Theresa I. Soto

Rev. Theresa I. Soto is a Unitarian Universalist minister and activist. They have enjoyed interim ministry and chaplaincy with veterans. Soto lives in Oakland, CA with their partner, Rev. Sean Parker Dennison, and serves as a community minister with the First Unitarian Church of Oakland

From Theresa I. Soto

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

Responsive Reading | By Theresa I. 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 Theresa I. Soto | November 1, 2019 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Women, Work

In this community, we hold hope close. We don’t always know what comes next, but that cannot dissuade us. We don’t always know just what to do, but that will not mean that we are lost in the wilderness. We rely on the certainty beneath, the foundation of our values and ethics. We are the people...

Meditation | By Theresa I. 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 Theresa I. 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 Theresa I. 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 Theresa I. Soto | June 1, 2019 | From UU World
Tagged as: Gender, Integrity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer

At once deeply compassionate and spiritually empowering, this volume of the inSpirit Series by Rev. Theresa I. Soto tends to our souls and emboldens us to become our truest selves.

Book | By Theresa I. Soto
Tagged as: Activism, Compassion, Nourishing the Spirit, Spirituality, Unitarian Universalism

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

Poetry | By Theresa I. 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 Theresa I. Soto | November 8, 2018 | From Uplift

My bodily differences are part of my dignity and humanity.

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

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