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Beacon Press

Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Rayla D. Mattson
    A white woman pulled over and ran over to me with a shopping bag. She noticed that I never have on a coat and I often stand in the rain. She didn’t know if the things would fit, but the receipt was in the bag. She smiled and drove away. As I looked down at the bag, I had very mixed emotions.
  • By Yuri Yamamoto
    Who are the angry birds in my life? Do I avoid opportunities in fear of risks? What are the sticks I carry in my heart so as not to be hurt again?
  • By DeReau K. Farrar
    Black people are so accustomed to being ignored and invisible that a simple acknowledgement—a simple I see you—from a peer goes a long way.
  • By Rayla D. Mattson
    My heart broke the day my son stood in the bathroom crying. He handed me a pair of scissors and told me to just cut it . I told him how beautiful his hair was and how sad I would be to see him cut it.
  • By DeReau K. Farrar
    I wanted so badly to break free and let loose—but I just couldn't. I was stuck in my own false ideas of the congregation's expectations of me. Luckily, there’s still time.
  • By Teresa Honey Youngblood
    Liking somebody, even loving somebody, is not enough to protect them from shade that you cannot even see, much less understand.
  • 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 Aisha Ansano
    What happened in Charlottesville is nothing new. We know how to fight it, and it is done in community—wherever we can find it. Spirit that runs through us all, remind me to look up, to reach out, to find those doing this work alongside me and join them.
  • 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 Teresa Honey Youngblood
    Light We Seek, wherever I am on the journey toward wholeness for all of us—that is, toward racial equality—help me to forgive myself and others for missteps and missed opportunities, and guide my efforts to build up the relationships where love, justice, and understanding grow.
  • By Daniel Gregoire
    As a born traveler, I love the novelty of discovering a familiar thing in a new setting. And what’s more familiar than a white clapboard...
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Last Saturday, I strolled past a yard sale. Browsing a table piled high with Halloween costumes—feather boas, silly hats, and the like—I...
  • By Teresa Honey Youngblood
    It took me 37 years to recognize that I had been cloistered off from the beauty, the richness, and the heartbreaking complexity of other people’s experiences.

inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

Pacific Western Region

  • By Jonipher Kūpono Kwong, Sarah Gibb Millspaugh
    Every day, awareness that racism is still very much alive in the United States grows. Increasingly, Unitarian Universalist congregations are looking to take a stand, to better understand “whiteness” and to show up meaningfully for racial justice. How would you like to engage? ...

Skinner House Books

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Heeding the Call

  • By Jessica York
    Adapted from the Tapestry of Faith story "James Luther Adams,". Sometimes, freedom is a long time coming. It may take generations upon...

Chalice Children

Building the World We Dream About

  • By Mark Hicks
    Building the World We Dream About is a Unitarian Universalist program that seeks to interrupt the workings of racism and transform how people from different racial/ethnic groups understand and relate to one another.

Signs of Our Faith

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.

Virtue Ethics

Resistance and Transformation