Grants for Innovative Liberal Religious Education

Written by T. Resnikoff // December 9th 2014 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

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Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) Seeks Proposals Application deadline December 31, 2014 Have an idea for a project that will benefit religious educators and the field of religious education? The LREDA 21st Century Fund has the money to fund it! The 21st Century Fund, funded by the LREDA Endowment, supplies grants which support innovative projects serving Unitarian Universalist religious educators and the field of religious education. Projects funded include (but are not limited to) innovative programs, training opportunities, publications, electronic networks, and services for religious educators. Support the work of LREDA. Learn about and apply for a 21st Century Fund Grant.

Improve Unitarian Universalism for Young Adults

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 20th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults // no comments

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Record and Share Your Post-Bridging Experience Emily Parker’s foundational study promises to make UUism more welcoming and spiritually fulfilling for all young adults. If you recently bridged we strongly encourage you to participate. – Ed. Where Do We Go After Bridging? If you are a Unitarian Universalist young adult who Bridged this year (or if you love somebody who is), then I need your help! My name is Emily Parker, and I, like you (or your loved one), am a Unitarian Universalist who Bridged this year. Last year, I became interested in how we Bridge, and where we go afterwards. Why do so many young adults leave the faith? What are young adults looking for,…

Youth Caucus REALLY Needs You!

Written by jennicadavishockett // November 19th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA // no comments

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Olivia and Andrea make great Deans, but they definitely need your help to make a great General Assembly Youth Caucus. They try, they really do… Apply now…don’t leave them hanging! Need more info to make sure you can do these jobs justice? Check Youth Caucus Staff Job Descriptions.

How to Be Super Steezy…

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 14th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth // no comments

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And Snaztastic , too Your friends will say SHMOWZOW! Transform this: Into a pair of these: Add your face to Unitarian Universalism by taking a selfie with your Luminary Leader certificate and pin. Send it to luminary@uua.org by November 21st to be entered to win a pair of  awesometacular UU sweatpants of your own. Not Yet a Luminary Leader? You could be – APPLY NOW. ** Click here if you just can’t wait and need to get your legs on a pair of these bawesome pants right away.

From Your Heart to Their Ears

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 13th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth // no comments

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Join US for a Piping Hot Time! Are you a Luminary Leader? Enter for the chance to interview Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President Peter Morales and UUA Moderator and Chief Governance Officer Jim Key. Not yet a Luminary Leader? Become one now THEN enter the drawing. Currently Scheduled for January 24, 2015 Want to… Lob ‘em a hot potato… Spark a flame for youth ministry… Light their fire for youth leadership… Melt their hearts… Dazzle ‘em with your perspicacity… Stew their curiosity… Get ‘em to take something off the back-burner… * Then get on the boil and sign up today! * You better believe we’re cookin’ up way more idioms  – add your own below!

Your Mad Skills Are Just What We Need

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 8th 2014 // Featured Youth, UUA // no comments

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Leadership Opportunities Abound on Elected Committees ↓↓CLICK HERE↓↓  

A Millenial Reveals Why Millenials Leave Religion

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 2nd 2014 // Future of Faith // no comments

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Ready to Lead – Not Just Follow Antonia Blumberg, Associate Editor of HuffPost Religion observes the lack of young adult leadership of organizations devoted to social change, despite that as a group young adults massively participate in actions fort change.   The Unitarian Universalist Association agrees! We promote youth and young adult leadership and work to create multigenerational congregation   From her commentary on Huffington Post: We’re leaving for different reasons, probably in large part our fatigue with outdated social mores. But I imagine it also has something to do with our marginalization in many religious organizations. Antonia Blumberg’s commentary ends with the following request, If any religious leader or conference organizer would like to…

Show ‘Em How to Build a New Way

Written by T. Resnikoff // September 23rd 2014 // Events and Opportunities, GA, Guides and Tools, UUA // 3 comments

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Your Program Proposal for General Assembly (GA) Eagerly Awaited GA 2014 saw compelling programming that wasn’t just oriented to youth and young adults – it was programmed by them. And while youth are required to attend Youth Caucus, they can submit programming proposals directed toward all GA attendees outside of Youth Caucus. Youth and young adults point the way to the future of Unitarian Universalism – what better place than the next General Assembly to show us the future? Proposal Deadline: November 3, 2014 From the General Assembly Planning Office: Propose a program for the 2015 General Assembly: “Building a New Way”! We are looking for faith entrepreneurs, both those working within a congregation and…

Change the Climate for the Better

Written by T. Resnikoff // September 12th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Issues and Trends // one comment

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And Change it for Good Although the effect of human activity on the climate is accepted (by most people), governments have thus far failed to address the problem collectively on a global scale with effective solutions that undo the damage done to the environment or the consequential injustices it has creates across the world. Arresting climate change can only be successfully addressed by the world community, and the United Nations (UN) has for several years tried to create that consensus. This September the UN will try again, hosting the Catalyzing Action Climate Summit 2014, at its headquarters in New York City. Representatives from hundreds of member states will be present, but this summit will be…

Shine a Light on Greatness

Written by T. Resnikoff // September 9th 2014 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

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Illuminated Youth Leadership is Everywhere Luminary Leaders are dedicated, inspiring and involved. They can be found in youth groups, congregations, districts and communities across the Unitarian Universalist Association. The Luminary Leaders program is an opportunity for youth leaders to get more involved, network with one another, and be recognized for their skill and achievement. Youth can register to be a Luminary Leader directly, or can be nominated by other youth or anyone – so when you witness great youth leadership CLICK HERE to get it recognized!   All youth who register are added to the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries network of leaders, connecting them to one another at to both formal and…