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Showing posts from May, 2008

Can we get some Unitarian videos up?

As a member of the Foy Society I got an email directing me to a video of one of the workshops at General Assembly here. I think it's using the same site where the Anniversary Service sermon was up last year. Unfortunately I can't work out if there's a way to browse for similar videos. I have no idea who puts these videos up here, or if there are any more. Does some official Unitarian bod makes these videos and upload them? If so, why isn't it more heavily publicised? Are there lots of videos from our Annual Meetings? How can I find them?? Last year I only knew about the video because I knew the Anniversary preacher (although it was later mentioned in the Inquirer) and this year I've only been directed to it because I'm a member of the Foy Society. I don't know why it all seems so secretive. Today I noticed that the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement has a section on YouTube . Is this something that British Unitarians could do? I'm not an expert on these

School worship

If I had my time again, and could go back and live my life with the confidence and knowledge that I have now, I would do a few things differently. One thing I would do differently is be much more of an awkward sod at school. I went to a Church of England Comprehensive school and was always profoundly uncomfortable with enforced "worship" in assemblies, and, every other week, in the local Anglican church; especially as the school student population was 60% Muslim. But I was never confident or clear enough in my reasoing to stand up and say "I don't want anything to do with this nonsense." I really really wish I had. Ekklesia has reported that a new Parliamentary report has recommended that children of ‘sufficient maturity, intelligence and understanding’ be allowed to withdraw from school worship. The British Humanist Association have applauded this, so do I. If I had my time over again, I would have withdrawn from worship, and encouraged others to do the same.