Does Unitarian Universalism Have Near Enemies?

If we’re lucky, at some point in our lives we have places where we feel deeply welcome, we feel like we belong.  And likely we’ve experienced other places where our belonging feels …not quite there. How would a newcomer know they belong at First Parish in Framingham? Or in Unitarian Universalism?  Using the Buddhist concept of the near enemy, we explore what sneaky, hard-to-recognize obstacles can undermine not only an authentic sense of belonging in our congregations and faith tradition but can undermine Unitarian Universalism itself.
Li Kynvi, Ministerial Intern, First Parish in Groton
This Sunday, we are swapping pulpits with First Parish Church in Groton. Li Kynvi, who is a member of First Parish in Framingham, is currently a Ministerial Intern at First Parish in Groton and will be preaching at First Parish in Framingham, while Reverend Aaron preaches in Groton.