Free-Range UUs: 13 questions total
This survey is an attempt to capture the essential demographics of Free-Range Unitarian Universalists. Defined for this data gathering adventure as "identifies as UU, but doesn't attend a congregation." Often will self-describe as "spiritual but not religious."
It has been difficult to capture any kind of demographics, because I'm not exactly sure how to find you... (thank goodness for social media!) Standing on a street corner with a clipboard does not work. Believe me, I've tried.
Oh, wait... you want to know who I am and why I care? My name is Tandi Rogers, and I work for the *Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations as the Growth Strategy Specialist. Think of me as a resident evangelist from the Office of Abundance and Possibilities. I want to reach as many people as possible with the loving message of Unitarian Universalism. I need to understand why our existing model/culture of congregation may not work for you and what does work for you. I'm interested in growing a faith not just congregations.
You may pop me a note if you'd like a copy of the results or have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you. May we work together to make the world a better place and ourselves better people in the process.
In faith, Tandi
*The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA) is a religious organization that combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the UUA in 1961.
Unitarian Universalism welcomes people with diverse beliefs and encourages individuals to develop their own, responsible personal faith. Unitarian Universalism is a way of being religious rather than embracing a specific religious doctrine. Individual Unitarian Universalists may identify with and draw inspiration from many different religious or philosophical traditions, which can include Atheism/Agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Paganism.
Words to describe Unitarian Universalism: grounded in both history and ideas, ecological, profoundly human, evolving, responsible, experiential, free, imaginative, curious, reasonable, liberating, and hopeful.