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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Many parents and educators would say “love” is the most important value to demonstrate and to teach the children in our care. Some of us might say "justice." The annual 30 Days of Love campaign from Standing on the Side of Love, which closes next week, offers reflections and actions to help...

By Susan Lawrence | February 12, 2014 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: Families & Faith Development, Parents, UU Identity

In 1990, the year of Nelson Mandela's release from Robben Island, I was a great enthusiast of world music. Specifically, the sounds of southern Africa captivated me, the rhythms of that particular, different drummer....

By Susan Lawrence | January 19, 2014 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: Social Justice

Engages and challenges leaders and children alike to explore how and why we are willing to welcome others into our lives. We welcome not only strangers, but family, our peers, our neighbors and even entities that are not people such as our animal friends and nature itself.

Curriculum | By Aisha Hauser, Susan Lawrence | October 16, 2013 | For Children, Grades K-1 | From Wonderful Welcome

September 11 cannot pass without notice. Perhaps it never will. Even though our personal memories may lose sharpness, each year the story of U.S. vulnerability to terrorist attack returns like a haunt in our media and sometimes inside of us....

By Susan Lawrence | September 3, 2013 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: Islam, Interfaith Family Programs

His name was John. He was a Nigerian immigrant about my parents’ age. I was a suburban 18-year-old, living in Boston with college friends the summer after my freshman year. John and I rode the MBTA together after our shifts as dishwashers in a fancy Harvard Square restaurant. I don’t know how...

By Susan Lawrence | August 12, 2013 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: Economic Justice

In the desultory days of summer, it’s common for faith communities to abandon the structure of the congregational year. Worship attendance may slide. Religious professionals may take vacation from their usual duties. Yet many of us have the energy and need to stay connected. What kind of faith...

By Susan Lawrence | June 1, 2013 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: Faith Development

The Faith Development Office in the Ministry and Faith Development staff group of the Unitarian Universalist Association maintains this blog site....

By Susan Lawrence | April 30, 2013 | From Call and Response

Faith development happens all the time. From a young age and continuing over a lifetime, our moral, ethical, spiritual, and religious self is shaped by encounters we experience, and our own responses. Religious education, however, is something different. It is intentional faith development....

By Susan Lawrence | April 16, 2013 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: UU Identity, Faith Development

This blog is for people connected with or interested in Unitarian Universalism, Unitarian Universalist faith development, or religious education programming in a liberal faith context. We welcome comments that foster learning and exchange among people who share these interests....

By Susan Lawrence | April 3, 2013 | From Call and Response

In 2007, the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations launched Tapestry of Faith, a new set of Unitarian Universalist, lifespan faith development resources for the 21st century, provided online at no charge....

By Susan Lawrence | March 25, 2013 | From Call and Response

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