Unitarians do not have a specific religion, or any specific dogmas or doctrines; they value the open search for truth. Members may follow or espouse specific creeds; however, at services humanism is generally the primary philosophy. Unitarian Universalists believe in 7 basic principles and try to live their lives in a manner consistent with these principles: *The inherent worth and dignity of every human being *Justice, equity and compassion in human relations *Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations *A free and responsible search for truth and meaning *The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large *The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all *Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part Those interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism should visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations website (www.uua.org).
In short, UUism is not TELLING you what to believe, but ASKING you what YOU believe. :)
"From" really shouldn't be used when describing one's religion. You can be "from" Cleveland or "from" Europe. But you can't be "from" Christianity or Hinduism. You are "of" (a member of, part of) the religion.
"What steps must be taken by a Methodist if they wish to marry under a Catholic rite?"
In my understanding the two faiths are similar in that Methodist call for change to a more conservative and liberal direction in faith.
Whereas Catholics use a different language called "THE IDEA OF TOLERATION" which has two main principles concerning the existence of evil and not interfering with evil and allowing matters to run its course to determine the good of matters and for marriage catholics have sacraments.
So when considering the two believe in practically the same virtues I think it is not necessarily a problem for persons from the two different faiths to marry.
But it would be best for both to learn about eachothers faith through available classes and marriage counseling required for engaged couples in each respective church.
However, regarding marriage catholics are extemely strict moreso than Methodist. Such as Methodist believe in Baptism as a sacrament (there may be more) and this sacrament is between the person and God, a covenant and marriage in their faith is a rite.
In the Catholic Church marriage is a sacrament, but a binding covenant between man, woman and God. And it cannot be broken even by divorce (once you're in you're in for life).
Therefore, a Catholic is required to enter into a sacramental marriage and the marriage must be performed in the Catholic Church. However, you can remain Methodist and marry a Catholic in a Catholic ceremony, nor do you have to convert to the faith, but you are required to promise that any children from the marriage will be raised Catholic.
Best Wishes For The Future & Happy New Year!
Prophet Muhammad has prophesied that 71 sects willbe created in his religion. So far, the numebr is quite less than this. It stands at about 20-25. Some of the main sects are sunni, shia, hanafi, shaafi, deobandi, maalki etc.
I suppose you mean Taoism. I've seen it spelled Daoism. If so, the answer is China.