Monday, April 23, 2012

Singletons and Unitarian Universalism

Mary Umberger in yesterday’s Chicago Tribune on the rise of single households. A trend and a population I suspect most UU Churches geared to families and couples, not well suited to respond too.
These days, Americans are increasingly likely to live alone, but please don't presume they're lonely.

It's a reality that sociologist Eric Klinenberg would like us to embrace, as the number of adults living alone reaches proportions never before seen in this country.

The professor of sociology at New York University and author of "Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone" (Penguin Press) talked about what he called the "seismic effect" that solo living is likely to have on our culture and on housing


Kim Hampton said...

You probably remember that I wrote about single people and/or those without children and how well or not well we (the whole religious world, not just UUism) do ministry with them. I think this can't be talked about enough.

Carry on.

Bill Baar said...

I recall and agree Kim. This singleness the trend. I find my big box Church better prepared for it though. At least they have ministries towards it.