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  • By Anonymous
    Living your Unitarian Universalism (UUism) means... If a grieving neighbor needs some companionship, you brew the pot of coffee and sit...
  • By Mark Morrison-Reed
    We are all dying, our lives always moving toward completion. We need to learn to live with death, and to understand that death is not the...
  • By Roy Phillips
    Unitarian Universalists are proud of themselves for doing nothing to seek converts to their faith. A person’s religion is a private inward...
  • By John Corrado
    I am a man and I am a woman; I am a boy and I am a girl. And I am a Unitarian Universalist I am young and I am old and I am middle-aged...
  • By John Corrado
    We believe there is a place at God’s table for each and every child of earth Hey, ain’t that good news! We believe the giver of life has...
  • By Bruce Southworth
    We pause this hour to honor the spirit and to accept ourselves as fragile humans, equally full of nobility and strength. We gather, weary...
  • By Clarence Skinner
    The year 1992 was the generally recognized Bicentennial of Universalism in America, but it is an anniversary that actually came six years...
  • By Jay E Abernathy, Jr
    How can we begin to understand what hope and healing mean in the face of a deadly illness with no known cure? We have many sources of hope...
  • By William F. Schulz
    Regardless of our differences, there are a host of affirmations that we embrace as the basis for our faith. Whatever we think the holy may...
  • By Charles Magistro
    I'm amused by the view that it's easy to be a Unitarian Universalist. It's as easy to be a Unitarian Universalist as it is to be persistent...
  • By John A Buehrens
    "When we seek wisdom," says one Native American spiritual leader, "we go up on the hill and talk to the Great Spirit, Wakan Tanka. Four...
  • By Mark L. Belletini
    How to discuss the truth that some men love men, and some women, women, and some, both, with the children in the church school and church...
  • By Jay E Abernathy, Jr
    When we introduce ourselves to another person, we usually extend our hand and summarize ourselves with one word, usually our name. "Hello, my name is Naomi…" These are the kinds of face to face greetings that initiate relationships, that open our hearts and act as a bridge of connection from one...
  • By Naomi King
    We know there is great abundance in our world: a great abundance of suffering—of people homeless, hungry, frightened, lonely, in danger,...
  • By Naomi King
    Somos una gente del arco iris. We are a rainbow people. The rainbow is an arc of light brilliantly displaying all the colors of the visible...
  • By Naomi King
    Litany Response: “A Day!” Do we really apprehend what a day is? Do we feel its importance? Do we know its capacity? A day! It has risen...
  • By Naomi King
    How shall we begin to live out our free faith? Nurture this precious light. When we do, we are beacons of freedom creating a safe place to...
  • By Naomi King
    When the world’s violence shatters the joy of a moment We pause and reach out for the hands that remain We open our hearts with love. When...
  • By Leslie Takahashi
    Reader 1: They teach us to read in black and white. Reader 2: Truth is this—the rest is false. Reader 3: You are whole—or broken. Reader 2...
  • By Jaco ten Hove
    Singing the Journey uses our Six Sources as organizing themes, as shown in the sections of the Table of Contents. “The Living Tradition we...
  • By Carie J Johnsen
    The tale I am about to tell is a based on a true story. It is a tale woven from the stories of those who remember. It is a tale of wayward...
  • By Joanna Fontaine Crawford
    Every third Tuesday, I am a Buddhist I empty my mind and lighten my heart And try to let go of attachments Every other Friday, I am a...
  • By Addae Ama Kraba
    As we gather to celebrate In this time of beginnings In the season of birth and rebirth, We hear the heart beat of Mother Earth With the...
  • By Julia Ward Howe
    Arise, then, women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts, whether our baptism be of water or of tears! Say firmly: "We will not...
  • By Dawn Skjei Cooley
    Because there have been times when shame has crushed our ability to be wholehearted We let go of who we ought to be and embrace who we are...
  • By Alicia Forde
    Am I a guest here. Here in this House. Are you? Are we guests here. Here in this House. And, whose House do we inhabit? In the small world...
  • By Claudia A Ramisch
    We give thanks for the needs of our community that remind us of our common humanity. We give thanks for the needs of humanity that help us...
  • By Lowell Brook
    They need to light a candle, and have a quiet moment to enjoy its mystery. They need to sing a song, to hear their own voice and other...
  • By Eliot Brian Chenowith
    I believe in One God: That is, the heaven we make on earth. And in all the prophets and saviors, the begotten children of all people, Born...
  • By Marion Shutter
    From "The Young People in the Church," September 20, 1902 ...
  • By Ruth E Gibson
    When you look at a daffodil there are lots of things you notice (note: you can ask and get responses). Almost no one ever notices the little withered brown bit at the base of the flower. ...
  • By Ellen Cooper
    Every year, the same conundrum: How do we find our way into Easter when, for us, the most important part about Jesus of Nazareth is his teachings, rather than his death? Like many traditional holidays, it must have some meaning to us beyond its commercial trappings. But what is that meaning,...
  • By Joshua Leach
    I. THE CYNIC I was the town cynic whose life was choked out By a hidden disease of the heart That I knew was there in my chest But never...
  • By Betty Jo Middleton
    As we gather here together May we be attentive one to another. May we listen carefully, may we freely speak. May we be respectful of one...
  • By Elizabeth Dale
    Happy Winter Solstice! Today is the morning after the longest night and shortest day of the year. Today is the beginning of the Waxing Half...
  • By Leslie Takahashi
    For those who came before us, may our gratitude be long and lasting. For those who come after us, may we be the strong stewards of our...
  • By Paul Stephan Dodenhoff
    For years now, my conservative friends have asked me, “Do you really want to live in a welfare state?” I’ve thought about it and I’ve...
  • By Chris Jimmerson
    In moonlit shadows, At the edge of night-darkened oak trees I see it. Across sunny pathways, In the buzzing of insects, amongst the...
  • By Laura Hershey
    What you risk telling your story: You will bore them. Your voice will break, your ink spill and stain your coat. No one will understand,...
  • By Julia Watts Belser
    So reads the doormat of conditional welcome: Here will pass the en-abled, blessed be their less complicated bodies. They will be able to...
  • By Lillian Nye
    I [do not] mean to present myself as some kind of bodhisattva of compassion. However, in my better moments—at least in my more conscious...
  • By Gerri Kennedy
    On a deeper level, do we consider what we are eating and whether its origins are compatible with our personal values? Since the beginning...
  • By Vicky Talbert
    I remember back to the 50’s and 60’s when, once a week, my mother would don her shirtwaist, climb into the family car, and make her way to the A&P. How did she choose her groceries then? In our family, in New England and a long way from the fertile, productive valleys of California,...
  • By David Breeden
    I grew up on my family farm in the southern part of Illinois. There was nothing about it that was a golden age. And I’m NOT nostalgic about the good old days. ...
  • To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another is to risk exposing our true...
  • By Jack Mendelsohn
    The more we try to say precisely what is in our hearts, the more we find that we are speaking for multitudes of strangers the world over...
  • By Martin Luther King, Jr.
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing...
  • By Martin Luther King, Jr.
    We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice...
  • By Saadi Shirazi
    To worship God is nothing other than to serve the people. It does not need rosaries, prayer carpets, or robes. All peoples are members of...
  • By Sophia Lyon Fahs
    Some beliefs are like walled gardens. They encourage exclusiveness, and the feeling of being especially privileged. Other beliefs are...

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