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    Arm in Arm: Interfaith Action to Disarm Our Planet

    Register now for the new and improved UU-UNO Spring Seminar Registration for the 2017 Intergenerational Spring Seminar of the Unitarian Universalist Association United Nations Office is now open! The seminar, Arm in Arm: Interfaith Action to Disarm Our Planet, takes place in New York City April 5-8, 2017. Learn about international and local disarmament efforts, hear stories about partnership with people of different faith backgrounds taking action against the armed violence in our world, and gain skills to take action yourself! Early registration rates are available until Jan. 23, 2017. This year the UU-UNO Spring Seminar is better than ever! What’s so new and great about this year’s Seminar? Content is action-oriented. You’ll learn about the problems facing our world…

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    Youth Ministry Training Webinar 4

    Pastoral Care To and With Youth Let’s be frank. The world changed on November 9th, 2016 (the day Donald Trump was elected president of the United States). For many of us our day-to-day experiences may not be much different, we still move through the world with varying levels of privilege and marginalization. And yet, for people of all ages, we are changed. Our eyes are open more widely, our hearts are breaking more deeply and our need for community support is more acute. What’s more, reactions to the election are but a small facet of the complexities we navigate, and this includes our Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth. In addition to being keenly aware of how…

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    LGBTQ+ Youth Survival Guide: Trump Edition

    by Rev. Evin Carvill-Ziemer LGBTQ+ Youth Survival Guide: Trump Edition Dear beautiful, fabulous gender creative and sexually non-conforming youth and teens–all those who are queer, trans, non-binary, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and a hundred other wonderful self-proclaimed identities, My heart breaks for you. This is not the future I wanted for you. This is not the future I have been fighting for. But I also know you are strong and I want you to have the information you need to survive. Because I need you to survive! I haven’t seen a “this shit is real” missive to you yet, so here’s what I’ve got. I don’t think it’s helpful to sugar coat this. Yes, you and…

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    How Your Youth Group Can Support Standing Rock

    by Jaidyn Bryant and the 2017 General Assembly Youth Caucus Staff   So, Trump was elected president. Black, Latinx, Muslim, Native, LGBTQ communities are under continued attacks. What does that mean for Standing Rock? It means that the threat to Native sovereignty will continue. That degradation of our environment will escalate. Trump and many people in his cabinet will personally profit (because of their investments) if the Dakota Access Pipeline is successful. The Dakota Access Pipeline puts the already polluted Missouri River at a major risk for for even more pollution. In an effort to transport oil 1,200 miles east from North Dakota to central Illinois, the DAPL will disturb sacred lands and burial grounds,…

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    VIDEO: What is God? by Ella Boyer

    One assignment our Summer Seminary (#UUSumSem) program students receive is writing a 3-5 minute homily based on a prompt. On Saturday night they presented their homilies to each other, and then voted to select the five they wanted to represent their class during worship on Sunday Morning at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, CA. Here Summer Seminarian Ella Boyer asks not, “Who is God?”, but “What is God”. The answer she finds is both illuminating and inspiring. Watch now as Ella Boyer Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Summer Seminary 2016 Grad delivers her homily, “What is God?” during First Unitarian Church of Oakland, CA. Sunday Worship: Learn about Summer Seminary, a program of the UUA Office of…

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Co-deans of the Youth Caucus for this General Assembly.
 Eric Broner, from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta and
Andrea Briscoe from Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon, PA
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3 Big Lessons of Leadership

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SnapChat Younger Folks Into Your Congregation

May 16th 2016, no comments

Using SnapChat to Expand Your Reach To Younger Folks Recently I shared this image, by Benjamin Schwa...

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Fiercely UU: Showing Up in Full

May 9th 2016, no comments

Fiercely UU is a new blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what o...