Social Justice
Social Justice
  • Millennial Mourning

    Evolving an ageless life event into the modern age The frequent focus of this blog and others on the Millennial generation rather than others might seem lopsided – after all, in terms of age and experience many argue this is when " Generation X " is in its prime and most...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 4/3/2014
  • A Broader Basis for Faith

    Same Beliefs – Many Practices The expanding breadth and diversity of Unitarian Universalist congregation and practice is developing a solid base for the growth of Unitarian Universalism in the future. Does it also show a way to the growth of spiritual fulfillment or faith for...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 3/28/2014
  • Stronger than Hate

    Rev. Erik Wikstrom serves as Settled Minister at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church - Unitarian Universalist, Charlotsville, VA . The Blue Boat occasionally re-posts from his blog, A Minister's Musings . Here are Rev. Wickstrom's reflections on the death of Fred Phelps ,...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 3/24/2014
  • A Millennial P.O.V. on Millennials

    Stephanie Mann takes issue with the media's take on the Millennial Generation. We re-post her commentary on the commentary about the Millennial Generation which originally appears on the Beacon Broadside .–Ed. It's rebuttal, bub, not narcissism The Fast Future Generation: When...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 3/21/2014
  • High School Youth Summer Programs

    Justice Training for Youth from The College of Social Justice by Laura Lubin, Associate for Youth & Young Adult Programs This summer the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) is running a wide variety of justice trainings and trips for high school aged...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 3/18/2014
  • Solitary Confinement is Inhumane

    The Head of the Colorado Prison System was locked up in solitary confinement to know the experience of thousands of inmates ( the exact number is unknown ). We re-post excerpts from the article of his experience from the New York Times . Learn what the Unitarian Universalist...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 3/17/2014
  • Millennial Seekers Seek Each Other

    Trust In People New research from the PEW Research Social and Demographic Trends report on Millennials in Adulthood deepens and adds context to the identity of Millennials as non-religiously affiliated, spiritually seeking people. The research reveals that Millennials prefer...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 3/12/2014
  • Wisdom From Behind the Bars

    We post excerpts of a letter written by a death-row inmate which reflect the wisdom of understanding the inhumane motivations of mass incarceration and capital punishment. This letter reminds us of the debate about the role of the penal system in the United States which has...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 3/5/2014
  • LGBTQ Myths Exposed

    Replace False Belief with Knowledge and Understanding "You Can Tell Just By Looking", by Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini and Michael Amico, examines and debunks 20 common myths about "LGBT life and people". By asking questions that are part of the national conversation on...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 3/4/2014
  • Clowns to the Left of Me...

    Jokers to the Right* Heeding the call of the UUA and others, The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) modified its discriminatory policy, allowing gay scouts to join but maintaining the ban on gay adult scout leaders. At the time UUA President Peter Morales stated, "...it is abhorrent to...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 3/4/2014
  • Faithful to Love

    Millennial Impact Findings from the recently released Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) survey on the change in attitude toward same-sex marriage and LGBTQ issues amongst people of faith since 2003 show that fully one-third of Millennials who left their church over the...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 2/26/2014
  • Bias Through Association

    Implicit Association Tests Reveal Unconscious Biases "It may not be surprising to learn that most people in the United States — 80 percent of whites — harbor a pro-white bias. Perhaps more surprising is that a large minority of blacks — 40 percent — hold a pro-white bias." (From...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 2/20/2014
  • Takai Takes on Arizona

    Zero Exceptions George Takai , the popular meme -ist (and helmsman Hikaru Sulu on the original Star Trek series) responds to Arizona Senate Bill 1062 permitting business owners to deny service to LGBTQ people on religious grounds, which passed the Arizona Senate . Likening it to...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 2/19/2014
  • Share the Love Sunday

    Day 30: Raise our voice in worship and love I love the annual 30 Days of Love Campaign because it gives makes me reflect upon how powerful love is as an agent of change. Every year this campaign provides thirty opportunities to witness how love changes lives by bringing the...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 2/16/2014
  • Love: The Simple Big Deal

    Day 29: Reflect on reaching out with love I don't know whether it's a coincidence or not, but it seems that lately I've been seeing love in the most surprising places. No, I'm not talking about couples smooching in the park! I'm talking about the kind (and kinds) of love that we...
    By Deborah Neisel-Sanders | 2/15/2014
  • Reaching Out by Calling In

    Day 28: Making the Middle Way Together I was a relatively new employee at the UUA when the Standing on the Side of Love campaign was launched. Over the last 5+ years, I've had the opportunity to see the it grow and change and reach out in ways I don't think people could have...
    By Jeremie Bateman | 2/14/2014
  • Reaching Out in Love

    A Sportcaster's Pastoral Message to us all Dallas-based sportscaster Dale Hansen reached out to Michael Sam, the Missouri University football player who announced he is gay weeks before the National Football League draft. Coming out now will likely negatively impact his chances...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 2/13/2014
  • Dining on the Side of Love

    Day 27: It's a religious thing “What are you doing?” someone asked. He must have been curious to see a band of diverse people walking around Greenwich Village in Manhattan, carrying crosses and singing together on that cold and drizzly spring day in 2011. “We’re doing social...
    By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | 2/13/2014
  • Many Ways to Celebrate

    Day 26: Celebrate everywhere to make change everywhere Faith as Fuel As people committed to working for social justice it might seem difficult to celebrate everywhere because as people committed to working for social justice we see, think about or feel the pain of injustice. It...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 2/12/2014
  • Two Q's about Nones

    Who are these "nones", anyway? More research into the Future of Faith.–Ed. According to research from the Public Religion Institute, while a large majority of nones are secular or athiest/agnostic, a significant percentage of them believe in the existence of God in some form....
    By Ted Resnikoff | 2/11/2014

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