Thursday, October 4, 2012
The USA Today Article
Did you all read this: Unitarian Faith Growing Stronger Nationwide? What did you think? I was quite surprised to see UU in a national publication. I have also been under the impression that we are actually shrinking as a faith. According to the UU World article by Chris Walton, UUA membership is in decline. Perhaps there is a disconnect between UUA membership and UU identification? I would love to think that our inclusive message is spreading and growing, but is it really? While I did think the article was pretty fair, I was very disappointed in the last paragraph. The author built UU up as a progressive faith only to end it with a quote that we are not spreading the "true" word. Once again, reinforcing the stereotype that because UUs are not necessarily Christian, that our message is not worth hearing.