A sense of belonging is fundamental to our experience as human beings. Most people are grateful to find a community where they feel at home, or they are seeking one. Unitarian Universalism provides such and environment for many, and yet not all. How do we walk the line between creating cohesive communities and making room for the stranger?
Rev. Carlton E. Smith is an ordained UU minister and a member of our Unitarian Universalist Association Congregational Life Staff for the Southern Region. He lives in the Memphis area.