• Spiritual Practices for White Anxiety

    Tomorrow some right wing extremists are planning to hold a rally in the city I live in and I’m planning to march against white supremacy. Like many folks, I have a lot of questions rattling around in my brain. I have petty selfish questions, logistical questions, and deep questions. I’m wondering “How much violence will there be?” and “Should I wear a love shirt over my clergy shirt?” and “What if the cell phone towers jam and what if it rains?” and “What if things start to escalate, should I leave? Should I try and protect my friends of color? Will I have the courage to do that?” and “What if white people in our march…

  • Activating Justice for Migrant Farmworkers

    This post comes to us from our friends and partners at the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ). Learn more about UUCSJ programs that create greater justice in the world. Read Deva Jones’ post on the UUCSJ blog. Activating the Next Generation Jul 28, 2017 | Congregational Trip, Economic Justice, Florida, Immigration, Youth | 0 comments Deva Jones, Senior Associate for Service-Learning and Volunteer Placements, led a group of youth on one of UUCSJ’s newest programs Activate Florida: Solidarity with Migrant Farmworkers this April. To learn more about this program visit http://uucsj.org/florida/  What do you think of when you hear, “Florida”?  For many, the first words that come to mind are beaches, warm weather, vacation,…

  • Apply Now to Lead the UU-UNO Spring Seminar

    The applications to join the Seminar Staff as a Youth Dean or Adult Dean for the 2018 Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Intergenerational Spring Seminar are now open and are due August 2nd, 2017!  The 2018 Seminar, on the topic of refugees and the global migration crisis, will be April 5-7, 2018 in New York City. Click here to read what the two Youth Deans from the 2017 Intergenerational Spring Seminar wrote about their experience leading the seminar,and get inspired to apply to be a Youth Dean for 2018-19! (Youth Dean is a two-year position—this person will serve as Junior Youth Dean in 2018 and Senior Youth Dean in 2019.)

  • What UU Campus Ministry Looks Like in Trump Times

    UU Campus Ministry Partners with Undocumented Student Center Submitted by the Rev. Beth Banks The Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis has a long-standing campus ministry, supported by a Senior Minister, a yearly intern and a Campus Committee from the congregation. Recently we’ve been asking what it would look like if we did more than provide a home-cooked meal, a facilitated discussion, activities, and pastoral care for students exploring Unitarian Universalist. This year we found out what that could mean. What has emerged is a very different campus ministry than anything we’ve done before. In 2014, Beth Banks, our Senior Minister went on a Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) immersion trip to the border…

  • Reflections after Thrive Young Adult

    Kaitlin Dey, Thrive Young Adult alumni 2016 and 2017, shared this reflection at her congregation last Sunday: I spent the last 10 days in New Orleans. I attended Thrive Young Adult. Thrive is part of Grow Racial Justice that is for UU young adults of color, we dove deep into complex questions about identity, power, spirituality and leadership. We got to explore our roles as young adults of color in our UU movement, build relationships with one another around intersecting identities, share practices  for healing and resistance, and support each other on the path toward liberation. While I was at Thrive, I began dialogues about the beauty and the flaws of our faith. As the week continued and General Assembly began,…

Spiritual Practices for White Anxiety

August 18th 2017, one comment

Tomorrow some right wing extremists are planning to hold a rally in the city I live in and I’m pla...

Activating Justice for Migrant Farmworkers

August 2nd 2017, no comments

This post comes to us from our friends and partners at the Unitarian Universalist College of Social ...

Apply Now to Lead the UU-UNO Spring Seminar

July 28th 2017, no comments

The applications to join the Seminar Staff as a Youth Dean or Adult Dean for the 2018 Unitarian Un...

What UU Campus Ministry Looks Like in Trump Times

July 12th 2017, no comments

UU Campus Ministry Partners with Undocumented Student Center Submitted by the Rev. Beth Banks The Un...

Reflections after Thrive Young Adult

July 11th 2017, no comments

Kaitlin Dey, Thrive Young Adult alumni 2016 and 2017, shared this reflection at her congregation las...