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Close Encounters

April 12, 2021 - 8:46am

Hilary Allen

We have to assume that if we are engaged in dismantling white supremacy, then we will have to encounter it along the way.

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A Candle (Unscented) of Concern

April 7, 2021 - 5:43am

Erika A. Hewitt

May I have the wisdom to be curious when I find myself grumbling about “them.”

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Consider the Bees

April 6, 2021 - 9:19am

Meck Groot

The following is based on content presented as part of the “Staying the Course” workshop at the New Day Rising Conference in February 2021. The full workshop is available to conference registrants through Whova and to new participants who enroll in the UULI course.

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Continuing the Story

March 31, 2021 - 4:03am

Rachel Lonberg

A triumph of love over death is the core of the Easter message.

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UUA Condemns Attacks on Democracy, Recommits to Protecting Voting Rights

March 29, 2021 - 1:06pm
The UUA offers support and solidarity to the powerful organizing happening in Georgia, especially from faith communities and Black-led organizations. We encourage UU across the country to organize to defeat voter suppression in their own states.

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From The UUA President: Navigating an In-Between Time

March 25, 2021 - 10:01am

Susan Frederick-Gray

Although there is good news on the horizon about the pandemic subsiding, Unitarian Universalist communities are not yet able to gather in person. At the UUA, we are your partners, to help navigate the coming many months.

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Time for Thinking Like an Ancestor

March 19, 2021 - 11:34am

Joe Sullivan

Wisely, many faith leaders, writers, and activists have offered a more reflective third dimension between the tensions of before-times nostalgia and new world futures. They invite us to seek and reflect on insights and lessons wrought from a year of altered time.

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The UUA Decries Anti-Asian Violence

March 17, 2021 - 9:57am
The Unitarian Universalist Association joins leaders across the country in decrying the recent surge of hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans.

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Pausing for Wisdom

March 17, 2021 - 3:47am

Shari Woodbury

Spirit of Life and Love, help me to notice when I am hooked.

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From the UUA President: We Continue to Nurture the Bonds of Care and Love

March 10, 2021 - 9:50am

Susan Frederick-Gray

As we mark the one year anniversary of congregations and the UUA shifting to virtual operations, may we remember not just the sorrows, but also the ways we have shown up for each other, for our communities and for our values.

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Witnessing Impermanence

March 10, 2021 - 4:57am

Jessica Clay

Maybe hope is fleeting. It leaves and returns again; there’s beauty in its impermanence.

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Reparative Imagination

March 3, 2021 - 4:09am

Anthony Cruz

During my chaplaincy, I found that many people could not imagine being fundamentally whole.

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From the UUA President: You Are Held in Care

February 25, 2021 - 10:26am

Susan Frederick-Gray

Acknowledging the unprecedented layers of stress and trauma experienced by so many in these difficult times, President Frederick-Gray reminds us of the critical importance of making space to care for ourselves.

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Beauty from Brokenness

February 24, 2021 - 6:41am

Paula Gribble

My broken is what makes me who I am today.

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Purpose, Not Perfection

February 23, 2021 - 8:19am

Erica Baron

Friends, move toward your purpose. Remember what is most essential. Let the rest go. We are here if you need help. 

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Connected by Mortality

February 17, 2021 - 4:19am

Lora Brandis

Impermanence, mortality, ashes, dust: this is the truth of being human.

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From the UUA President: We Are Held In Covenant

February 11, 2021 - 11:09am

Susan Frederick-Gray

Rev. Frederick-Gray shares gratitude and appreciation for the generosity of congregations, which powers the UUA's mission to equip congregations, train and support leaders, and advance UU values in the world.

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Radicalizing Myself

February 10, 2021 - 4:18am

Jabari S. Jones

I've adopted the practice of spiritual reconnection with my ancestors to heal intergenerational trauma.

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Praise for Black History, Black Lives, Black Life, Black Love

February 4, 2021 - 11:24am

Meck Groot

Today, I sing praise for the gift of Black Lives. For precious, irreplaceable lives: Emmett, Trayvon, Eric, Tamir, Freddie, Treasure, Sandra, Breonna, George, Skylar, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and, and.... whose names I recall at all because Alicia, Opal and Patrisse and all the...

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Loved Into Being: A Stewardship Worship Service

February 3, 2021 - 6:17pm
Faith in Unitarian Universalism isn't an intellectual exercise: it's "heart" work. This full-length worship experience features a sermon by UUA President Rev....

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