Stories and Opinions from, about, and of interest to Unitarian Universalists

  • 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,…

  • Talk Amongst Yourselves, I’ll Give You a Topic…

    Cojourners on the Spiritual Way The Unitarian Universalist Association Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries has two new discussion guides for youth based on Summer Seminary sermons: Grappling with the First Principle and What is God?. Today my body is a little sore from rock climbing and I think I might be getting a cold. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I can be most effective in these trouble times to create beloved community and my spirit is really trying hard to find meaning in the mundane. We all use check-in questions. Sometimes as a check in question I ask folks “how’s your body, mind and spirit this week?” (Thanks Annie Gonzalez Milliken for teaching me…

  • UU Youth & Young Adults at the Women’s March!

    Out in Force for Love My twin 6 year olds travelled from Lexington. KY. (Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington) to Washington.  Here are some of our photos: It was especially meaningful to them that so many new friends stopped to talk with them and thank them for coming, and assure them that they can and will change the world. – Alana Ghent We are members of the Unitarian Univeralist Church of Lexington. My daughters are age 12 and 9. – Becky Wallace These are photos of my daughter Rowan Benson at the #sistermarch in Lexington, KY this past weekend. I am a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington and on the leadership council…

  • “With No Force At All”

    A Unitarian Universalist Welcome by Leslie Mills After I graduated college, with my family of origin in turmoil, I moved to a place where I knew no one outside of the job I was working. As I young person who didn’t know myself well yet, I had some messy relationships, with no healthy models to hold up as a mirror. I was drifting, and in a lot of pain. In desperation, I recalled my Unitarian Universalist upbringing, and thought I’d take a risk and try out the UU congregation in my new town. I attended a Music Sunday, and was so moved I found myself weeping. I signed the visitors book as a gesture of…

  • A Seat at the Table

    A Seat at the Table: The Transformative Practice of Being Together by Lauren Hulse   Early this year, the congregation I am a part of in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church (TVUUC), helped bring an Interfaith program called A Seat at the Table (ASATT) to our hometown. The premise is very simple: once a month people from a diversity of faith traditions sit down to share a meal and a conversation. Last week, I got to attend one of these dinners – despite the apparent simplicity of the concept, it was a profound and transformative experience. A Seat at the Table dinners move from place to place each month, landing wherever they can find…

Post-Hope

October 4th 2016, no comments

This homily was delivered by intern minister and UU young adult Joseph Boyd after the murder of Tere...

Fiercely UU: Resisting Evil

September 22nd 2016, one comment

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

Fiercely UU: Redeeming Retail

August 30th 2016, no comments

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

Reflections on Service in New Orleans 5

August 7th 2016, no comments

Confronting the Work My Privilege Means I Must Do The following is the first of five reflections on ...

Reflections on Service in New Orleans 4

August 5th 2016, no comments

Learning How to do Anti-Racism Work at Home The following is the first of five reflections on a serv...

Reflections on Service in New Orleans 3

August 3rd 2016, no comments

The Right to Joy – to Combat Injustice The following is the first of five reflections on a service...

Reflections on Service in New Orleans 2

August 2nd 2016, one comment

Broadening My Morality The following is the first of five reflections on a service trip that members...

Reflections on Service in New Orleans 1

July 27th 2016, no comments

Facing the Legacy of Slavery The following is the first of five reflections on a service trip that m...

Fiercely UU: Redefining Bravery

July 22nd 2016, no comments

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