Author: Lois Van Leer

UU Utopias Past

Communal life is as old as human history. In this country the 1840’s were a time of social and moral reforms whose aim was to end the suffering of humanity. There were movements, many led by Unitarians and Universalists, to abolish capital punishment, to improve … read more.

The Burning Bowl Ritual

I was first introduced to a Burning Bowl ceremony by a Unity minister in Montana. Most likely Pagan in origin, it is a ritual that separates the old year from the new year. The ritual allows people to burn away all that they wish to … read more.