We begin with the basic UU theology of social justice, but quickly branch out to explore how specific Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist-based social movements were informed by specific theological ideas even as they evolved new ones. Our focus will be on what it takes to be a theologically inspired agent for change in emerging historical circumstances.
The Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie has been the minister of the North Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Lewis Center, Ohio since 1996. She has also served on the UUA Board of Trustees, as UUA Secretary and as associate professor of Unitarian Universalist History and Ministry at Starr King School for the Ministry . Her book, “Children of the Same God: the Historical Relationship Between Unitarianism , Judaism and Islam” was published by Skinner House in 2014. She is currently working on “Unitarian Pirates of the Caribbean: Issues in UU Polity.”