Comparative Religion Study

Beginning November 2024, Institute founder/director Amy Wright Glenn,
will facilitate a 5-month study open to all!

This study will be of particular interest to Unitarian Universalists
and/or those who study comparative religion.


Christ for Unitarian Universalists
One Sunday a month
November – March 2024
(see schedule below)

In lieu of tuition, you are warmly welcome to make a free will donation (of any amount)
to Amy’s home church: the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville (UUCA), NC.

UUCA ministries are funded by member and non-member generosity.
Unitarian Universalist Congregations are self-funded.
Suggested donation for this course is $50.

To register, contact Amy.


We gather one Sunday each month ~ from 4 – 5pm EST ~ for a 60 minute group reflection/discussion facilitated by Amy Wright Glenn. Each month, participants will discuss a selection from “Christ for Unitarian Universalists.” We will divide the book into 5 equal parts ~ roughly 45 pages a month. Participants will need to acquire a copy of the text ~ or check out a copy from a library ~ to participate.

We meet on:
Sunday, November 17
Sunday, December 15
Sunday, January 26
Sunday, February 9
Sunday, March 23

This course is taught through the lens of religious pluralism as defined by the Pluralism Project at Harvard University.

Praise for “Christ for Unitarian Universalists.” Purchase your copy and join the course! 

“If all Scotty McLennan offered in Christ for Unitarian Universalists was his superb chapter on what we know about the historical Jesus, I would still call it required reading for Unitarian Universalists. Yet he gives both those who claim a Christian identity within Unitarian Universalism and those who wouldn’t dream of doing so, a lot more. Even Christians outside of Unitarian Universalism will find in these pages a refreshing perspective on their faith. I cannot recommend Rev. McLennan’s book highly enough.”
—Rev. Erik Walker Wikstrom, author of Teacher, Guide, Companion: Rediscovering Jesus in a Secular World

“Scotty McLennan has produced a profoundly personal, theologically deep exploration of key Christian concepts and how they have been used in service to liberal values by Unitarian Universalists, and by respected theologians ranging from the writers of the canonical epistles to Marcus Borg to Martin Luther King Jr. While it is not intended to convert Unitarian Universalists to UU Christianity, it may well open some doors to spiritual exploration and growth that had previously been impenetrable to people who thought Jesus or Christianity had nothing to offer them. This book offers a wonderful opportunity for Unitarian Universalists to open our own internal dialogue about Christianity and its dynamic, living place in our tradition.”
—Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, co-author of Called to Community: New Directions in Unitarian Universalist Ministry

“Having left Christian orthodoxy, many Unitarian Universalists today hold hurt-filled stereotypes about Christianity. Unchallenged, this cuts many of us off from needed spiritual healing, from deeper dialogue and interfaith collaboration. Even those of us who think we know the heart of those trying to embody the spirit of the living Christ will gain much from this gracefully written, profound apologetic. I know I did. Dare yourself and your atheist friends to read and discuss this book!”
—Rev. Dr. John Buehrens, author of Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice