Do Cool Stuff: Be a Dean!

Written by T. Resnikoff // July 17th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA // no comments

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(Co-Dean, that is) Application Deadline is August 5, 2015 These people…   Are listening to these people… General Assembly 2015 Youth Caucus was a HUGE  success, thanks not only to the hundreds of engaged Unitarian Universalist youth who attended, but also because of an inspired team of leaders (meet them here). In addition to rousing worships, great workshops, bonding and a visit from Ware Lecturer Cornel West, the leadership team led the Youth Caucus sponsorship of  and passage in general session of an Action of Immediate Witness: Support Black Lives Matter (see what happened here). Here is how they did it: On  June 25, during their business meeting, the General Assembly Youth Caucus unanimously voted to sponsor…

Youth Ministry Project Grants

Written by T. Resnikoff // June 2nd 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Guides and Tools // no comments

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We Want to Give Your Great Idea a Kickstart! Are you a youth starting a service project to serve your congregation or community? Do you have an innovative idea for youth ministry? Are you starting a new program or project that will be useful to share with other congregations and youth groups? Do you have a way to incorporate the UUA’s Common Read into a project for your youth group? You should apply for a Youth Ministry Project Grant! Youth Ministry Project Grants support local projects that offer Unitarian Universalist high-school aged youth opportunities to grow in faith, deepen in spirit, and engage in service and justice work. Projects should support a vision of multigenerational…

Lead the Largest Gathering of UU Youth in the Nation

Written by jennicadavishockett // June 1st 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA, youth // no comments

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Apply to be the Jr. Dean of Youth Caucus Staff. An opportunity like this only comes along…well, once a year. But you have to be in high school for both years of the two year term to take advantage of it so it’s really only 3 times in a lifetime! If you are selected, you will co-plan and attend General Assembly 2016 in Columbus, OH (June 22-26) and General Assembly 2017 in New Orleans, LA (June 21-25) and your expenses will be paid. Deans bring alive the purpose of Youth Caucus, which is: to serve youth who want to become more involved in Unitarian Universalism and grow as Unitarian Universalists, including youth who want to be involved…

Want to Make Some Justice This Summer?

Written by Bart Frost // May 26th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Social Justice, young adults, youth // no comments

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Here is a Chance to Do It! A message from Garner Takahashi Morris of the UU Justice Ministry of California: Hi Friends, The Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California‘s Walking the Walk Leadership Retreat is Saturday, August 8 to Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at beautiful Camp DeBenneville Pines in Southern California.   YOU CAN ATTEND FOR FREE! We are looking for several people who are interested in facilitating justice-centered programming for children and youth over the course of the week.  Your room and board will be covered; this is not a paid position. GOT A GOOD IDEA FOR PROGRAMMING? WE WANT TO HEAR IT! We are also looking for resources for justice-centered programming for kids…

Celebrate Mamas Day 2015

Written by T. Resnikoff // May 8th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Guides and Tools // no comments

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For all the mamas, everywhere. #MamasDay All mamas deserve to be seen, respected, celebrated & loved, and  here is a terrific, innovative way to show you agree! Mamasday.org has created 45 different images of families and their mamas, representing the variety of people who make up diverse families. For Mother’s Day local drugstores fill their shelves with a wide variety of cookie cutter greeting cards that don’t represent the diverse reality of families. They focus on one image of mothers, excluding mamas based on their sexual orientation, race, class, immigration status and more. It’s not only frustrating and isolating to feel like your family is not recognized or respected – it is inaccurate! Family structures…

Grab the Tsubaki Scholarship 2015 Now!

Written by T. Resnikoff // May 5th 2015 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

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A Rare Opportunity for a Unique Theological Experience Unitarian Universalist (UU) seminarians attending non-UU theological schools who have an interest in international or interfaith engagement are invited to apply by May 15, 2015 for an incredible opportunity to spend 2-3 weeks at Tsubaki Grand Shrine (TGS), one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan. Each year one recipient receives a scholarship covering travel, room and boarding expenses for a summer/fall stay at the shrine. The long-standing relationship between Unitarian Universalism and TGS has its roots within the International Association for Religious Freedom. Add you name to those of Ranwa Hammamy: 2014 Recipient, Sarah E. Gillespie: 2013 Recipient, Elizabeth Nguyen: 2012 Recipient, Christian Schmidt: 2011 Recipient –Unitarian…

GROW Your Climate Justice Activist Skills

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 28th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, young adults // no comments

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Train to Change the Climate on Climate Justice! GROW Climate Justice, from the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice, trains young adult activists to do the work of climate justice for the long haul. Learn skills, gain practices, spiritual grounding and build relationships that will change the climate on climate justice! GROW Climate Justice in Chicago, IL.  August 7-11. The workshop — which has been subsidized by many generous donors — costs $200/person. Travel grants are available from the UUCSJ.

Ministering to Youth and Young Adults of Color

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 17th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Guides and Tools, Mosaic // no comments

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WEBINAR – Ministering to Youth and Young Adults of Color 1:                    Faith Formation and Spiritual Renewal Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen, the Leadership Development Associate for Youth and Young Adults of Color at the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association present a 45 minute webinar on April 23, sharing key frameworks for ministering to UU youth and young adults of color with a focus on faith formation and spiritual renewal. @RevElizabethN will point you toward resources around worship, spiritual practices, and community building. 30 minutes +15 minutes of your questions = 3/4 of an hour packed with open discussion and sharing about best practices and challenges. Click here to participate.      

Multicultural Leadership School – a.k.a.: Launchpad

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 14th 2015 // Mosaic // no comments

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Work With Your Peers to Bend the Arc of Justice The application deadline for the 2015 Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Multicultural Leadership School (MLS) is April 15 – here is why that it matters: graduates go on to to think, mobilize and lead for diverse, inclusive life-changing Unitarian Universalism (UU). One example? Trevor Coles, MLS ’14 grad presenting a video-chat on UU Paganism for the Interfaith Youth Core Better Together series. Read the blurb: Inspired by his UU-Pagan values, Tyler Coles works to build bridges between communities. Tyler began his work within the interfaith movement while in undergrad and will join students from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds this fall at Vanderbilt University as…

How to #Commit2Respond RIGHT NOW

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 10th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Future of Faith // no comments

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You Decide if Activists for Climate Change GROW or whither on April 22 The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) with Faithify challenge you to help train the people who will be on the front-lines of changing the climate on the issue of Climate Change. These activists, will be graduates of the UUCSJ GROW Climate Justice, the Grounded & Resilient Organizers’ Workshop if AND ONLY IF you – and we – rise to the challenge right now, because if sufficient funding is not raised by April 22, the training can not happen. Read the invitation to participate from dedicated, battle-hardened, Unitarian Universalist climate activist Tim DeChristopher. Read about the GROW workshop and watch the fundraising…