Posted on January 3, 2016 by Roger Brewin
The Fall 2015 issue of the Journal of Religious Humanism has now been delivered to active members' mailboxes and/or Inboxes.
Humanism is so often described as being in opposition to, or at best in a creative tension with religion, that the path of interfaith cooperation can seem highly problematic, and perhaps more trouble than it is worth. Yet increasingly, individuals and Humanist groups join with their religious counterparts on specific social justice and service projects, and simply to further the goal of living side by side, even if in an uneasy peace. The fall 2015 issue of the Journal of Religious Humanism explores these efforts from several points of view - from the humanist organizations that have embraced particular events and coalitions, to individuals of many persuasions who have struggled with what it means to work and celebrate with those whose basic perspective on life is very different.
There are eleven articles ranging from short reports on humanist participation in Washington's 9/11 Unity Walk, and the World Parliament of Religions, to a fairly lengthy series of commentaries by UU ministers of many stripes wrestling with the resources that get used when Interim Ministers from many traditions undergo training together. Writing about "God-Centered Atheists," "Lessons for Humanists from 'Night Vale'" (a mystical radio drama), and a "Year of Interfaith Service," our authors give personal accounts of the interfaith experience, some as full blown participants and enthusiasts, and some as part-time experimenters.
About Roger Brewin
Roger Brewin became a UU minister in 1977 and is currently retired from active ministry, after serving nine UU congregations. He is Minister Emeritus of First Unitarian Church of Hobart, IN. Roger is a long-time board member of HUUmanists and is editor of our journal, "Religious Humanism". He also performs one-man shows as a historical impersonator of Darwin, Dickens and Clarence Darrow.