• Shiny_Gadget_Factory

    Stop! Before Buying a Shiny New Gadget: Read This

    Consumer – Or Principled Consumer, Who Do You Want to Be? With the shiny new iPhone 6 just around the corner and that fancy Apple Watch that Jimmy Kimmel was able to convince passersby was the same as a $20 Casio watch – remember, smartphones aren’t just shiny they’re deadly. Your smartphone is one of the most dangerous things on the planet. No, not because it might explode at your ear if you use it while charging, nor because you can pop a piece of popcorn if you point enough phones at it and make them ring simultaneously. Those stories are just new urban myths. Your smartphone is one of the most dangerous things on…

  • YC_2015

    General Assembly, Here We Come!

    Ever wondered what it would be like to be surrounded by nearly 5,000 like hearted people, exploring Unitarian Universalist values in an amazing new city? OR, have you been dreaming of making your way back to such a UUtopia after attending General Assembly in the past?   Consider Andrea and Olivia as your guides on just such an adventure. They are the Youth Caucus Deans for General Assembly 2015 in Portland, Oregon.     Junior Youth Caucus Dean – Andrea Briscoe Stats: I’m 15 and a Sophomore. I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I go to Main Line Unitarian Church. UU Background: I’m a lifelong UU. I enjoy planning and attending my Youth Group’s shenanigans. I…

  • How_long_is_50_Yrs

    In the Space Between Spirit and Letter of the Law

    Kenny Wiley, Director of Faith Formation at Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church, Parker, CO, reflects on how the legal reforms of the Civil Rights Act have – and have not – changed American culture, and how Black Americans have had to adapt to change still not made in this post originally appearing in his blog, “A Full Day“. We welcome Kenny as a regular contributor to the Blue Boat! – Ed. How Long is 50 Years? My Civil Rights Trip Through the South June 24, 2014 Kenny Wiley “Darnell! It’s so good to see you, honey. Give me a hug.” My plate of collared greens, cornbread and two kinds of casserole still minutes away, I had…

  • LM_YaYoC

    Intro to Racial/Ethnic Identity for Young Adults

    Resources for Youth and Young Adults of Color The Reverend Dr. Monica L. Cummings offers a comprehensive library of video resources on identity and sexual orientation for Youth and Young Adults of Color: Introduction to Ethnic/Racial Identity Formation for Youth of Color Introduction to Gender and Sexual Orientation for Youth Introduction to Racial and Ethnic Identity Caucusing for Youth Support for Youth Who Have Been Transracially Adopted The Influence of U.S. Culture on Racial/Ethnic Identity Development Introduction to Ethnic/Racial Identity Development for Young Adults You’ll find all of these videos, and much more on the on the Living Mosaic blog.

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    Eyes on the Board – Youth Observer 2015

          SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER THEM         You’d have to be pretty brave to run for the highest youth leadership position available in the Unitarian Universalist Association. And even braver to accept the position, knowing your first task will be to travel alone to Boston and walk into a boardroom with these faces greeting you. (Note: While maybe not reflected by this mugshot, President Rev. Peter Morales, Moderator Jim Key and Treasurer Tim Brennan are really nice fellas.) But that’s just what Benji Janapol did. Benji is a high school senior from the Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church just north of Seattle, WA. As Youth Observer to the UUA Board of…

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