Deutsche Unitarier Religionsgemeinschaft

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Deutsche Unitarier Religionsgemeinschaft
Deutsche Unitarier Religionsgemeinschaft logo.jpg
The official logo of the DUR.
Abbreviation DUR
Formation 1876 in Rheinhessen
Type religious organization
Location Germany
Official language
German
Affiliations International Council of Unitarians and Universalists
Website www.unitarier.de

Deutsche Unitarier Religionsgemeinschaft ("German Unitarian Religious Community") was founded in 1876 in Germany's Rheinhessen region under the name Religionsgemeinschaft Freier Protestanten ("Religious Community of Free Protestants").

In 1911 their newspaper took on the subtitle "Deutsch-Unitarische Blätter" ("German Unitarian Gazette") because leader Rudolf Walbaum wanted to connect to American Unitarians. By 1977, the group was led by former Nazis Herbert Böhme and Friedrich Ehrlicher. In 1989, an extremely rightist group led by Sigrid Hunke left and founded "Bund Deutscher Unitarier, Religionsgemeinschaft europäischen Geistes".

The current name, Deutsche Unitarier Religionsgemeinschaft, was adopted in 1950.

Theology[edit]

Most members lean towards scientific and philosophical humanism, but there is recognition of the merit of other faith traditions.

Organization[edit]

Congregations are lay-led. It is the only Unitarian group in Germany to belong to the ICUU.

Bibliography[edit]

Gunde Hartmann,Ed. (2000) "Was glauben Sie eigentlich?" Hamburg/Ravensberg: Verlag Deutsche Unitarier

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