Meg Riley

Rev. Meg Riley, a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, was raised in congregations in Charleston, West Virginia, and Akron, Ohio. After serving for 38 years as a religious professional in a variety of capacities, Rev. Riley retired in the summer of 2020. She now serves, with Charles DuMond, as co-moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association. She lives in Minneapolis, nestled in with her family, animals, gardens, deep friendships, and a vibrant activist community. She is also the editor of Testimony: The Transformative Power of Unitarian Universalism.

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From Meg Riley

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Each of us, imperfect and vulnerable bodyspirits that we are, is connected to a vast web of love which holds us and will not let us go.

Quote | By Meg Riley | June 6, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Body, Generations, Interdependence, Love, Universalism

Unitarian Universalists call ourselves the Love people. We are working hard to widen our circle of concern. How can we, individually and together, change the attitudes that fuel filicide? This newsletter marks the UUA’s first public recognition of this Day of Mourning.

By Suzanne Fast, Jessi Sadaka, Rev. Molly Brewer, Heather Petit, Meg Riley | March 2, 2022 | From Uplift
Tagged as: Disability, LGBTQ Welcome & Equality

I was tremendously grateful to learn more recently about the vigils that now mark March 1 as a Disability Day of Mourning. This is a great way for the people who understand the horrors of this most clearly to gather and to share collective strength and grief.

By Meg Riley | March 1, 2022 | From Uplift
Tagged as: LGBTQ Welcome & Equality, Disability & Accessibility

The 2021 volume of the inSpirit Series is an anthology of poems, prayers, and reflections from Unitarian Universalists about their experiences of 2020.

Book | By Meg Riley | From Skinner House Books
Tagged as: Activism, Community, Nourishing the Spirit

Rev. Meg Riley, senior minister of the Church of the Larger Fellowship From Dawning Future, November 2015...

Video | By Meg Riley | December 17, 2017 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Membership Growth & Outreach

A dynamic collection of personal stories from people whose lives have been dramatically changed by Unitarian Universalism.

Book | By Meg Riley | From Skinner House Books
Tagged as: Unitarian Universalism

For all who left a relationship in order to save your heart, may your own heartbeat be your blessing. Its rhythm, its particular kinships, its unique rhythm. May you know your own heart as God's blessing....

Blessing | By Meg Riley | May 10, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Acceptance, Body, Brokenness, Conflict, Direct Experience, Division, Divorce / Separation, Forgiveness, Life Transition, Love, Marriage, Relationships, Self-Respect

As a nation, we are buried up to our necks in a history of violence against people of color.

By Meg Riley | November 16, 2014 | From Life
Tagged as: Justice, Living Our Faith, Social Justice

Wearing my Standing on the Side of Love shirt grounds me when I'm afraid, helps me remember that I'm not alone, and tells the world, including me, what I stand for.

By Meg Riley | June 15, 2014 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Living Our Faith, Spiritual Practice, Personal Inspiration, Social Justice

Top 10 reasons you may not feel comfortable in a Unitarian Universalist congregation.

By Meg Riley | February 26, 2012 | From UU World
Tagged as: UU Identity, UU Theology, Support and Caring in Congregations

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