Principles Matter: Personal Explorations (Paperback)
Unlike many religions, Unitarian Universalism doesn't focus on worshiping a particular God or setting seemingly arbitrary rules. Instead, it's about upholding seven key principles founded on shared moral values that encourage goodwill toward all people of the world.
The Seven Principles are simple enough on their own, but figuring out how to apply them in real situations isn't always easy-and that's where this collection of candid essays comes in. The twenty-one contributors (all members of the First Universalist Church of Denver) share their personal experiences applying the principles in their daily lives.
The book includes thoughtful reflections from Unitarian Universalists representing a variety of backgrounds and religious traditions. A clinical psychologist discusses the principle that calls for working toward justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. A former NASA researcher writes about the principle that calls for undertaking a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. A labor lawyer considers the goal of a world community with universal peace, liberty, and justice.
Without judgment or preaching, these writers show how the Seven Principles can help us transform ourselves and the people around us. In the process, we can defeat adversity and create a better world.