At Cork Unitarian Church we describe Open Christianity as the religious context where we are free to follow the example and teachings of Jesus based on our own informed conscience.
In our culture, Christianity has shaped the shaped the views of both believers and non-believers and it is deeply imbedded in our language, history, art, philosophy, and literature. It is a central place of reference for our understanding of the divine and our ability to communicate with each other about it. It is foundational to our church.
While our church’s means of articulating spirituality is deeply informed by Christianity, we also see spirituality as being an innately human quality and not being derived from any one particular religion. We embrace spiritual wisdom from all religious traditions that lead us to a greater sense of meaning, purpose, and connectedness. For us, no one source of religious teaching has a monopoly on either goodness or godness.
At Cork Unitarian Church we see the life and teachings of Jesus being important as they can assist us in:
Our church’s approach to the teaching of Jesus is “open” because: