The meaning of catholic

I think “catholic” means “all embracing.” But Unitarians are much more catholic than Catholics ever were. Native American children were sent to Catholic schools where they were forbidden to speak their language. They were not permitted to learn the stories of their ancestors. They were robbed of their ethnic heritage and identity before they were permitted to become Christians.

If anyone seeks the warmth of a community, fellowship and respectful acceptance, Unitarians will permit that person to come into their community with their beliefs. They are encouraged to share their traditions and beliefs so they can be understood. Of course there’s always an interchange, a conversation, going on; but never a conversion. I like that.

Unitarian Congregation

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