Embodying UU DNA in Leadership Development
Know Your UU "DNA"
Embodying Unitarian Universalist (UU) "DNA"—one of the twelve recommended leadership development competencies— includes:
- Developing and embodying faithfulness to core UU values and theology.
- Knowing UU history and traditions.
Integrity in our faith.
- Covenantal relationships within the congregation, with other UU congregations and with the wider world.
- Learn about UU history.
- Engage with UU theologies and ethics.
- Participate in the wider UU movement.
- "Starfish" Leadership in UU Congregations (YouTube, 4:30), Rev. Renee Ruchotzke (an exerpt from a longer workshop)
- "Dust off that Covenant!" (YouTube, 2:08)
- Washington DC goes Unitarian (YouTube, 30:13), a 1957 documentary about the church plantings during the baby boom
- Introduction to James Luther Adam's "5 Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion (YouTube, 4:59) by Rev. Naomi King
- Five Smooth Stones of Unitarian Universalism - A Tribute to James Luther Adams by Rev. Renee Ruchotzke
- Wholetime in America (YouTube, 2:45) by The Radical Spirit
- "Holy Now" (YouTube, 5:14) by Peter Mayer
- Guiding Principles for a Free Faith by James Luther Adams
- What Time Is It? Questions from James Luther Adams to Unitarian Universalists of Today. by Tom Schade
- A Very Short Introduction to Liberal Religion by James Ishmael Ford
- Who Said UU History Can’t Be Fun? by Pat Kahn
- Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Pamphlet Collection (helpful hint: there is a link to a free PDF file of the text for most UUA pamphlets!)
- Congregational Polity and the Indifferent Lay Leader, Rev. Renee Ruchotzke
- Theology of Leadership, Rev. Phil Lund
- UU University 2009: Theology for a Secular Age Rev. Dr. Galen Guengerich, Senior Minister, All Souls in New York, NY
- UU Leadership Institute offers courses on UU History, Theology and Faith Development (Coming of Age for Adults)
- Polity Among the Unitarian Universalists from the Harvard Square Library. A packet of materials collected by the Rev. Peter Raible for Seminary Students.
- Unitarian Universalist History and Identity Resources, UUA Faith Development