Our Sankofa Moment

Written by T. Resnikoff // February 12th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Issues and Trends, Mosaic // no comments

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Unitarian Universalism Calls On Your Continuing Presence We share this letter about Selma and Unitarian Universalism as a voice for justice on Standing on the Side of Love. – Ed. Today, our nation again stands on the precipice of a significant movement for racial equity that calls to Unitarian Universalists to respond as people of faith anchored in the affirmation of the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We – five women of color who serve our Unitarian Universalist faith through the Unitarian Universalist Association – write this letter to express our hopes for the participation of Unitarian Universalists with regard to a Sankofa moment presented to us by the 50th anniversary commemoration of…

Youth Together for Justice

Written by T. Resnikoff // February 11th 2015 // Social Justice, Stories and Voices // no comments

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First Unitarian Society of Denver Youth Group Hosts MLK Con 2015 MLK CON 2015 In Review by Sofia Avery-Kapulski and Max Pivonka Picture a dense horde of teenagers packed into a church sanctuary, murmuring spiritedly. It’s night. Many of them have traveled long, exhausting hours just to congregate here, and yet the smouldering quiver of adolescent incendiarism can be felt from the steps outside. The air of inspired, visceral unity is formidable.   But this is no cult coming-of-age rite, nor is it the beginning of a subversive and dangerous riot. These youth are gathered together here tranquilly, they’re gathered because of a shared passion for justice, and they are gathered in the name of…

Andrea Briscoe Wants You at GA!

Written by T. Resnikoff // February 4th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, UUA // no comments

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Answer the call for Youth Caucus!  Discover why Co-Dean Andrea Briscoe wants YOU at General Assembly in Portland, Oregon: Learn more about the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly Youth Caucus

Multigenerational Leadership – A Place at the Table

Written by Bart Frost // January 30th 2015 // Issues and Trends, young adults, youth // no comments

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An Open Invitation I was invited to preach on Sunday, January 25th, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead. I chose to frame my sermon around Thich Naht Hahn‘s concept of bodhisattvas and multigenerational (spiritual) leadership. Hahn describes bodhisattvas as great beings filled with love and compassion, who are committed to protecting humanity. They are all around us and can not be distinguished based on their looks, their gender, their race, or any other outward aspect of identity. It is about what is in their hearts and minds, as well as how they live their lives.   I love this concept because I think it describes the people who show up in our congregations. This…

Luminary Leaders Ask Peter & Jim Tough Questions

Written by jennicadavishockett // January 29th 2015 // Featured Youth, Future of Faith, youth // no comments

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On Saturday January 24th, Luminary Leaders from across the United States joined UUA President Rev. Peter Morales and UUA Moderator Jim Key for a webcast to ask them anything they wanted. Oh did they ask some tough questions! Find out what youth across the nation really want to know about how the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) works. Hear Jim’s answer to “Where do you draw the line between democracy/equity and inefficiency?” and Peter’s answer to “What do you think is most important to tell the world about Unitarian Universalism?” (Spoiler: Jim and Peter agree it’s not about doing things right, but about doing the right things.) You’ll be surprised to find out neither Peter nor Jim had…

Weekend Challenge #5 – Name and Date, Please!

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 16th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, UUA // no comments

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What is the name and birth date of the Unitarian Universalist who lost her life fighting for a cause commemorated on the front-page of the Blue Boat right now? Enter your answer as a comment to this post. We will announce the winner – or winners – and publish your response on Tuesday, January 20.

It Can’t Be the Same Without You

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 16th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, UUA, YA @ GA 2014, young adults // no comments

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Hey, Young Adults – General Assembly is only about Six Months* Away   * Find out EXACTLY how much time is left before the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

RSVP Now to Chat with Peter and Jim!

Written by jennicadavishockett // January 12th 2015 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

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ATTENTION! EXCLUSIVELY FOR LEVEL 2 LUMINARY LEADERS (Everyone is invited to read… Only Level 2 Luminary Leaders are invited to speak. – Ed.) Shoot, I’m not a Unitarian Universalist Assocation (UUA) Luminary Leader yet!!! Hurry: APPLY NOW I’m a Luminary Leader, but how do I know if I’m at Level 2? Here’s how: Have you filled out your Level 2 Experience Profile and Endorsements?  (DO IT NOW.) Because wouldn’t it be nice if: The people heading up the UUA  knew you by name? Those people went to you when they needed information about how to run the UUA? Your voice mattered to the progress of our movement? Your voice didn’t just matter, but your impact…

How to Be a Youth Caucus Delegate in 5 Easy Steps

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 7th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, General Assembly 2015 // no comments

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Watch ‘n Read ‘n Be a GA Youth Delegate FUN TIMES Manager Kara Marler Tells You How It Is In Pictures… And in Words… Youth: Want to be a delegate?? What is a delegate? A delegate is a General Assembly (GA) participant who represents the voice of their congregation by attending General Sessions during the week and voting on a variety of business items such as amendments, policy changes, and action issues. The number of delegates a congregation can send is based on how many members they have; each congregation is allowed 1 delegate per 50 voting members, with a minimum of 2 delegates. For many youth, congregations will help out with paying for financial…

Youth Surging Forward

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 5th 2015 // Featured Youth, Future of Faith, Stories and Voices, youth // no comments

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Creating Regional Harmony This account of the second Central East Regional Group (CERG) regional conference comes from CERG Con senior co-dean Lilly Kahris. –Ed. I have found that car rides are a good time for thinking. I have been to 10+ youth conferences; many have which required a long drive. Usually I listen to music, or chat casually with the other people in the car, but yesterday’s drive was different. I spent my four hours reflecting on the past weekend, the second CERG Youth Conference. This was a milestone in my youth career. I have been a conference dean before, but there was something really special about working with youth and adults from other districts…