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A-Z Index & Glossary of Unitarian Universalist Programs, Resources & Organizations

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B&B (Bed & Breakfast Directory)

UU're Home is a membership organization for Unitarian Universalists and other religious liberals that provides information about bed-and-breakfast accommodations in members' homes throughout North America, and a few abroad.

B&B, Eliot & Pickett Houses

Eliot and Pickett Houses offer the charm and style of bed & breakfast lodging in the heart of Boston to members of Unitarian Universalist congregations.

Ballou Channing District (BCD)

The Unitarian Universalist Association district covering southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Banners, Standing on the Side of Love

Turn your activism into a profoundly messaged, visible public witness with outdoor signage and vinyl banners from the Standing on the Side of Love campaign.

Baptism/ Child Dedication

Rather than holding Christian-style baptism ceremonies, most Unitarian Universalist congregations have child dedication services for infants, young adopted children, or young children whose families have recently joined the congregation.

Barbara Marshman and Ann Fields Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to a religious educator who is engaged in graduate study and serving a Unitarian Universalist congregation.

BCD (Ballou Channing District)

The Unitarian Universalist Association district covering southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

BCT (Beyond Categorical Thinking Program)

This program works with Unitarian Universalist congregations to promote inclusive thinking and help prevent unfair discrimination in the ministerial search process.

Beacon Press

An independent publisher of serious non-fiction and fiction. Beacon books often change the way readers think about fundamental issues; they promote such values as freedom of speech and thought; diversity, religious pluralism, and anti-racism; and respect for diversity in all areas of life

Bed & Breakfast Directory (B&B)

UU're Home is a membership organization for Unitarian Universalists and other religious liberals that provides information about bed-and-breakfast accommodations in members' homes throughout North America, and a few abroad.

Bennett Award for Congregational Action on Human Justice and Social Action

This award, instituted in 1999 by James Bennett to honor the congregation that has done exemplary work in social justice, is accompanied by a $500 cash award that is presented at General Assembly.

Bethany Union for Young Women

A non-profit charitable organization that exists for the purpose of establishing and maintaining subsidized housing for young women in Boston.

Betty and Ray Goodman Ministerial Aid Fund

This aid fund was established to help supplement newly settled ministers, particularly those whose churches are poorly funded, at some point during their first three years of ministry.

Beyond Categorical Thinking Program (BCT)

This program works with Unitarian Universalist congregations to promote inclusive thinking and help prevent unfair discrimination in the ministerial search process.

Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Concerns, Office of (OBGLTC)

This office was renamed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Ministries (LGBT Ministries).

Board of Review

The Board of Review hears appeals from ministers or credentialed religious educators who have had their final fellowship or credentialing status terminated by the Ministerial Fellowship Committee or the Religious Education Credentialing Committee.

Board of Trustees of the UUA (BOT)

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees conducts the affairs of the Association and carries out policies and directives, acting for the Association between General Assemblies.

Bookstore, UUA

Order books and e-books for Unitarian Universalists online, by phone/ fax/ mail, or in person: the UUA Bookstore is located in Boston, on the first floor of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) headquarters.

BOT (Board of Trustees of the UUA)

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees conducts the affairs of the Association and carries out policies and directives, acting for the Association between General Assemblies.

Breakthrough Congregations

Congregations that have achieved significant and sustained numerical growth share what they’ve done, and how they’ve done it.

Bridger/ Bridging

Bridgers, or bridging youth, are youth between the ages of 18-20, who are bridging between the youth (ages 14-20) community and the young adult (ages 18-35) community. One of the most important things we can do for our youth is to support them into adulthood, keep them connected to UUism, and minister to them as they become adults. A Bridging Ceremony recognizes this transition.

Brown and Kapp Award

The Olympia Brown and Max Kapp Award is made to a ministerial student who, in addition to meeting the requirements for general financial aid, chooses to submit as part of their general financial application a paper, sermon, or other special project on some aspect of Universalism.

BTWWDA (Building the World We Dream About)

A Tapestry of Faith program for adults that seeks to interrupt the workings of racism and transform how people from different racial/ethnic groups understand and relate to one another.

Buddhist Fellowship, Unitarian Universalist (UUBF)

In recent years, Unitarian Universalists (UUs) have increasingly been drawn to explore Buddhist religious practices, especially seated meditation, in order to ground the "free and responsible search for truth and meaning" that is one of the guiding principles of the UU tradition.

Buehrens Ministerial Scholarships

These scholarships support the intellectual, spiritual, and professional development of future Unitarian Universalist ministers studying at the Starr King School for the Ministry.

Building the World We Dream About (BTWWDA)

A Tapestry of Faith program for adults that seeks to interrupt the workings of racism and transform how people from different racial/ethnic groups understand and relate to one another.

Buildings & Grounds

Resources on accessibility, Green Sanctuary, building security, loan & grant programs, and more.

Bylaws and Rules of the Unitarian Universalist Association

Bylaws, Congregational

Your Congregation's Bylaws: A Guide to Effective Writing and Revising

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Last updated on Tuesday, December 13, 2011.

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