New and Newer Religions: Unitarianism and Eckankar
ABC Radio Sunday night 6:00PM and repeated on Tuesday with Rachael Kohn. More information here: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/spiritofthings/stories/2009/2606129.htm
With roots in the 17th century, Unitarianism became an organised church movement in the 19th century rejecting the Trinity and following Jesus as a human model of exemplary character. Visiting American Unitarian minister, Rev Steve Wilson explains its highly inclusive beliefs.
Rev Steve Wilson
is a minister in the Unitarian Universalist church, based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
“The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a religious organization that combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the UUA in 1961. Each of the 1,041 congregations in the United States, Canada, and overseas are democratic in polity and operation; they govern themselves.
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion with Jewish-Christian roots. It has no creed. It affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and tries to provide a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.”
Spirit of Life Unitarian Fellowship
An Australian Unitarian congregation located in Kirribilli in Sydney just across the harbour bridge from the Sydney Central Business District