What is Lifespan Religious Education?
Lifespan religious education is for everyone. It includes adult religious education (ARE), youth religious education (YRE), and teen and young adult programming. As believers in a faith that values a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, religious education is something that we all do on a regular basis. It is essential to who we are as Unitarian Universalists.
Lifespan Religious Education Vision Statement
At MVUUF we envision children, youth and adults who:
- Know that they are lovable beings of infinite worth, imbued with powers of the soul, and obligated to use their gifts, talents, and potentials in the service of life;
- Affirm that they are part of a Unitarian Universalist religious heritage and community of faith that has value and provides resources for living;
- Accept that they are responsible for the stewardship and creative transformation of their religious heritage and community of faith;
- Realize that they are moral agents, capable of making a difference in the lives of other people, challenging structures of social and political oppression, promoting the health and well-being of the planet, acting in the service of diversity, justice and compassion;
- Recognize the need for community, affirming the importance of families, relationships and connections between and among the generations;
- Appreciate the value of spiritual practice as a means of deepening faith and integrating beliefs and values with everyday life;
- Experience hope, joy, mystery, healing, and personal transformation in the midst of life's challenges.