We don’t have to be religious to be spiritual. In fact, in even greater numbers than ever before, Americans describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” Yet, religious beliefs, or lack of them, greatly influence what people consider “spiritual” experience and practice. Furthermore, because our Unitarian Universalist faith is based on principles not on creeds, beliefs within our congregations vary considerably, so you would expect concepts of spirituality differ as well. Regardless, perhaps a common thread weaves throughout varieties of spiritual experience, a thread that is inseparable and essential to the fabric of our UU identity and faith. We’ll seek that common thread in reflections offered from the pulpit and in dialogue with members and friends.