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.

“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…

Picture This >

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 3rd 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Guides and Tools, UUA // no comments

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Get ‘Yer YaYAs Now On Instagram

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Written by T. Resnikoff // October 22nd 2014 // Uncategorized // no comments

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It’s Gonna be a Puzzlement…

Luminary Leaders: Lighting a New Way

Written by jennicadavishockett // October 22nd 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, Programs and Links, UUA, youth // no comments

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Are you 14-18 or in your first year out of high school?          Are you dedicated to living your Unitarian Universalist faith?                 Are you a leader in your congregation, community, district or region?                        Or do you want to be?  Now is your time to apply to be a Luminary Leader. Join other youth leaders across the nation in lighting a new way. Visit uua.org/luminary to find out how to join. Apply for Level One and get access to a variety of open opportunities to lead. Apply for Level Two, which includes submitting an Experience Profile…

Eyes on the Board – Youth Observer 2015

Written by jennicadavishockett // September 12th 2014 // Stories and Voices // 2 comments

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      SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER THEM         You’d have to be pretty brave to run for the highest youth leadership position available in the Unitarian Universalist Association. And even braver to accept the position, knowing your first task will be to travel alone to Boston and walk into a boardroom with these faces greeting you. (Note: While maybe not reflected by this mugshot, President Rev. Peter Morales, Moderator Jim Key and Treasurer Tim Brennan are really nice fellas.) But that’s just what Benji Janapol did. Benji is a high school senior from the Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church just north of Seattle, WA. As Youth Observer to the UUA Board of…

Figuratively/Literally on the Move? – Keep Connected!

Written by Deborah Neisel-Sanders // August 19th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Guides and Tools, UUA, youth // one comment

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“Life is a Journey”, and, “You Can’t Take it With You”: True AND False Striking out on new adventures – whether moving around the block or across the country – also means leaving your youth group behind, where deep relationship and spiritual connection are built right in. And though you may miss the support youth groups provide, an exciting part of this transition is the opportunity to discover how to join with other UUs to express your faith in a new way – in your way. We call it Bridging, because being on your  journey – from high school studies to college, or the military, or a new apartment or job – doesn’t mean you don’t take…

Youth and Young Adults on the Frontline of Love

Written by T. Resnikoff // July 30th 2014 // Issues and Trends, Stories and Voices // no comments

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Youth and Young Adults Respond to Operation Save America Targeting Services at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, Louisiana were targeted on Sunday,  July 20, 2014 by members of the anti-abortion protest group Operation Save America (OSA)– formerly known as “Operation Rescue” – for having hosted the groundbreaking celebration of a new Planned Parenthood family counseling center to be built nearby. Rev. Deanna Vandiver, citing the founding principle of religious freedom in the United States stated, “Literally in our most tender and vulnerable space, religious terrorism began.” As reported on the Rachel Maddow Show in the story, “Anti-abortion extremists violate church sanctity“, when protesters disrupted the service, UU youth spontaneously rose to encircle them, singing…

Witnessing the Reality of Reproductive Justice

Written by T. Resnikoff // July 21st 2014 // Social Justice, Stories and Voices, youth // no comments

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Reproductive Justice Tour Daily Blog: Day 4 After a hiatus, we continue our reporting of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus and surrounding UU congregations Reproductive Justice learning trip, held the week of June 16–21. –Ed. Reflection from Thursday’s Trip to Cleveland Our day started off with a bang! Following a 2-hour drive to Cleveland and lots of coffee, we arrived at Preterm, Ohio’s only non-profit abortion clinic. Preterm is a clinic that focuses on holistic care for women- meaning medical care alongside psychological and spiritual care. We heard from one of the women who works there as a patient advocate. She talked about the scope of what Preterm provides and some on the…