Transient and Permanent remains on semi-hiatus due to intensive summer research projects. Expect to see it back in full swing when the new semester starts in September. But for now, here is a UU trivia question with an international slant for you.
If you were living in a non-Anglophone country and happened to hear about Unitarian-Universalism, you could find yourself stymied as to where to get additional information. Obviously, the internet is one possibility, assuming you have access to it. But the info you receive in a language other than English may or may not paint an accurate picture of what UUism is like.
Let’s take one example from a culture that has hosted influential Unitarian and Universalist missionaries in the past, but is not currently a very active mission field for UUism. When you search for “Unitarian” in Japanese, almost all of the top hits come back for a specific subject and location. Can you guess what they are?