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Kwanzaa 2015 begins on Saturday, December 26, 2015 and ends on Friday, January 1, 2016.
Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba). It was created by Maulana Karenga, and was first celebrated in 1966–67.
Faith Without Borders
For everything there is a season—a time to die and a time to be born. With the arrival of winter’s low dark sky, communities around the world look to the miracle of light as a sign of rebirth and a source of hope. We celebrate the promise of new life and recommit ourselves to the protection of everyone’s right to his or her own radiant humanity.
Celebrating the winter holidays, thus, is an excellent opportunity for Unitarian Universalist congregations to express their commitment to our Sixth Principle: We covenant to affirm and promote the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all. See Sixth Principle Resources for winter holidays.
From Tapestry of Faith Curricula
Devote your holiday to serving your community: our social justice calendar provides resources for taking action on Kwanzaa.
Unitarian Universalist Perspectives
Words for Worship Services
Lessons from the Kwanzaa Candles
Tagged as: Kwanzaa
- The Moment of Magic
- A Prayer For Kwanzaa
Testifying (a reading for five voices)
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Black History / Whitney Young / James Reeb, Diversity, Kwanzaa, Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity, Unitarian Universalism
- A Winter Speech Choir
- December 2