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  • A moonless night. A rowboat ride, about a mile, across an icy current toward the glow of a lantern on the far side of the river. Someone waiting there will be your next conductor. They'll guide you to a safe house as the Underground Railroad carries you north. ...
  • Usually in February, for Black History Month; or in March, as Reeb was killed on 3/9/65 and Young died on 3/11/71. This service is an...

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Signs of Our Faith

Virtue Ethics

A Chorus of Faiths

  • In February of 1965, the United States was at another turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Act had been passed in 1964, but critical rights were still not legally secured for African Americans. Black men and women routinely faced physical violence, biased "literacy tests,"...
  • By Hannah McConnaughay, Renee Ruchotzke
    The Chorus of Faiths program helps develop Unitarian Universalist youth as interfaith leaders. Youth explore values of service to our community and religious pluralism through stories from our Sources and personal storytelling, and coordinate an interfaith service.

UU Voices: Stories from the Movement

  • By Susan Lawrence
    In February, Americans say the names and retell the stories of African Americans whose achievements and contributions helped to shape us as a nation. When we investigate our shared past, we learn more about who we are today.

UU World

  • By Kenny Wiley
    As a child I learned that we had, mostly, overcome. Clues to a deeper truth hid in plain sight.
    Image credit: AP Photo/Charles Harrity, 1967
  • By Kenny Wiley
    Frances E. W. Harper (1825–1911) challenged us to practice a religion of justice.
    Image credit: courtesy of the House Divided Project at Dickinson College

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