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Beacon Press

Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Rayla D. Mattson
    Traditions and habits can be changed or broken and that’s not always bad. It doesn’t mean we didn’t learn or like what we did in the past, it just means that we moved on to something else and that’s okay too.
  • By Nathan Ryan
    Last year for Lent, I decided to say yes to any request. I made it all the way to Easter without having to honor my decision.
  • By Seanan R. Holland
    In the moment that I switched to “teacher mode,” I recalled moments in which I had inadvertently said ungracious things. I was fortunate enough to have professors, ministers, and friends illuminate my clumsiness for me. They did so in a way that was gracious enough that it increased my appreciation and respect for them, and clear enough that I will never forget the teaching.

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

A Chorus of Faiths, High School Youth

  • The Tenderloin district of San Francisco can be intimidating because of its high concentration of homeless people, poverty, prostitution,...

Faithful Journeys, Grades 2-3

Gather the Spirit

Heeding the Call, Jr. High Ages 12-15

Love Surrounds Us, Grades K-1

  • From The Broken Tusk by Uma Krishnaswami (Atlanta, GA: August House Publishers Inc.). Used by permission of the publishers. Hard times...
  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    A story of Dorothea Dix (1802-1887), Unitarian teacher and social reformer. "Finish eating your supper, Anna," said Florence. "We mustn't...

Virtue Ethics

What Moves Us

  • Charles Chauncy was the leading opponent of the Great Awakening, the Protestant evangelical movement that swept through the British North...

Windows and Mirrors, Grades 4-5

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Brittany Packnett
    You can’t be prejudiced, racist, sexist, or homophobic. After all, you belong to this faith. You don’t carry pitchforks and march with the...
  • By DeReau K. Farrar
    When I was in middle school, I was taught that every person, to some extent, holds a set of prejudices that impact our perceptions of...
  • 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 Aisha Ansano
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time when particular songs get sung; one of them is "Lift Every Voice and Sing." It gets sung in school,...
  • By Kristin Grassel Schmidt
    Over 500 years ago, European governments adopted something called the Doctrine of Discovery: any lands and resources not already ruled by a...
  • By Catie Scudera
    Please join me in a litany of solidarity. Many of us are afraid of the coming years, because we ourselves or loved ones face oppression...
  • By Brian Kiely
    Spirit of Life, if you have a lesson for us, it is that all life is beautiful. We are each born into this world who we are, tall or short,...
  • By john a. powell
    "The thing that's really slick about whiteness, if you will, is that most of the benefits can be obtained without ever doing anything...
  • By Dawn Skjei Cooley
    Bruises are a part of roller derby — a celebrated part. It’s not uncommon for players to take pictures of their biggest, most colorful...
  • By Lisa Doege
    This prayer's author suggests that for each paragraph of the prayer, an accompanist (on piano or some other instrument) softly play the...
  • By Christian Schmidt
    Let us wake up. Not just from the Sunday morning exhaustion, from the wish for a few more drowsy minutes in bed. Let us wake up to this...
  • 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 Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward
    At age twenty, I had the fortune of traveling the world. Through a study abroad program, I journeyed to awe-inspiring destinations like India, Cuba, and South Africa. In the process, I witnessed extreme poverty, global wealth, power disparity, and the effects of war and militarism—all while...
  • By Lisa Doege
    Holy Unnamable One, Wholly Unknowable One, Again we have read the story. Again we have sung the tale. Again we wonder at our place in it...
  • By Kaaren Solveig Anderson
    My friend Marcy and her boyfriend Brian recently ate dinner at a local Chinese restaurant. As they enjoyed a plate of lo mein, engrossed in...
  • By Joanne Giannino
    Readings 1: The Gospel of Mark, Chapter 14, verses 3-91 While he was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the Leper, as he sat at the table, a...
  • By Susan LaMar
    In March of 2002, the Unitarian Universalist Ministers’ Association held its every seven years gathering in Birmingham, Alabama. I was...
  • By Thomas Rhodes
    Each week we take up an offering for the support of this congregation, and often, for the support of others who are working for a better...
  • By Anne Welsbacher
    Gadgets: The downfall of a free society, electric litter paving an inexorable path to our culture’s moral, intellectual, spiritual, and...
  • By Vail Weller
    Partner-church relationships with UU communities around the world connect us to extreme poverty. Global economic justice calls us to new depths of ethical living, generosity, and international mission work to spread the saving messages of Universalism.
  • 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 Laura Hershey
    What you risk telling your story: You will bore them. Your voice will break, your ink spill and stain your coat. No one will understand,...