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Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

Issues and Trends

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Wanna Know Why its Called the WORLD Series? This sports.mic infographic eloquently reminds that immigration is an integral part of our...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    UU Campus Ministry Spans the Divide Rev. Evan Young contributes this compelling post about the role Unitarian Universalist campus ministry...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    A Call to Action From the President's Pen President Peter Morales writes in response to ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council)...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Owen Huelsbeck, first-year student and Johnson Scholar at Santa Clara University , was chosen to interview Dr. Cornel West during his visit...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Not Columbus Day: Indigenous People's Day Columbus Day celebrates the eponymous explorer's landing of the on the shores of the Americas in...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    How Far Would You Go To Fix this Picture? Recent studies reveal that most Americans underestimate the cleavage between the best-and-worst...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Climate Changed for the Better Last Sunday More than 400,000 people marched in New York City last Sunday, sending a message to world...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    Consumer – Or Principled Consumer, Who Do You Want to Be? With the shiny new iPhone 6 just around the corner and that fancy Apple Watch...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    And Change it for Good Although the effect of human activity on the climate is accepted ( by most people ), governments have thus far...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    LGBTQ Marchers Welcomed to Fly Their Flag at Iconic Parade Organizers of the annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade have reversed...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Michael Brown – killed by the police years before he or his aggressor were born. TO BEAR WITNESS – AGAIN This blog has published...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued this statement following the continued violence...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Economic Justice is for Everyone Jamelle Bouie explains the relationship between home ownership, poverty and risk, noting that the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Youth and Young Adults Respond to Operation Save America Targeting Services at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans ,...

On Campus

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Campus Ministry Renaissance Religious life on campus improves the scholastic performance and quality of life for students. Rev. Cody...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Summer is over and it's time for UU campus ministry leaders to meet In some parts of the country school has already started; elsewhere...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    We've got data from our Spring 2014 Survey! In the spring of 2014 the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries ran a campus ministry...

Guides and Tools

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Survey Says: Who Was Michael Servetus? Michael Servetus was a Spanish theologian, physician, and humanist. He espoused strongly held...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The youth group of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus has just released two videos, sharing what they learned about...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    1793 –> 1825 –> 1961 –> NOW! Dear Friends, Thanks for participating in the first of many Sunday Challenges . We received exactly...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Your Program Proposal for General Assembly (GA) Eagerly Awaited GA 2014 saw compelling programming that wasn't just oriented to youth and...

Future of Faith

  • By Bart Frost
    I recently finished a book edited by Dori Baker called Greenhouses of Hope: Congregations Growing Young Leaders Who Will Change the World...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Tufts University – which has long has a relationship with Unitarian Universalism (UU) – became the first college campus in the United...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Ready to Lead – Not Just Follow Antonia Blumberg , Associate Editor of HuffPost Religion observes the lack of young adult leadership of...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    GA Talks Available on YouTube Presented by YA@GA , learn about best practices, innovative techniques and successes growing, sustaining and...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Not Mission Impossible Carey Niewhof points out that changes in culture and lifestyle often prefigure the way people will live their faith...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Leading Starts with Who You Are – and How You Are John Green is one of the most successful current YA authors out there, whose work...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    They say that many times as a minister you preach the sermon you need to hear. Well that was true for me on Friday July 18th when I...

Social Justice

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    RESIST Mass Incarceration and Police Brutality This October Holding the megaphone in my hand felt like standing at the top of a high dive...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    October 12, 2015: Columbus Day INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY Sign this petition today it'll make a difference next year, and every year thereafter...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Notes from the Interview of Dr. Cornel West by Owen Huelsbeck Young Adult and former GA Youth Caucus Dean Owen Huelsbeck furnished the Blue...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Unitarian Universalist Common Endowment Fund (UUCEF) has joined other institutional investors in calling for Carbon Pricing and a...

Events and Opportunities

  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    Are you 14-18 or in your first year out of high school? Are you dedicated to living your Unitarian Universalist faith? Are you a leader in...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Find out this Wednesday at 7:30, Mountain Time Eric Bliss, Director of Religious Exploration, First Unitarian Society of Denver, presents...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Join Thousands in NYC, and Many More Around the World The Unitarian Universalist Common Endowment Fund, as part of its role as a leading...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Illuminated Youth Leadership is Everywhere Luminary Leaders are dedicated, inspiring and involved. They can be found in youth groups,...
  • By Deborah Neisel-Sanders
    "Life is a Journey", and, "You Can't Take it With You": True AND False Striking out on new adventures – whether moving around the block or...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Spiritual Activism Leadership Training Comes to Massachusetts The Spiritual Activist Leadership Training program (SALT) was pioneered by...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    What? The General Assembly 2014 Youth Feedback Survey is now up. If you were a General Assembly youth attendee, a youth sponsor/parent/...
  • By Kenny Wiley
    Who Are My People? A Black Unitarian Universalist on Selma and Ferguson “Man, I don’t have any people. I’m with everybody, Julius.” – Louie...

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