UUPP 010: Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie- UU Historian, Author, and Her Puppet Minstry run by UU Ewe Diva Miss Merrily

Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie – Historian, Author, and Miss Merrily’s Right Hand  (or at least she guides Miss Merrily with her right hand) when puppet ministry is run by a UU Ewe.

Ever curious about the history of Unitarian and Universalism? Susan takes you back to Transylvania where it began and tells you how it emerged.

An update on her up and coming book “Unitarian Pirates of the Carribean: Issues in UU Polity” and the story of how it came to being.

Where dMiss Merrilyid Miss Merrily come from? And how did she become the Diva of puppet ministry? Plus a special audio interuption from Miss Merrily!

 

 

 

Rev. Susan J. RitchieSusan’s Bio:

Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie has been the minister of the North Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Lewis Center, Ohio since 1996. She also serves on the UUA Board of Trustees, and as UUA Secretary. Her book, “Children of the Same God: the Historical Relationship Between Unitarianism , Judaism and Islam” was published by Skinner House last Spring. She is currently working on “Unitarian Pirates of the Carribean: Issues in UU Polity”

contact Susan at: sritchie@uua.org

Favorite Quote: :

“I think there’s no greater sign of God’s goodness and forgiveness than that the church is allowed to exist.” – Ann Dillard

Susan says, “…that might sound a tiny bit cynical, but I find it helpful in remembering that it’s kind of the purest expression of faith I think, to understand that our institutions will sometimes fail us precisely because they are  human institutions. But that’s not the same thing as faith itself.”

Links:

Children of the Same God: The Historical Relationship Between Unitarianism, Judaism, and Islam

               

 

 

 

 

Final Credits: music thanks to:

“Carefree”, “Open Those Bright Eyes”, “Sweeter Vermouth”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

1 Comment on UUPP 010: Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie- UU Historian, Author, and Her Puppet Minstry run by UU Ewe Diva Miss Merrily

  1. I am always amazed at Rev. Ritchie’s ability to speak so fluently about our UU history and pull up interesting tidbits. Merrily is always a welcome addition to any conversation as well!

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