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. 

Please Support the UUHA in the New Year

Dear UUHA Members,

We hope 2022 has held plenty of moments of joy for you and your family; perhaps getting to gather again for the holidays as we emerge from the long pandemic and the isolation it brought to many of us, perhaps enjoying new traditions and making new memories together. We hold lightly, in community, any pain that has touched your life.  Read more about Please Support the UUHA in the New Year »

“How We Live Out Our Humanism, Part II” Vol 50 #1 of the journal Religious Humanism, will be available to UUHA members, mid-December, 2022.

“How We Live Out Our Humanism, Part II” Vol 50 #1 of the journal Religious Humanism, will be available to UUHA members, mid-December, 2022.

“I was in philosophy class … when the professor asked how many of us believed we could have a moral world without Christianity. I alone raised my hand,” writes Beth Lefever, “and then said that I didn’t believe Jesus would be a Christian were he here today. I was not very popular in my (conservative) northern Indiana university,” she adds, beginning a heart-felt account of her journey to UU Humanism and to parish ministry.

“The number one question for me, as a Secular Humanist, has been what should my role be in an organization that, while seeking to help the Mosou (one of the last remaining matriarchal societies, in a remote region of China) will inevitably change them, also.” John Lombard explains how the humanist value of choice allows him to grant agency without telling the Mosou what to do or how to do it. Read more about “How We Live Out Our Humanism, Part II” Vol 50 #1 of the journal Religious Humanism, will be available to UUHA members, mid-December, 2022. »

Arguing Abortion in a Post-Roe America

This op-ed was written by The Rev. Dr. Lucas Hergert, minister of the North Shore Unitarian Church in Deerfield, Illinois. He will teach Ethics at Meadville Lombard Theological School during the coming academic year.  

SOURCE: Oxford University PressHow do Unitarian Universalists and other religious and secular progressives frame a response to the demise of Roe v. Wade? Kate Greasley’s book Arguments about Abortion: Personhood, Morality, and Law (2017) offers a thorough defense of the pro-choice position. Written before the Supreme Court scuttled Roe, Greasley’s justification for abortion rights is newly useful. The work proffers important tools both to thoughtful readers interested in secular moral reasoning as well as pro- choice activists who wish to make their case. Read more about Arguing Abortion in a Post-Roe America »

The UUHA at General Assembly 2022

The UU Humanist Association will have a modest and mostly online presence at General Assembly this year, If you're in Portland this year, Come visit us on Thursday in the Exhibition Hall, and learn a little bit more about us!

The real programming, though, will be available regardless of whether you're at GA this year. Below are our daily discussions, each of whch will be hosted on Zoom. You can follow the link below, or you can find login information on our virtual Exhibition on the Whova App.


Wednesday June 22
DISCUSSION: Introduction to the UUHA
2:30 pm Pacific (3:30pm Mountain | 4:30pm Central | 5:30pm Eastern)
What is the UUHA? What does it mean to be a Humanist within the UU tradition? What do Humanists bring to GA each year?  UUHA Board Members Leika Lewis Cornwell, James Witker, Roger Brewin, and Jack Reich answer your questions about our organization's mission, values, and programming. Read more about The UUHA at General Assembly 2022 »

"How We Live Out Our Humanism" Edition of Religious Humanism Journal Available to Members Today!

We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest edition of the UUHA's official publication, the Journal of Religious Humanism. Paid UUHA members should receive a digital copy of the journal via email today.

Our latest issue of the journal is "How We Live Out Our Humanism"

In this issue we prompt our superb contributors to “tell us about your Humanist group’s community service, or an unusual family tradition, or an occasional gathering of friends to pursue a common passion, or an individual quest that reflects the best of humanism as you know it.” The results are an eclectic mix of impassioned reports on the work of Humanist communities and social justice organizations, along with deeply personal reflections on family, service to others and the human condition.



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