Unitarian Church 150 Years
The Dublin Unitarian Church has a prominent place on St. Stephen’s Green and recently celebrated 150 years. Rev. Bridget Spain says that despite this, not much is known about Unitarianism. She explains that, “our bond of union is religious sympathy, not the declaration of a creed-bound faith.” She adds that they believe human intelligence is one of God’s greatest gifts and that they do not accept as truth anything that fails the test of reason.
She goes on to list more of their beliefs: the dignity of every person, the inherent goodness of the human soul, democracy within our congregations and the right of conscience. They respect the interdependent web of all existence and believe that a person’s sexuality is their own business. Miriam Gormally met her to find out more.