The Islamic holy month of Ramadan began on Sunday, May 5 and extends through June 4. What is the significance of Ramadan for Muslims? What can it signify for us? Could Unitarian Universalists ever conceive of a “holy month”? Of what would it consist?
Topic: World Religions
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By 2050, Islam will likely be the largest non-Christian religion in the United States. This Friday, many Muslims celebrate Eid Milad ul-Nabi – the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. What do we know about the Prophet? What do we know about Islam? How can we work … read more.
According to ancient folklore, the boundary between our world and the otherworld is particularly thin during All Hallows Eve and All Hallows Day. How can we be more connected to that which is beyond ourselves?
Teshuvah, literally returning to God’s will, is the focus during the ten days of repentance in the Judaic calendar which culminates at Yom Kippur. With many Unitarian Universalists having different concepts of God, what can Teshuvah mean for us?
Though she lived almost 1000 years ago, Hildegard of Bingen, Saint and Doctor of the Church, feels contemporary! Not content simply to be Benedictine abbess, she was also a philosopher, mystic, playwright, composer, environmentalist and a proponent of the Divine Feminine. What does she call … read more.
What do a Catholic nun, a Bible-thumping Christian pastor, and a Latino UU minister have in common? How have a fleeing band of wandering Jews eating flat bread inspired African Americans, Latin Americans, Koreans, Indians, and so many others?
Philosophy in the West tells us that our goals, that which we don’t yet possess, are achieved through striving and effort. Many Eastern philosophies seem to work in reverse – that much of what we seek is inherent. What can this mean for us?
Eid al-Adha is the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice which takes place on Tuesday of this week. This holiday commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son in submission to God’s will. It is also an expression of the covenantal relationship between Abraham and God. What … read more.