Gail Forsyth-Vail

Gail Forsyth-Vail, a credentialed religious educator, master level, is the author or developmental editor of several UU history curricula and resources. Before retiring, she served as interim director of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Lifespan Faith Engagement Office.

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Leadership in a congregational setting can and should be a deeply spiritual experience. Six two-hour workshops offer intentional faith development to help form integrated UU leaders who model healthy personal and leadership practices.

By Gail Forsyth-Vail | February 18, 2020 | For Adults | From Harvest the Power, 2nd Edition

A helpful introduction to some highlights of Unitarian Universalism’s history and the long-held values that make up our faith. Pack of 25 pamphlets. To read this pamphlet click here.

Pamphlet or Card | By Gail Forsyth-Vail | From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop
Tagged as: Community, History, Unitarian Universalism, UU History

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, from Beacon Press, is the first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples....

Curriculum | By Gail Forsyth-Vail, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz | June 19, 2019 | For Youth, Adults | From The Mosaic
Tagged as: Anti-Racism, BIPOC Experiences, History, Indigenous Rights

Our first task in approaching another people, another culture, another religion is to take off our shoes, for the place we are approaching is holy. Else we find ourselves treading on [another's dream]. More serious still, we may forget that God was there before our arrival. — Max Warren What does...

By Gail Forsyth-Vail | March 24, 2017 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Adult Faith Development, Anti-Racism, General Assembly

What promises are made in my family about how we treat one another? How am I like my friends and how I am I different? What are some Unitarian Universalist things I know by heart? The second edition of Love and Help, a UU identity activity book and program for 7- to 11-year-olds, asks these...

By Gail Forsyth-Vail | March 7, 2017 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: Children, Children's Faith Development, UU Identity

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was murdered when I was in eighth grade. I remember so clearly watching the news on my family’s small black-and-white television, shocked at what I saw. They replayed news clips of the march on Washington and the “I have a dream” speech, of marches in Selma and...

By Gail Forsyth-Vail | February 19, 2017 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Adult Faith Development, Growth, Living Our Faith, Anti-Racism

A Program in Unitarian Universalist Identity for 7-11 year olds. Suitable for use in the UUA Cub Scout and Webelos Religious Emblem Program.

Book | By Gail Forsyth-Vail | From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop
Tagged as: Children, Family, Identity

This inauguration week is an unsettling one for many Unitarian Universalists. While some view the new presidency as an occasion for hope and a fresh start, many others anticipate the immediate future with anxiety....

By Gail Forsyth-Vail | January 18, 2017 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Democracy, Leadership

The 2017 UUA Common Read is The Third Reconstruction by William J. Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.

By Gail Forsyth-Vail | December 1, 2016 | From UU World
Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Justice, Politics

The 2017 UUA General Assembly (GA) will affirm solidarity with movements for racial, economic, and environmental justice. When we gather, June 21 through 25, we will invite the people, culture, geography, and history of New Orleans to be our teachers. Whether we will be an in-person or virtual...

By Gail Forsyth-Vail | October 20, 2016 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), Adult Faith Development, Anti-Oppression, Politics, Social Justice at GA, Anti-Oppression, Anti-Racism, General Assembly, Social Justice

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