Debra Haffner

Full name: Rev. Debra W. Haffner

Rev. Dr. Debra W. Haffner (she/her/hers) is currently the interim minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington (NY), having served congregations in Santa Cruz (CA), Reston (VA), Westport (CT), and Hastings-on-Hudson (NY). She is the President Emerita and co-founder of the Religious Institute. Her books include Beyond the Big Talk,From Diapers to Dating, and What Every 21st-Century Parent Needs to Know. She is the creator of the Sexually Safer Best Practices Initiative used by the UUA.

From Debra Haffner

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Sexuality in all its stunning diversity is part of our birthright.

Homily | By Debra Haffner | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Choice, Secular, Sexuality, Reproductive Justice

May we whisper thank you for all that is good in our lives. (Thank you) May we shout thank you! for the abundance of blessings. (Thank you) May we feel thank you, thank you, thank you, deep within our hearts and around us right now. May we be thankful, down to our bones, for this time together....

Prayer | By Debra Haffner | November 16, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Abundance, Direct Experience, Gratitude, Thanksgiving, WorshipWeb, Worship

An online assessment tool for ministerial and/or lay leadership of the congregation to identify both the strengths and areas where there is a need for improvement on sexuality issues.

By Debra Haffner | October 2, 2018
Tagged as: Sexually Healthy Faith Communities

Sunday, September 23rd is Bi Visibility Day. Today and everyday, let’s let our bi family and friends know #WeSeeYou and we love you! #UPLIFTbisexuals #BiVisibilityDay #BiVisibilityWeek

By Marie Alford-Harkey, Debra Haffner | September 17, 2018 | From Uplift

Happy new year! Happy new year for our beloved community. Happy new school year....

Opening | By Debra Haffner | September 14, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Beginnings, Community, Homecoming / Ingathering, Inclusion, Judaism, Rosh Hashanah, Unitarian Universalism, Vision, Water Communion

As we enter another week of uncertainty in the world, let us remember that there is only one side – that of humanity, and planet Earth. May we pray for peace; may we raise our voices with our elected officials and engage as we can in acts of resistance; and may we remember to take very good care...

Closing | By Debra Haffner | August 12, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Activism, Direct Experience, Fear, Hope, Living Our Faith, Love, Secular, Unitarian Universalism

We are on a journey. We didn’t plan it. We didn’t have time for the bread to rise. We may find ourselves in the wilderness, hungry, thirsty, Doubting that we should have ever come. But look around: We are not alone. It is our journey together: A journey to our better selves, A journey to a...

Closing | By Debra Haffner | July 4, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Beginnings, Community, Connections, Courage, Doubt, Journey, Judaism, Passover (Pesach)

Spirit of life and love, we know you by many names or perhaps no name at all— yet together we know this is a holy night. We come from many different traditions or perhaps no tradition at all — We have celebrated decades of Christmases, or this might be only our first or second time at a...

Prayer | By Debra Haffner | December 14, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Arts & Music, Awe, Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Connections, Direct Experience, Tradition, Unitarian Universalism

May the next ten days be days of reflection, introspection, and peace.

Closing | By Debra Haffner | September 29, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Beginnings, Connections, Judaism, Letting Go, Rosh Hashanah

Cultivating your child's ethical and spiritual growth.

Feature | By Debra Haffner | September 7, 2008 | From UU World
Tagged as: Faith Development

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