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The UU Humanists' Blog is a curated blog -- this means we highly encourage members and those with an interest in Humanism within the Unitarian Universalist tradition to submit articles for publication. The blog is curated so we may negotiate edits for clarity or length and we reserve the right to not publish every submitted article.

This means that the blog's content reflects the diversity of the opinions of the authors and is not just the "official party line" of the Association. As Humanists, we welcome diversity of opinion and encourage civil discourse through comments on these posts and on our social media pages. 

Introducing the Freethinker Friendly Program

[Editor's note: These are my slides from the "Freethinker Friendly" part of the "Serving the Nonreligious" program at the 2015 UUA General Assembly in Portland, OR on Friday, June 26. I am Maria Greene, the part-time Executive Director of the UU Humanist Association.

You can find out more about the program and register your interest on the Programs > Freethinker Friendly page of this website.

When the audio file of the program becomes available, it will also be posted on the blog.]

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Humanists ARE Joiners!!

[Editor's note: These are the slides from Kevin Jagoe's part of the "Serving the Nonreligious" talk at the 2015 UUA General Assembly in Portland, OR on Friday, June 26. Kevin is the Media Coordinator and Youth Director at First Unitarian Society, Minneapolis and the newly-elected Member-at-Large of the board of the UU Humanist Association.

When the audio file of the program becomes available, it will also be posted on the blog.]

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Rowboat in the Woods: the role of Humanism in a Secular Future

[Editor's note: These are the slides and the script from David Breeden's part of the "Serving the Non-Religious" talk at the 2015 UUA General Assembly in Portland, OR on Friday, June 26. David is Senior Minister at First Unitarian Society, Minneapolis and the newly-elected Vice President of the UU Humanist Association.

When the audio file of the program is available, it will be posted on the blog.]

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UUA, Why Aren't You Nurturing My Spirit?

I laughed out loud yesterday when I got to the bottom of the stairs at the Oregon Convention Center for General Assembly and I saw the giant pendulum swinging in the foyer. Pendulums come up often when I'm discussing the place of humanism in the UUA with the people who come by the UU Humanists' booth in the exhibit hall. In the past, I'm told (since I am a new Unitarian Universalist and wasn't there to see for myself) the pendulum swung toward humanism, and now I'm told (and I see for myself) that it is swinging toward theism. The slow, relentless swing of the gold ball in the foyer is mesmerizing and the force must be tremendous, but I say it's time to stop the pendulum's swing entirely. Read more about UUA, Why Aren't You Nurturing My Spirit? »

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