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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

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 1964, but critical rights were still not legally secured for African Americans. Black men and women routinely faced physical violence, biased "literacy tests,"...

Signs of Our Faith, Grades 2-3

Virtue Ethics

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

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 life, that it can extend worth that to all souls. But, this is a new day. For more than nearly fifty years this culture has dwelt in grief over the loss of great...
  • 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.