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…

Youth Energy Solution

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 21st 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, Social Justice, Stories and Voices, youth // no comments

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Brighten UU Youth Group Leads on Environmental Justice The Youth Group at Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton (CUUB), Michigan has spearheaded an initiative encouraging energy utilities to adopt more energy efficient and renewable sources of energy. Learn about their work, strategy and how you can act for environmental justice at Youth Energy Solution. Learn more about Unitarian Universalist Association (UU) Youth Groups.

Weekend Challenge #5 – the Winner Is…

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 20th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Stories and Voices // no comments

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Congratulations to the unique* Luminary Leader Rachel Milles for successfully answering our challenge! Remember Viola Liuzzo with us by reading her story, previously posted on Blue Boat.       * Rachel is unique in many ways – in this case she is the only person to have correctly answered this Weekend Challenge.  

Special Offer for Youth to Go to Selma

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

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You Must Respond By Friday, January 23, 2015 The Living Legacy Project Will Get You There Registration for the Living Legacy Project Conference is full and closed UNLESS you are a youth – in which case you must register by Friday, January 23, 2015. Also, FOR YOUTH ONLY  – the Living Legacy Project is offering financial aid to attend the conference, however you must apply by Friday, January 23.       Learn more about the Living Legacy Project here.              

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.

Why Should Youth See Selma For Free?

Written by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // January 16th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Issues and Trends, UUA, youth // no comments

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Because Seeing Selma Could Free Us All Movie tickets are downright expensive. But African-American business leaders in New York and nationwide have come together to make tickets to see the film “Selma” free and available to 7th, 8th and 9th graders in New York City and now in other cities around the country! A quick search of #SelmaforStudents on twitter or Facebook reveals the popularity of the effort.   But why fund tickets to see Selma? Selma tells one story and many stories. It’s the story of how black people won the right to vote in southern states. It’s a story about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his doubts, his relationships and his difficult…

Weekend Challenge #5 – January 16–19

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 15th 2015 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

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HINT: The Answer to our challenge is already somewhere on this blog

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…