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  • Unitarian Universalists are known for showing up--and wearing distinctive yellow Standing on the Side of Love (SSL) shirts when they do. Get your own SSL shirts, signs, stoles, and more at inSpirit UU Book and Gift Shop. 
    April 19, 2017
  • Rev. Daniel Gregoire reflects on the enormity -- and the mystery -- of the actions and decisions that carry us across thresholds.  He reminds us that we can "reach out and reach in for strength, compassion, and wisdom as we navigate the uncertain roads ahead."
    Tagged as: Braver/Wiser
    April 12, 2017
  • On Monday, April 10, 2017, the UUA Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint the Rev. Dr. Sofia Betancourt, the Rev. William G. Sinkford, and Dr. Leon Spencer to serve as interim co-presidents of the Association until June 24, 2017 when a new president will be elected...
    April 11, 2017
  • The Rev. Peter Morales announced his resignation from the presidency of the Unitarian Universalist Association effective Saturday, April 1, 2017. The UUA Board of Trustees is authorized to appoint an acting president, who would serve until the presidential election in June.
    March 30, 2017
  • President Trump has signed a number of executive orders and memoranda that run counter to the values of Unitarian Universalism. The UUA is a religious voice against policies of oppression and bigotry. Read what the UUA has said on recent policy shifts.
    Tagged as: Social Justice
    March 6, 2017
  • UUA President Rev. Peter Morales issued a statement following the rise of anti-Semitic acts nationwide.
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression
    February 22, 2017
  • General Assembly is the annual gathering of our faith movement. Join us June 21-25 as we worship, witness, learn, and make policy in one of the most culturally-rich cities in the country: New Orleans, LA.
    Tagged as: General Assembly
    February 21, 2017
  • "Love and Help" is a completely updated workbook that helps 7- to 11-year-olds who want to learn more about what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist. With stories, activities, and thoughtful questions, children can better understand themselves, their family, and their faith.
    February 21, 2017
  • President Trump has signed a number of executive orders and memoranda that run counter to the values of Unitarian Universalism. The UUA is a religious voice against policies of oppression and bigotry. Read what the UUA has said on recent policy shifts.
    February 16, 2017
  • In an increasingly secular culture, Unitarian Universalist chaplains model non-sectarian care in hospitals, hospices, prisons, the military, the police force, and rehabilitation centers. Learn more about why they care, who they care for, and how they care in sixteen heartfelt...
    Tagged as: Publications
    February 1, 2017
  • Are you or your congregation interested in becoming more politically active? Do you have questions on what is and isn’t allowed especially as it relates to your congregation’s nonprofit status? Here are some points to guide you.
    January 31, 2017
  • The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued a statement following the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) announcement on gender identity.
    January 31, 2017
  • In a joint letter, UUA President Rev. Peter Morales and UUSC President and CEO Hon. Thomas Andrews invite you to sign the Declaration of Conscience, committing to put Unitarian Universalist values into action to resist hate, fear and bigotry.   
    Tagged as: Social Justice
    January 19, 2017
  • As a new president is inaugurated, so many are concerned our country's future. UU's are taking action and reaching out, with love guiding the way.
    January 19, 2017
  • I believe that we’re all entitled to our pain... sorrow is an invitation to recalibrate our hearts so that we can view one another with both more gentleness and a sense of recognition: You too? Me too! - From Braver/Wiser's weekly inspiration. 
    Tagged as: Braver/Wiser
    January 19, 2017
  • Unitarian Universalists are proud to be known for showing up-often in the vibrant gold of the Standing on the Side Love campaign. From signs and totes to clergy stoles and warm clothing, your inSpirit Book and Gift Shop has everything you need to rally with love.
    January 17, 2017
  • In the wake of President-Elect Donald Trump’s proposals to deport two to three million undocumented immigrants in the United States, Unitarian Universalists are gearing up to fight back and protect this vulnerable population by providing sanctuary wherever necessary.
    Tagged as: Immigration
    January 17, 2017
  • Everyone needs comadres and compadres. What are those? Well, Latinx* people have way more relatives than many other families... - read more from our weekly series of courage and compassion
    Tagged as: Braver/Wiser
    January 3, 2017
  • How is it with your soul? If your response to that question is anything like mine, I want to invite you to pause as you read this.  Take a deep breath, say a prayer, sing a song, light your chalice, feel the force of gravity pulling us all toward the same...
    Tagged as: WorshipWeb
    January 3, 2017
  • For 30 Days of Love this year, we are exploring what it means for Unitarian Universalism to be a nurturing, humble and steady hand on the side of justice in 2017. Each week we will share tools and resources to help congregations reflect, learn and act around the theme of...
    January 3, 2017
  • In this newest installment in Skinner House Books' Voices series, Unitarian Universalist Humanists present their faith perspectives in 23 engaging essays, demonstrating why Humanism has been one of the bedrock theologies of Unitarian Universalism for the last hundred years.
    Tagged as: Publications
    January 2, 2017
  • In the week leading up to the President's inauguration, Unitarian Universalists are inspired to "show the love" for justice and compassion and take action against hate and bigotry. Find an event for the Week of Action Jan 14-21, 2017. See actions all over the country,...
    December 20, 2016
  • From beautifully illustrated books of poetry, essays and spiritual wisdom, to thoughtful, practical and thoroughly UU gifts, you'll find wonderful items in the inSpirit Holiday Gift Guide. Celebrate those you love this holiday season and let...
