Focusing on the practice of environmental sustainability, this book will explore the application of sustainability in a wide variety of contemporary contexts—from economics of consumption and growth to government policy and sustainable planet. Scholars interested in possibly contributing can send their emails to: joan.marques@woodbury.edu encouraged to research the theory that appealed mostly to them. [89], During the presidency of William Sinkford, debate roiled the Unitarian Universalist (U.U.) [71] Hymns typically sung in Unitarian Universalist services come from a variety of sources—traditional hymn tunes with new or adapted lyrics, spirituals, folk songs from various cultures, or original compositions by Unitarian Universalist musicians are just a few. In 2004 UU minister Debra Haffner of The Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing published An Open Letter on Religious Leaders on Marriage Equality to affirm same-sex marriage from a multi-faith perspective. Religious Landscape Survey, conducted in 2007 by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and featuring a sample size of over 35,000, puts the proportion of American adults identifying as Unitarian Universalist at 0.3%. [27] Theophilus Lindsey also revised the Book of Common Prayer to allow a more tolerant, free Unitarian interpretation. This paper maintains that there is an inextricable link between universalism and utilitarianism. They treat with respect the scriptural works of peoples of all religions or spiritual backgrounds. Unitarian Universalists assert no creed, but instead are unified by their shared search for spiritual growth, guided by a dynamic, "living tradition". What concerns might you have as Chief Pilot if some of your pilots operated from either of these perspectives? 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Given the ongoing global reality of corporate entities as the most powerful and influential ones, an example is presented of IKEA, a corporation that has manifested itself as a sustainable champion. posted in the introductory part of this article: (2) Would I still do this if my family would know about it? The history of utilitarianism. We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. In 1956, Sam Wells wrote, "Unitarians and Universalists are considering merger which would have total U.S. membership of 160,000 (500,000 in world)". Utilitarianism provides a guiding framework of decision making rooted in social benefit which helps direct business toward more ethical behavior. Many congregations also allow for a time at the end of the service, called "talk back", where members of the congregation can respond to the sermon with their own insights and questions, or even disagree with the viewpoint expressed by the minister or invited speaker. You will get a personal manager and a discount. The service also includes hymn-singing, accompanied by organ, piano, or other available instruments, and possibly led by a song leader or choir. Unitarian Universalists state that from these traditions comes a deep regard for intellectual freedom and inclusive love. If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. This article does not repeat the discussion here between universalism and particularism as such. First, some arguments against the use of universal moral principles are discussed, and rebutted. In analyzing the various approaches propounded over the years, there has inevitably been a crossover of overall thematic components, but nuances of each theory remain distinctively remarkable. John Haynes Holmes, a Unitarian minister and social activist at The Community Church of New York—Unitarian Universalist were among the founders of both the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909 and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), chairing the latter for a time. Originally, both Unitarianism and Universalism were Christian denominations, and U.U.s still reference Jewish and Christian texts. The paper defends the following claims: (1) the convergence on human rights is better explained as an accidental outcome than as an indicator of the universality of human rights, (2) the plurality of human rights justification is superfluous to the explanation of why human rights apply to all societies, (3) the aggregation of justifications decreases rather than increases the reliability of the universality belief, and (4) the reasonable disagreement among conflicting justifications generates an epistemic dilemma. What concerns might you have as Chief Pilot if some of your pilots operated from either of these perspectives? This paper is a critical examination of a widely accepted method of human rights justification. Annual celebrations of Water Communion and Flower Communion may replace or supplement Christian-style communion (though many pluralist and Christian-oriented congregations may celebrate or otherwise make provisions for communion on Christian holy days). mutually gratifying solution is impossible to attain. We also discovered that currently there is virtually no book that answers the vital question, “What can everyone do in their respective personal and professional domains to address the sustainability challenge in a holistic fashion.” A Google search about the topic “Engaged Sustainability” yielded no results! Additionally, four Presidents of the United States were Unitarians: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Millard Fillmore, and William Howard Taft.[74]. In previous centuries they appealed for their views to Scripture interpreted by reason, but most contemporary Unitarians and Universalists base their religious beliefs on reason and experience. The flaming chalice was initially the logo of the Unitarian Service Committee during the Second World War. [85], In 2004, the Unitarian Universalist Scouters Organization (UUSO), a group not affiliated with the UUA, established their "Living Your Religion" emblems program for UU-BSA scouts. Kant's valorization of reason as the core of the autonomy of persons is a valuable insight in understanding psychiatrists' ethical obligations to their patients. Subsequently, the UUA removed the objectionable material from the program curriculum and the BSA renewed recognition of the Religion in Life program. As in theology, Unitarian Universalist worship and ritual are often a combination of elements derived from other faith traditions alongside original practices and symbols. One of the challenges arising from globalization viewed as a multi-dimensional phenomenon is the possibility of a moral integration of the world or at least that of finding some plausible common ground for a meaningful ethical dialogue. One of its more popular curricula, Neighboring Faiths (formerly Church Across the Street), takes middle and high school participants to visit the places of worship of many faith traditions including a Hindu temple, a Reform or Orthodox synagogue, and a Catholic church. Also of note is that there are many more people who identify as Unitarian Universalist on surveys than those who attend Unitarian Universalist congregations (by a factor of four in a recent survey),[61] reflecting those who have never joined (and lapsed members) but nonetheless consider themselves part of the Unitarian Universalist movement.