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Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

Guides and Tools

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Unitarian Universalism: Principled Past – Progressive Future The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) of today remains very much...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    How many campus ministry groups DO we have? You hold the answer! Are campus groups growing? Shrinking? Doing interfaith work? Who supports...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Replace False Belief with Knowledge and Understanding "You Can Tell Just By Looking", by Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini and Michael Amico...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Philanthropy on a Middle-Class Budget People of reasonable means giving through small donations are the biggest source of charitable funds...

Issues and Trends

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Some labor for too little, others labor too little for too much Gender-based income disparity (the "Gender Pay-gap") and a minimum wage...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Rainbow America By Amanda Froelich on the True Activist blog: With the increasing trend of interracial partnerships, it’s much more common...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Equal in India The Supreme Court of India handed down its decision mandating a third gender category and full legal and civil-rights for...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Climate Change: 5 Minutes to Midnight , 15 Years and Counting Down The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Ivan E. Coyote writes about difficulties experienced by the transgendered in an intolerant world. The provocatively titled essay, " Fear...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Maybe soon not a drop to drink? More than 38 million people live in California, and California supplies the United States with more than...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    From Cradle to Incarceration The road to prison and exclusion from society begins for many as soon as they start school. Sonali Kolhatkar...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Celebrating All Families Responding to criticism for supporting diverse models of family, and in a way that would seem right at home at the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Evolving an ageless life event into the modern age The frequent focus of this blog and others on the Millennial generation rather than...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Stephanie Mann takes issue with the media's take on the Millennial Generation. We re-post her commentary on the commentary about the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Trust In People New research from the PEW Research Social and Demographic Trends report on Millennials in Adulthood deepens and adds...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Set against a backdrop of institutional and societal discrimination, the story of Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice initiative...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    A Sportcaster's Pastoral Message to us all Dallas-based sportscaster Dale Hansen reached out to Michael Sam, the Missouri University...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Re-posted from GLAAD .– Ed. Facebook introduces custom gender field to allow users to more accurately reflect who they are by Rich Ferraro...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Learn how policy shapes our perception of race in this story from the Code Shift Segment of Morning Edition on National Public Radio .-Ed...

Stories and Voices

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Welcome to the Spotlight Series! Each month we feature a different Unitarian Universalist congregation or community that is doing effective...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Reproductive Choice is not an option The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has led on the issue of reproductive rights since 1963 –...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    On March 13 Boston Mobilization, YMORE, Unitarian Universalist Religious Professionals of Color and the Unitarian Universalist Association...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Rev. Erik Wikstrom serves as Settled Minister at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church - Unitarian Universalist, Charlotsville, VA . The...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    AZ State Bill 1062 , permitting businesses to refuse service on the basis of religious belief – passed by the Arizona legislature and...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries offers scholarships and grants to attend General Assembly. Registration is free for...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    We repost Rev. Meg Riley's piece, originally appearing in the Huffington Post , describing her visceral reaction to being confronted by the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The story this post tells was submitted as part of Day 18 of the Thirty Days of Love . It is so powerful and disturbing it stands on its...
  • By Carey McDonald
    The passing of folk music icon Pete Seeger has offered a chance to revisit the themes the 1950’s and ‘60’s when Seeger made his mark on...

Future of Faith

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Pre-qualified by Social Media The Interconnections Blog of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in its story, " Welcoming in the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Same Beliefs – Many Practices The expanding breadth and diversity of Unitarian Universalist congregation and practice is developing a solid...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Connecting, Despite Everything The increasing diversity in family life-style, advent of two-income families, limited public resources,...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Millennial Impact Findings from the recently released Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) survey on the change in attitude toward...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Engagement Mechanics 101 A strategy that faith-based organizations can use to engage – and keep engaged – the Millennial Generation. This...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Who are these "nones", anyway? More research into the Future of Faith.–Ed. According to research from the Public Religion Institute, while...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Laws of the Universe Albert Einstein's response in 1936 to a letter from a 6-year old asking if one could believe in both science and...

General Assembly

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Apply for Financial Aid to attend GA from the UUA before March 31 DEADLINE: MARCH 31! The Youth and Young Adult Scholarship Program from...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Don't Panic, Do Act Fast! Housing at General Assembly (GA) this year is under pressure – because this is shaping up to be one of the best...
  • By Jeremie Bateman
    Staffed Up and Ready! After receiving an unprecedented number of applications to join the Youth Caucus Staff for 2014, we are excited to...

Social Justice

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Justice Training for Youth from The College of Social Justice by Laura Lubin, Associate for Youth & Young Adult Programs This summer...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Head of the Colorado Prison System was locked up in solitary confinement to know the experience of thousands of inmates ( the exact...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    We post excerpts of a letter written by a death-row inmate which reflect the wisdom of understanding the inhumane motivations of mass...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Jokers to the Right* Heeding the call of the UUA and others, The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) modified its discriminatory policy, allowing...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Implicit Association Tests Reveal Unconscious Biases "It may not be surprising to learn that most people in the United States — 80 percent...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Zero Exceptions George Takai , the popular meme -ist (and helmsman Hikaru Sulu on the original Star Trek series) responds to Arizona Senate...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Day 27: It's a religious thing “What are you doing?” someone asked. He must have been curious to see a band of diverse people walking...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    DAY 19: Practice Radical Love for our Troops Seek the stories you don't usually hear I can count on one hand the number of people I know...

Events and Opportunities

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Space limited demand is high Apply now to attend Summer Seminary July 30-August 4, 2014 in Chicago, IL. Application deadline APRIL 1, 2014...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Defeat Racial and Multicultural Injustice Youth are coming of age in an America that is increasingly diverse. Be The Change! (BTC) gives...

UUA

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Transform Your Smoldering Interest: Be a Social Justice Catalyst The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice has added programs to...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Unitarian Universalist Association Faith Development Office seeks photos of UU Girl Scouts (in uniform or not!) for possible inclusion...