Host a Scaffold Series Conference

Written by T. Resnikoff // July 15th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, young adults // no comments

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Young Adults Building Faith from the Ground up This fall Faith Architects kicks off with three to six regional leadership conferences called the Scaffold Series. We are currently seeking congregations or organizations to host these conferences. Some conferences may be hosted in spring of 2015. The Scaffold Series invites young adults to examine their Unitarian Universalist identities and to think about why they’ve chosen this religion, what Unitarian Universalism gives them, and what they can commit to giving back. Conference attendees will be trained in multi-generational worship, community building and justice organization, with an emphasis on bringing what they learn at Scaffold Series back to congregations and organizations in the wider denomination.   Won’t it…

Youthful Leader

Written by T. Resnikoff // July 9th 2014 // Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Stories and Voices // no comments

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Learn about Robert Jensen, graduate of the Unitarian Universalist Association Summer Seminary Class of 2013, from the selected excerpts of this profile piece by Aliyah Mohammed of the Fremont Bulletin  from the Mercury News. – Ed. Unitarian Universalist Present and Future “Washington High graduate hopes to combine passion for social justice and faith” The word “passionate” encapsulates recent Washington High School graduate Robert Jensen in a nutshell. When he speaks about his faith, about social work and the good he hopes to do in the world, his energized words come at such fast speeds that it seems like he is speaking in energized bursts… In his freshman year, Jensen, 18, got involved with the Gay Straight…

Showing + Sustaining Reproductive Justice

Written by T. Resnikoff // June 20th 2014 // Social Justice, Stories and Voices, youth // no comments

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Reproductive Justice Tour Daily Blog: Day 2 and 3 Love Reaches Out in many ways, and during the week of June 16–21 Blue Boat invites you to join high school youth of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus and surrounding UU congregations on their Justice Trip learning about Reproductive Justice. –Ed. This is us breaking off into groups to brainstorm ideas for our video project. *** As of today, we’ve listened to an astounding array of stories from a variety of different people. We’ve heard about more and more ways in which peoples’ lives have been affected by reproductive justice or a lack thereof. This may just be my own opinion, but it seems to…

Reproductive Justice Trip Daily Blog

Written by T. Resnikoff // June 15th 2014 // Social Justice, Stories and Voices // one comment

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Love Reaches Out in many ways, and during the week of June 16–21 Blue Boat invites you to join high school youth of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus and surrounding UU congregations on their Justice Trip learning about Reproductive Justice. –Ed. Greetings from Columbus, Ohio! And WELCOME to our Reproductive Justice Trip Daily Blog! Over the course of a week in June, the high school youth of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus and surrounding UU congregations will be learning about reproductive justice right here in our home state of Ohio. We will be hearing from local activists, learning about what exactly reproductive justice is, and collecting personal stories from people in our community…

A Season of Camp

Written by T. Resnikoff // May 16th 2014 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

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Everyone Welcome @ Unirondack – find your tribe and go Unirondack is known for creating a camp experience where people, “live the values that are inherent in Unitarian Universalist principles – acceptance, compassion and decision-making through the democratic process.” The result is that each camp experience is built around the unique community formed by the people who are there. Check out the Unirondack Spring, Summer and Fall Camp Schedule   Information on upcoming camps:   Men’s Gathering, June 6-8 Young Adult Reunion, June 15-18 Summer Youth Camp (several sessions, click to check dates) High Peaks Adventure, July 27- August 2 (Teen trip camp) Family Camp, August 17-23 Members Weekend, October 10-13 (free for Unirondack members)(Become…

UUs in the Military – Conscience in a Hard Place

Written by T. Resnikoff // May 15th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Guides and Tools // no comments

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Ending War – Honoring the Principled Warrior The relationship of Unitarian Universalism (UU) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) to the military is complex and as lengthy as the history of the United States. While the UUA and Unitarian Universalism is generally pacifist, UUs have  and do serve in the military. The UUA has supported wars in the past. On  Memorial Day we remember UUs in uniform who perished, and honor UUs present and past for their contribution by bringing UU Principles and Sources to bear in one of the least humane theaters on earth – that of armed conflict, potential or engaged. Learn About the UUA and the Military – Watch this module from…

Visit a Shinto Shrine in Japan – Not on Your Dime

Written by T. Resnikoff // May 5th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, young adults // no comments

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Go When You Want, But APPLY by May 15. Tsubaki Grand Shrine Scholarship for UU Seminarians at Non-UU Theological Schools The Tsubaki Grand Shrine Scholarship is available to Unitarian Universalist (UU) seminarians (in candidate status) attending non-UU theological schools who have an interest in international and interfaith engagement. Scholarship recipients will be provided with expenses for travel to the Tsubaki Grand Shrine (TGS) in Suzuka, Japan, as well as room and board at the shrine for two to three weeks. The timing of visits is flexible, but tends to be in the Summer or Fall. Starr King School for the Ministry and Meadville/Lombard Theological School have similar programs for their students with TGS. TGS is…

Youth Dare to Make Change Happen Now

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 4th 2014 // Featured Youth, Stories and Voices, youth // one comment

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On March 13 Boston Mobilization, YMORE, Unitarian Universalist Religious Professionals of Color and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) participated in an action of public witness for raisong the minimum wage in Massachusetts. The following is an eye-witness account of the event.–Ed. Raising the Minimum Wage in Massachusetts By Collin Kluchman As an alumni of the youth group at First Parish Lexington in Lexington Massachusetts and an organizer with Sub/Urban Justice and the YMORE (Youth of Massachusetts Organizing for a Reformed Economy) coalition, I was incredibly excited to combine forces with Finding Our Way Home, the UUA’s annual gathering for Unitarian Universalist Professionals of Color. For the past months the youth at YMORE and other organizers…

2014 OPUS: Hands to Work, Hearts to Faith

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 1st 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults // no comments

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SUMMER PLANNING Get ready for the  annual five-day, spiritual retreat of the Continental Unitarian Universalist Young Adult Network, this year hosted by the Nuhop Experiential Learning Camp, August 13–17, near Perrysville, OH. For young adults ages 18 – 35 from around Canada and United States (and beyond!)  This year Opus is brought to you by a partnership between CUUYAN and the Ohio-Meadville District. Visit the OPUS 2014 website for detailed information, a video of OPUS 2010 and to register.   Early Bird registration: $245 – $100 non-refundable deposit due by May 11, remainder due July 27th On-time registration: $280 – $100 non-refundable deposit due by June 22, remainder due by July 27th Late registration: $315…

Hermione is a Universalist

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 28th 2014 // Stories and Voices // no comments

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Emma Watson, interviewed about her role in “Noah“, directed by Darren Aronofsky, discusses her spiritual faith and describes much of what animates Unitarian Universalist belief and practice. Watch the video on Telegraph.UK/video at between minutes 1:31 – 2:00 for her remarks on Universalist faith. Learn more about Unitarian Universalism and the Unitarian Universalist faith. Read a version of this story on Huffington Post, or watch a trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah”: