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  • A moonless night. A rowboat ride, about a mile, across an icy current toward the glow of a lantern on the far side of the river. Someone waiting there will be your next conductor. They'll guide you to a safe house as the Underground Railroad carries you north. ...
  • We teach kids to follow rules; often, their safety depends on it. Yet, we honor their questioning spirits. We want them to recognize...
  • Unitarian Universalists are known as a constant presence at social justice events. If our children are to carry on our faith tradition of...

Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Yuri Yamamoto
    Who are the angry birds in my life? Do I avoid opportunities in fear of risks? What are the sticks I carry in my heart so as not to be hurt again?
  • By DeReau K. Farrar
    Black people are so accustomed to being ignored and invisible that a simple acknowledgement—a simple I see you—from a peer goes a long way.
  • By Kat Liu
    If a friend were in my situation, I would have seen their failings as human. So why hold someone to an unforgiving standard just because that someone is me?
  • By Misha Sanders
    It is my only memory of a lesson from Kindergarten Sunday School class. Maybe it’s the only one that counts.
  • By Sean Parker Dennison
    About six months ago, I got a new tattoo. It’s a lit match on my right wrist, added to an arm full of paintbrushes, pens and other art...

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Miracles

  • There once was an inquisitive, thoughtful girl named May. She was born in Belgium, about 100 years ago. She lived there only a few years...

Virtue Ethics

Heeding the Call

  • By Jessica York
    Adapted from the Tapestry of Faith story "James Luther Adams,". Sometimes, freedom is a long time coming. It may take generations upon...
  • Juliette Hampton Morgan was the only child of Frank and Lila Morgan of Montgomery, Alabama. Her white skin and family pedigree gave her...
  • Adapted from an interview with Raziq Brown. Used by permission. At the age of 19, Raziq Brown was the recipient of the 2008 Mary-Ella Holst...

Love Will Guide Us

  • By Denise Tracy
    From the collection Stream of Living Souls. Used with permission. "What do you want for Christmas?" the father asked his daughter. She...

Signs of Our Faith

Circle of Trees

Creating Home

World of Wonder

  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    In a time not so long ago and in a place not so far away, there lived a boy named Arthur Lismer. Arthur always had a pencil in his pocket,...

What We Choose

Gather the Spirit

Spirit in Practice

  • Once upon a time there was a Teacher who was known far and wide as one who had mastered all the great disciplines of a spiritual seeker. She wandered the country, and whenever people heard she was near, they traveled to seek her wisdom and her guidance. ...

Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures

A Chorus of Faiths

  • Every religion has factions that disagree about "doctrine"—that is, the official beliefs of that religion. Even ours. Even though Unitarian...
  • The Tenderloin district of San Francisco can be intimidating because of its high concentration of homeless people, poverty, prostitution,...
  • By Interfaith Youth Core (IYC)
    Thich Nhat Hanh In Southeast Asia, the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, used the principles of compassion and nonviolence to campaign against...
  • By Dan Hotchkiss
    At the opening of Unitarian Universalist worship services, many congregations light a flame inside a chalice. This flaming chalice has...
  • Adapted from "Unitarian Couple Honored for World War II Bravery," a story by Michelle Bates Deakin, first published December 12, 2005, by...
  • Interfaith cooperation was in evidence over a century ago, at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (also known as the World's Fair)...