    December 14, 2016
  • "I know a little about "merry" meeting 'mess' at the holidays — and by a little I mean How much time have you got?  I haven’t soured on the holidays, however — and I will not give up on Christmas — for two reasons..." - read more from...
    Tagged as: Braver/Wiser
    December 13, 2016
  • Celebrations. Traditions. This season we find ourselves dusting off menorahs, pulling out grandma’s Yule Log recipe, gathering candles for the kinara, decorating with greens, and lighting our homes. Unitarian Universalists honor many holidays and religious traditions, and...
    December 13, 2016
  • In this clarion call to action, leading Unitarian Universalist theologian Paul Rasor dispels the myth that conservative Christianity is the only valid religious voice in the national debates on social policy.
    Tagged as: Publications
    November 14, 2016
  • On Thursday, November 3, over 500 clergy – including over 50 Unitarian Universalist clergy – answered the call to come to Standing Rock in solidarity, prayer, and action with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and the water protectors. The goal of the peaceful interfaith...
    Tagged as: Climate Justice
    November 8, 2016
  • Recently, over 500 clergy – including over 50 Unitarian Universalist clergy – answered the call to come to Standing Rock in solidarity, prayer, and action. Standing on the Side of Love shares ways to support the work of the water protectors there.
    Tagged as: Climate Justice
    November 7, 2016
  • This election season, we encourage you to vote your values. Check out seven questions based on Unitarian Universalist seven Principles to ask candidates when choosing who will get your vote.
    November 1, 2016
  • Unitarian Universalists gather for an interfaith solidarity event with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and the water protectors. The goal is to increase awareness of the situation and to advocate for elected officials to take action to end construction of the Dakota Access...
    Tagged as: Indigenous Rights
    November 1, 2016
  • "He was, I am told, just a dog. But who was it that, fresh from the litter, climbed onto my chest, licked my face, and rubbed his pink baby nose against my cheek?" - read more from our weekly messages of courage and compassion. 
    Tagged as: Braver/Wiser
    October 26, 2016
  • UU World reports that the UUA Board of Trustees approved $5.3 million to expand the role and visibility of black Unitarian Universalists within the faith.
    October 17, 2016
  • Come, come, whoever you are. Do you hear that voice calling you, calling us?
    Tagged as: WorshipWeb
    October 12, 2016
  • Millions watched Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War on PBS this September. The story of two Unitarians who helped hundreds escape Nazi-occupied Europe has inspired Unitarian Universalists today to defy hate and fear in our own time. Event and media...
    October 7, 2016
  • Unitarian Universalist congregations in North Dakota and Washington are supporting efforts to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. Learn more, including recommendations for UUs who want to join the fight to protect these sacred...
    Tagged as: Social Justice
    October 5, 2016
  • UU World continues to provide timely coverage of the election for UUA President, which will be held at General Assembly 2017 in New Orleans.
    October 5, 2016
  • Learn more about the Rev. Jeanne Pupke, senior minister at First UU Church of Richmond, VA and her run for UUA President in this UU World article.
    September 28, 2016
  • Unitarian Universalists around the country participated in the Moral Day of Action on September 12, inspired by Rev. Dr. William Barber II and other faith leaders, calling for justice and an end to extremism. Read more about the rallies in 30 countries across the nation in UU...
    Tagged as: Social Justice
    September 20, 2016
  • UUA's Standing on the Side of Love team launched a podcast series called Fortification, which highlights and focuses on the spiritual lives of organizers and activists. 
    September 13, 2016
  • As the school year begins, this ritual makes sure young UU's know they carry their faith and values with them through the week and wherever they go. 
    Tagged as: WorshipWeb
    September 7, 2016
  • The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued this statement on the protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline: "As people of faith and conscience, committed to protecting the interdependent web of all life and supporting indigenous...
    August 30, 2016
  • Check out UU World’s coverage of the UUA Presidential Election, which will be held at General Assembly in 2017.
    August 17, 2016
  • Kimberly French reflects on working to get out the vote and maintaining friendships throughout election season. "Democracy requires disagreement and the skills to manage it. Let’s model the best of that practice." Read more in UU World.
    Tagged as: Election Reform
    August 12, 2016
  • Learn about the creative and meaningful summer camps our congregations offer. “A scientific voyage to the world of Charles Darwin, an Ohio version of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, and an island-bound retreat in northern Minnesota are just some of the summer camp options with a...
    August 12, 2016
  • The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, candidate for UUA president, was instrumental in 2012 Justice General Assembly.
    August 11, 2016
  • Debbie Cenziper is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The Washington Post and the co-author of Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality. She shares the story behind this historic win that has deep...
    August 11, 2016
  • The Rev. Dr. William Barber's Moral Mondays movement is growing nationwide. Learn more about its history and future in The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, just selected as the 2016-2017 UUA Common Read.
    August 5, 2016
  • The Rev. Alison Miller, candidate for UUA president, emphasizes the power we have to heal one another.
    August 2, 2016
  • Martha and Waitstill Sharp, WWII era Unitarians, are featured in the recent Ken Burns documentary Defying the Nazis. Learn how Unitarian Universalists are still defying hatred and fear today. 
    July 19, 2016
  • The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the UUA, issued this statement following the news of police officers killed in Baton Rouge: "Given the tragic events of recent weeks, many people will feel a sense of despair. Through these dark days, we must nurture hope. Guided by love, we...
    Tagged as: Social Justice
    July 17, 2016

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