrs CEST for a Zoom session. Zoom is free for you to use on your computer, tablet or phone, all you need to do is click the link and follow instructions which will download the program/app and connect you to our gathering. You do not need to make an account.
Liberalism, religious and otherwise, is under siege. Many liberal congregations are in decline; extreme-right political movements are on the rise; authoritarian impulses infest our social and political cultures; fake news and shrill slogans drown out reasoned argument and nuance; meanness and stinginess overpower openness and generosity.
What kind of liberal theology is possible in these circumstances? And how can it help us respond? This workshop will explore these and related issues.
To join the gathering see the NUUF email that will be sent out this weekend or request the Zoom link from Eva Kortekaas