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Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Today so many people I love are mourning the loss of Unitarian Universalist leader Wendi Winters, murdered in the shooting that happened yesterday at the Capital Gazette Office in Annapolis, MD.

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Resistance and Transformation

  • By Colin Bossen, Julia Hamilton
    Grounded in the belief that even "failures" in our history can be instructive, the Resistance and Transformation program presents the ongoing struggle of the Unitarian Universalist tradition to live up to its ever-evolving ideals of social transformation.
  • Materials for Activity Sign-in sheet and pen or pencil Name tags for participants (durable or single-use) Bold markers Handout 1, Schedule...
  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Timepiece (minutes) Chime or...
  • Preparation for Activity Invite three or four activist members of your congregation to join a panel and share their stories of why they are...
  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table and chalice Participant journals Copies of Singing the Living Tradition for all...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Prepare a list of the elements of covenant you would like to...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape A copy of the story " The Good Samaritan " Preparation for Activity Read the story "The...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " The Good Samaritan " Talking stick or other small object for passing, one for each small group...
  • Materials for Activity A journal for each participant Pens and pencils Preparation for Activity Obtain journals. These can be simple,...
  • Materials for Activity Index cards and pens/pencils Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Find out about social action...
  • DATE and TIME Workshop 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Unit 1 -- Creating a Framework Workshop 1: Introductions...
  • A retelling of Christian scripture (Luke 10: 25- 37). A lawyer asked Jesus, "What must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus answered, "What...
  • I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one... And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice. —...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 15 Activity 1: Covenant 10 Activity 2: The Good Samaritan Dilemma 25 Activity 3: How Do...
  • Hear your commission to love, to create community, and to heal. One at a time in personal relationships, ten at a time in covenant groups,...
  • Take a few moments right after the workshop to ask each other: What went well? What did not? Why? What do you think was the best moment of...
  • I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one... And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice. —...
  • On the website of the Unitarian Universalist Association, read "Inspired Faith, Effective Action: A Social Justice Workbook for...
  • Materials for Activity Sign-in sheet and pen or pencil Name tags for participants (durable or single-use), and bold markers Copies of...
  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Timepiece (minutes) Chime or...
  • Preparation for Activity Find out what "political" issues your congregation has become involved with in recent years. Description of...
  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table and chalice Participant journals Writing materials, including paper, pens, pencils, color...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " The Church and the Draft Resisters " Handout 1, The Church and the Draft Resisters - Full Text Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 2, UUA Resolutions on the Draft Handout 3, Social Witness and the UUA Newsprint, markers, and tape...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 4, This Letter Is to Express our Personal Disapproval Preparation for Activity Read Handout 4 and copy it...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, The Church and the Draft Resisters - Full Text Preparation for Activity Provide Handout 1 in advance to a...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 5, Conscientious Objection and the Draft Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Write on...
  • A sermon by Rev. Jack Mendelsohn, delivered October 22, 1967 at Arlington Street Church, Boston, full text. Used with permission. A hue and...
  • Resolutions adopted at the 1967 and 1968 UUA General Assemblies. Draft Reform a nd Conscientious Objection Resolution passed at the...
  • Currently the UUA has two main ways to address issues of social witness: Congregational Study/Action Issues (CSAI) Actions of Immediate...
  • The following letters were exchanged among a pair of members of Arlington Street Church (Boston), the board of the congregation (Prudential...
  • Published by Liberal Religious Youth and distributed by the Unitarian Universalist Association in April, 1967.
  • By Jack Mendelsohn
    Sermon delivered on October 22, 1967 at Arlington Street Church, Boston. Abridged version; used with permission. A hue and cry has arisen...
  • Our religious teachers, ministers and lay-men alike—from Thomas Jefferson to William Ellery Channing to Adlai Stevenson—have urged us to...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 10 Activity 1: Turn-in and Burn-in 25 Activity 2: Supporting Draft Resistance 25 Activity...
  • The Vietnam War era was a dynamic, emotional, and contentious time in our nation's history. If you participated in events during this time...
  • Take a few moments right after the workshop to ask each other: What went well? What did not? Why? What do you think was the best moment of...
  • Our religious teachers, ministers and lay-men alike—from Thomas Jefferson to William Ellery Channing to Adlai Stevenson—have urged us to...
  • Learn more about the Unitarian Universalist Association's Study Action Issues and Process and explore a searchable list of social justice...
  • Downloading This Workshop You can download this workshop, save it on your computer, edit it, and print it. Download the entire workshop:...
  • Materials for Activity Sign-in sheet and pen or pencil Name tags for participants (durable or single-use), and bold markers Copies of...
  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Timepiece (minutes) Chime or...
  • Materials for Activity Materials from your congregation’s archives Optional: Audio or video recording equipment Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table and chalice Participant journals Writing materials, including paper, pens, pencils, color...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, The New Orleans Story Preparation for Activity Read Handout 1 and copy it for all participants...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " The Reverend Albert D'Orlando Fought Racism in New Orleans" Newsprint, markers, and tape...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 2, The Cost Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Read Handout 2 and copy for all...

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