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Six Sources

Our tradition is "living" because we believe in embracing new or different religious beliefs and practices that help us try to make the world a better place or ourselves better people.

 

The living tradition which we share draws from six sources:

 

Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life.

 

Words and deeds of prophetic women and men, which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.

 

Wisdom from the world's religions, which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.

 

Jewish and Christian teachings, which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves.

 

Humanist teachings, which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.