Are you in search of a youth-run organization that promotes leadership skills, social justice, freedom, peace, and equality for all people through a diverse program of high school religious studies education in a supportive, open community environment?
Parents and teens: come find out more & get involved!
YRUU is open to anyone who is of high school age, no matter your beliefs or background. Everyone is respected and welcome.
We meet every Sunday morning from 11:00am until noon, upstairs in Gage Hall (4 Archdale Street) at the Unitarian Universalist Church in downtown Charleston, SC.
YRUU events & activities promote critical thinking, group discussion, and involved learning about many of the world’s religious traditions and ways of thinking (Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Daoism, Shamanism, Atheism, Agnosticism, Secular Humanism, Paganism) as well as social issues like human rights, poverty, natural resources, and ethics.
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YRUU events & activities follow the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
- Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.
- Free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
UUC members & friends: it's not too late to officially register for your RE classes! Remember to turn in your registration forms to Janet for the Junior High Conference and Senior High Conference at The Mountain near Highlands, North Carolina!
Past YRUU events: Visit to World Harvest Pentecostal church, lecture on Buddhism, watching documentary films, soup and bowls fundraiser for the homeless, overnight lock-in, overnight farm campout, visit to Botany Bay on Edisto Island, chakra visualization meditation, documentary about snake handling churches in West Virginia, "postcards from your life", outdoor partner meditation, much more!
Past YRUU guest speakers:
Ilya Merlin "Hip-Hop and Religion"
Peter Galle Poetry and creativity workshop
Sage Graham special effects makeup workshop
Harry Rockower "Pentecostalism and Glossolalia"
Future YRUU events:
February 18th at 9pm: Abbey Road Live - A local Beatles cover band
March 11th: Visit a local Mosque