Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA)
All are Invited to Saturday morning November 11 AHA Discussion about UUA Leadership 10:00 AM – Common Room – In person only
Comments by Jaime Alexander
The discussion of the direction the UUA is taking UU-ism has been going on throughout the denomination for several years. There are diverse opinions about this subject. My goal for this discussion is to create awareness while respecting all viewpoints.
After my own experience and research on the subject, I have a viewpoint I can best describe in one word as “Concerned”. I plan on being “MC” of the discussion and will briefly summarize why I am concerned. But one opinion does not make a discussion. Please think about the topic and determine your own one word viewpoint. We may get opinions ranging from “Superb” to “Ugh”! I’m hoping that perhaps a half dozen attendees volunteer to come prepared to present their opinion through a 2 or 3 minute presentation.
Following the initial presentations we plan to break up into table discussions. A “Table Captain” will be selected. Perhaps the table can agree on a one word table opinion, perhaps not. The table captain will be asked to moderate and make a brief table report.
Here is a spectrum of many search topics which provide related background: UU Fifth Principle Project, UU Save the Seven Principles, North American Unitarian Association, An email discussion group: UU Inter-congregational discussion list – group, UUA Commission on Institutional Change Report ”Widening the Circle of Concern”, “Article II Study Report”, and a book:
“Mistakes and Miracles: Congregations on the Road to Multiculturalism”
Finally, a great big Thank You goes to AHA leader Amanda Burton for her enthusiastic support of this discussion. On a personal note, this will be my first event at church since my Dec. 2019 heart attack followed by the COVID threat. I’m anxious to again see you. I probably won’t remember your names! J Replies and questions can come to firstname.lastname@example.org
What is AHA?
AHA (Atheists, Humanists, Agnostics) was founded over 10 years ago as the Tolerant Atheists Discussion Group (TADG). AHA gathers to exchange ideas about the belief systems of atheists, humanists and agnostics and their connection to Unitarianism and Universalism.