Reaching Out Beyond, Dreaming Bigger

How many rings of engagement can we support?

How can we extend the reach and impact of Unitarian Universalism? There has been much talk about “congregations and beyond.”  Among other things, this includes efforts to engage people who are not all that likely to join our congregations, especially younger people and those who declare their religious affiliation as “none.”  We are convinced that…

E Pluribus Unum

Bees working together

Coming Together and Reaching Out A few weeks back, I participated in a “Summit on the Economic Sustainability of Ministry” sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association.  The focus of the Summit was on the financial challenges facing UU ministers and congregations these days, and what in and out-of-the-box solutions we might come up with to…

Spiritual Economist Arturo Paoli

As someone who constantly thinks, writes, and talks about stewardship, I gather information broadly, from diverse sources. Over the last number of years, I have been inspired by a Catholic priest who is now 102-years-old: Arturo Paoli. Paoli is almost unknown in the English speaking world, yet his life reads like an adventure movie script:…