Courage

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Beacon Press

Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Adrian L. H. Graham
    Coming out to my family was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. I realized that my choice was one of life and death, and I needed to let my secret out in order to continue living, and to do so authentically.
  • By Rayla D. Mattson
    My heart broke the day my son stood in the bathroom crying. He handed me a pair of scissors and told me to just cut it . I told him how beautiful his hair was and how sad I would be to see him cut it.
  • By Amanda Poppei
    In real life, we can only place the pieces, one by one, and see what kind of picture we create. Sometimes we turn out to have chosen the wrong piece. Sometimes the picture is wildly unexpected.
  • By Jake Morrill
    An adequate Christmas would have you calm and open, taking it in, accepting whatever is. Slow it all down like you might be, in some way, attuned to the pace of the Eternal. If you need, you can fake it at first.
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    There we were, two strangers idling at the red light―but I felt seen, and blessed, by a stranger.
  • By Teresa Honey Youngblood
    We sat on the back steps watching transfixed as hundreds of rust-red spiders, big as thumbs, dropped on strands of silk out of the pecan...

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Miracles

  • A Celtic pagan story from Ireland, told by Erica Helm Meade in her book of wisdom tales, The Moon in the Well (Peru, Illinois: Open Court/...
  • This Korean folk tale, translated by Heinz Insu Fenkl, is similar to the European folk tale “The Frog Prince.” Used with the translator’s...
  • A retelling of a story from Cherokee tradition. When the earth was first made, it was very dark, and the animals were afraid. One day Bear...

Chalice Children

Moral Tales

Sing to the Power

Faithful Journeys

Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures

  • Isaiah 52: 1-2, 13-15; 53: 1-8, 54: 2-4, 7-8 (New Revised Standard Version) Awake, awake, Put on your strength O Zion! Put on your...
  • Joshua 1: 1-3, Joshua 2:1-7,15-18, 21, Joshua 6: 1-25 (New Revised Standard Version) ... The Lord spoke to Joshua son of Nun... saying...
  • 1 Samuel 17 (New Revised Standard Version) Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle... The Philistines stood on the mountain on...

Signs of Our Faith

World of Wonder

  • Adapted from "Amrita's Tree" in The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales by Dawn Casey and Anne Wilson (Cambridge: Barefoot Books, 2009). Used by...

What Moves Us

  • Several years ago, I spent an evening discussing Covenant Groups with members of a New England church who were interested in starting a...
  • In July 2003, I went on an eight-day spiritual retreat at a Benedictine monastery in Wisconsin. The night before I left Chicago to drive to...
  • Excerpted from Some Remarkable Passages in the Life of Dr. George de Benneville, translated by Rev. Elhanan Winchester (Germantown, PA:...

Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults

  • By Jane Greer
    From "UU Convicted of Littering While Supplying Humanitarian Aid" , UU World, June 15, 2009. Used with permission. The subject of the story...
  • By Elandria Williams
    The Highlander Research and Education Center is an 80-year-old popular education center in the mountains of East Tennessee, which serves as...

Virtue Ethics

What We Choose

  • In September 1965, Filipino grape workers in Delano, California, went on strike for more pay and better working conditions. A week later,...
  • In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States. Milk grew up in New York, quiet about his homosexuality. He studied mathematics and graduated from New York State College for Teachers in...
  • By Polly Peterson
    Originally published in Stirring the Nation's Heart: Eighteen Stories of Prophetic Unitarians and Universalists of the Nineteenth Century (...

Gather the Spirit

  • Searle-White, Joshua. "Sunny Side Mary" in Magic Wanda's Travel Emporium: Tales of Love, Hate and Things in Between . Boston: Skinner House...

Resistance and Transformation

The New UU

  • By Polly Peterson
    This is the story of Theodore Parker, a Unitarian minister who was determined to do whatever he could to end slavery in the United States...