Learning

Youth

Religious Education

Religious Education is available during the service for Youth. We believe that religious education is a lifelong process.  Religious Education for UU’s focus on four areas:

 

  1. The religions of the world: This encourages understanding of other cultures and a feeling of being a world citizen.

  2. Jewish and Christian scriptures: We do not teach the Bible as the literal word of God.  We think it is important to know it as a cultural reference; there are good stories in it, and it helps to understand things from a historical perspective.

  3. Our Unitarian Universalist heritage & principles

  4. The goal of ethical living

 

We do not impose these things as something (doctrines) the children must believe.  We present them as a framework that they can build upon.  We want our children to grow up to become responsible adults who make their own decisions about what to believe and how to live.

Our Unitarian Universalist Principles

The Seven Principles for Youth. 

We Believe:

  1. That each and every person is important

  2. That all people should be treated fairly and kindly

  3. That we should accept one another and keep on learning together

  4. That each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life

  5. That all persons should have a vote about the things that concern them

  6. In working for a peaceful, fair, and free world

  7. In caring for our planet earth, the home we share with all living things.

The Six Sources

Our faith is a living tradition.  This means we grow when we learn new things.  We look to many places for inspiration.

  1. The sense of wonder we all share

  2. Women and men of long ago and today whose lives remind us to be kind

  3. Ethical and spiritual wisdom of the world’s religions

  4. Jewish and Christian teachings which tell us to love all others as we love ourselves

  5. The use of reason and the discoveries of science

  6. The harmony of nature and the sacred circle of life.

As used in We Believe Curriculum from UUA

 
 
 

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