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The Center Cannot Hold

Special Bonus Homework “Opportunity” in preparation for the January 8 service: read this brief, fascinating piece “About Article II: The Principles and Purposes of the UUA.

In 1919, poet William Butler Yeats wrote:

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world…

Surely some revelation is at hand

We, Unitarian Universalists, have often wondered what holds us together, with no creed, no single sacred scripture, no central governing authority. What is at our center? We (all UUs) are presently looking at possible revisions to a piece of Unitarian Universalist Association bylaws that attempts to answer this question.

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