• ShellNo Bridge

    Hanging on by her faith

    UU young adult activist puts herself between the arctic and an oil drilling operation “This is a personal issue for me because of my faith; I’m actually a Unitarian Universalist seminarian,” begins Elizabeth Mount explaining why she’s willing to dangle from a bridge for an uncertain length of time above the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon.  Elizabeth is part of a group of Greenpeace activists using their bodies to stop an ice-breaking ship called the Fennica from leaving for the Arctic to assist with Shell Oil’s drilling operations there. “I want Shell to know that human lives are more important than profits,” this UU young adult states in her video on the issue.  The activists hope to…

  • Living_UU_Kathy_BB

    Service and Community

    KATHY by Kristen Psaki kristen.psaki@gmail.com @kristenpsaki   Kathy Glatz First Unitarian Society of Denver “After being raised Catholic and having 30 something years of agnosticism, I was in a life-threatening car accident. And, I pondered, ‘why did I live?’ In my pondering my dear friend Jan Owen said, ‘Well, come to church with me.’ She was with First Unitarian at the time and it, uh, just felt right.” And so, in 1999 Kathy went to church. On #LivingUU Kathy Glatz is covered in buttons. From “End Israeli Apartheid” to “Migration is Natural” to an image of the word “Racism” underneath a big red prohibition sign that carves through the letters. Service. Kathy is clear and…

  • LivingUU_Brian_BB

    Little Separation Between UU Principles and Life

    BRIAN by Kristen Psaki kristen.psaki@gmail.com @kristenpsaki   Rev. Brian Ferguson Minister San Marcos UU Fellowship San Marcos, TX Rev. Brian Ferguson sauntered through GA wearing a pair of very cool shoes. Much to the chagrin of their daughter Isla, Brian and his partner Natalie actually picked up matching pairs of these hand-painted deluxe kicks at Austin’s annual “Armadillo Christmas Bazaar.” Reflecting on their bowling-shoe-like appearance Brian mused: “Why don’t people wear bowling shoes more often? They are just great shoes.” Agreed.   On #Living UU “As a UU minister there seems to be very little separation between my UU principles and my life. But every so often it does fall-out. I always like what Martin…

  • Injustice_Anywhere

    Another Week of Injustice

    Another Week of Striving to Overcome Injustice This week has us grieving yet more murders of unarmed black and brown people, asking what happened to Sandra Bland and India Clarke? Kenny Wiley responds to #IfIDieInPoliceCustody offering, “We are all gifted, and we are all flawed. I can speak and write well, and I also have depression and let friends and family down all the time. I should not need to be perfect in order to matter. Sandra Bland was not perfect, and she mattered.”   What does healing or resilience, self-care or survival even begin to look like in the face of this state of emergency, as organizer Tia Oso called it when she interrupted the Netroots conference? Some brilliant folks…

  • UU_UNO_Spr_Sem_Dean_app

    Lead the UU-UNO 2016 Spring Seminar

    AWESOME CONFERENCE SEEKS YOUTH DEAN! Take the lead in social justice advocacy on an international scale as Youth Dean of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) Intergenerational Spring Seminar! The Intergenerational Spring Seminar is an opportunity for youth and adults to collaboratively engage  on an issue of global concern and learn how to take action. The theme of the 2016 Spring Seminar, held April 7-9, 2016 in New York City, is Income Inequality. (Youth Deans will arrive on April 6.)   The UU-UNO seeks 2 passionate youth, one to serve as a Senior Youth Dean (a 1-year position) and one to serve as  Junior Youth Dean (a 2-year position). Learn more about Spring Seminar…

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ShellNo Bridge

Hanging on by her faith

July 30th 2015, no comments

UU young adult activist puts herself between the arctic and an oil drilling operation “This ...

Living_UU_Kathy_BB

Service and Community

July 28th 2015, no comments

KATHY by Kristen Psaki kristen.psaki@gmail.com @kristenpsaki   Kathy Glatz First Unitarian Soci...

LivingUU_Brian_BB

Little Separation Between UU Principles and Life

July 24th 2015, no comments

BRIAN by Kristen Psaki kristen.psaki@gmail.com @kristenpsaki   Rev. Brian Ferguson Minister San...

Injustice_Anywhere

Another Week of Injustice

July 23rd 2015, no comments

Another Week of Striving to Overcome Injustice This week has us grieving yet more murders of unarmed...

UU_UNO_Spr_Sem_Dean_app

Lead the UU-UNO 2016 Spring Seminar

July 22nd 2015, no comments

AWESOME CONFERENCE SEEKS YOUTH DEAN! Take the lead in social justice advocacy on an international sc...

#Living_UU_Nancy

It’s Just Sort of Inclusion Right Away

July 22nd 2015, no comments

NANCY by Kristen Psaki kristen.psaki@gmail.com @kristenpsaki Nancy Stevens Unitarian Universalist Fe...

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Lifting UU Voices: Anger Welcome

July 17th 2015, no comments

We re-post Kenny Wiley’s account of attending the recently concluded Unitarian Universalist As...

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Do Cool Stuff: Be a Dean!

July 17th 2015, no comments

(Co-Dean, that is) Application Deadline is August 5, 2015 These people…   Are listening t...

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Help UU Young Adults Find Each Other!

July 16th 2015, no comments

They Are Everywhere – You Just Need to Know Where to Look… “I’m moving to a new part of ...

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Youth Lead Support for Black Lives Matter

July 14th 2015, no comments

Action of Immediate Witness is Immediately Acted Upon Leading up to General Assembly 2015, Unitarian...