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  • Monday, January 21, 2019
    (Celebration)
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day recognizes the birth of the civil rights leader who led marches and boycotts for equal rights in the Southern United States. It is celebrated the third Monday in January. His inspiring words and actions remind Americans everywhere to work for racial, economic, and...
  • Sunday, January 15, 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day recognizes the birth of the civil rights leader who led marches and boycotts for equal...

Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    In honor of the Standing on the Side of Love 30 Days of Love 2016 campaign , Steven Ballesteros speaks up about the important work of...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    In honor of the Standing on the Side of Love 30 Days of Love 2016 campaign , Phebe Hawes speaks up about being a light of love in a time of...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    In honor of the Standing on the Side of Love 30 Days of Love 2016 campaign , Colleen Lee speaks up about her awakening to racial tensions...
  • By Bart Frost
    Marching Forward Events of 50 Years Ago Today This is the final installment in a series of reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma...
  • By Bart Frost
    Undoing the "Third Reconstruction" This is part three in our four part series, here are links to Part One and Part Two . - ed. Rev. Dr...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Congratulations to the unique* Luminary Leader Rachel Milles for successfully answering our challenge! Remember Viola Liuzzo with us by...
  • By Bart Frost
    Witness – and Make History in March, 2015 The Living Legacy Project is hosting a conference, Marching in the Arc of Justice , in Birmingham...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Day 30: Raise our voice in worship and love I love the annual 30 Days of Love Campaign because it gives makes me reflect upon how powerful...
  • By Deborah Neisel-Sanders
    Day 29: Reflect on reaching out with love I don't know whether it's a coincidence or not, but it seems that lately I've been seeing love in...
  • By Jeremie Bateman
    Day 28: Making the Middle Way Together I was a relatively new employee at the UUA when the Standing on the Side of Love campaign was...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Day 27: It's a religious thing “What are you doing?” someone asked. He must have been curious to see a band of diverse people walking...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Day 26: Celebrate everywhere to make change everywhere Faith as Fuel As people committed to working for social justice it might seem...
  • By Deborah Neisel-Sanders
    It wasn't long after we were first married that my husband August and I went to visit my brother and his family. August was a bit nervous...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Day 24: Employ the Sacred Pause Once upon a time I lived in New York City, and, stereotypically enough, I had a therapist and I was always...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Day 23: Do More than Stand on the Side of Love Love Reaches Out. That's the theme for our General Assembly this year in Providence, Rhode...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 22: Stand with Those Who Face Religious Discrimination Not long ago I read an article written by a young Muslim-American man who...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    DAY 21: Radically Reintegrate the Formerly Incarcerated When I sat down to think about what it meant to reach out with radical love to...
  • By Jeremie Bateman
    DAY 20: Radical Inclusion Today, 30 Days of Love invites us to consider the ways we engage all people, regardless of physical, cognitive,...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    DAY 19: Practice Radical Love for our Troops Seek the stories you don't usually hear I can count on one hand the number of people I know...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The story this post tells was submitted as part of Day 18 of the Thirty Days of Love . It is so powerful and disturbing it stands on its...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 18: For Immigration Reform At the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at the UUA we think often about bridging divides, and in...
  • By Carey McDonald
    DAY 17: Put Love into Practice Doin' Good - A Labor of Love Yesterday I hung out with the Youth Group at First Parish in Milton to talk...
  • By Deborah Neisel-Sanders
    DAY 16: Practicing Radical Love Open Heart In our denomination we talk a lot about love. Lately, we’ve been using the term “radical love.”...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 15: Keeping the Story Alive Flat World Story My family arrived in America from Eastern Europe during anti-Jewish Pogroms at the end of...
  • By Jeremie Bateman
    DAY 14: Interfaith Perspective For me, stories are an absolutely essential part of my faith. As has come up each year during 30 Days of...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    DAY 13: Intersectional Justice Making When I was a little girl I wanted to save the planet. At four years old my concept of saving the...
  • By Jeremie Bateman
    DAY 12: Same Place, New Times My cousin is a high school junior. My 10 year high school reunion was a few months ago. When I go home for...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 11: Living Out Your Story Stories are about life, whether real or imagined, and when we read, hear or learn a story we place ourselves...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    DAY 10: Sharing Stories The truly very important matter So a couple months ago, something happened to me that I imagine you might be able...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 9: Making the narrative public It can be hard to express the fullness of your identity in public when who you are or what you know to...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 8: Suppress Voter Suppression Many of the freedoms we take for granted required tremendous struggle and sacrifice on the part of...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Day 7: Moral Movement for Redemption Resist Oppression Oppression is an unjust exercise of power or authority. It exists in many forms...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 6: Dismantling the "New Poll Tax" End Voter Suppression When Poll Taxes were ruled unconstitutional in 1964 many thought that the 5th...
  • By Carey McDonald
    DAY 5: Building Multicultural Congregations - My generation is the most diverse in American history, yet still we struggle with the...
  • By Deborah Neisel-Sanders
    DAY 4: The Race Story Re-Writing Project Rewriting History One of the reasons I have always loved history is because I love stories – and...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 3: Envisioning the Racial Justice Work We Need to do Today The Civil Rights victory 50 years ago was a great step forward toward equal...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 2: Honoring the Ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King By Michelle Alexander Jan 19, 2014 “In some ways, these tactics are not Jim Crow...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 1: Our Shared Spiritual Journey We travel together, to our victory or peril. Some would say we are condemned to travel together, yet...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Reach Out With Us The annual 30 Days of Love Campaign from Standing on the Side of Love starts tomorrow, and again the Office of Youth and...

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

A Chorus of Faiths, High School Youth

  • 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...

Love Connects Us, Grades 4-5

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Clyde Grubbs, Mary Jane Holden, Erika A. Hewitt
    This service was written by Rev. Clyde Grubbs and Mary Jane Holden, and adapted by Erika Hewitt. It uses readers—as many as ten, plus the...
  • 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 Aisha Ansano
    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a radical. He was called “the most dangerous man in America” by the FBI and had a 17,000 page FBI...
  • By Julia Corbett-Hemeyer
    In the face of hate, We answer the call of love. In the face of exclusion, We answer the call of inclusion. In the face of homophobia, We...
  • 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...

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