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Beacon Press

Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By James Gertmenian
    Love without justice is not love. Compassion without deeds is not compassion. Faith without action is not faith. And religion without politics is not religion. In my view, people of faith are not entitled to avoid politics for the sake of a short-lived spiritual high.

Call and Response: Journeys in UU Lifespan Faith Development

inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

Skinner House Books

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

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

  • By Ellen Zemlin, a White Unitarian Universalist. For me, there's never really been a question about whether my Unitarian Universalism and...
  • 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...

Love Connects Us, Grades 4-5

Love Surrounds Us, Grades K-1

  • By Noreen Kimball
    There was once a girl who loved to write stories and poems. She often wrote about the land and birds around her home. Her name was Rachel...

Resistance and Transformation

Signs of Our Faith, Grades 2-3

Spirit in Practice

UU Voices: Stories from the Movement

UU World

  • By Elaine McArdle
    Young Unitarian Universalists helped organize student walkouts in several cities on March 15 to demand action on climate change.
    Image credit: Connor Wertz at a Student climate protest.
  • 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 Alicia Cooke
    In the ongoing battle for the environment, we must learn to listen to those most affected.
    Image credit: Illustration of a factory smoke stack, with green clouds coming out, and protestors sitting on top of the smokestack. Illustrating protest against pollution
  • By Crystal M. Fleming
    The idiot’s guide to critical race theory.
    Image credit: Baton Rouge police approach protester Ieshia Evans during a protest of the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling
  • By Susan Frederick-Gray
    If we are not acting fearlessly for human dignity, compassion, justice, and peace, then we are failing to live our mission.
    Image credit: Photo illustration of old brickwork with a hole in the form of a heart, showing blue sky.
  • By Susan Frederick-Gray
    An anger that burns without consuming can be the fire and the energy for action, for organizing, for creating justice.
    Image credit: Protesters, including UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray, demonstrate in the Hart Senate Office Building on Sept. 27, 2018
  • By Elaine McArdle
    As elections approach, Unitarian Universalists work to register voters, promote criminal justice reform, and re-enfranchise 1.5 million people in Florida.
    Image credit: Spouses Linda Wright (left) and the Rev. Robin Gray volunteer at the UU Tallahassee Second Chances Phone Banking event September 22, 2018, in Florida.
  • 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 Lars Lonnroth
    Lessons from an evening with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting survivors.
    Image credit: Parkland graduate Jammal Lemy speaks during a June 16 town hall meeting at DuPage UU Church in Naperville, Illinois.
  • By Liz James
    Every generation fights overwhelming odds for a more just world—and for the next generation to have the chance to fight, too.
    Image credit: Liz James in front of her church's "Nuclear Weapons Free Zone" sign.
  • 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 Christopher L. Walton
    Delegates affirm importance of issues raised by three proposed Actions of Immediate Witness that did not make it onto the final agenda.
    Image credit: Delegates vote at the 2018 General Assembly to place three proposed Actions of Immediate Witness on the final agenda
  • By Staff Writer
    ‘As Unitarian Universalists, we are first and foremost religious communities that practice love as our foundation—and we are living in times of heartbreak, violence, and pain.’
    Image credit: UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray tells a story during the Sunday worship service at the 2018 General Assembly
  • By Christopher L. Walton
    UUA General Assembly continues focus on dismantling white supremacy. Resolutions condemn criminalization of migrants, call for end to private prisons, and urge support for indigenous water protectors.
    Image credit: The General Assembly Youth Caucus speaks in favor of a bylaw amendment that gives religious educators delegate status.
  • By Christopher L. Walton
    Unitarian Universalist ministers and local UUs mark Juneteenth with rally in solidarity with Poor People’s Campaign in Kansas City.
    Image credit: Laying on of hands with LJ Brackson
  • By Arthur Hirsch
    Interfaith justice movement launches 40 Days of Action in most state capitals; UUA president and sixteen other UUs arrested in D.C.
    Image credit: Interfaith activists, including UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray marched in the first day of the Poor People’s Campaign 40 Days of Action in Washington, D.C., where they were arrested by U.S. Capitol Police for blocking a road.
  • 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 Michael Hart
    Unitarian Universalist youth march in Washington and other cities to protest gun violence.
    Image credit: Youth from UU Church West at the March for Our Lives in Milwaukee, March 24, 2018.
  • By Kari Gottfried
    As a teenager and a Unitarian Universalist, I have no choice but to speak up against the failure of our government to protect its youth from gun violence.
    Image credit: Tanzil Philip, 16, Coral Springs, a sophomore at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, center, addresses the crowd outside of Leon High School in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb. 20, 2018.
  • By Christopher L. Walton
    Susan Frederick-Gray condemns tax bill as part of ‘all-out violent assault’ on poor, working class, and middle class people; interfaith movement plans nationwide campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience.
    Image credit: UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray speaks at launch of Poor People's Campaign, Dec. 4, 2017
  • By Susan Frederick-Gray
    This is no time for a casual faith. And we Unitarian Universalists must remember that we are not in this alone.
    Image credit: Susan Frederick-Gray

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