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Violence

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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 natural disasters touch all of us. You want to help your children emotionally and spiritually process what is happening in and outside our communities. For UUs, action is a valid response; it is important to ground that action in...

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

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?

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