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Humanists, Freethinkers and Christmas

Many Freethinkers (also often referred to as Humanists) have trouble with Christmas. This is not only because of excess consumption, rabid commercialization or sentimental angst. Rather we have trouble getting over the distinctive “Christian narrative” that for some makes “Jesus the (only!) Reason for the Season”. This severely limited view of the annual celebration completely …

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WhaleCoast Alaska 2018

Have you ever wanted to visit Alaska? If so, WhaleCoast Alaska 2018 is for you! Four Alaska UU fellowships invite you to experience our eco-cultural and spiritual program next summer.  See Alaska through the eyes of local UUs in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Sitka with friendly homestays and unique tour activities.  See wildlife, including moose, …

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Unitarian Church of Edmonton’s Monster Garage Sale

Monster Garage Sale UCE’s biggest fundraiser is coming up. Start now to declutter and simplify your life! Also, set aside some time to join in the fun as we set up for 2 weeks prior to the garage sale which is Friday May 4th – Saturday May 5th . We need good saleable items. Please donate …

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Canadian Unitarian Conference (CUC) Annual Meeting

The CUC meets annually to conduct its national business – including possible debates on social issues. It is also a wonderful time to meet with, sing with and enjoy Unitarian Universalists from across our country. Westwood is eligible to have 2 delegates to the AGM this year in Hamilton. This is the biennial gathering of …

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Our Complicated Interdependent Web

Complexity theory reminds us that the nature and life for all its creatures is very complex. Reconginzing this complexity helps us to act “to help and not to hinder”. “Life in an interdependent web is a lot more complicated. It requires of us that we come to know each other beyond the scheme of up …

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Subscribe to UU World

Do you remember the years when a shiny (and free!) copy of UU World (magazine of the American Unitarian Universalist Association) arrived in our mailboxes every month? I used to enjoy the whole issue, but alas those days ended when Canadian Unitarian Universalists  were separated (not quite divorced! ) from the UUA.  However the articles …

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Future of our Faith

With attendance and membership falling at most churches including Unitarian- Universalist churches, it is time to challenge ourselves to think about the future of our religious denomination. This is an American series but much of it resonates from a Canadian perspective as well. Carey McDonald, Outreach Director of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), wrote this multi-part …

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Harvard to launch free MOOC on Religious Diversity

Harvard University launches a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on March 1st. The course is a response to the many misconceptions and mistrust that mark discussion and debate about religion. The video below describes some of these misconceptions, As Unitarian Universalists we support the right of each of us to seek the type and …

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