Call and Response Archive
Faith Development
  • A Love of Learning and a Social Hall: Where UUism and Homeschoolers Meet

    I’m going to preach to the choir here for a minute. We have excellent—truly, truly excellent—faith development models, curricula, and resources. The content is rich, fun, and edifying. The pedagogy is progressive and engaging. And the philosophy is grounded in the best of child...
    By Teresa Honey Youngblood | 9/22/2016
  • Our Whole Lives Visits the National Sex Ed Conference

    Last fall, I shopped for owl-print clothing online . I waded through countless options until landing on a grey dress with a big white owl at the hem; a dress made of fabric of covered with bright blue owls, and pink pajamas printed with brown owls. Meanwhile, Amy Johnson, MSW,...
  • Let the Ceremony of Light Begin

    Two weeks ago, I was part of an interfaith gathering where we asked one another, “What is weighing on you? What signs of hope are you finding? How do you see God’s spirit moving in the world?” One by one, people named the troubles that swirl around our communities and our world...
    By Gail Forsyth-Vail | 12/21/2015
  • Reclaiming the Heart of Humanity

    A UU, two Hindus, and a Baha’i walk into a Christian Ethiopian restaurant. The opening line to a culturally insensitive joke? No, my last dinner at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. In October, I attended the fifth Parliament in Salt Lake City. This one followed two...
    By Jessica York | 11/23/2015
  • A Story of Muhammad: A Window into Islam

    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. If we care about justice and love, we...
    By Susan Lawrence | 9/3/2013
  • A Deeper Discovery

    Edward Wemytewa is a storyteller, and so am I. We worked together with several others this spring to plan the religion/spirituality track for the International Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Conference , hosted in Phoenix, AZ by Tonatierra, one of the UUA’s 2012 Justice...
    By Gail Forsyth-Vail | 6/11/2013

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