Knut Heidelberg now seems to call himself a Superintendent Minister or Bishop, which (if properly so) makes three in worldwide Unitarianism. He has taken up the Norwegian tradition (that was two traditions) and revived it via small groups and installed a Pastor at Skien (probably for another small group) and he has installed a minister in Denmark (another Unitarianism that came and went; though Denmark never really had a Unitarian connected liberal tradition, as I understand it, but a different experience based on one chapel). The French presence has a news item about this Danish event; France is again an addition to the main centres of Unitarianism: central Europe, Britain and North America.
These are small revivals, and small revivals are the means to gather more people.
Knut seems to want to promote what I call the central European Unitarian tradition via his own ordination in Hungary, as held within the Hungarian and Transylvanian (Rumanian) Churches. It is noted that the tradition has occasional Holy Communion, as illustrated among the few gathered in Skien.
Meanwhile, in the United States, a panic seems to be part of the electoral bid of one hopeful for General Assembly President in that membership of the denomination has fallen for the first time in donkeys years, by some 74 (yep, 74) and some figures quoted are that candidate Rev. Peter Morales's church is down 1.16 percent while the UUA as a whole is down 0.02 percent.
Obviously if you are used to year on growth every year the chill of a sudden dip can be quite a worry. Problems problems!
Addition: While on Unitarian matters here, Pete Seeger, folk musician (recently singing This Land is Your Land at the Presidential inauguration) and Unitarian Universalist, features on the BBC as he is 90 years old. Listen on Monday 4th May 2009 at 15:00 on BBC Radio 4.
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