Pluralism: Article II Study Report

This Sunday we will continue our roundtable-style services with Pluralism. This summer we are exploring the subjects of the Unitarian Universalists Article II Study Report. 

These services are designed to allow participants to share their thoughts if they choose to do so. Sharing is always voluntary; active listening is welcome too. While you are speaking, all others are asked to remain silent and listen carefully and completely. In part one of the discussion we do not permit cross-talk, reactions, or questions except to ask someone to repeat or clarify. Facilitator, Nova, will guide us through our discussion.

Subject For This Sunday:

Pluralism. We celebrate that we are all sacred beings diverse in culture, experience, and theology. We covenant to learn from one another in our free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We embrace our differences and commonalities with Love, curiosity, and respect.

We often think of “diversity” in racial terms, owing to the pervasiveness of racism in our history. But diversity is much more than that. In what ways is your circle of community – whether here at Mosaic, or in your family, friends or other social circles – diverse? In what ways is it not? What kinds of people, perspectives, or experiences — if any — do you want more of in your life?

What does pluralism look like when we get it right? What does it look like when we get it wrong?

How does your church experience at Mosaic support your free and responsible search for truth and meaning? What else, if anything, comprises that search for you?

We often talk about our commitment to radical hospitality, to welcoming everyone. How does that play out with people whose values are significantly different from yours, or whose words or behaviors are harmful? What circumstances, if any, close that open door?

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