Karishma Gottfried

Full name: Karishma Neva Gottfried

Karishma Gottfried, a person with light brown skin and shoulder-length dark brown hair, smiles at the camera while standing behind a pulpit. Colorful stained glass windows are in the background.

Karishma Neva Gottfried (any pronouns) was raised on fair trade coffee and love in the UU Fellowship of Corvallis, Oregon. They were an active youth leader regionally and nationally, served The Sanctuary Boston as Campus Ministry Organizer, and is currently a student at Union Theological Seminary. When not sharing their love of Unitarian Universalism, Kari can be found listening to audiobooks, playing viola, or sharing a cup of tea with a friend.

From Karishma Gottfried

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We proclaim with Love on our side: Our bodies are sacred. Our minds are blessed. Our spirits are beloved.

Chalice Lighting | By Karishma Gottfried | April 24, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Body, Fat Liberation, Grace, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Love, Sacred, WorshipWeb, Worship

In the Bible, there’s a pretty well-known story about David and Goliath. Goliath, a huge warrior from the side of the Philistines, challenged someone from the side of the Israelites to battle. David was chosen and he knew that even with all of the armor in the world, he would not be able to win...

Sermon | By Karishma Gottfried | November 7, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: History, Identity, Living Our Faith, Meaning, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Purpose, Revelation, Salvation, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism, Unitarianism, Universalism

General Assembly (GA) might seem like it’s just five days a year, but for most of the other 360 days GA youth staff are working hard to ensure that youth programming is as inclusive, spiritually deep, and FUN as it always is! We’re your GA 2019 deans, Kari & Andreas, and we’re SO excited to...

By Karishma Gottfried | September 10, 2018 | From Youth

As a teenager and a Unitarian Universalist, I have no choice but to speak up against the failure of our government to protect its youth from gun violence.

By Karishma Gottfried | March 13, 2018 | From UU World
Tagged as: Activism, Culture, Politics, Violence, Youth/Teens

“This is the church of the open mind. This is the church of the loving heart. This is the church of the helping hands, where friends come together.” As we finished our opening words, we joined our hands together. It was Sunday morning again, one of my favorite moments in a busy week. Here, I...

By Karishma Gottfried | October 2, 2017 | From Stories and Voices

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