SS What do We Teach?

What do We Teach?

– Unitarian Universalist Principles
Simply stated, we believe in searching for the truth with an open mind; working for justice, peace, and freedom for all people; practicing democratic principles that recognize the worth and importance of each person; and caring for the earth, the home we share with all living things.

– Unitarian and Universalist History

We tell our kids about some of their forebears who tried to make this a better world. Then at least when someone says, “Unitarian Universalist, what’s that?” they can answer, “Have you heard of Thomas Jefferson or Susan B. Anthony or Ralph Waldo Emerson?” Of course, more important than giving them a reply is the sense of tradition and identity they’ll get from learning our history.

– Our Jewish and Christian Heritage

The Bible contains some good lessons, wisdom, and inspiring thoughts. Knowing more about its history will help our children defend their beliefs. This is a Judeo-Christian culture and to be culturally literate, we need to know the myths and symbols and stories in the Bible

– World Religions

Knowing about other religions encourages tolerance of other cultures and a feeling of being a world citizen. Our children learn that some religions believe in one God, some believe in many Gods, some believe in no God, and some are combinations of the above. They will learn that monotheism, polytheism, and atheism all have something to teach us.

– Thinking About the “Big Questions”

We want our children to have a safe place where they can bring life’s questions. We may not always know the answers, but we can share our experiences and insights. By doing this, we are teaching our children to honor their own knowing and trust in what they believe. We want them to know that what they believe and how they act on those beliefs gives them the power to shape their own lives and the world in which they live.