In June, delegates to the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly will vote on some of the most substantial changes to our organizing documents in a generation. If passed, the proposal will change Article II of the Association’s bylaws from a list of seven principles and six sources to an interconnected set of values, ‘grounded in liberating love.’ We have centered love for a long time, both in Unitarian Universalism and here at the Unitarian Church of Lincoln. The proposed language, however, presents a theological question: liberation from what?
In our worship services in January, we’ll try to answer that question from a few different directions, considering systems of oppression, Buddhist concepts of liberation, emerging Unitarian Universalist theologies, and how liberation is inseparable from relationship.
As the days start to get longer, and we start the long journey toward spring, we will spend the month considering love, and all the ways it frees us from what holds us back. Come join us.
Rev. Oscar Sinclair serves as the Settled Minister for The Unitarian Church of Lincoln, Nebraska.