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Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

Issues and Trends

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    We repost an excerpt of this story that appears on the Common Dreams blog about the work the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles is doing...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The 4th Amendment vs Mass-Incarceration U.S. District Court Rules Police Racially Profiled Targets, Moves to Reform "Stop and Frisk" U.S...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    We re-post an excerpt of this article by Jonathan Merritt in the Atlantic Monthly on the growth of progressive religious identity and with...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Responses from the parents of Trayvon Martin, President Obama, Dr. Alveda King, Stephen Colbert, Stevie Wonder and others Sybrina Fulton...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Standing Against Racism and Oppression The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued this...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Lifting Up Activism on Climate Change... and consequences of Mass Incarceration Tim DeChristopher recently appeared on the Late Show with...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The following is a statement from The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association. -Ed. "Today, the U.S...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    United States Supreme Court vacates Ninth Circuit Court order. The United States Supreme Court writing in its decision, "We have never...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DOMA deprives the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment. The Unites States Supreme Court today voting 5-4...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    U.S. Supreme Court Rules Section of Voting Rights Act of 1965 Unconstitutional Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 authorizes...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    BSA welcomes all youth, only some adults At its annual national meeting the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) approved a resolution removing, "...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Today the barrier against openly identifying as LGBTQ in professional sports in the United States fell when a current player, twelve-year...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    From the Human Rights Campaign Blog. - Ed. April 11, 2013 by Dan Rafter, Online Campaigns Manager Lawmakers Introduce Marriage Equality...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    NFL Meets With Gay Rights Groups (Huffington Post) WASHINGTON -- The National Football League met with LGBT rights groups last week about...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The following is an invitation from Zach Wahls to participate in a survey conducted by the Boy Scouts of America on the question of...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Continuing the trend of legislative and electoral victories, Colorado has become the 10th state to approve legislation equalizing the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Protections extended to Native American, LGBT and immigrant women. Re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which expired...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) plans to review its policy banning LGBTQ membership or participation in May of this year stands in contrast...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The United States Supreme Court is set to hear a challenges to California State Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act –...

Social Justice

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DoJ vs Mass Incarceration Department of Justice Announces "Smart on Crime" program to reduce Mass Incarceration. From the Huffington Post...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Resources for reflection: Poem by former United States Poet Laureate Rita Dove, Trayvon, Redux on The Root . Grieving for Trayvon All Over...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    This story includes material re-posted from Huffington Post and SCOTUS Blog . - Ed. US Supreme Court still to rule on major rights cases...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    This story is re-posted from UU World Online and first appeared on May 20, 2013. - Ed. Sometimes words aren't enough North Carolinians...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    This post is republished from the Call and Response blog by the Resource Development Office of the Unitarian Universalist Association - Ed...

Guides and Tools

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    This is How to Combat racial profiling and the criminalization and mass incarceration of African Americans and other people of color...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries will publish additional reactions and resources for spiritual reflection and action.–Ed...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Overcoming Colorblindness to Defeat Racial Caste America Michelle Alexander 's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of...

Stories and Voices

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Read the complete text of Michelle Alexander's commentary for Time Magazine online here. – Ed. Let it be said hereafter that we were quiet...
  • By Carey McDonald
    I don't know if I have much to add to the heart-breaking tragedy that has unfolded around the Zimmerman case, and has wrapped up in it the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    This story is re-posted from the Orlando Sentinel and originally appeared in its June 10, 2013 online edition. The Unitarian Universalist...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued the following statement applauding the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Summer trip, spring deadline The UU College of Social Justice has teamed up with the UU Living Legacy Project to offer this special social...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Today the barrier against openly identifying as LGBTQ in professional sports in the United States fell when a current player, twelve-year...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Deadline for summer fun and justice – 4 days and counting... This transformative three-week social justice training for high school youth...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    UUA President decries Half-measure proposed by BSA Board The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has proposed modifying its membership rules to the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    LGBT in Religious Communities: A Faith and Human Rights Discussion The panel discussion on LGBT in Religious Communities , organized as...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Deafen voices of hate or intolerance with a silent message of love The Day of Silence is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network 's...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) has published as a graphic potential outcomes of the United States Supreme Court on Prop 8...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Yo, Don't let it be "away": Get going! Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice programs for youth are filling up, although spots...
  • By Kayla Parker
    Last week, I got to see Professor and Human Rights Activist Michelle Alexander speak about the racist caste system being created by mass...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    In support of Common Read 2013 of The New Jim Crow : Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness , by Michelle Alexander , Blue Boat...

Youth and Young Adults of Color

  • By Monica L Cummings
    Affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person Hi Family, It has been two days since George Zimmerman was found not...

On Campus

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Connecting and inspiring an active community of UUs for environmental justice, spiritual renewal, and shared reverence for our Earth home...
  • By Kayla Parker
    This insightful reflection is from Katie Carpenter, co-president of the Unitarian Universalist campus ministry group at Vassar about their...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    This story is re-posted from Boston.com . – Ed. Emerson College fraternity members raise money for one brother’s gender reassignment...

Events and Opportunities

Young Adults

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    This story is re-posted from Democracy Now . - Ed. UU Tim DeChristopher, Bidder 70 In a Democracy Now! exclusive on Earth Day, climate...