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Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

Issues and Trends

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Ending It Isn't a Game Racist comments by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling have excited outrage from all quarters, including the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Climate Change: 5 Minutes to Midnight , 15 Years and Counting Down The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has...
  • 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
    Maybe soon not a drop to drink? More than 38 million people live in California, and California supplies the United States with more than...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    From Cradle to Incarceration The road to prison and exclusion from society begins for many as soon as they start school. Sonali Kolhatkar...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Evolving an ageless life event into the modern age The frequent focus of this blog and others on the Millennial generation rather than...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Stephanie Mann takes issue with the media's take on the Millennial Generation. We re-post her commentary on the commentary about the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Trust In People New research from the PEW Research Social and Demographic Trends report on Millennials in Adulthood deepens and adds...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    A Sportcaster's Pastoral Message to us all Dallas-based sportscaster Dale Hansen reached out to Michael Sam, the Missouri University...
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    The recent Royal pardon of Alan Turing for - what was at the time - the criminal offense of homosexuality reveals the struggle for equality...
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    Confounding gender stereotypes with brush and lens. Lorenzo Triburgo is an artist whose work plays with common assumptions of identity and...
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    1918 – 2013 The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued the following statement on the life...
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    We're making the mash-up! The Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is doing something special to celebrate the unusual confluence...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Re-posted from the Huffington Post . Read the original story on Huffington Post here . –Ed. Frank Schaefer, Methodist Pastor, Convicted By...
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    Too Many Run-On Sentences Mass incarceration policy includes mandatory sentences for certain offenses despite mitigating factors of the...
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    Marriage-equality is in the way to becoming the norm in American society. On October 21 New Jersey became the 14th state to recognize same-...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    We post an excerpt of a story about groundbreaking equality and justice – on the Federal Bench. – Ed. Todd Hughes, First Openly Gay Circuit...

Future of Faith

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Same Beliefs – Many Practices The expanding breadth and diversity of Unitarian Universalist congregation and practice is developing a solid...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Who are these "nones", anyway? More research into the Future of Faith.–Ed. According to research from the Public Religion Institute, while...
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    Faith institutions are in trouble, unless they are spiritually nurturing – and informative . We re-post an excerpt of this article by the...
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    An interview with Dr. Elizabeth Drescher from the blog Confirm Not Conform about what makes the "Nones" tick. Drescher comments that, “...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Looking back on 2013, we wonder what wonders the new year holds in store... – Ed. Huffpost's Count Religion Newswriters Association Top Ten...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    "We’ve got to realize what we’re doing here with our theology..." Over the weekend Reverend Frank Schaefer spoke about his suspension and...
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    Find out in 14 Questions. The PEW Research Center created a quiz to answer the burning question "Am I a Millennial?" See how your point-of-...
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    Duke University recently completed its National Congregations Study (also conducted in 1998 and 2007). From the report, the joint meeting...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Church and beer? Motivation matters! This past Sunday the minister at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland opened his sermon with an...
  • By Carey McDonald
    Continuity... and Growth We know that part of the problem has been the segregation of youth programs in the past few decades, a dynamic...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Information and data to better understand where religion, religious identification and practice are headed in the future. – Ed. INFOGRAPHIC...
  • By Carey McDonald
    Choosing religious affiliation matters Having looked at Unitarian Universalism’s role among American faiths, one aspect to address...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Tallahassee Unitarian Universalist asks a probing question that enables us to examine how Unitarian Universalist congregations can become...
  • By Carey McDonald
    Are We Moving Beyond Religion? How have the shifts of the last few decades in the American religious landscape, described in our previous...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Carey Nieuwhof argues for eleven things he sees as defining the successful faith organization of tomorrow in this post from his blog . – Ed...
  • By Carey McDonald
    In a changing world, faith and spiritual search remain ...
  • By Carey McDonald
    The Landscape of Faith Does Not Look as it Used To Over the past few years, the national conversation [1] on the changing nature of...
  • By Carey McDonald
    I am often asked how we can reshape our faith to become a home for the Millennial Generation , and it is a huge and important question that...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Changing demographics and lifestyles present a challenge to the relevancy and health of faith organizations as we have known them for the...

Stories and Voices

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Rev. Erik Wikstrom serves as Settled Minister at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church - Unitarian Universalist, Charlotsville, VA . The...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Humor about Identity... Oil in Water or Watery Wine? Even when acting with intention to be respectful of the many ways in which we are...
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    Can it be detrimental to the principles of Unitarian Universalist faith when the people who witness for a cause overshadow the cause itself...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Rev. Erik Wikstrom argues that the head of the congregation could be the "Chief Faith Formation Officer," and solicits your opinion or...

Social Justice

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Jokers to the Right* Heeding the call of the UUA and others, The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) modified its discriminatory policy, allowing...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    DAY 13: Intersectional Justice Making When I was a little girl I wanted to save the planet. At four years old my concept of saving the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    It seems incongruent to write about a "national" Indigenous People's Day given that the culture and society of the indigenous peoples of...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    50 years ago the nation gathered in Washington D.C. and marched for jobs, freedom and justice. These photos documenting Unitarian...

Guides and Tools

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Read history from Selma. Make history in Raleigh. Reverend Richard Leonard marched by his side when Dr. Martin Luther King called him and...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    A founding story of American Thanksgiving, reflected by the History Channel claims, " In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians...
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    Check-out these fun videos and use the wealth of resources offered by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist...

General Assembly

  • By Jeremie Bateman
    BOSTON – This past weekend, your 2014 General Assembly Youth Caucus Deans, Owen Huelsbeck and Olivia Calvi, have been hard at work planning...

Events and Opportunities

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Standing on the Side of Love needs your help to get comprehensive, compassionate immigration reform passed by Congress now with this post...

On Campus

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Advocates for Youth Week of Action It's Never Too Late to Act Unitarian Universalists have been talking about abortion for 50 years . Our...