March 2023

March 21st will mark the third gathering of our Unitarian Universalist History Class. In this episode we encounter Unitarian Universalism as it arrives on American shores. Maybe that’s why the following poem showed up. Hope to see you in the class one of these Tuesdays 2:00 pm-3:30 pm at my house.

Inspired by:

  • Francis Ellington Abbot – perhaps the most profound intellectual leader of the Free Religious movement. He saw the pursuit of science and religion as fundamentally the same. (my kind of cat)
  • Cyrus Augustus Bartol – Bartol devoted himself to what he called a “religion of the spirit” an intuitive conception of religious experience that allied him in many ways with Transcendentalism.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson – leader of the Transcendentalist movement and arguably the most important American cultural figure of the nineteenth century.