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  • UUCA’s RE Volunteer Orientation: The Movie!

    Have you noticed how life seems to be getting more and more hectic lately? As a person who spends a lot of time working with volunteers, I certainly have. If I can find a date/time that works for 50% of my volunteer teachers and me, I consider that a win! At the...
    By Michelle Bishop | 10/4/2016
  • A is for Africa: Using African-centric Material with Preschoolers

    By Andrea Arrington As a professor of African history, one of the first things I do with my classes is assess what they know—or think they know—about Africa. We discuss images in mainstream Western media and pop culture and identify problems in those presentations of Africa...
    2/22/2016
  • Hand in Glove: UU Faith Development and Teaching Tolerance

    I recently had a fantastic opportunity to attend a Teaching Tolerance workshop on their new Perspectives for a Diverse America (free) curriculum. Teaching Tolerance was founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center to help reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations...
    By Pat Kahn | 9/12/2015
  • Is Children's Literature Too White?

    I was a child with curiosity about the whole world. I made my first explorations through books. Among my early discoveries were these: (1) the world is alive with different people and cultures, and (2) the world of books is created by,...
    By Susan Lawrence | 3/25/2015
  • Talking About Race: Start the Conversation

    I have found that many Unitarian Universalist parents are very proud of how open and honest they are when they talk to their children. However, the eagerness for clear and explicit conversation comes to a screeching halt with regard to race. No, not for every parent,...
    By Aisha Hauser | 2/19/2015
  • How Prepared Is Your Library to Help You Learn about Islam?

    Last fall, as the Faith Development Office was preparing discussion guides for Muhammad: The Story of a Prophet and Reformer by Sarah Conover (UUA/Skinner House, 2013), we learned from Mary Benard, Editorial Director of our Publications Office, that Muhammad had been reviewed by...
    By Pat Kahn | 2/22/2014

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