Some Unitarian Universalists, both laity and clergy, have embraced Buddhism just as some Buddhists have embraced Unitarian Universalism. Some people choose one of these paths and abandon the other while others try to find common ground where they can have both. As interest in Buddhist practices increases it is important to consider how it will affect Unitarian Universalism. Is this a passing fad or the basis for fundamental changes in how we practice our religion?
Betty Skwarek is a graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School and is about to enter Preliminary Fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association as a community minister. Formerly from California, she now lives in north Austin with her son and his family. Before studying for the ministry she served as a religious educator in both California and Texas and worked as a public school teacher. She is currently administering the Adult Basic Education and helping with the English as a Second Language programs at Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church in Cedar Park, Texas.
Date(s) - Mar 13, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am