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Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Signs of Our Faith

  • Based on a Santerian story. Special thanks to Lesley Murdoch for her insights to Afro-Caribbean religions. The Orisha are gods that came...

Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults

  • By Mark Hicks
    Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults offers a process by which young adults can engage in honest and open conversations about race, better understand their own ethnic and racial identity and journey, and learn the practical skills they need to in their own lives right now as they make their way in an increasingly multicultural world.
  • By India McKnight
    "Honey, those girls were being chased for at least half a mile once school got out," Ms. Myra recalled. I shook my head knowingly. We had...
  • By Ellen Zemlin, a White Unitarian Universalist. For me, there's never really been a question about whether my Unitarian Universalism and...
  • By Jose Ballester
    Russell was an amateur geologist, paleontologist, and professional teacher. He took his young charges on an overnight field trip. While...

Sing to the Power

A Chorus of Faiths

Heeding the Call

A Place of Wholeness

Families

Love Surrounds Us

  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    When Ruby Bridges was six years old and in the first grade, just like many other children, she went to a new school. Ruby's school was called William Frantz Elementary School. It was in the City of New Orleans in the state of Louisiana.
  • By Mary Ann Moore
    Adapted from "Many Paths to God" in Hide and Seek with God (Skinner House Books, 1994). Used with permission. Narrator: Once upon a time,...

Love Will Guide Us

  • Session 14 has been removed from the Love Will Guide Us program while UUA staff evaluate it for revision. The session, focused on a Universalist missionary who worked in India, was in conflict with the UUA's commitment to dismantling white supremacy.

Windows and Mirrors

Faithful Journeys

Wonderful Welcome

Toolbox of Faith

UU World

  • By Nancy Palmer Jones
    What in Unitarian Universalism’s central theology requires us to work toward building multicultural, antiracist Beloved Community?
    Image credit: Stock photo of multi colored woven string
  • By Staff Writer
    Leaders of the UUA, affiliated professional organizations, and identity groups ask congregations to hold conversations and submit feedback by December 20.
    Image credit: Unitarian Universalists gather in small group discussions about faith and racial justice Unitarian Universalists gather in small group discussions about faith and racial justice at the 2017 UUA General Assembly.
  • By Elaine McArdle
    Commission on Institutional Change is collecting testimony through end of September; 60 percent of survey respondents see antiracism work as most important to future of Unitarian Universalism.
    Image credit: The Commission on Institutional Change members at GA 2019. From left: Cir L’Bert Jr., Mary Byron, the Rev. Dr. Natalie Fenimore, the Rev. Leslie Takahashi, and Elias Ortega-Aponte
  • By Staff Writer
    The Commission invited UUs into conversation and discernment as they shared perspectives on institutional and cultural barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    Image credit: The Commission on Institutional Chang members at GA 2019, from left: Cir L’Bert Jr., Mary Byron, the Rev. Dr. Natalie Fenimore, the Rev. Leslie Takahashi, and Elias Ortega-Aponte.
  • By Elandria Williams, Carey McDonald, Barb Greve, Sofia Betancourt, Elías Ortega
    Questions probing the heart of Unitarian Universalism.
    Image credit: At the end of a June 21 public witness rally during the UUA General Assembly in Spokane, Washington, UUs and local activists form a heart in the park where hundreds called for criminal justice reforms.
  • By Takiyah Nur Amin
    We need to stop banishing embodiment from our worship.
    Image credit: Painting: "Storming" by Ikahl Beckford, oil on canvas. A group of figures crowded and dancing or swaying
  • By Aneesa Shaikh
    I would not be the kind of person I am today if I hadn’t kept searching.
  • By Sonja L. Cohen
    The Unitarian Universalist Association’s key affirmations have been translated into Spanish, French, Farsi, and Thai.
  • By Christopher L. Walton
    UUA is working with people of color ministry on a plan for long-term financial and organizational support.
  • By Air Nonken
    In Nicaragua, women cultivate power and share their wisdom with UU feminists from the United States.
    Image credit: Travelers from the U.S. on a UU College of Social Justice trip to Nicaragua celebrate their new friendship with women from the Los Llanos CoopeMujer cooperative and the Esteli offices of Fundación Entre Mujeres.
  • By Christopher L. Walton
    Commission on Institutional Change completes investigation of contested hiring process for UUA Southern Region Lead position in 2017, offers reflections and recommendations for ‘fundamental and deep’ changes.
  • By Christopher L. Walton
    ‘This change provides executive leadership for the ongoing internal dialogue of how to decenter white supremacist culture.’
  • By DeReau K. Farrar
    Embracing theists is essential to the cultural and spiritual health of Unitarian Universalism.
    Image credit: © istock/Juanmonino
  • By Elaine McArdle
    UUA’s annual convention will embrace city’s culture and learn from its challenges. 
    Image credit: © JoeBrandt/iStock
  • By Takiyah Nur Amin
    As a Unitarian Universalist, Kwanzaa gives me—and my multifaith family—a chance to reflect on our commitments to our most deeply held principles.
    Image credit: © zofia/istockphoto
  • By Staff Writer
    Letter to the editor: History of Unitarian interest in world religions is much older, if you remember women.
  • By Joshua Eaton
    Building on our long history of interfaith partnerships, Unitarian Universalists forge new ties with Muslims, social justice coalitions, and ‘unchurched’ millennials.
    Image credit: Courtesy of Corie Jason
  • By Myriam Renaud
    Liberal Islam and liberal Unitarianism each affirm human rights—via two very distinct paths.
    Image credit: christopher rose (cc by-nc 2.0)
  • By Adam Lawrence Dyer
    A Dixieland chorus of separate lines / Just lucky to be in the same key, in the same room.
    Image credit: © Nancy Pierce
  • By Kimberly French
    Ysaye Barnwell and the music of community, resistance, and power.
    Image credit: © Astrid Riecken
  • By Michele David
    A black UU and her mostly white church grow and change together, and challenge one another.
    Image credit: © 2005 Michele David
  • By Kenny Wiley, Ashley V. Boyd, Adam Lawrence Dyer, Kat Liu, Jacqui C. Williams
    A discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s provocative new book Between the World and Me.
    Image credit: © Sean Carter Photography (CC BY-ND 2.0)