Moral Values for a Pluralistic Society
Last Updated on 2009-08-08 00:00:00
Moral values increasingly frame public discourse. As Unitarian Universalists, we must affirm the moral influence of liberal religion in society.
At great personal risk, the forebears of our faith have taken public positions on issues of consequence such as religious freedom, abolition, women's suffrage, and civil rights.
This tradition continues in our advocacy of the freedom to marry.
People often make religious claims about controversial issues such as reproductive rights, stem cell research, the death penalty, and the teaching of evolution. Their efforts to advocate one perspective, to the exclusion of others, are influencing every branch and level of government. Consequently, the United States is moving away from its constitutionally mandated separation of church and state.
It is time for Unitarian Universalists to assert and defend two basic principles underlying the United... More »