Other Religious Traditions in Unitarian Universalism
Individual Unitarian Universalists may also find inspiration in other religious traditions. Although Hinduism and Islam have not historically been part of our tradition, growing interest in these faiths is evident in recent courses, sermons, and writings on the subjects.
A Unitarian Universalist service may occasionally include scriptural readings from one of these traditions or find inspiration in holidays like Diwali or Ramadan. Currently there are a small number of Unitarian Universalists who also identify as Hindu or Muslim, and their ranks may grow in the future.
Ideas and practices from Hinduism are welcome in Unitarian Universalism. Unitarian Universalism shares some of the values found in Hinduism, including the importance of a personal search for truth, the idea that all things are connected, and a respect for other religious paths. Unitarian Universalism welcomes many understandings of divinity, including polytheism.
More information about Hinduism from a Unitarian Universalist perspective can be found in the following articles:
- "Outsider, Insider" from the St. Petersburg Times
- "Learning to See More than Meets the Eye" from UU World
Many Unitarian Universalists are interested in the history and culture of Islam, and more Muslims around the world have begun learning about our faith.
More information about Islam from a Unitarian Universalist perspective is available in the following articles:
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Last updated on Monday, October 3, 2011.
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