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Beacon Press

inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
    From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop
    "A work of rare beauty . . . a love letter written in a moral emergency, one that Coates exposes with the precision of an autopsy and the...

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Love Connects Us, Grades 4-5

Love Will Guide Us, Grades 2-3

  • (Leader: Invite the group to join you in singing the chorus of "Follow the Drinking Gourd." Teach the words and tune, if needed. Tell them that any time during the story they hear you start to sing, they should join in.) ...

Moral Tales, Grades 2-3

Resistance and Transformation

  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED battery-operated candle Timepiece (minutes) Chime or...
  • Preparation for Activity Speak with your minister or a long-time lay leader about your congregation's involvement in the struggle for LGBT...

Riddle and Mystery, 6th Grade

  • By Greta Anderson
    You have probably seen pictures of the man from India known as "Gandhi:" a skinny, bald-headed man with wire-rimmed glasses, a white cloth...

Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures

  • This story is abridged from one published by Hans Christian Anderson in 1844 and translated by H.P. Paull in 1872. (Hans Christian Anderson...

Wonderful Welcome

  • An Indian tale of speaking kindly, from Teaching Tolerance, Rhinos & Raspberries kit. Permission pending. Read or tell the story. Once...

UU World

  • By Heather Beasley Doyle
    A New Hampshire congregation attempts to repair past wrongs by the church against a devoted biracial Universalist minister, his sister, and their family.
    Image credit: The plaque that will be installed in the newly named Campbell Chapel at the UU Church of Nashua, New Hampshire.
  • By Susan Frederick-Gray
    The president of the Unitarian Universalist Association reflects on the spiritual challenges of confronting the resurgence of American white nationalism.
    Image credit: A member of a white supremacist militia stands in front of religious leaders, including UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray, who gathered to protest a rally of neo-Nazis and other white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017.
  • By Sofia Betancourt
    We seek to reform Unitarian Universalism because we can never be the bearers of love and justice if the foundation that sustains us is still perpetuating the very problems we long to solve.
    Image credit: LeLaina Romero, Amanda Thomas, and the Rev. Sofía Betancourt sing “For You I Sing,” by Margaret Nes, during the Service of the Living Tradition.

UUA International: International Programs of the UUA

Worship Lab: Posts on Crafting Worship

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Deanna Vandiver
    Naming our vision of collective liberation.
  • By Joan Javier-Duval
    Amid the cacophony of distractions...we hold on when all is in question.
  • By Florence Caplow
    We light this chalice today in honor of the Unitarian Universalist First Principle: To affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of...
  • By William Stafford
    "We live in an occupied country, misunderstood; justice will take us millions of intricate moves." from Stafford's poem "Thinking for Berky...
  • By Matthew Johnson
    We’re the faith of reason and science and dignity. There's nothing wrong with that. It’s just that too many of us have been taught by...
  • By Rosemary Bray McNatt
    He phoned more than an hour ago to say he was on his way home. But I have yet to hear the scrape of the iron gate, the rattling keys, so I...
  • By Sarah C Stewart
    Whiteness has been used throughout the histories of America and Europe to praise desirable groups of people and exclude undesirable groups...
  • By Aisha Ansano
    No matter what tactics and methods racial justice activists use, the general response of society will be a collective head-shaking and tsk-tsk-ing — because what people are actually complaining about are not the specific tactics that are being used in the struggle for racial justice, but that the...
  • By Gwen Matthews
    Your spirit, talents, generosity, imagination, and dedication reaffirm our fellowship and create our Beloved Community.
  • 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 Nathan Ryan
    The statement Black Lives Matter might be hard to hear because it floats. It is a bit of hyperbole. There is no counter point, no balancing...
  • By Jeannie Shero
    #‎BlackLivesMatter Let the only burning be the fire of commitment in our hearts, minds, hands, spirits in our community of faith. Live...
  • By Cathy Rion Starr
    This charge was written to be led by several voices: one person says a line, and then all in attendance respond, “We charge you to engage...
  • By George A Tyger
    I cannot change his world, but I can—I must—try to understand it. Otherwise, a kid with a rock is just one more kind of enemy instead of the person he really is, a kid who, like my own son, only wants to be happy, safe, and loved.
  • By Martha Dallas
    Today, the congregation will be singing hymns from our hymnals which are particularly precious to us as Unitarian Universalists. But today...
  • By Tracy Bleakney
    This chalice burns with twin flames. The first flame burns for those who seek and defend the right to a free and responsible search for truth and meaning so that each person may live according to conscience in a democratically elected society. ...
  • By Audette Fulbright Fulson
    Do not think we are finished— oh no we will never be finished never just done until the light of justice is lit behind every eye. Do not...
  • By Tess Baumberger
    My name is Mary Magdalene. You may have heard of me. I lived a long, long time ago, 2,000 years ago. And I’m here today to tell you the...
  • By Lisa Doege
    "Why a flaming chalice?” the question comes. It’s the cup of life, we answer.
  • By Gordon B McKeeman
    "Let there be light!" ...
  • By Eric Cherry
    Spirit of Life, God of Justice, Mother of Creation, comfort those who suffer and struggle for peace and justice in our world.
  • By Sara Campbell
    In the summer of 1989, I attended the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists at the General Assembly at Yale University in New Haven,...
  • By James (Jay) C Leach
    "Few of their children in the country learn English Unless the stream of their importation could be turned they will soon so outnumber us...
  • By Victoria E Safford
    Step One : Invoke an external and internal threat. Pose it as a threat to civilization itself. Create a sense of overwhelming crisis beyond...