7th Principle (Interconnected Web)

The seventh of Our Unitarian Universalist Principles calls us to affirm and promote "respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part."

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Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Misha Sanders
    Can we strive to have the grace to back away when our presence doesn’t feel like safety?
  • By Teresa Honey Youngblood
    There is relief and remorse equally in my heart as the growing season comes to a close.
  • By Lindasusan Ulrich
    If justice is to be realized, our voices must speak loudly—even boisterously—of love.
  • By Karen G. Johnston
    Surrender is the last thing, often the only thing, available. And so we give ourselves to it. We fear it is our end. Sometimes—with grace or luck—we find it is our liberation.
  • By Teresa Honey Youngblood
    People move places for jobs, relations, opportunities, escape, hindering our ability to put down new roots. And yet, we carry a constancy: the still, quiet voice within.
  • By Yuri Yamamoto
    Each of us at the wedding had unique stories about their life, but most knew how it felt to be an Asian American in this country. That was enough for me.
  • By Teresa Honey Youngblood
    Pray, if you pray. Send love and money, too. We will be rolled and covered, but we will rise and carry others with us. Watch for the opportunities to rise and carry. Watch for the holy moments where some people see God.
  • By Sean Parker Dennison
    We are sometimes selfish, sometimes complicit with systems that do harm, sometimes the cause of pain and injustice. Until we can hold compassion for ourselves and others—until we can be forgiving when we fall short—our love is incomplete.
  • By Teresa Honey Youngblood
    We sat on the back steps watching transfixed as hundreds of rust-red spiders, big as thumbs, dropped on strands of silk out of the pecan...

Call and Response: Journeys in UU Lifespan Faith Development

  • By Gail Forsyth-Vail
    Our first task in approaching another people, another culture, another religion is to take off our shoes, for the place we are approaching...
  • By Harlan Limpert
    You may be aware that Chief Arvol Looking Horse, spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nations, invited clergy of all faiths...

Press Releases

Social Justice Statements

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Hindsight, Humor, and Hope

Miracles

  • Luís lived in the Arctic Circle with his parents who were researching the effects of global warming. Luís wondered about that as he went...
  • As a child, Joseph Priestley noticed something that would influence the rest of his life: If you keep a bug in a jar for too long, it will...
  • In 1927 a Roman Catholic priest and scientist Georges Lemaitre proposed what later became known as the Big Bang theory of the origin of the...
  • A retelling of a story from Cherokee tradition. When the earth was first made, it was very dark, and the animals were afraid. One day Bear...
  • A retelling of a Hawaiian legend. The god Maui was the smallest but smartest of his brothers, who often made fun of him because he couldn’t...

Chalice Children

Moral Tales

  • Adapted from the story, "We Are All One," in Stories in Faith by Gail Forsyth-Vail (Boston: Unitarian Universalist Association, 2007),...

Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures

  • Genesis 1: 1-31; 2:1-4 (New Revised Standard Version) In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless...

Virtue Ethics

  • The ban started in 2006, on Tanzania's Zanzibar archipelago. The Zanzibar islands on the Indian Ocean are famous for their pristine beaches...

World of Wonder

  • By Julie Simon
    In a bay of the North Sea, in the middle of Denmark, on an island called Samso, the wind blows and blows. On this windy island, lived a man...

Circle of Trees