Julián Jamaica Soto

Full name: Julián Jamaica Soto

Rev. Julián Jamaica Soto (formerly Theresa) is a Unitarian Universalist minister and activist. They have worked in parish ministry, interim ministry, and hospital chaplaincy with veterans. Soto lives in the Pacific Northwest and seeks to serve the mission and values of Unitarian Universalism, along with the healing of the world.

From Julián Jamaica Soto

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All that we are, together and individually, is part of the abundance of the universe.

Responsive Reading | By Julián Jamaica Soto | November 11, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Abundance, Canvass/Pledge, Connections, Earth, Earth-Centered, Gratitude, Interdependence, Stewardship, WorshipWeb, Worship

Surviving is made of the shadows of the grinding stone.

Poetry | By Julián Jamaica Soto | November 1, 2019 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Women, Work

We don’t always know what comes next, but that cannot dissuade us.

Meditation | By Julián Jamaica Soto | June 17, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Community, Covenant, Home, Hope, Interdependence, Purpose, Relationships, Unitarian Universalism

What it means to have a pet is to love someone who speaks a language you do not. A dog will bow and prance, a cat will purr and blink. A guinea pig will giggle and squeak. A long time ago a friend of mine had a dog with soft ears, and considered herself the pup’s guardian....

Poetry | By Julián Jamaica Soto | June 17, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Animal Blessing, Animal Memorial, Animals, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, Friendship, Humanism, Relationships, Secular

To be free, you must embrace the breadth of your own existence without apology, even if they try to take it from you. You must know, not that you can do whatever you want; you are not a kudzu vine, eating entire hillsides for the purpose of feeding your own lush life. You must know instead, that...

Poetry | By Julián Jamaica Soto | June 1, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Freedom, Justice, Responsibility, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism

Unitarian Universalism has not always made space for the work of trans ministers, but the work of trans ministers has been precious and irreplaceable just the same.

Feature | By Julián Jamaica Soto | June 1, 2019 | From UU World
Tagged as: Gender, Integrity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer

no one can rename you Other, it can’t stick, as you offer the gift of being and saying who you are.

Poetry | By Julián Jamaica Soto | March 30, 2019 | From UU World
Tagged as: Body, Courage, Gender, Healing, Integrity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Nourishing the Spirit, Respect, Self-Care, Sexuality Education, Solidarity, Vulnerability, LGBTQ Welcome & Equality

We are trans. And we are holy. We are intersex. And we are sacred. We are gender-diverse. And we are divine.

By Julián Jamaica Soto | November 8, 2018 | From Uplift

My bodily differences are part of my dignity and humanity.

By Julián Jamaica Soto | November 1, 2018 | From UU World
Tagged as: Acceptance, Disability, Wholeness, Disability & Accessibility, General Assembly

Say it with me, loud or soft: “All of us need all of us to make it.”

Litany | By Megan Foley, Julián Jamaica Soto | April 1, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Anti-Oppression, Commitment, Direct Experience, Humanism, Interdependence, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity, Salvation, Secular, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism, Unity, Vulnerability

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