Annie Gonzalez Milliken

Annie Gonzalez Milliken and Elizabeth Nguyen worked in the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Annie supported young adult and campus ministries while Elizabeth served youth and young adults of color.

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Today is Good Friday, a day where those in the Christian tradition tell the story of Jesus' trial and crucifixion, his brutal death at the hands of an Empire that crucified routinely as one means of maintaining their power. This story about Jesus' death is about one particular person, but as...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | March 25, 2016 | From Issues and Trends

Small But Mighty The set up was in some ways completely familiar. The cushions on the floor, the snacks arranged casually around the yet unlit chalice. Students drifting in and sitting down, late evening on a weekday. I could have been in the basement of the chapel back at my small Midwestern...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | March 24, 2016 | From On Campus

“Small but mighty” is a phrase I enjoy. Possibly because I am a petite woman of short stature, yet I like to think I’m relatively powerful. But more than that it’s because that’s how I see our faith. Unitarian Universalism (UU) is a tiny religion and a young one too, though our roots go...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | March 8, 2016 | From On Campus

Valentine’s Day is over but that’s no reason to stop sharing the love! Our congregations are generally pretty good at sharing love. From child dedications for our infants to memorial services at life’s end, our congregations are there for the full journey. So how do we share the love when our...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | February 17, 2016 | From Issues and Trends

Fiercely UU is a new blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they follow that call. To be fiercely UU is to proclaim human worth and interdependence. In an individualist, greed-based, shame and fear fueled...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | February 11, 2016 | From Stories and Voices

#UUCampusQ's Episode One In this lively video, the Reverend Annie Gonzalez Milliken, the Young Adult and Campus Ministry Associate of the Unititarian Universalist Association Unitarian Universalist Campus Ministry. Like Campus UUs on Facebook to be notified when episodes of UUCampusQs are released!

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | January 29, 2016 | From Guides and Tools

Fear, safety, protests, and supporting the movement for Black lives When my daughter Moira was born I expected to feel deep love. What I wasn’t expecting was how much that love hurt. I love her in this deeply protective way that was horrifying at first and I still find overwhelming....

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | November 25, 2015 | From Social Justice

It's not easy being a campus minister. This work of nurturing students spiritually and providing inclusive community on college campuses is crucial, and yet it is also taxing and can be isolating. That's why it's so important to find peer support!...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | September 11, 2015 | From On Campus

So, lots of folks in the progressive world I inhabit on social media had a lot of opinions about Bernie Sanders went to speak to a crowd about social security and medicare and was interrupted by Black Lives Matter movement the day before the first Unitarian Universalist minister, and a middle cla...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | August 17, 2015 | From Guides and Tools

Unitarian Universalists are showing up to commemorate this event that pushed UUs have gathered to be in Ferguson on this anniversary, invited by interfaith organizers. Others marched in their home communities, LGBTQ+first principle is that we believe everyone has inherent worth and dignity, we...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | August 13, 2015 | From Social Justice

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