Posted on June 16, 2018 by Justin Jagoe
Dear UU Humanists:
The Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association (UUHA) Board of Directors appreciates the work that you do to promote humanism within your congregation. As the number of non-theists continues to rapidly increase in the US, we believe Unitarian Universalist congregations will thrive in the future only if programs that appeal to humanists, atheists, agnostics and religious naturalists expand. In order to facilitate this, we are initiating a new Ambassador Program.
What We Do
The UUHA board communicates with the UUA to promote humanism in the association. We also organize a presence at General Assembly with a booth, presentation of the Religious Humanist of the Year Award and our annual meeting. Our publications include the Journal of Religious Humanism and books published by the UUHA Press. In the coming year, we anticipate having conference calls including humanists in local congregations and UUHA board members to discuss successes and concerns of local groups so that the UUHA board can ascertain the best way to support the local groups.
We Need Your Help
To become more effective in encouraging our congregations to be more welcoming to those who value reason, democracy, science and critical thinking as a guide to living in a congregational setting, we need to communicate more effectively with humanists in our congregations and beyond. We need your voice, your ideas, and your perspective!
What are the roles of the Ambassador?
The goal of the Ambassador program is to identify at least one individual in each UU congregation who will promote knowledge of the activities and publications of the UUHA and encourage fellow UUs to become members of UUHA. Would you be willing to be our Ambassador in your congregation? If so, please fill out the application form. We hope that you are willing to take on this responsibility, but if you cannot, the board would appreciate any nominations for another advocate in your congregation who would be interested in being the UUHA Ambassador.
If you have any questions or if you would prefer to send a paper copy of your application, please contact Jim Barnett, a member of the UUHA Board of directors. We will also have copies of our application available at our booth at GA.
The Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association Board of Directors
About Justin Jagoe
Justin is the Administrator for the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association (UUHA).