A question often asked of Unitarian Universalist is: "If you don't all believe in the same God, what are you worshiping?" The word "worship," though, comes from "worth-ship." In our congregations, worship is not about bowing down to a deity, but instead, considering what is of worth. Worship, then, is our opportunity to contemplate what is most worthy in our lives, to discover anew what we value most deeply, to recognize how to align our true values with our actions—indeed, to find what is sacred to us in our lives and to consider how we wish to relate to what we find sacred. Unitarian Universalism is an inclusive, diverse faith that draws from all the world’s religions, as well as humanism, philosophy, and science.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Miguel is a lay-led fellowship located in a celebrated artist colony and World Heritage site in the heart of Central Mexico, just a few hours north of Mexico City.
We meet every Sunday at 10:30am in the Atrium Sala of La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 (directly across from the Instituto Allende). Everyone is welcome.
Sunday Service October 23, 10:30am Dr. Victor Bremson The Life of Howard Thurman
At this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, Dr. Victor Bremson discusses the legacy of Dr. Howard Thurman, an influential African-American author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader who touched the lives of countless people of all races, faiths, and cultures. As a prominent religious figure, Thurman played a leading role in many social justice movements and organizations of the twentieth century. His theology of radical nonviolence influenced and shaped a generation of civil rights activists. He was a key mentor to leaders within the movement, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who carried Thurman’s book on the philosophy of non-violence whenever he traveled the country. In 1935 Dr. Thurman was part of a group of African Americans who traveled to India to learn about its fight for independence. There he met with Mahatma Gandhi and brought his teachings back to the United States. In 1953, Life Magazine called Thurman one of the 12 most influential preachers in the United States yet he remains largely unknown by most Americans. He served as Dean of Rankin Chapel at Howard University and co-founded the first major interracial, interdenominational church in the United States, where people of all faiths were welcomed. He was the first black Dean of Chapel at a majority-white university, Marsh Chapel of Boston University, and the honorary Canon of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York. Thurman was also a visiting professor at Vassar and several other prominent universities. Dr. Victor Bremson’s career includes 35 years as a corporate turn-around consultant. After retiring he obtained a Doctor of Ministry from Wisdom University. He has taught several courses on the environment and non-violence, and was the founder of a non-profit called ForTheGrandChildren that dealt with being present for the future.