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  • By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group
    Guidance for congregations to prevent and address violence, abuse, harassment, inappropriate behavior, building security, and other threats to safety.
  • By UUA Ministries and Faith Development: Faith Development Office
    Hateful violence and calamitous natural disasters touch all of us. One need not have been present at the church, the nightclub, the...

Beacon Press

Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Misha Sanders
    I trusted the woman at the pharmacy to be capable of hearing hard truth. Bless her wounded heart with its internalized misogyny. She just wants women to love and support each other. Thank you. Me too.
  • By Robin Tanner
    Being faithful doesn’t mean endless work. It also means attention to the movement of spirit that can appear as an hour of sleep, the truth of a toddler, or a donut in the middle of the day.
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    "How complicated it is to break silence: to open all of the secrets in all of our broken hearts. But silence does break; truth seeks the light. We're unraveling silence because we have determined that our power with one another is greater than the power someone once had over us."
  • By Robin Tanner
    We, the willing, follow the threads to one another; past rightness and quips and tweets. We will find one another and persist past sunrise.
  • By Becky Brooks
    What DO we do in the face of evil? Anything. Everything. Pray, protest, bake, hug, grieve, wail, laugh, explain, linger, research, fight, cry. What we absolutely must not do is ignore it.
  • By Teresa Honey Youngblood
    We sat on the back steps watching transfixed as hundreds of rust-red spiders, big as thumbs, dropped on strands of silk out of the pecan...

Safe Congregagtions Handbook

  • By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group
    Resources for congregations to stay safe from fires, active shooters, natural disasters, hazards, and more.

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Resistance and Transformation

  • Materials for Activity Worship or centering table and chalice Participant journals Writing materials, including paper, pens, pencils, color...

Windows and Mirrors, Grades 4-5

Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures

UU World

  • By Elaine McArdle
    The Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism–led project assembled self-care packages for people fleeing domestic violence.
    Image credit: Audra Friend, UUA Communications Coordinator for Multicultural Ministries, and Marie Bennett, a youth from Davies Memorial UU Church in Camp Springs, Maryland, fill purses and bags with self-care items.
  • 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 Joel Miller
    Average citizens who think they can whip a concealed gun out to shoot down a bad guy are living under a dangerous illusion.
    Image credit: silhouette of cash register and armed robber
  • By Heather Christensen
    A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.
  • By Emily Wright-Magoon
    We can decide not to let our culture be defined by toxic masculinity.
    Image credit: Person holding a slip of paper that says "Me too".
  • By Elaine McArdle
    On fifth anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre, interfaith coalition gathers outside gun lobby’s headquarters. 
    Image credit: The Rev. Abhi Janamanchi, senior minister of Cedar Lane UU Church in Bethesda, Maryland, speaks at an interfaith vigil outside the National Rifle Association headquarters on December 14, 2017.
  • By Joshua Eaton
    Three miles from Pulse nightclub, UU congregation hosts grief counselors, blood drive, and gun reform groups.
    Image credit: Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal Constitution via AP
  • By Elaine McArdle
    Escalating war on women’s reproductive rights demands a liberal religious response, say Unitarian Universalist clergy.
    Image credit: AP Photo/David Zalubowski
  • By Kenny Wiley
    A Unitarian Universalist minister in Colorado Springs receives praise, criticism after calling Planned Parenthood shooter ‘domestic terrorist’ during vigil.
  • By Christopher L. Walton
    Teams of journalists and civilians are tracking down the numbers, and the stories behind them.
  • By Michelle Richards
    Children don’t want to hear, watch, or read stories that claim evil does not exist because they are acutely aware—even from very young ages—that it does.
    Image credit: © Kittisuper/iStockphoto
  • By Meg Barnhouse
    I knew the gunman who killed two in a Knoxville church, but I don’t need an explanation for his actions. I need stories of heroes and kindness and compassion.
  • By Doug Muder
    Isn’t religion supposed to be fading away?

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Douglas Taylor
    A prayer for gun violence
  • By Lisa Bovee-Kemper
    You are loved beyond measure. You are good, right, and beautiful. Your lives are more than the sum of the moment or moments that changed you.
  • By Heather K Janules
    We come this day, called by war By the suffering we inflict and endure When minds across borders fail to reason and compromise. We come...
  • By Lori Walke
    Gracious God, the week was filled with moments when words escaped me. They would not come. Forgive me, Holy One —I know it is the preacher’...
  • By Jason Shelton
    "We want our children back. There are too many gone too soon." In December 2017, Rev. Jason Shelton was invited to lead singing at the...
  • By Nicole Anderson
    Blessed are the homeless and those who beg for spare change, for they will inherit the house of the Lord. Blessed are the black mothers who...
  • By James (Jay) C Leach
    Oh God of the black, the white, the brown and . . . the blue, Oh God of Keith Lamont Scott*, of Justin Carr*, and . . . of Brently Vinson*...
  • By Keith Kron
    Today, and forever, I grieve the loss of life. I grieve for the people who died in [name of most recent shooting]. I grieve for their...
  • By Lisa Doege
    A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no...
  • By Elizabeth Lerner Maclay
    Source of all, This is my third attempt at a prayer. The first two revealed to me that I am angry, which I didn’t realize until I just...
  • By Elandria Williams
    The history and legacy of Unitarian Universalism are shaped as much by Emerson, Fahs, and Channing as it is by the ancestors in our...
  • By Robin Bartlett
    Reading From The Hebrew Bible (Isaiah 40:1-11) Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her...
  • By Daniel S. Schatz
    As a Unitarian Universalist minister, it is sometimes my role to answer correspondence that comes to our congregation from members of the...
  • By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe
    On this Transgender Day of Remembrance , we remember those who have been murdered for being who they are, those who face violence on a...
  • By Dennis McCarty
    [In the] spirit of love, harmony, and remembrance, we stand too often divided, too often set apart from one another in heedless ways. We...
  • By Kathleen Rolenz
    Let us join our hearts and minds together in the spirit of prayer: O Holy One, that unites all who are estranged and challenges all who...
  • By Joseph Lyons
    Overview: Organize a discussion and develop a relationship with the local or regional School of the Americas Watch (SOA) organization...
  • By Kathleen McTigue, Eric Cherry
    All violence is framed by blood. Our scars are the red line reminders— for the survivors, and all who follow later. See them, and do not...
  • By Martin Luther King, Jr.
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing...
  • Never does hatred cease by hating in return; only through love can hatred come to an end. Victory breeds hatred; the conquered dwell in...