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5701 S. Woodlawn Ave
Contact: Neil Gerdes, Secretary, Treasurer
Collegium, an association for liberal religious studies, is a primarily Unitarian Universalist independent association established to encourage collaboration among scholarly members of our clergy and laity who share similar interests; to promote significant theological reflections within and about the Unitarian Universalist movement and other liberal religious movements; to disseminate resources, research, and findings which bear upon the problem of how liberal religion is to address the contemporary situation; and to sustain our heritage of the learned ministry.
Collegium holds an annual conference in October or November of each year. The 2010 conference, held this year in conjunction with CONVO (partners in UU history and heritage), featured Catherine Keller, Professor of Constructive Theology at Drew Theological School as its Distinguished Guest. Many of the papers presented are available on line at UUCollegium.org (click on "Resources," then "Research Papers").
New officers of Collegium, and their contact information:
Dan McKanan, President: email@example.com
Jane Rosecrans, Program Chair and Immediate Past President: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arliss Ungar, Vice President: email@example.com
Neil Gerdes, Secretary Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Kellaway, Web Site Officer: email@example.com
Collegium actively encourages clergy, laity, seminarians, archivists, researchers, writers, and scholars whose interests are relevant to the tradition of liberal religious studies to become members of Collegium by sending their $30 dues to Neil Gerdes, Meadville Lombard Theological School, 5701 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637.
The Covenant of UU Pagans works to enrich and strengthen the religious pluralism of Unitarian Universalism; promote the study and practice of contemporary Pagan and Earth- and nature-centered spirituality; enable networking among pagan-identified UUs; develop educational/liturgical materials on Pagan spirituality for UU congregations; encourage theo/ological inquiry into the contemporary Pagan resurgence; promote inter-religious dialogue; and work for the healing of the Earth. CUUPS chapters are present in ninety congregations throughout the denomination. CUUPS was formed at the 1985 UUA General Assembly and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1997. Members and friends receive the quarterly CUUPS newsletter, which reports on continental and local chapter activities and explores contemporary Paganism. Write to the above address for more information, or visit our website: www.cuups.org
The HUUmanists Association originally met at the second General Assembly of the UUA as the Fellowship of Religious Humanists, later adopting its present name to express more clearly its identity within Unitarian Universalism. Its purpose is: "To enhance, promote, practice and enjoy humanism in liberal religion, and to provide a continental organization for those who consider themselves humanists within the UUA. To this end, HUUmanists shall defend and protect freedom of thought in Unitarian Universalism, arrange programs, forums and lectures, encourage humanist writing to give voice to humanist values, encourage the establishment of local humanist groups, maintain a humanist presence on the internet, and hold discussion groups, seminars, worships and conferences." The HUUmanists Association publishes a journal, Religious Humanism, and a member newsletter, HUUmanists News.
The Magi Network encourages and enables the founding of new Unitarian Universalist Christian congregations throughout the United States. Our goal is to provide congregational homes for those within our movement who are often marginalized in other UU congregations because of their beliefs. Activities include raising funds to start and support new UU Christian congregations, holding events at General Assembly to promote UU Christianity, and developing a strategy of UU Christian expansion through new congregations.
The UUBF exists to facilitate dialogue among UU Buddhists and other UUs interested in Buddhism and its practices. The UUBF is open to all Unitarian Universalists who are Buddhists of any tradition or who are interested in learning more about Buddhism. The UUBF publishes a newsletter, the UU Sangha, and offers workshops at General Assembly and every other year, a convocation. If you wish to join UUBF and/or subscribe to the Newsletter, please contact Richard Swanson, 823 Main Street, Colchester, VT 05446. For further information contact Rev. Trumbore using the above contact information.
Officers and Board: Samuel A. Trumbore, President; Joel Baehr, Secretary; Richard Swanson, Treasurer
Directors, Wayne Arnason, Ellen Johnson-Fay, Judith Wright
"witnessing to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in our lives"
The UUCF was founded in 1945 in Boston to continue promoting the presence of our historic Christian tradition, to expressing the diverse spirit of contemporary Free Christianity, to providing a home for all those who "follow freely in the spirit of Jesus" regardless of what they call themselves, and to be an ecumenical and inter-religious witness to the power of free religion within the Church Universal. We are now a global organization, serving all regardless of belief, by providing free and progressive and inclusive Christian resources for worship, prayer, bible study, religious education, and theological reflection. We help create and nurture small groups meeting within churches or areas. We publish a scholarly journal, the UU Christian, now in its 60th year, as well as a lively bi-monthly publication, the "Good News" periodical. We are a major presence at General Assemblies, and we host annual Revivals. Executive Director, Rev. Ron Robinson.
We believe that the direct experience of transcending mystery and wonder is a wellspring for a life of faith. Life and the universe are replete with mystery beyond thought or expectation. Encountering it raises our spiritual awareness, inspires us to have spiritual practices, and opens us to the forces that create and uphold life. Our purpose is to create a community of Unitarian Universalists who share an interest in mysticism in order to gain the rewards of mutual stimulation and support. For more information and specific objective we refer you to our website.
Unitarian Universalist Process Theology Network
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3725 Talbot St., Suite D
The Unitarian Universalist Process Theology Network invites members interested in exploring ideas and sharing resources on the topic of Process Relational Theology/Thought. It is a not-for-profit organization and is an Affiliate of the UUA. Bi-annual mailings that include a newsletter, sermons, papers, and essays contributed by members are sent to due-paying members. Workshops are offered at General Assembly to encourage further networking and dialogue related to Process Thought. Individual perspectives on the topic are appreciated and enhanced by continued networking. The paradigm described by Process Theology is inclusive, dynamic, and ecological. Alfred North Whitehead is considered the grandfather of Process Theology.
Annual dues are $20 ($15 for students and retried ministers). Participants in the network include laypeople, ministers
Rev. Glen Snowden
The UU PSI Symposium, founded and evolving since 1969, participates in the mystical and metaphysical, the psychic and intuitive, the esoteric and paranormal as pathways to the expansion of human consciousness and human healing. The Greek letter "PSI," functions as a quick reference to the above listed Psi topics.
Through local Chapters, Newsletters, Annual Journal and our Annual Ferry Beach Summer Conference, PSI Sym encourages disciplined study and spiritual practices. Typical topics: Mysticism, Metaphysics, Spirituality: meditation, prayer, planetary spiritual traditions; Parapsychology, Psychic Skills: extrasensory perception, developing intuition; Holistic Health, Healing: Reiki, energy medicine; Life after Death: near death experiences, past life therapies, reincarnation; Energy, Vibration: earth energies, sound healing; Exploring New Frontiers: crop circles, ancient astronauts. Click on link to PSI's website.
Contact: Jeanne Nieuwejaar, Secretary
Our mission is
to educate future generations in the Universalist tradition,
to continue to put forth the Universalist message as an agent of
hope for a fractured world,
and to celebrate and preserve the rich legacy of the Universalist faith.
We are currently implementing this mission by:
1) promoting reflection and discussion of Universalist theology as a center of meaning for Unitarian Universalism in the 21st century;
2) utilizing the Universalist Memorial Church in Winchester, NH as a resource for "Living Universalism" – sponsoring workshops and special services there, and housing local service agencies to make our presence in the Winchester community a meaningful one;
3) celebrating the history of the Universalist church as a source of inspiration for both personal and institutional religious growth.
For more information contact web @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Friday, November 30, 2012.