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Save the date for General Assembly, the annual largest gathering of Unitarian Universalists, happening from June 22 to 26 in Columbus, OH. Come, listen and learn with people all across our faith movement and beyond.
"Black History Month can be a recitation of forgettable facts, or it can be the beginning—or continuation—of a period of unlearning and reclaiming." UU Kenny Wiley shares his experiences. Read more in UU World.
...and let us share stories. Let me hear your tales of far off lands, wanderer, and I will tell you of my travels. Share your experience of the holy with me, worshipper, and I will tell you of that which I find divine. —Jennifer Kitchen
In order to reach a broader audience, we have renamed the UUA Bookstore inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop. As inSpirit, we will continue to offer books and gifts that reflect UU values, including titles from Skinner House Books and Beacon Press.
From January 16 through February 14, 2016, Unitarian Universalists are marking 30 Days of Love by showing up for Black Lives Matter and racial justice across the country. Weekly stories and actions from partner organizations and local events help you connect with campaigns that fill the world with more peace and compassion.
In the new Beacon Press book, The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber offers an inspiring blueprint for community activism. Get Rev. Barber's 14 steps for building a movement in this Beacon Broadside post.
UU World reports that the UUA Presidential Search Committee announced two nominees for the 2017 election of a new president of the Unitarian Universalist Association: the Rev. Alison Miller (right) and the Rev. Sue Phillips (left).
At least three Unitarian Universalist U.S. congregations and 25 Canadian congregations are already sponsoring refugee families from Syria, and many more are working to support refugees in other ways. Read more in UU World.
Emerging from a history marred by the errors of individualism, exceptionalism, and anti-authoritarianism, Unitarian Universalism faces a crossroads. Turning Point is a new collection of inspiring essays from UUA publisher Skinner House Books that shows a way forward.
During this time of social justice organizing and resistance, Unitarian Universalists seek to strengthen our resolve to build beloved community. Join us from Saturday, January 16 through Sunday, February 14, 2016 as we mark 30 Days of Love by showing up for Black Lives Matter and witnessing for racial justice throughout the country.
Five UUs of color discuss the connections between UU demographics and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book “Between the World and Me.” Read the full article in UU World.
The deadline to run by petition for UUA Trustee, Nominating Committee, and Financial Advisor is February 1st, 2016.
Most of what we think we know about evangelicals is wrong. Those on the leading edge of progressive evangelicalism—white, black, Asian, and Hispanic, as well as straight and LGBTQ believers—are working to change the substance of evangelicalism and to wrest power away from conservative Christians.
UU World reports, "For many UUs, the November 27 shooting deaths of three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic are a horrifying example of the escalating war against women’s reproductive rights that demands a loud and clear response from the liberal religious community."
Unitarian Universalism is a place for multiplicity, honoring multiple traditions, heritages, holidays, and customs. This season we sing carols and listen to sublime and heartfelt music. We hear and speak words that inspire. We pray and meditate. We experience more hope and more peace, even amidst the stresses of our lives and the devastations of the world.
Spirit of the Living God.... Teach us to look for you in places we would not expect to find you. —Fr. Austin Fleming
Alex Gramling, member of First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist in Newburyport, Massachusetts, is the founder of Christmas Tree Santas, a nonprofit that gives away Christmas trees to families in need. Read the full story in UU World.
How do we make the essence of Transgender Day of Remembrance a 24/7 issue of welcome and inclusion within our communities and congregations? Dr. Janice Marie Johnson, UUA Multicultural Ministries and Leadership Director shares her thoughts.
Recently the Unitarian Church of Burundi was attacked and its minister, the Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana, was arrested at gunpoint. We call upon the government of Burundi to immediately cease and desist the persecution of the Unitarian Church and its members.
UUA President issued a statement in response to the recent Syrian refugee backlash. It begins, "After the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, I had hoped that our elected leaders would act with love and courage for all victims of terrorism. But unfortunately, they have not..."