There is so much that the Edict of Torda (1568) points to that our global faith has relied upon over the centuries and continues to carry in our onward journey.
Faith is not accountable to a Government or an Empire, but to the Sacred, the Holy, Almighty God.
A free pulpit and a free pew are basic and essential congregational qualities, and political interference with either is unacceptable.
Unitarian tradition, from its beginning, teaches us to resist authoritarianism as a religious practice.
Beyond matters of faith and practice, the upcoming anniversary calls American UUs to know ourselves better by celebrating the history of the world's first Unitarian churches.Our international partners in Transylvania, Hungary, and around the world understand the Edict as a foundation of their spiritual DNA.
If you'd like to learn more about how to celebrate this momentous anniversary and how our current resistance and persistence towards justice are rooted in the history of our religious freedom, please join the International Joint Working Group (UUA International Office, International Council of Unitarians and Universalists, and the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council) for an informational webinar on27 September 2017 2pm(eastern time).Please find the link to sign up for the webinar here. And visit www.torda450.org for more information.