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Beacon Press

Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • 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 Teresa Honey Youngblood
    Liking somebody, even loving somebody, is not enough to protect them from shade that you cannot even see, much less understand.
  • By Rayla D. Mattson
    My oldest child was confused: why would no one stop and help us? Even though people weren’t stopping to help us, my son said, he wanted to be more like me and stop to help someone anyway.
  • By Robin Tanner
    "Uh, where’s the booth?” Having been raised by a Christian-on-the-periphery, New Age mom and a Buddhist-leaning dad, I was a little...
  • By Sean Parker Dennison
    I'm sitting here broken-hearted. I could try to convince you that it’s about the state of the world with its tragedies, suffering, and...

inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Amazing Grace, 6th Grade

Building the World We Dream About: For Young Adults, 18-35

Chalice Children, in Preschool

Miracles, Wide Age Span

What Moves Us

What We Choose: Ethics for Unitarian Universalists

UU World

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Amanda Udis-Kessler
    One: On Labor Day we honor our work, physical and mental, paid and unpaid, joyous and heartbreaking. ...
  • By Jason Cook
    We seekers are on a quest: A quest to discover truth and meaning. Sometimes we think we’ve found it— Wrapped up, glimmering with newness...
  • By Kyle Johnson
    Mystery of the Universe – Ground of our very Being, Truly it is said that you make the sun rise, and the life giving rains fall, on both...
  • By Talia Cooper
    The 7 Jobs Capitalism Asks of All of Us: 1. Measure Self Worth by Work : Don’t believe in the inherent goodness of people. Instead decide...
  • By Sara Sutherland Dean
    Someone called me a "bleeding heart liberal." It was not intended as a compliment. However, I will always consider it one of the biggest...
  • By Amy Petrie Shaw
    I have a voice. It is a small voice, perhaps, but it will not be silenced. When you call for black people to be beaten, and excluded, and...
  • By Quinn G. Caldwell
    Kids, I want you to do something special: I want you to put on your backpacks, if you brought them, leaving the back pocket open just...
  • By Martin Luther King, Jr.
    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." This quote, attributed to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., is...
  • By Gregory David Miller
    This fire is a reminder of the light within us all; the yearning for freedom, the longing for truth, the flame of intuition, the torch of...
  • By Rainer Maria Rilke
    Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books...
  • By Paul Eisemann
    You get up in the morning, you brush your teeth, and you help another human being.
  • By Tim Atkins
    To prepare for this activity, place umbrellas in the pews. Instruct people to open the umbrellas when the man in the story receives the umbrella. ...
  • By Sarah Lammert
    Dear God of Sorrow and Love— Are there no places of safety from hate? Are there no sanctuaries from racism? Are there no walls fortified...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    It is the day before the election as I write these lines, and whatever the outcome, I will be glad when it’s over. Some will be elated by...
  • By William Ellery Channing
    Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do.
  • By Christopher Buice
    Once upon a time, a mother and her daughter were carrying bags of food to a neighboring village where people were hungry and had no food of...
  • By Christopher Buice
    Once upon a time in a little village, there appeared a sign that said: Beauty Contest to be held this Saturday at the fair grounds. There...
  • By David Ruffin
    “So...what do you want to do with your life???” There was a time when this question haunted me like an existential crisis. Some might call...
  • By Frank O. Holmes
    Life does not call us merely to do over and over again what we have already done; nor does it call us to act out, as puppets, parts already...
  • By Jeanne Nieuwejaar
    To repent means to turn in a new direction—not just to admit what we have done wrong, but to resolve to be a better person.
  • By William Laurence Sullivan
    To outgrow the past but not extinguish it; To be progressive but not raw, Free but not mad, critical but not sterile, expectant but not...
  • By Margaret Williams Braxton
    Once upon a time I was Now I am Some day I will become Once there was And now there is Soon there will be And some day there surely shall...

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