CER Youth Ministry Resources for Exploring Identity

diverse youth gathering

Adolescence is a time of developing identity including articulating their faith and beliefs, expressing their full selves, and claiming their identity as a Unitarian Universalist. Supporting this important developmental work is key to UU youth ministry.

Unitarian Universalist Identity

Bringing Our Full Selves

Activities for Local Programs

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About the Authors

Evin Carvill Ziemer

Evin serves the Central East Region in the areas of Youth Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, and Intercultural Competency work and as Primary Contact for congregations in upstate and central New York. Evin holds a Masters of Divinity from Earlham School of Religion and Bachelor of Arts from Carleton...

Shannon Harper

Shannon Harper joined the Lifespan Faith Engagement Office as Co-Director in the summer of 2022. Previously, Shannon worked with the Central East Region since the Fall of 2016.

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Evin Carvill-Ziemer and Shannon Harper

Resources Currated by Rev. Evin Carvill-Ziemer (left), CER Program Manager for Youth Ministry and Shannon Harper (right), CER Youth and Young Adult Coordinator

Inclusive Youth Group Dynamics Webinar

Beyond Magenta Transgender Teens Speak Out

By Susan Kuklin

A 2015 Stonewall Honor Book A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.

Beyond Magenta

Encounters Poems about Race, Ethnicity and Identity

By Paula Cole Jones
From Skinner House Books

Thought-provoking insights into race, ethnicity, and identity...

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You're in the Wrong Bathroom And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People

By Laura Erickson-Schroth, Laura Jacobs
From Beacon Press

Debunks the twenty-one most common myths and misperceptions about transgender issues...

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