Susan Lawrence

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Susan Lawrence

Susan Dana Lawrence is managing editor for the Lifespan Faith Engagement office of the UUA. She is a writer and educator who has worked in broadcast television, corporate communications, and print journalism. She belongs to Reform Jewish and Unitarian Universalist faith communities.

From Susan Lawrence

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Learn about the 2023–2024 UU Common Read, On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World by Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg.

By Susan Lawrence | September 13, 2023 | From Ideas

Zach Norris, the author of this year's UU common read, challenges our notions of safety, promoting a culture of care.

Feature | By Susan Lawrence | February 11, 2022 | From Ideas

Here’s a guide for a 60 - 90 minute conversation to accompany the Faithful Consent videos. Use the elements that speak to you and work for your intended group. Preparation Consent starts with ourselves, so decide carefully who you're willing/wanting to have this conversation with. Perhaps it's a...

By Susan Lawrence, Nao Bethea | September 6, 2019

In February, Americans say the names and retell the stories of African Americans whose achievements and contributions helped to shape us as a nation. When we investigate our shared past, we learn more about who we are today....

By Susan Lawrence | February 8, 2018 | From UU Voices

Technically, Unitarian Universalism is not a Christian faith. As congregations and individuals, we are united not by creeds or rituals but by values and covenants. Although many view UUism's seven Principles as a manifesto of beliefs, they are actually a covenant with which we uphold our common...

By Susan Lawrence | November 30, 2016 | From Call and Response

In 1980, when President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the week of March 8 as National Women's History Week (now Month), he said, "Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America...

By Susan Lawrence | March 4, 2016 | From Call and Response

How intentionally does your faith community include people who have disabilities? I would guess that leadership meetings about buildings and budgets are where the intentions show up: Can we build a ramp to the front door? How much will it cost? Of course, physical accommodations are important. We...

By Susan Lawrence | October 26, 2015 | From Call and Response

This eight-session program invites a prolonged encounter with awe and wonder. Stories from our UU Sources and hands-on activities engage a wide age span of participants to discern miracles, experience and express awe and wonder, and discover their own agency for miracle-making.

Curriculum | By Adrianne Ross, Chris Jablonski, Miriam Smith, Susan Lawrence | April 28, 2015 | For Multigenerational | From Miracles

I was a child with curiosity about the whole world. I made my first explorations through books. Among my early discoveries were these: (1) the world is alive with different people and cultures, and (2) the world of books is created by, about, and for white people of Anglo-Saxon heritage. The...

By Susan Lawrence | March 25, 2015 | From Call and Response

“So, what are we supposed to do?” My 13-year-old daughter mumbles the question. It’s a fresh, almost-summer day and we’re parked at the entrance to Den Rock Park, car doors flung open as we wait for the others. She and her friend slump in the back seat of my car, noodling on their electronic...

By Susan Lawrence | June 3, 2014 | From Call and Response

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