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  1. Modernity and PostmodernityUUMA SeminarRenewing Ministry for the 21st Century Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie January 2013

  2. Muslim Prayer Rug, Ottoman Turkish, One example of many found in Transylvanian Unitarian Churches

  3. Mixity Pure Identities Unveiled as Hybrids!

  4. Locality and Immediacy Metanarratives and The Hard Arrow of Time Give way to local stories Spiral time Immediate locations in time and space

  5. Complicit Agency

  6. Creative Embodiment

  7. Our Religious Communities Can Be…. • Sanctuaries of Beauty • Communities of Recovery and Resistance • Schools for the Transformation of Society • Crossroads or Meeting Points for Creative Multireligious Interchange • Embodiments of Just and Abundant Life

  8. Sanctuaries of Beauty • Ministry creates places that call people to “taste and see” what is worthy of our devotion and praise

  9. Communities of Recovery and Resistance • Ministry offers a community of spiritual support, rituals, and practices, that enable people to recover from and resist the harm of war, injustice, abuse, addictions…the “demons” of our society that alienate us from abundant life and one another

  10. Schools for the Transformation of Society • Ministry brings communities into being that connect people to sacred texts and traditions, that form critical analyses of current conditions and ways of life, that develop ethical imagination and creative agency in the midst of here and now

  11. Crossroads for Multireligious Life • Ministry invites creative interchange among people of diverse religious traditions, bringing new expressions spiritual community into being

  12. Ministry Embodies Just and Abundant Life