To be a Unitarian Universalist is to be united in covenantal community with other people. Our religious tradition is inherently relational; it requires our participation. This morning we will explore the theology of covenant in our religious tradition.
Unitarian Universalists are not bound together in common belief. We have no dogma, we have no creeds. What we do have is covenant. We are bound by common promise. In this sermon we will explore the history and significance of covenant in our religious tradition.
Our Seven Principles include the phrases “inherent worth and dignity of every person,” “compassion in human relations,” and “acceptance of one another.” These elements of the Seven Principles focus on empathy and compassion but where does one begin in understanding the complexities of human nature in order to extend empathy and compassion to another person? Tom Beck is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron and an Administrator and Teacher at The University of Akron. Tom is the dad of three adult married sons and grandfather of two with another one on the way.