“Beyond tolerance”

by Rev. Jennifer Brooks. Moving beyond tolerance means not merely accepting difference but respecting it. Acceptance is a start. But if acceptance is all we bring to our diverse and multicultural religious community, we fall short. If acceptance is all we bring to our diverse and multicultural world, we fail. Strong world, fail. Yet it’s the right word. Unitarian Universalists seek to be the change we hope to see. We seek to model that it’s possible not merely to survive diversity but to thrive because of it. Our big tent shelters a wide range of religious points of view united by the values we share. Acceptance says, essentially, “OK, I […]