Speaker: Dr. Paul Friedman

Pluralism & Universalism in America and in Our Lives

Pluralism and Universalism are aligned in that both philosophies ask that diverse peoples, cultures, and worldviews within a community be fundamentally respected and protected.   Recently, however, populist partisanship has deeply strained American diversity. UUs should understand this threat and what we can do to cultivate pluralism and universalism in our Fellowship and in … read more.

From the Ten Commandments to Seven Principles

SUUF Member Paul Friedman, PhD., will provide this week’s talk, “From the Ten Commandments to UU’s Seven  Principles.”  Both “lists” offer guidelines for living a good life; both are widely respected.  This in-depth exploration will reveal what they have in common, how they differ; and how each was beautifully suited to the world in which it appeared.

A Deep Dive Into the Golden Rule

The Golden Rule is a Universalist example of wisdom—it’s a central principle in nearly all the world’s religions.  Yet it’s often violated, sometimes even in the name of those faiths and by their leaders.  Understanding why requires a deep dive into where the Golden Rule … read more.