“World community with peace, liberty, and justice for all” is a Unitarian Universalist Principle. And yet, there are Unitarian Universalists who choose to serve in the military in a variety of capacities. How do these things go together? How can these Unitarian Universalists claim to have a goal of peace when they work for an organization that trains for war?
Robin Stillwater is a Candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry who is also endorsed as a Navy Chaplain-in-training. After ordination she plans to become active duty in the Navy as a chaplain. She graduated from Union Theological Seminary in May with concentrations in Inter-Religious Engagement and Ethics (specializing in Islamophobia and Racism). She is now joyfully a full-time intern at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church in Santa Monica.
You may be asking: “What is a Humanist Forum Sunday Morning Service?”
Our Humanist Forum is designed to welcome the secular humanist, activist, and socially concerned members of our community. In a world of heartbreak, dehumanization, and need for information, our community calls us to our better selves. During these services we will hear from community leaders with an objective to live with more wisdom, more connection, and more compassion for the world around us. It will be a time to deepen our faith through action.
Note: Children are invited to gather in the Ballou Room for childcare and religious exploration programs.