The Ascending Spirit of Unitarian Universalism
CBS News spoke with UUA President Peter Morales, the Rev. Fred Small of First Parish Cambridge, and Boston area UUs about Unitarian Universalism for “Religion and Spirituality in a Changing Society“. The program airs on CBS affiliates at various dates and times across the country. It can also be streamed here.
Morales and Small share their experience of the growth of UUism in the face of the decline of other organized religions.
From the CBS press release: While we live in the most religiously diverse country in the world, attitudes towards religion and spirituality are in the midst of great change. A newly released survey by researchers at the University of California (Berkeley) and Duke University revealed that religious affiliation in the U.S. is at its lowest point since the 1930s. A Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life study revealed similar findings in 2012 and noted that more than a third of those religiously unaffiliated call themselves “spiritual but not religious.”
This program looks at these changes and explains how it happened and what it means for the future. First we talk to Diana Butler Bass, noted religious historian and author of Christianity after Religion. She discusses why this shift in attitudes towards organized religion is important and why religious institutions should care.