Spotlight: UU Young Adults of Chicago

Written by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // September 29th 2014 // Featured Young Adults, Spotlight, Stories and Voices, young adults // no comments

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Welcome to the Spotlight Series! Each month we’ll feature a different Unitarian Universalist congregation or community that is doing effective, innovative or otherwise interesting ministry with young adults.– Ed. A unique and engaging model for local young adult ministry Chicago Chalice Connection is a one of a kind young adult program that is connecting Unitarian Universalists from all over the Chicagoland area with spiritual engagement, social justice and service opportunities, and a peer group for support and socializing. What makes Chicago Chalice Connection different from many of our young adult ministries? It’s connected to a geographic area rather than a specific institution (such as a congregation or college) and it is led by paid young adult…

March for Environmental Justice on 9/21

Written by T. Resnikoff // September 18th 2014 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

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Join Thousands in NYC, and Many More Around the World The Unitarian Universalist Common Endowment Fund, as part of its role as a leading force in Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), will be in the People’s March for Climate Change this weekend in New York City, with the President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and more than 15 (and counting) other Unitarian Universalist (UU) affiliated organization or congregations. Learn more about the UUCEF   Read the statement from UUA President Peter Morales Read the previous post on UU action in support of Climate Justice and the People’s Climate March Read dispatches from the UU People’s Climate Train in UU World Find out who is partnering with…

Spreading SALT Coast to Coast!

Written by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // August 19th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Social Justice, young adults // one comment

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Spiritual Activism Leadership Training Comes to Massachusetts The Spiritual Activist Leadership Training program (SALT) was pioneered by the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of California, now the UU Justice Ministry of California. They began in 2011 and have had two separate cohorts of young adults complete the program. These young adults spent a year participating in regular “Justice Plunges” and spiritual reflection that supported them in deepening their understanding of justice issues in California, developing their faith-based leadership and organizing skills, strengthening their spiritual lives, and connecting with justice makers across the state for mutual mentoring. You can read about the first cohort to graduate from the SALT program in this post from 2012. We are excited to announce that…

High School Youth Summer Programs

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 18th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Social Justice, youth // no comments

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Justice Training for Youth from The College of Social Justice                     by Laura Lubin, Associate for Youth & Young Adult Programs This summer the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) is running a wide variety of justice trainings and trips for high school aged youth.  Whoever you are and wherever you are, we hope you’ll join us! ACTIVATE! A PRE-GENERAL ASSEMBLY TRAINING Planning to come to GA in Providence this June? Kick it off with a full day of social justice training and action on Wednesday, June 25! For more info visit uucsj.org/activate. MISSISSIPPI CIVIL RIGHTS JOURNEY Youth and adults are invited on this bus…

Your Guide to 30 Days of Love

Written by Kayla Parker // January 15th 2013 // Issues and Trends, On Campus, Stories and Voices, young adults // 4 comments

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Standing on the Side of Love is an interfaith advocacy campaign that is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association. This year they are hosting their 2nd annual 30 Days of Love, “a period for intentional action, service, education, and reflection running from January 19 to February 17, 2013.” How can you participate with your young adult or campus ministry group? I’m so glad you asked! I’ve created a guide for young adult and campus ministry groups, with an action or small group ministry session for each of the 4 week themes of the 30 Days of Love. Here’s an outline: Week One: Honor Legacy Adaptations and recommendations for great small group ministry sessions that discuss…

Become a Pioneering Humanist Pathfinder

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 15th 2013 // Events and Opportunities, young adults // no comments

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The Pathfinders Project, a yearlong international service trip with clean water, education, sustainability, and advocacy projects in Asia, Africa, and Latin America represents a rare opportunity – not only the chance to develop yourself and contribute to the communities you visit, but also to shape the Humanist movement as a whole.   Pathfinders Project is a yearlong international service trip (July 2013-July 2014) sponsored by Foundation Beyond Belief, a non-profit organization created to focus, encourage, and demonstrate the generosity and compassion of secular humanists. Pathfinders will: 1) complete clean water, education, and sustainability projects in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. 2) engage in dialogue across religious, cultural, and ethnic boundaries. 3) assess countries and partner…

Unite in Service

Written by T. Resnikoff // December 19th 2012 // On Campus, Stories and Voices, young adults // no comments

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Bringing Relief to New Orleans The Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), along with the Center for Ethical Living & Social Justice Renewal (CELSJR), is organizing a New Orleans relief effort, January 17 – 21, 2013 (Martin Luther King weekend). Here is what Rev. Meg Riley has to say about the opportunity:   The Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal is a catalyst in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast region for nurturing a sustainable, equitable and inclusive community by promoting social, racial and economic justice.  Volunteers will work directly with partners and clients of the Center.  Volunteers should come prepared to engage in manual labor, to listen, and to bear witness. Visit the Church…

Take Risk: Satisfying Service

Written by Erik Mohn // May 17th 2012 // Stories and Voices, young adults // no comments

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In the latest installment of Ashley Lacy’s blog about her travels in South America in pursuit of spirituality and service, Take Risk, she talks about her experience volunteering for a UUA vetted organization, Proyecto Horizonte, in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Enjoy! -Ed.   Volunteering: Life in Cochabamba, Bolivia As a part of my six months in South America, I wanted to experience volunteering for at least two weeks to a month. After researching many organizations and connecting with the Unitarian Universalist Association, I chose Proyecto Horizonte.  READ THE FULL STORY HERE!

Spirituality and Service Webinar May 1

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 24th 2012 // Events and Opportunities, young adults // no comments

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The next webinar is scheduled to discuss the ins and outs of the Young Adult Spirituality & Service Program. During this webinar we will detail the history and present status of the program and the various resources available to individual Young Adults as well as UU Young Adult groups.   We will also use this opportunity to survey the interest of Young Adults/Young Adult groups in planning a service trip in the next year. If you are a UU Young Adult, a leader and/or member of a UU Campus Ministry group or other Young Adult group or an adult who is interested in helping Young Adults engage in service experiences, I’d love to have you…

Spirituality & Service April-May Webinars

Written by Erik Mohn // April 6th 2012 // Events and Opportunities, On Campus, young adults // no comments

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Learn the Ins and Outs of the UU Young Adult Spirituality & Service Program Hello Everybody, Three webinars are scheduled to discuss the ins and outs of the Young Adult Spirituality & Service Program. Each details the history and present status of the program and the various resources available to individual Young Adults as well as UU Young Adult groups. On the webinars I will also survey the interest of Young Adults/Young Adult groups in planning a service trip in the next year. If you are a UU Young Adult, a leader and/or member of a UU Campus Ministry group or other Young Adult group or an adult who is interested in helping Young Adults…