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Beacon Press

Braver/Wiser

  • By Sean Parker Dennison
    I am not alone. I don’t have to face the world alone and I don’t have to fix the world alone. When I need hope, I find it in on the faces of my people. All we need is hope... and for that, we have each other.
  • By Maureen Killoran
    With a name like mine, it’s easy to guess I’m Irish. My forebears were among the millions who struggled to escape Ireland’s disastrous...
  • By Teresa Honey Youngblood
    We sat on the back steps watching transfixed as hundreds of rust-red spiders, big as thumbs, dropped on strands of silk out of the pecan...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    I know a little about "merry" meeting "mess" at the holidays — and by a little I mean How much time have you got? Four Christmases ago, a...
  • By Robin Tanner
    Holding on does not come easy to me. As a teenager who left home and bounced around, I am talented at escaping. I can evade like the best...
  • 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

A Place of Wholeness

Building Bridges

  • From The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of...

Building the World We Dream About: For Young Adults

  • By Rev. Elizabeth Buffington Nguyen, Leadership Development Associate for Youth and Young Adults of Color. When I was 24, my father gave me...
  • By Ellen Zemlin, a White Unitarian Universalist. For me, there's never really been a question about whether my Unitarian Universalism and...
  • By Elandria Williams
    The Highlander Research and Education Center is an 80-year-old popular education center in the mountains of East Tennessee, which serves as...
  • By Jane Greer
    From "UU Convicted of Littering While Supplying Humanitarian Aid" , UU World, June 15, 2009. Used with permission. The subject of the story...

Chalice Children

Circle of Trees

  • Trout Are Made of Trees by April Pulley Sayre, text copyright 2008. Used with permission by Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc. Read the story...
  • When Wangari Maathai was a little girl growing up in central Kenya in Africa, the land was green, the streams full, and the trees grew...

Creating Home

  • Janeen K. Grohsmeyer, adapted from the story, “Circles of Light: The Flaming Chalice." In the dark nights and the darker days of World War...

Exploring Our Values Through Poetry

Gather the Spirit

  • Adapted from a Haitian tale. To whom does the water belong? There was once a drought in the country. The streams dried up and the wells...
  • Permission to use "The Dog at the Well" in this curriculum granted by Marilyn McFarlane, author of Sacred Myths: Stories of World Religions...
  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    By Janeen K. Grohsmeyer. In the month of July in 1969, a gigantic rocket was launched into space. It sailed through the darkness away from...

Heeding the Call

Love Surrounds Us

  • Hundreds of years ago, when America was still a very new country, Unitarianism and Universalism were also very new. They were actually two...

Miracles

Moral Tales

  • A Jewish tale from Afghanistan. Once, on a summer night in the country Afghanistan, the ruler Shah Abbis changed out of his fancy robes and...

Resistance and Transformation

  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table and chalice Participant journals Copies of Singing the Living Tradition for all...
  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table and chalice Participant journals Copies of Singing the Living Tradition for all...
  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table and chalice Participant journals Writing materials, including paper, pens, pencils, color...

Riddle and Mystery

Spirit in Practice

Spirit of Life

Toolbox of Faith

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