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Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

Events and Opportunities

Stories and Voices

  • By Kayla Parker
    We are not alone. The holiday season can be a trying time for many of us. As a young adult, it can be painful being away from or being with...

Issues and Trends

  • By Kayla Parker
    As Unitarian Universalists, we are called to affirm and promote our fifth principle, “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic...

UUA

On Campus

  • By Kayla Parker
    We are students, lay leaders and religious professionals of all ages, identities and life experiences who are committed to creating...

Call and Response: Journeys in UU Lifespan Faith Development

  • By Andrea Arrington As a professor of African history, one of the first things I do with my classes is assess what they know—or think they...
  • By Pat Kahn
    A wake-up call, according to the Urban Dictionary, is “when you've been doing something self-destructive for some time (perhaps without realizing it) before something serious happens that forces you to come to terms with what you've been doing and that you need to stop.” ...
  • By Jessica York
    A UU, two Hindus, and a Baha’i walk into a Christian Ethiopian restaurant. The opening line to a culturally insensitive joke? No, my last...
  • By Pat Kahn
    A fine way to celebrate August 2, the birthday of Sophia Fahs, is to take a look at her classic story collection, From Long Ago and Many Lands: Stories for Children Told Anew. It is now available on the Unitarian Universalist Association website, at no charge (PDF, 288 pages). ...
  • By Shannon Harper Working in youth ministry, supporting young people in their search for identity, voice, and calling, is at best...
  • By Susan Lawrence
    I was a child with curiosity about the whole world. I made my first explorations through books. Among my early discoveries were these: (1)...
  • By Pat Kahn
    [Editors' note: Through the Renaissance program, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) offers continuing education for UU religious educators, including musicians, ministers, seminarians, and lay leaders. Each 15-hour module provides basic training in a topic area useful in...
  • By Gail Forsyth-Vail
    [Editor's Update, Nov. 18, 2014—As the nation awaits a Grand Jury decision on whether Office Darren Wilson will be indicted for shooting...
  • Ramon Selove and his wife, Shellie Selove, are Our Whole Lives sexuality education facilitator trainers. They are members of the Unitarian...
  • By Jessica York
    We know that the Universe's one constant is change. Systems are full of chaos. We've seen that in our weather systems this month, when...
  • by Sandy Weir “From this House” is a joyous, South African-style song by composer Ben Allaway . It evokes the image of people walking out...
  • By Jessica York
    The Indian philosopher, Chanakya (350-283 BCE), said, “Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education...
  • By Jessica York
    Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday. Not all family gatherings are harmonious. There might be pressure to prepare “the perfect meal”...
  • By Gail Forsyth-Vail
    Edward Wemytewa is a storyteller, and so am I. We worked together with several others this spring to plan the religion/spirituality track...
  • By Jessica York
    May 21 is the World Day for Cultural Diversity Dialogue & Development , established by the United Nations to support the 2001 Universal...
  • By Jessica York
    [This post appears by courtesy of the 2013 Mama's Day Our Way campaign of Strong Families , a national initiative for policy and culture...
  • By Jessica York
    Spring is here. Life may be blooming all around you , or perhaps just starting to bud. In Alabama, spring brings the dread of tornadoes,...
  • By Jessica York
    I remember reading that Natalia Averett would be representing the Joseph Priestly district on the UUA Board of Trustees. I first met...

General Assembly Presentations

inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

InterConnections: Articles for UU Leaders

  • By Donald E. Skinner
    If you’re fortunate, you’ll never arrive at your meetinghouse to find your rainbow flag or marriage equality banner ripped, defaced with...
  • By Donald E. Skinner
    When the Rev. Barbara Meyers began a mental health ministry at the Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist (UU) Fellowship in Fremont, Calif.,...

LeaderLab

  • By Renee Ruchotzke, Central East Region of the UUA
    As American demographics shift toward more diversity, UU congregations need to learn to skillfully communicate across the differences that exist in our congregations as well as in our wider communities. Then we will be better equipped to understand race and privilege and help to dismantle racism.
  • By Renee Ruchotzke
    In order for a congregation to reflect the global majority in its membership, its leaders must learn to model how to de-center the culture of the congregation from White identity and culture. Here are some practices to get you started.

MidAmerica Events

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? ...
  • Resources for Multicultural Transformation, Family Ministry, Outreach and Social Media, #MeToo, and more.

Skinner House Books

Social Justice Statements

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Signs of Our Faith

Chalice Children

Sing to the Power