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Stories and Voices

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Fiercely UU is a blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they follow...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    One Congregation – 3 Social Justice Ministries The power of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron (Ohio) Social Justice Ministry on...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Reproductive Justice Tour Daily Blog: Day 4 After a hiatus, we continue our reporting of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Learn about Robert Jensen, graduate of the Unitarian Universalist Association Summer Seminary Class of 2013, from the selected excerpts of...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Reproductive Choice is not an option The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has led on the issue of reproductive rights since 1963 –...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Today the barrier against openly identifying as LGBTQ in professional sports in the United States fell when a current player, twelve-year...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    LGBT in Religious Communities: A Faith and Human Rights Discussion The panel discussion on LGBT in Religious Communities , organized as...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) has published as a graphic potential outcomes of the United States Supreme Court on Prop 8...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    ACLU Promotes Student Led Gay-Straight Alliance The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) " Blog of Rights " has created a video explaining...

On Campus

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Small But Mighty The set up was in some ways completely familiar. The cushions on the floor, the snacks arranged casually around the yet...

Social Justice

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    August 9th, 2015 marks the first anniversary of Mike Brown's extra-judicial killing in Ferguson, MO. All across the country Unitarian...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Reproductive Justice Daily Blog: Day 1 Love Reaches Out in many ways, and during the week of June 16–21 Blue Boat invites you to join high...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Axe the Asterisk! Although evolving toward a new norm the current state of marriage-equality in the United States is somewhat confusing. In...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Plaintiffs Include UU Congregations Two Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations in North Carolina ( Piedmont Unitarian Universalist...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Zero Exceptions George Takai , the popular meme -ist (and helmsman Hikaru Sulu on the original Star Trek series) responds to Arizona Senate...
  • By Jeremie Bateman
    DAY 12: Same Place, New Times My cousin is a high school junior. My 10 year high school reunion was a few months ago. When I go home for...

Events and Opportunities

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Electrified the Amplified Crowd Summer Seminary alumni Kara Marler presented this inspiring toast at the Annual Program Fund "Amplify...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Unbounded Love Standing in the Side of the Love (SSL), the interfaith public advocacy campaign sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Multicultural Ministries 2013 Sharing Project This groundbreaking project is designed to solicit input from Unitarian Universalists (UUs) (...

Issues and Trends

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    This blogpost was written by young adult Samantha Ames , a lifelong Unitarian Universalist and lawyer with the National Center for Lesbian...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    UU Young Adult Tells United Nations: Stop Torture of Queer Youth Samantha Ames is a total rock star. Not a literal rock star. I’ve never...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Because That is What We Do Members of the Westboro Baptist Church came to Houston, Texas protesting – as quoted on the KHOU-TV website , "'...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    LGBTQ Marchers Welcomed to Fly Their Flag at Iconic Parade Organizers of the annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade have reversed...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Michael Brown – killed by the police years before he or his aggressor were born. TO BEAR WITNESS – AGAIN This blog has published...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued this statement following the continued violence...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Unitarian Universalists Welcome Them Unitarian Universalism has long been a welcoming faith , and the Unitarian Universalist Association (...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Ivan E. Coyote writes about difficulties experienced by the transgendered in an intolerant world. The provocatively titled essay, " Fear...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Celebrating All Families Responding to criticism for supporting diverse models of family, and in a way that would seem right at home at the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The recent Royal pardon of Alan Turing for - what was at the time - the criminal offense of homosexuality reveals the struggle for equality...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Confounding gender stereotypes with brush and lens. Lorenzo Triburgo is an artist whose work plays with common assumptions of identity and...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Perhaps But Only One Step Forward During a wide-ranging impromptu press conference while returning from the Papal visit to Brazil, when...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Read, Link and Share Highlights of the July bulletin from LGBTQ Ministries, part of the Ministries office of the Unitarian Universalist...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The following is a statement from The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association. -Ed. "Today, the U.S...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DOMA deprives the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment. The Unites States Supreme Court today voting 5-4...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    BSA welcomes all youth, only some adults At its annual national meeting the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) approved a resolution removing, "...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Today the barrier against openly identifying as LGBTQ in professional sports in the United States fell when a current player, twelve-year...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    From the Human Rights Campaign Blog. - Ed. April 11, 2013 by Dan Rafter, Online Campaigns Manager Lawmakers Introduce Marriage Equality...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    NFL Meets With Gay Rights Groups (Huffington Post) WASHINGTON -- The National Football League met with LGBT rights groups last week about...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Continuing the trend of legislative and electoral victories, Colorado has become the 10th state to approve legislation equalizing the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The United States Supreme Court is set to hear a challenges to California State Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act –...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The following statement was issued by Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President Rev. Peter Morales following the Boy Scouts of...

Youth and Young Adults of Color

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    We re-post the monthly newsletter of our friends of the Office of Multicultural Growth and Witness of the Unitarian Universalist...

UUA

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Invented by a Unitarian—Evolved by the UUA When Unitarian Julia Ward Howe founded Mother's Day for Peace in the 1870's as an antiwar...

Future of Faith

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Millennial Impact Findings from the recently released Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) survey on the change in attitude toward...

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Sing to the Power

  • Materials for Activity Story, " A Sea of Pink " Preparation for Activity Read the story and prepare to share it with the group. Read the...