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Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

A Chorus of Faiths, High School Youth

  • 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.
  • 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...

Signs of Our Faith, Grades 2-3

Virtue Ethics

UU Voices: Stories from the Movement

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

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Aisha Ansano
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time when particular songs get sung; one of them is "Lift Every Voice and Sing." It gets sung in school,...
  • By Chris Crass
    To become an anti-racist faith community, the key question for a white/white majority community is not “How do we get people of color to...
  • By Dawn Skjei Cooley
    Bruises are a part of roller derby — a celebrated part. It’s not uncommon for players to take pictures of their biggest, most colorful...
  • By Christian Schmidt
    Let us wake up. Not just from the Sunday morning exhaustion, from the wish for a few more drowsy minutes in bed. Let us wake up to this...
  • By Jeannie Shero
    #‎BlackLivesMatter Let the only burning be the fire of commitment in our hearts, minds, hands, spirits in our community of faith. Live...
  • By Martha Dallas
    Today, the congregation will be singing hymns from our hymnals which are particularly precious to us as Unitarian Universalists. But today...
  • By Christopher Buice
    Once upon a time there was a little girl named Rosa, who loved to read her Bible. One of her favorite stories was the story of Moses, and...
  • By Gail Forsyth-Vail
    This story was created collaboratively by several religious educators. As you prepare to share it, read the 1966 Ware Lecture "Don't Sleep...
  • By James (Jay) C Leach
    This is adapted from a litany by Gail Forsyth-Vail, who suggests the following to maximize the reading's power: Identify seventeen people...
  • By Gail Forsyth-Vail
    This reading requires seventeen people who are able to come forward and represent the generations of African Americans in the British...
  • By Jonalu Johnstone
    We shall overcome. When we can truly celebrate the diversity of contributions and talents offered by all people, we shall overcome hatred...
  • By Brent A Smith
    We retell the birth, life, and death of Dr. King to symbolize that it is not until humanity can measure the worth and meaning of a single...
  • 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 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 Melissa Carvill-Ziemer
    On the cusp of this new day in our nation’s history, seems like everyone has something to say. I have been deluged with emails from the...
  • By Mark Hicks
    Frances, an African American woman: To be African-American in this country is to face racism throughout life, however subtle. The love of...
  • 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 Audette Fulbright Fulson
    We give thanks for the gift of the brief and powerful life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; yet it is through our faithful acts of compassion in the struggle for justice that we make our most powerful prayer.