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  • By Susan Frederick-Gray
    The president of the Unitarian Universalist Association reflects on the spiritual challenges of confronting the resurgence of American white nationalism.
    Image credit: A member of a white supremacist militia stands in front of religious leaders, including UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray, who gathered to protest a rally of neo-Nazis and other white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017.
  • By Kim Hampton
    Stories do three things.
    Image credit: Above: Kim Hampton tells a story during Friday morning worship. Below: UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray tells a story adapted from Paulo Coelho during Sunday morning public worship.
  • By Sofia Betancourt
    We seek to reform Unitarian Universalism because we can never be the bearers of love and justice if the foundation that sustains us is still perpetuating the very problems we long to solve.
    Image credit: LeLaina Romero, Amanda Thomas, and the Rev. Sofía Betancourt sing “For You I Sing,” by Margaret Nes, during the Service of the Living Tradition.
  • By Celie Katovitch
    We ascend, or descend, inextricably linked with all others.
    Image credit: © 2014 Daniel Nevins
  • By Anthony Makar
    A little playfulness can go a long way.
    Image credit: © Robert Neubecker

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  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    Editor's note: This sermon was prepared for a white congregation, and thus speaks to those who identify as white, centering the dismantling...
  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    Given that Unitarian Universalists believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all people, not just black people, why should we say “black...
  • By Sarah Movius Schurr
    This sermon refers to, and includes, the emerging ritual of a "chocolate communion." If you're seeking to incorporate our Unitarian...
  • By Nathan Ryan
    The statement Black Lives Matter might be hard to hear because it floats. It is a bit of hyperbole. There is no counter point, no balancing...
  • By Robin Bartlett
    Reading From The Hebrew Bible (Isaiah 40:1-11) Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her...
  • By Susan Maginn
    We are in the midst of advent, friends, and I have to admit how much I love this season. Like most clergy I feel that it is my job, 24/7/...
  • By Seth Carrier-Ladd
    At the beginning of this sermon, pictures of the five black people killed by police officers were projected for the congregation to see as...
  • By Victoria E Safford
    Introduction One year for the November Service Auction, [a member] asked and I agreed to have a sermon topic listed among the many items...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    Fantasies sometimes reveal undisclosed information about ourselves: our hidden phobias, unspoken desires and unexamined motives. And group...
  • By Amanda L Aikman
    READING (Author unknown) When we come to the edge of all the light we have And we step into the darkness, the unknown We will find...
  • By Patrick T O'Neill
    Dear Mr. President: Surely this will be but one of many thousands of letters and notes you will receive upon the joyous occasion of your...
  • By Leaf Seligman
    Tomorrow we commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fittingly, the inauguration of the first African American president...
  • By Kathy Duhon
    We are celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend, and I must admit that this is the first time I don’t feel as called to...
  • By Wendy von Zirpolo
    The words came and my heart soared. He said...“A new dawn of American leadership is at hand." And I sat up, listened differently...wanted...
  • By Anthony David
    Tomorrow is a special day in the life of the nation. We celebrate the man who said, when civil rights marchers were facing the dogs and...
  • By Sue Spencer
    I. These last few days have certainly been packed with emotion. First, the heroic ditching of an airliner in the Hudson River, and the...
  • By Peter Friedrichs
    Dear America, Well, we did it, didn’t we? We elected an African-American President! It’s amazing to think that in just a couple of days...
  • By Paul R Beedle
    The first step is to notice the mountain. It is there. And it belongs to a range of mountains. There’s no going around it. The next step is...
  • By Mark Ward
    I want to begin today by thanking you for inviting me to address this auspicious occasion today. I am aware that we stand on the threshold...
  • By Sue Phillips
    Readings The first reading is from the decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the case of Goodridge, et. al. v. Department...
  • By Joanne Giannino
    Readings 1: The Gospel of Mark, Chapter 14, verses 3-91 While he was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the Leper, as he sat at the table, a...
  • By Randolph Becker
    It has been a not-so-quiet week in Lake Wobegon! On Monday, I found that, apparently over a long period of time, a large sum of money was...
  • By Kathryn Ellis
    Our altar cloth this morning and my shawl are beautiful, soft, and finely woven Indian silk. As a weaver, I know that it takes skill to...
  • By Ana Porter
    Moses was a rancher. Long before he became a famous Biblical patriarch who led his people to freedom from slavery, he was a simple rancher...
  • By David Schwartz
    A former South African paramilitary commander looks across his dining room table into the interviewer's camera. He is in his early sixties...
  • By Lisa Sargent
    This is a big week. As you've already heard, this week marks the annual holiday when we remember Martin Luther King and his work. It also...
  • By Bret Lortie
    It was in Alaska, right before the first Gulf War, that I first realized how music can “teach us how to hear the world differently,” as...
  • By Krista Taves
    It is 2 a.m. I am sleeping in the chaplain’s on-call room at an inner city hospital. My room hovers over the Emergency Entrance and the...
  • By Cynthia Frado
    I want to tell you right up-front that I am unabashedly pro-life. I am also unashamedly pro-abortion. What I am not is unequivocally...
  • By Naomi King
    The question for us today is: what does it mean for us to stand with our faith, for us to stand with this church? This is not a new...
  • By Cecilia Kingman Miller
    I get these catalogues and magazines in the mail—I'm sure you do too. They are filled with pictures of things I must buy and bodies I will...
  • By Bonnie McClish Dlott
    Last spring, I got a message from the universe. Now I don’t get too many messages from the universe; sometimes I don’t even get my phone...
  • By Patrick T O'Neill
    Your presence here in such numbers today is a wonderful indicator that this congregation is important to you and to people you love. I want...
  • By James Ishmael Ford
    It was Spring. At long last there was no hint of snow on the ground. It was even warm, sort of. Birds and bugs had, at last, returned to...
  • By Linda Olson Peebles
    Sitting on the ground, with the huge universe of sky and space all around, may we let our eyes be open to the miracle of life in every...
  • By Keith Kron
    Opening Words "Love Is Not Concerned" by Alice Walker Singing the Living Tradition #564 Chalice Lighting "At Times Our Own Light" by Albert...
  • By Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley
    Reading Genesis 16:1-6, 21:1-17 Sermon When I was studying for the ministry, one of the expectations was that each week, the entire...
  • By Jeanne Nieuwejaar
    When I was a child, the world felt safe and whole and meaningful to me. It reached out and embraced me in a comfortable, welcoming,...
  • By William G Sinkford
    First, let me bring you greetings from the larger family of faith of which you are a part. The Unitarian Universalist Association is the...
  • By Lynn M Acquafondata
    I should consider giving up traditional ministry and become a psychic or a prophetess or something. You see, about a month ago I chose the...
  • By Marta I Valentín
    A Sermon for First UU Church of New Orleans and Community Church of New Orleans Sunday, August 27, 2006 First Presbyterian Church The...

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