Susan Lawrence

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Susan Lawrence

Susan Lawrence, Managing Editor, Lifespan Faith Engagement for the UUA and editor of the UU World Families section, has worked as a community media producer, a high school teacher, and a freelance writer and editor. Susan identifies as European Jewish and belongs to the Unitarian Universalist congregation at First Parish in Malden (MA). In her home community, Susan is a mom, a racial equity activist, a dog owner, and a good neighbor.

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Thinking About the "Christ" in Christmas
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Technically, Unitarian Universalism is not a Christian faith. As congregations and individuals, we are united not by creeds or rituals but by values and...
Women Shaping UU History
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In 1980, when President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the week of March 8 as National Women's History Week (now Month), he said, "Too often the women were uns...
Both Relationships and Ramps
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How intentionally does your faith community include people who have disabilities? I would guess that leadership meetings about buildings and budgets are...
Is Children's Literature Too White?
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I was a child with curiosity about the whole world. I made my first explorations through books. Among my early discoveries were these: (1) the world is...
The Joys (Not!) of Nature
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“So, what are we supposed to do?” My 13-year-old daughter mumbles the question. It’s a fresh, almost-summer day and we’re parked at the entrance to...
30 Powerful, Family-Friendly Ways to Love
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Many parents and educators would say “love” is the most important value to demonstrate and to teach the children in our care. Some of us might say...
Dancing with Mandela
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In 1990, the year of Nelson Mandela's release from Robben Island, I was a great enthusiast of world music. Specifically, the sounds of southern Africa...
A Story of Muhammad: A Window into Islam
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September 11 cannot pass without notice. Perhaps it never will. Even though our personal memories may lose sharpness, each year the story of U.S.
On a Dishwasher’s Wage
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His name was John. He was a Nigerian immigrant about my parents’ age. I was a suburban 18-year-old, living in Boston with college friends the summer...

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