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Beacon Press

Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Yuri Yamamoto
    Each of us at the wedding had unique stories about their life, but most knew how it felt to be an Asian American in this country. That was enough for me.
  • By Yuri Yamamoto
    For almost thirty years after coming to the United States, I didn't fully understand the cultural cues around me. Initially, this gave me the false sense of liberation. I often interpreted uncomfortable situations to be my fault, as an ignorant immigrant. Trying hard to assimilate, I unconsciously suppressed what came naturally to me.
  • By Maureen Killoran
    With a name like mine, it’s easy to guess I’m Irish. My forebears were among the millions who struggled to escape Ireland’s disastrous...

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Sing to the Power

Signs of Our Faith

Creating Home

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...

Heeding the Call

Spirit of Life

  • By Kimberly French
    Excerpted and adapted from "Carolyn McDade's Spirit of Life" by Kimberly French, UU World magazine, Fall 2007. Used with permission...

A Chorus of Faiths

Faithful Journeys

  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    One morning, more than a hundred years ago on the island of Jamaica, a boy named Ethelred Brown went to church. Usually at this church, the...

Moral Tales

UU World

  • By Heather Christensen
    A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources
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  • By Elaine McArdle
    A documentary about LGBTQ immigrants, a documentary about progressive religion in Oklahoma, and an animated short film about refugees have Unitarian Universalist connections.
    Image credit: The Rev. Carlton Pearson in a film still from the movie "American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel".
  • By Arthur Hirsch
    As the U.S. government aggressively pursues undocumented immigrants, life goes on for months or even years as those in sanctuary appeal their cases.
    Image credit: Rosa Gutierrez Lopez cooks for her children in the kitchen of Cedar Lane UU Church in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • By Elaine McArdle
    Members and leaders join July 2 “Close the Camps” protests, plan to join July 12 protests.
    Image credit: Laura Lee, Ann Zawaski, and Linda Craig of First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon, join hundreds of protesters in Portland and thousands around the country calling for the close of immigrant detention camps.
  • By Elaine McArdle
    Thousands of immigrant children are held at for-profit detention center in Florida.
    Image credit: The Rev. Amy Carol Webb and Everette Thompson protest in the rain outside the Homestead detention facility near Miami
  • By Staff Writer
    More UUs in the news: Leslie Mac in Essence, James Reeb on NPR, Tim Berners-Lee on the thirtieth anniversary of the Internet.
    Image credit: The Rev. Katie Romano Griffin and the Rev. Abhi Janamanchi escort Rosa Gutierrez Lopez from a vigil and press conference to protest her deportation at Cedar Lane UU Church in Bethesda, Maryland, December 12, 2018.
  • By Elaine McArdle
    Unitarian Universalists provide meeting space, food, money, and volunteer support to local immigrant families disrupted by ICE arrests.
    Image credit: Families of Bellingham men detained in an August ICE raid are getting support from the organization Raid Relief to Reunite Families
  • By Michael Hart
    Interfaith “Love Knows No Borders” action held in solidarity with migrants’ right to seek asylum.
    Image credit: Border Patrol agents arrest demonstrators at the border wall in San Diego, California, on December 10, 2018.
  • By Sonja L. Cohen
    UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray and other clergy join No More Deaths effort, bringing 125 gallons of bottled water to desolate region near Arizona-Mexico border.
    Image credit: UUSC staff member Brittney Rose and others bring water to the desert of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge along the Arizona-Mexico border to leave for migrants making the dangerous journey to the United States.
  • By Susan Frederick-Gray
    In the midst of critical justice work, it is essential to practice more deeply our faith.
    Image credit: Image of a card that says "WE WILL NOT COMPLY" with Susan Frederick Gray's name.
  • By Michael Hart
    Actions protesting U.S. treatment of migrants and asylum seekers were organized by the Latinx organization Mijente in San Diego on July 2.
    Image credit: Protesters block the entrance to a downtown federal building housing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices Monday, July 2, 2018, in San Diego.
  • By Elaine McArdle
    Central American asylum seekers, fleeing violence at home, may be released from detention centers to sponsors’ homes.
    Image credit: A US volunteer lawyer informs migrants on what to expect when requesting asylum in the US, at an office in Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, April 27, 2018.
  • By Elaine McArdle
    UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray, a plaintiff in suit against Arizona county sheriff’s office, says fight for immigrant justice continues.
    Image credit: The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray (left), a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit settled in January 2018 against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (center), leaves Arpaio's Maricopa County "tent city" jail after touring it with a religious delegation in June 2012.
  • By Patrick Sullivan
    Since October, Sujitno and Dahlia Sajuti have lived in a Unitarian Universalist church, pleading to stay in the country they’ve called home for thirty years.
    Image credit: Sujitno Sajuti stands in the Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden, Connecticut, the day after he and his wife, Dahlia, took sanctuary from his scheduled deportation to Indonesia.
  • By Elaine McArdle
    Unitarian Universalist volunteers are helping traumatized women and children at a family immigrant detention center in Texas.
    Image credit: © 2015 Ilana Panich-Linsman/Redux
  • By Elaine McArdle
    At least twelve other congregations are preparing to offer sanctuary.
    Image credit: © 2017 Elaine McArdle