Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages seekers to follow their own spiritual paths. Our faith draws on many religious sources, welcoming people with different beliefs. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma.
Our congregations are places where we gather to nurture our spirits and put our faith into action by working toward social justice in our communities and the wider world. There is no formal conversion process, so becoming a Unitarian Universalist (UU) is simply a matter of self-identification.
Check out this video about UU values and practices.
Service leader Alex Stinson will explore what it means to provide Open Access to our church community. It seems natural to make decisions about what helps other people in our communities based only on our own experiences, but, in so doing, our designs and methods for outreach are actually geared toward people like ourselves. Do these methods attract and provide opportunities for others who are not ’like us’ or have not shared similar experiences? Alex will draw on his personal experiences as an educator, his work with the Open Access movement in academic publishing, and will explore this concept in a variety of situations where unconscious decisions can create designs that actually prevent access to communities, knowledge, or processes that are supposed to be democratic or free to use.