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Read versions of the story "Oshun Loses Her Beauty" on the Voices from Venus website, the Angel Fire website, and the Orishanet website, which also has more about the Orisha in Santeria. A related book is Teachings of the Santeria Gods: The Spirit of Odu by Ocha'ni Lele (Rochester, VT: Destiny Books, 2010).

Cultural Appropriation

As a religious community that draws truth from many Sources, we need to acknowledge that we do not always borrow respectfully. For guidance, see the article "Cultural (Mis)Appropriation" in the UUA's online Introduction to Multiculturalism.


The Liberal Religious Educators Association pamphlet Moving Toward an Inclusive Vision provides tips to welcome and embrace diversity in religious education programs and the congregation at large.

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