Weekend Challenge #4 – December 19 to 21

Written by T. Resnikoff // December 15th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, UUA // no comments

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Get ready for a seasonally themed challenge of your sharpness and knowledge this weekend!    

Rise Up with the TIDE

Written by T. Resnikoff // December 15th 2014 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

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Spread Pluralism, Share Your Voice, Change the World! TIDE CONFERENCE Memorial Day Weekend 2015 : WAVE OF CHANGE Youth LEAD (Youth Leaders Engaging Across Differences) – formerly Interfaith Action – is an organization that aims to reflect, connect, and act across differences. Each year we present the opportunity for youth to attend the annual Teenage Identity and Diversity Education (TIDE) Conference.  The TIDE Conference is organized by about 50 high school students of diverse backgrounds. The goal of the conference is to develop leadership and facilitation skills that allow teens to communicate respectfully and effectively about highly charged issues. After taking part in workshops, dialogues and other activities throughout the weekend, participants will leave TIDE…

These Pants are Meant for Leading

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 25th 2014 // Featured Youth, UUA, youth // one comment

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Luminary Leading, that is.   Who won the Luminary Leaders drawing of a pair of super plush UUA sweats? Watch to find out: Catch the flame –  become a Luminary Leader yourself!

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.

TED Talks for Youth – Live this Weekend

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 14th 2014 // Guides and Tools // no comments

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From the TED -site: TEDYouth is a day-long event for middle and high school students, with live speakers, hands-on activities and great conversations. Scientists, designers, technologists, explorers, artists, performers (and more!) share short talks on what they do best, serving both as a source of knowledge and inspiration for youth around the globe. Learn more about it here.

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.

Know What They Say About Assumptions?

Written by jennicadavishockett // November 13th 2014 // Issues and Trends // 5 comments

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STORY UPDATED 11/14/14* Last night as I swiped through my Facebook feed I thought I saw that another Unitarian Universalist church had been victim to a hate crime. But I wasn’t in the mood for another thing to be mad/sad about so I pretended like I was impervious to the click bait. In the office this morning (yes that’s right, I get to work at UUA Headquarters for a couple weeks) colleagues were abuzz with mis/information about the incident. I’m sure by now you’ve seen Maybe you haven’t yet seen this article, when I did a search in Google News, it was nowhere to be found. [We’ve verified only one news source published this story…

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!

“Re-Imagining UUA Governance” Survey

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 10th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, UUA // no comments

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This Board ‘Ain’t Bored, and They’re Lookin’ for Answers The Unitarian Unviersalist Association has been working since 2010 to make governance of the Association more democratic, more inclusive and more effective. In its continuing work on this mission, the Board of Trustees has identified three challenges to address in the areas of Delegates, Gathering and Leadership. Your participation is solicited in overcoming these challenges which are identified in the “Re-imagining UUA Governance” survey.     A message from Moderator Jim Key: As UUA Moderator, I believe that how we make decisions at our General Assembly and carry them out matters deeply for our faith. I’ve often said, “Governance done well is the enabler of our…

More than Just Journeys

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 7th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Social Justice, young adults, youth // no comments

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Incomparable Justice Learning Experiences from the UUCSJ The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) has updated its calendar of events and trainings. All events through January 2015 ARE FULL. It’s not too early to apply. Don’t wait until it is too late!       February 2015 Haiti Just Recovery: February 7–14, 2015: open enrollment; register by December 7, 2014 Border Justice: February 12–16, 2015: open enrollment; register by December 14, 2014 Theology and Climate Justice: February 21–28, 2015: for seminarians; register by December 21, 2014 March 2015 Alternative Spring Break: March 7–14; register by January 11, 2014 Theology and Immigration Justice: March 21–27, 2015: for seminarians register by January 18, 2015 April 2015…