The Only Way Out is Through

Written by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // April 1st 2015 // Featured Young Adults, Future of Faith, Stories and Voices // no comments

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Our Self-Wrought Epic Disaster “Would you stop yelling about how we’re all screwed?” my supervisor politely asked. Oh. Right. Not exactly the type of thing to yell when you work in an open office like I do at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Especially when perhaps you are using slightly less polite language than “screwed.”   We were talking about climate change, of course. And we are screwed. However you express it, we humans are really in trouble. Other life forms on this planet are really in trouble. And as I feel the first flutters of movement from the tiny human-in-progress I’m harboring in my uterus, I wonder what in the world I’m doing. I wonder…

Radical Hope and a More Perfect Faith

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 27th 2015 // Featured Young Adults, Issues and Trends // no comments

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We post an excerpt of this important post by Kenny S. Wiley, Director of Faith Formation at Prairie UU Church in Parker, Colorado and UU World contributor. Read the full text of Kenny S. Wiley’s post tracing the history of Unitarian Universalist rejection of racism, and the call of UU history for Unitarian Universalists to make #BlackLivesMatter now, on his blog “A Full Day“, here. – ed.         A Unitarian Universalist ‘Black Lives Matter’ Theology by Kenny Wiley, March 26, 2015 “If, while I hear the wild shriek of the slave mother robbed of her little ones, I do not open my mouth, am I not guilty?” –Lucy Stone In the Denver…

Make This A Sophia Fahs Sunday!

Written by jennicadavishockett // March 26th 2015 // Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Future of Faith, Guides and Tools // no comments

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Bring multigenerational faith formation to the center of congregational life with Sophia Fahs Sunday! With an eye toward excellence in shared ministry, multicultural diversity, multiple learning styles, and the latest in faith development theory, the “Sophia Fahs Sunday: Journeys of the Spirit” resource packet is ready now on The Fahs Collaborative website! This wonderful worship resource is available online at no cost for your congregation’s celebration of multigenerational faith formation! Engage participants of all ages with wondering rituals and “Beyond Sunday” activities. Connect with stories of faith formation from Unitarian Universalist(UU) leaders of diverse ages and identities, including Luminary Leader and Summer Seminary Graduate Samantha Burden. Be moved by original compositions by UU musicians, poets,…

Commit 2 Respond With Young Adult Aly Tharp

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 23rd 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Future of Faith, Issues and Trends // one comment

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And Thousands of Others of Every Age This Unitarian Universalist Young Adult has a message for everyone: Climate Change is real and there is plenty we can do about it – especially right now by joining the Unitarian Universalist Association initiative Commit 2 Respond.             First, Listen to Aly – Then read what she has to say… My full name is Alyssa Marie Tharp. To my knowledge I am not related to the great marine scientist, Marie Tharp, one of two people who made the first map of the ocean floors and  discovered the great underwater mountain rifts — perhaps the greatest remaining mystery of the natural wonders on Earth….

10 Things to Know About Unitarian Universalism

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 18th 2015 // Future of Faith // no comments

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To Know What Unitarian Universalism Is The Rev. Galen Guengerich, senior minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City recently wrote this cogent explanation of what defines Unitarian Universalism (UU) as a faith. We re-post the headlines from Rev. Guengerich’s meditation, and invite you to read his post “10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Unitarian Universalism“, originally appearing on the blog On Faith. Find “God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age“, by Rev. Galen Guengerich at the Unitarian Universalist Association Bookstore. 10 Ways to Better know UU: 1. Unitarians played a pivotal role in founding the United States. 2. Religiously speaking, we’re in our adolescence. 3. We focus on what…

Not The Only One

Written by Elizabeth Nguyen // March 17th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Mosaic // no comments

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Multicultural Leadership School, is an annual gathering of soul-renewal and leadership development for UU youth and young adults of color from July 10-14th, 2015 at the Walker Center outside of Boston, MA. Apply by April 15th, 2015. Registration fee is $275 (includes transportation) and there are many scholarships available! In this second guest blog from a Multicultural Leadership School alum, Aisha Pierre shares about her MLS experience! Ed. Before enrolling to the Multicultural Leadership School (MLS), I was very uncomfortable about the topic of race. MLS gave me the confidence to talk about race and culture with others. Growing up in a predominately single race community, I was often referred to as the incorrect ethnicity. I always felt…

Daughter, Arab-American, Person of Faith…

Written by Elizabeth Nguyen // March 9th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Mosaic, Stories and Voices // no comments

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Connections Made and Deepened at Multicultural Leadership School This year, as the struggle for racial justice lives on in our streets and classrooms, in courtrooms and corner stores, UU youth and young adults of color are invited to come together for the Unitarian Universalist Association Multicultural Leadership School (MLS), an annual gathering of soul-renewal and leadership development. MLS is July 10-14th, 2015 at the Walker Center near Boston, MA. Apply by April 15th, 2015. Registration fee is $275 (includes transportation) and there are many scholarships available!     In this guest blog, Multicultural Leadership School alum Ranwa Hammamy reflects on her experience and how MLS has shaped her call to ministry. -Ed A daughter, an Arab-American, a student,…

Welcome Elizabeth Nguyen!

Written by T. Resnikoff // February 24th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Future of Faith, Mosaic, UUA // one comment

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5 + 1 = Full Strength YaYA An Introduction, On Hope & Happy New Year! I’m excited to joining you all as the Leadership Development Associate for Youth and Young Adults of Color. I’m also a Unitarian Universalist minister – born and raised in the Midwest and South, a Vietnamese-American, lover of hot pot, college football and justice. I’m so glad to be building on the Rev. Dr. Monica Cummings’ powerful work supporting youth and young adults of color at our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). One highlight of that is that the application for Multicultural Leadership School (MLS): A Gathering for UU Youth and Young Adults of Color is (LIVE NOW!) MLS this year is…

Tumble Through Lent This Year

Written by T. Resnikoff // February 16th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Future of Faith, Guides and Tools // no comments

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Join the Second Annual Unitarian Universalist Lent Tumblr Join Unitarian Universalists everywhere who observe Lent starting Wednesday, February 18 online at practicinglent.tumblr.com. Learn how it works. From the practinglent tumblr: Something new is preparing to bloom! We will soon be posting the list of words for our 2015 daily practice of spiritual formation in words and images, to coincide with the season of Lent. Stay tuned and join us for the February 18 launch! Discover the 47 words of Unitarian Universalists Practicing Lent 2015.    

Apply to Summer Seminary 2015 Now

Written by T. Resnikoff // February 13th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, UUA, youth // no comments

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Find Out What Form of Ministry Might Be In Your Future Apply Now to Summer Seminary 2015. (Application due March 15, 2015.)  The Unitarian Universalist Association Summer Seminary is for Unitarian Universalist youth to explore becoming a religious professional. This program offers youth the opportunity to explore their call to ministry in all its forms, with a focus on ordained ministry and credentialed leadership in religious education and music. Learn about life as a religious professional and connect with other youth considering ministry, religious education or other religious professional career paths. Watch what Summer Seminary 2014 revealed to Saba F.   Learn more about the Unitarian Universalist Association Summer Seminary.