Be Part of the Summer Seminary Experience

Written by T. Resnikoff // August 2nd 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Future of Faith // no comments

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This is what people are saying about the 2015 Unitarian Universalist Association Summer Seminary…  On Twitter – #UUSumSem Tweets Or On Facebook – (Click the image to see other comments on Facebook)

Lifting UU Voices: Anger Welcome

Written by Kenny Wiley // July 17th 2015 // Mosaic, Stories and Voices // no comments

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We re-post Kenny Wiley’s account of attending the recently concluded Unitarian Universalist Association 2015 Multicultural Leadership School. – ed. Read this post on Kenny Wiley’s blog A Full Day The voices raised. We weren’t just singing–we were feeling. I’d never sung like this before. For once, those words — Lift every voice and sing, til’ Earth and heaven ring — felt neither like intrusion or performance. I gazed around the room and at the twenty other young faces of color, along with our mostly white hosts, the folks at the Lucy Stone Co-op in Roxbury, Mass. I was 1950 miles from my bed in Denver, and nearly as far from my hometown of Houston, Texas—but…

Do Cool Stuff: Be a Dean!

Written by T. Resnikoff // July 17th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA // no comments

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(Co-Dean, that is) Application Deadline is August 5, 2015 These people…   Are listening to these people… General Assembly 2015 Youth Caucus was a HUGE  success, thanks not only to the hundreds of engaged Unitarian Universalist youth who attended, but also because of an inspired team of leaders (meet them here). In addition to rousing worships, great workshops, bonding and a visit from Ware Lecturer Cornel West, the leadership team led the Youth Caucus sponsorship of  and passage in general session of an Action of Immediate Witness: Support Black Lives Matter (see what happened here). Here is how they did it: On  June 25, during their business meeting, the General Assembly Youth Caucus unanimously voted to sponsor…

Youth Lead Support for Black Lives Matter

Written by T. Resnikoff // July 14th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Social Justice, Stories and Voices // no comments

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Action of Immediate Witness is Immediately Acted Upon Leading up to General Assembly 2015, Unitarian Universalists across the nation were asking the question “How will General Assembly respond to BlackLivesMatter?” The answer was already in the works. Isabelle and Kara, the Business Managers of the General Assembly Youth Caucus, spent the two months leading up to General Assembly building coalitions and consulting with members of Diverse Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) and Allies for Racial Equity (ARE) to draft the Action of Immediate Witness. On  June 25, during their business meeting, the General Assembly Youth Caucus unanimously voted to sponsor and support the “Support the Black Lives Matter Movement” Action of Immediate Witness (AIW). They also…

New to GA: Media Volunteers!!

Written by Bart Frost // June 19th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, GA, General Assembly 2015 // no comments

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Timely Timeless Stories from Unitarian Universalist General Assembly The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is excited to announce the General Assembly Media Volunteer projects for 2015! This is a brand new endeavor and will be made of up three teams of two people each. These six volunteers will be documenting General Assembly from their point of view, working on team-specific projects, and blowing up #uuaga across the numerous social media platforms. We will field one Youth Caucus team and two young adult teams: The Youth Caucus media volunteers are Kate and Caleb. Kate and Caleb will be wearing the white and red pins pictured above. Caleb and Kate’s primary project is to gather the…

Youth Observer 2015-2016 Caleb Leman

Written by T. Resnikoff // June 15th 2015 // Featured Youth, Stories and Voices // no comments

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In His Own Words by Caleb Leman I want to serve this faith because I believe that the elusive goals of happiness and truth are much easier obtained with the support of trust and love through human connection.   Our Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith offers a unique community that makes profound impacts on how people think and act. Growing up, I went through many different Religious Education curricula and with each class learned more about what I believe. For example, an ongoing discussion in my youth group is on the subjectivity of morality, which continues to push me to keep an open mind and seek to understand why I believe what I believe. The open…

Youth Observer 2015-2016 Olivia Calvi

Written by T. Resnikoff // June 8th 2015 // Featured Youth, Future of Faith, Stories and Voices // 2 comments

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In Her Own Words By Olivia Calvi Growing up Unitarian Universalist, I felt a lot of pressure to figure out what my beliefs were. The adults in my life would always tell me that I could believe anything I wanted to believe. I felt like that message carried a hidden one: I had to believe something and I had to know what I believed. As you can imagine that caused a great inner struggle when I went through Coming of Age. I got through the experience, but I never really gained much from it because I did not feel the need to solidify my beliefs. My credo was a wish-wash of what could be, but…

Bridging and Changing

Written by jnewhall // June 5th 2015 // Featured Youth, Stories and Voices, youth // one comment

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The cliff from youth to young adulthood is steep. You speed towards the edge only to come to a screeching halt at the last moment. Looking down from the height at which your whole life has existed, you wonder why bother going down at all? You weigh the pros and cons: building a new community, leaving behind the old. Eventually, you reach the conclusion that you cannot remain a youth. Your peers lower a rope and you begin to descend the immense cliff. Your youth peers hold to the top of the ladder, supporting you through the beginning of your journey while your new community holds to the bottom. The ladder of bridging connects you…

Youth Ministry Project Grants

Written by T. Resnikoff // June 2nd 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Guides and Tools // no comments

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We Want to Give Your Great Idea a Kickstart! Are you a youth starting a service project to serve your congregation or community? Do you have an innovative idea for youth ministry? Are you starting a new program or project that will be useful to share with other congregations and youth groups? Do you have a way to incorporate the UUA’s Common Read into a project for your youth group? You should apply for a Youth Ministry Project Grant! Youth Ministry Project Grants support local projects that offer Unitarian Universalist high-school aged youth opportunities to grow in faith, deepen in spirit, and engage in service and justice work. Projects should support a vision of multigenerational…

Program Highlights

Written by jennicadavishockett // June 1st 2015 // Youth Caucus 2015 User Guide // one comment

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  From workshops to worships, there are any number of things you can do at General Assembly. Below are some highlights of what’s happening in the GA Youth Caucus room and throughout General Assembly. If you want to check out the entire schedule: Download the topical guide for summaries by topic, including the entire Youth Caucus schedule and the Young Adults @ General Assembly (YA@GA) schedule. Download the daily programming PDF or even the entire Program Book to see the full range of what’s offered at General Assembly, including workshop descriptions. Note: all Youth Caucus workshop descriptions are included in these resources. Download the GA App for a digital copy of the Program Book content,…