Posts by Roger Brewin

"Religious Humanism" Journal – Next Issue

Appling Science to Theology the theme running through the upcoming Spring 2013 issue of the Journal of Religious Humanism.  Papers delivered by Mark Belletini on Carl Sagan’s “Cosmic Theology,” and by Dawn Cooley on “Astrobiology” were delivered at last fall's Ohio River Group, a study gathering for UU Ministers.  Responses by their colleagues Lisa Friedman and Lisa Doege are included.

Mark Edmiston-Lange explores the extent to which evolution forms and teaches us about modern belief and religious life, and we reprise Sarah Voss’ “Matheology” - and evocation of “Cantorian Religion,” from an issue of RH about a decade ago.  Finally, since there are only two kinds of poetry that I like - the kind that rhymes and the kind that doesn’t, I included Roger Rochester’s thoughtful piece of doggerel on placing the human story in a larger context.

Volume 43, #2 will be mailed to members in July, and will be available for distribution at the General Assembly in Louisville, KY, June 19-22. Read more about "Religious Humanism" Journal – Next Issue »

Tables, Tables, Tables …

UU Humanism is alive and well in the Midwest!  Jack Reich and Roger Brewin have been crisscrossing Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin - by mid May they will have run ten information tables this spring at UU churches and District Annual Meetings (Heartland and Central Midwest).  The reaction to the combination of HUUmanist eye candy (buttons, magnets, books, etc) and social justice work (see article on "Ribbons Not Walls") has been encouraging.  Hundreds of people have made small purchases or donations, dozens have joined HUU or signed up to financially sponsor one of our projects.   Bill Murry's book "Becoming More Fully Human" sells steadily, and conversation is constant about the need for more humanist resources and presence in local congregations. Read more about Tables, Tables, Tables … »

Ribbons Not Walls

Ribbons Not Walls is the title of two related Social Justice projects that will be featured at the HUUmanists General Assembly booth in Louisville this coming June.  You are invited to participate in either or both.  Read more about Ribbons Not Walls »

Latest Journal of Religious Humanism

Attendees at the UU Minister's Association biennial institute in January each received a copy of the latest issue - titled "Humanism and Ministry." Many UU clergy, especially those whose training and experience come in part from other religious traditions, have little knowlege of humanism as practiced in the congregations of the UUA, and little in the way of a track record ministering to humanists.  With roughly half of the 160,000 adult UUs identifying with or sympathizing with humanism, it's important to offer them exposure to the wide range of values, inclinations and needs of such a significant portion of their congregants. Read more about Latest Journal of Religious Humanism »

GA Booth 2012 in Phoenix


Books are often at the center of the HUUmanists booth in the Exhibit Hall at General Assembly. A couple of dozen Humanist titles most years – part of offering to our fellow liberal religionists, a wide spectrum of thought on issues of import to us. Read more about GA Booth 2012 in Phoenix »