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Beacon Press

Braver/Wiser

  • By Robin Tanner
    "Uh, where’s the booth?” Having been raised by a Christian-on-the-periphery, New Age mom and a Buddhist-leaning dad, I was a little...
  • By Sean Parker Dennison
    I'm sitting here broken-hearted. I could try to convince you that it’s about the state of the world with its tragedies, suffering, and...

Tapestry of Faith

Amazing Grace

Building the World We Dream About: For Young Adults

Chalice Children

Miracles

What Moves Us

What We Choose: Ethics for Unitarian Universalists

UU World

  • By Doug Muder
    Unlike many UUs, I was brought up openly racist. I’ve made progress, and I still have a long way to go.
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WorshipWeb

  • By Talia Cooper
    The 7 Jobs Capitalism Asks of All of Us: 1. Measure Self Worth by Work : Don’t believe in the inherent goodness of people. Instead decide...
  • By Sara Sutherland Dean
    Someone called me a "bleeding heart liberal." It was not intended as a compliment. However, I will always consider it one of the biggest...
  • By Amy Petrie Shaw
    I have a voice. It is a small voice, perhaps, but it will not be silenced. When you call for black people to be beaten, and excluded, and...
  • By Quinn G. Caldwell
    Kids, I want you to do something special: I want you to put on your backpacks, if you brought them, leaving the back pocket open just...
  • By Martin Luther King, Jr.
    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." This quote, attributed to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., is...
  • By Gregory David Miller
    This fire is a reminder of the light within us all; the yearning for freedom, the longing for truth, the flame of intuition, the torch of...
  • By Rainer Maria Rilke
    Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books...
  • By Paul Eisemann
    You get up in the morning, you brush your teeth, and you help another human being.
  • By Tim Atkins
    To prepare for this activity, place umbrellas in the pews. Instruct people to open the umbrellas when the man in the story receives the...
  • By Sarah Lammert
    Dear God of Sorrow and Love— Are there no places of safety from hate? Are there no sanctuaries from racism? Are there no walls fortified...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    It is the day before the election as I write these lines, and whatever the outcome, I will be glad when it’s over. Some will be elated by...
  • By William Ellery Channing
    Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do.
  • By Christopher Buice
    Once upon a time, a mother and her daughter were carrying bags of food to a neighboring village where people were hungry and had no food of...
  • By Christopher Buice
    Once upon a time in a little village, there appeared a sign that said: Beauty Contest to be held this Saturday at the fair grounds. There...
  • By David Ruffin
    “So...what do you want to do with your life???” There was a time when this question haunted me like an existential crisis. Some might call...
  • By Frank O. Holmes
    Life does not call us merely to do over and over again what we have already done; nor does it call us to act out, as puppets, parts already...
  • By Jeanne Nieuwejaar
    To repent means to turn in a new direction—not just to admit what we have done wrong, but to resolve to be a better person.
  • By William Laurence Sullivan
    To outgrow the past but not extinguish it; To be progressive but not raw, Free but not mad, critical but not sterile, expectant but not...
  • By Margaret Williams Braxton
    Once upon a time I was Now I am Some day I will become Once there was And now there is Soon there will be And some day there surely shall...
  • By Nathan C. Walker
    The question is not, “What happens when we die?” Nobody really knows. The real question is, “What happens when we stop living?” The...
  • By Laura Horton-Ludwig
    Spirit of Life and Love, we are here because we believe what we do matters. We are here because we believe how we live our life matters...
  • By Ruth E Gibson
    Spirit of life, we come together this Easter morning to rejoice in your ongoing creation around us and within us. We come to rejoice, but...
  • By David S Blanchard
    On sabbatical in East Africa, I heard a story of a people who believe that we are each created with our own song. Their tradition as a...
  • By Margaret Fuller
    "All around us lies what we neither understand nor use. Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed...
  • By Richard S. Gilbert
    As we leave this community of the spirit, May we remember the difficult lesson That each day offers more things than we can do. May we do...
  • By Erik Walker Wikstrom
    If you are who you were, and if the person next to you is who he or she was, if none of us has changed since the day we came in here— we...