Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Prophetic voices and events - an explanation

The second of the six sources to which Unitarian Universalists attribute their "living tradition" is "Words and deeds of prophetic woman and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love." Now that Advent is over, UUAWOL is beginning a year long series on what is being called "Prophetic voices and events of women and men...." The change is the focus on the voice and not the person and the event not the individual.

No person is perfect and most people communicate good things and bad things. Events often get mischaracterized as the work of one person when that person is just a symbol or manifestation of a far more dynamic social movement. The title of this series will be "Prophetic voices and events" and I hope they may resonate with you and perhaps move your life forward in positive ways.


  1. I like the change in emphasis from a person to what that person said or did.

  2. This makes me feel more comfortable. It is the idea conveyed not the person which is important. I'm glad you've found a way to handle this concept of "prophetic" which feels more comfortable. All the best for the New Year!

  3. It is a wise decision to focus on the content and not the form. Forms change all the time, but content is what matters. It is what is said that is important not who said it.