UU World Spring 2020 Audio Recordings

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‘UU the Vote’ mobilizes for a decisive election (MP3)
UU the Vote organizers say the 2020 elections are ‘all-hands-on-deck’ for Unitarian Universalists, whose values are on the line.
by Arthur Hirsch

The problem with wilderness (MP3)
The idea of wilderness, as conceived by preservationists and conservationists, was a white-settler social construct that imagined an unpeopled, wild landscape and helped justify the removal of Indigenous people and the denial of their land rights. 
by Dina Gilio-Whitaker

New hiring practices help UUA live into its values (MP3)
Careful attention to hiring practices has diversified the UUA staff. Now 42 percent of top positions are held by people of color.
by Elaine McArdle


How are you caring for your spirit? (MP3)
It is essential that we find ways to breathe life into that which reminds us of our power, our humanity, our compassion, and our interdependence.
by Susan Frederick-Gray in From the president


Breakthrough Congregation: Teens lead the way (MP3)
A Breakthrough Congregation’s teen-led religious education program revitalizes First Religious Society in Carlisle, Massachusetts.
by Heather Beasley Doyle

Love what you love (MP3)
We can be cheerleaders for people’s simple joys—even if we don’t share them.
by Erika A. Hewitt


Loss, poetry and the ballast of faith (MP3)
My UU faith—and my parents’ lived examples—informed my thinking about living and dying, sustaining and influencing me more than I realized.
by Kathryn Hamilton Warren

All theologies come from a perspective (MP3)
Contextual theologies seek to change society and the use of power in society.
by Jonalu Johnstone


Kindness to the thousandth generation (MP3)
We matter and our actions matter in ways much broader and deeper than we could ever know.
by Ana Levy-Lyons

My Black is BLUU (MP3)
The Harper-Jordan Memorial Symposium declared a Black-centered theology as worth remembering, centering, and fighting for.
by Marchaé Grair

New generation of leaders in the Philippines (MP3)
How the UU Church of the Philippines came to be, and how it continues to evolve.
by Joseph Santos-Lyons