What To Do After You Notice All Religions Are False

Unitarian Universalism has two principal currents and two methodologies that exist sometimes smoothly, sometimes not so smoothly which are derived ultimately from the two traditions that formed the Association. The first is Unitarianism, which has historically been concerned with reason and ethics. The slogan for this current has been “salvation by character.” The second is Universalism, which has been concerned with healing, and for which the slogan has been “God is love.” Or, “Love over creed.”

What To Do After You Notice All Religions Are False: My Story of Sorting Wheat from Chaff & Finding a Life Worth Living

James Ishmael Ford


Trying Religion: Embracing the New Universalism

“With the seventh principle as a calling to the very wisdom of our hearts of how and why the individual is precious, that we are completely woven out of each other and the cosmos itself in a living song of intimacy is where we find our completeness.”

A Meditation on the First & Seventh Principles of Unitarian Universalism as a Saving Message, Together With a Buddhist Midrash

Delivered at the 2014 Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, 28 June 2014, Providence, Rhode Island by James Ishmael Ford, Senior Minister, First Unitarian Church of Providence