For Dealing With the Again and Again and Again -

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How Unitarian Universalist Faith Forms Part 2/2 -

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How Unitarian Universalist Faith Forms Part 1/2 -

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Lead the UU-UNO 2017 Spring Seminar -

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Youth Caucus Executive Staff: we cannot recoil from the road to justice in the face of fear -

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Happening Now

  • Lead the UU-UNO 2017 Spring Seminar

    July 19th, 2016, no comments

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    Apply Before July 25 to Lead “Interfaith Action to End Armed Violence” Every year in April the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Intergenerational Spring Seminar takes on big issues on an international scale. In April 2017 the seminar focus is on people of many faiths working together to disarm armed violence as a tool of oppression. Armed violence is used in conflict thorough out the world in many ways: as military action, political repression or social intimidation.  This is your opportunity to lead a multi-generation group of people of faith and action at the seat of global diplomacy to lift oppression, work for peace and create more justice. Don’t wait! Serve your faith and lead…

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Stories and Voices

  • Fiercely UU: Sitting in for Democracy

    June 3rd, 2016, no comments

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    Fiercely UU is a blog series where Unitarian Universalist (UU) young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they follow that call.  To be fiercely UU is to proclaim human worth and interdependence. In an individualist, greed-based, shame and fear fueled white supremacist patriarchy, we say no to isolation and oppression and yes to radical love and covenanted connection. – Ed.  Our Fifth Principle and Sitting in for Democracy by Laura Williamson Last month I sat on the steps of the U.S. Capitol with 300 others singing, chanting, and eventually being arrested, to send a message to Congress: amend the Constitution to get big money out of politics and restore the right…

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Future of Faith

  • How Unitarian Universalist Faith Forms Part 2/2

    July 19th, 2016, no comments

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    Bonds Between People of Faith   Blue Boat brings you this article by Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker, Minister, Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church Alexandria, VA in 2 parts. Part one focuses on Dr. Walker’s reflection on faith formation in youth and young adults. Part two includes Dr. Walker’s research findings and observations. – ed By Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker (Read Part One here.) PART TWO Things that I found in my research with our youth and young adults: *Unitarian Universalist (UU) young adults have a more positive worldview than UU youth, and both groups are more positive than the norm found in U.S. young adults, who show prominent themes of chaos and corruption in…

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Issues and Trends

  • SnapChat Younger Folks Into Your Congregation

    May 16th, 2016, no comments

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    Using SnapChat to Expand Your Reach To Younger Folks Recently I shared this image, by Benjamin Schwartz that appears in the New Yorker Magazine:   to Facebook adding “Imagine being the one trying to explain why churches and our office should be using it.” In the comments, a number of folks asked how to use it within church contexts lamenting they tried it when it first came out and it just didn’t work. Why SnapChat? According to SnapChat‘s own numbers, more than 60% of 13-34 year-old smartphone users in the US are Snapchatters. Furthermore, it is a great platform to share things that are happening live and locally. We continue to see more social media platforms…

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Youth and Young Adults of Color

  • Fiercely UU: Universalism and the Disinherited

    January 28th, 2016, no comments

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    Fiercely UU is a new blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they follow that call.  To be fiercely UU is to proclaim human worth and interdependence. In an individualist, greed-based, shame and fear fueled white supremacist patriarchy, we say no to isolation and oppression and yes to radical love and covenanted connection. – Ed. Read more stories of Fiercely Unitarian Universalist Faith here. The Disinherited  by Joseph Boyd Will is a friend of mine. We met at Rikers Island Correctional Facility in a two acre garden space, a little Eden in the midst of bars, blood, and stinky socks. Will sat in a corner and…

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Social Justice

  • For Dealing With the Again and Again and Again

    July 21st, 2016, no comments

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    again.  it happened again on Monday, news spreading on social media today. this time he was a therapist trying to help his autistic patient.  this time the “gun” was a toy truck.  this time he survived the shooting. again. beloveds it is all too much and has been too much.  it was too much when George Zimmerman was acquitted of Trayvon Martin’s murder and the #blacklivesmatter hashtag came into being. it’s been hundreds of years of again and again and too much. so if you need something today, something to deal with the again, here are a few offerings, gathered with love. for those who need to just stay with the pain for now, here is “a…

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GA

  • On Religion in “Far-Flung 21st Century Lives”

    June 20th, 2016, no comments

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    Krista Tippett Speaks at the 2016 Ware Lecture by John Newhall Krista Tippett, the host of On Being and author of three books, will  deliver the Ware Lecture at General Assembly this year. As the host of a radio show focused on spirituality and living fully, she is a logical choice for an Assembly focused on interfaith dialog and connection. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a won a Fulbright scholarship to study politics in Europe during the Cold War. Her time in Germany shaped her in unimaginable ways. Upon her return, nearly a decade later, she began attending Yale Divinity School after which she, “saw a black hole where intelligent coverage…

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Guides and Tools

  • How Unitarian Universalist Faith Forms Part 2/2

    July 19th, 2016, no comments

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    Bonds Between People of Faith   Blue Boat brings you this article by Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker, Minister, Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church Alexandria, VA in 2 parts. Part one focuses on Dr. Walker’s reflection on faith formation in youth and young adults. Part two includes Dr. Walker’s research findings and observations. – ed By Rev. Dr. Kate R. Walker (Read Part One here.) PART TWO Things that I found in my research with our youth and young adults: *Unitarian Universalist (UU) young adults have a more positive worldview than UU youth, and both groups are more positive than the norm found in U.S. young adults, who show prominent themes of chaos and corruption in…

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