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  • Thoughtful, spiritual, inclusive, diverse - Unitarian Universalists come from all walks of life.
  • Unitarian Universalists are proud to be known for showing up-often in the vibrant gold of the Standing on the Side Love campaign. From...
  • Unitarian Universalist (UU) are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We live all over the United States and Canada and in many countries across the globe. ...

Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

Stories and Voices

  • By Eric Bliss
    I left Unitarian Universalism when I was 18. Having gone through the survey of world religions that was the emphasis of my late 80’s RE experience, I identified more as a Buddhist than I did as UU. College brought a myriad of intellectual awakenings, but my soul lay dormant.
  • 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
    Adulting Is Hard by Kayla Parker When I was twenty-five, I started graduate school and my Dad had a stroke. Doctors told us he should have...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Fiercely UU is a new blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Fiercely UU is a blog series where Unitarian Universalist (UU) young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Fiercely UU is a new blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Everything I Know About Parish Ministry I Learned in Youth Group By Alex Haider-Winnett I grew up UU in Southern California in the 90s. My...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Living the Wasteless Life by Carter Smith My story actually begins almost a year ago, when one of my Facebook friends posted an article...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Fiercely UU is a new blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Faith in the Forest by Katie Gelfand Hiking the 100 Mile Wilderness in Maine , one of the last legs of the Appalachian Trail , wound up...

Future of Faith

  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    Kaitlin Dey, Thrive Young Adult alumni 2016 and 2017, shared this reflection at her congregation last Sunday. I spent the last 10 days in...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Fiercely UU is a blog series where Unitarian Universalist (UU) young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they...
  • By Bart Frost
    !SPOILER ALERT! The following post contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens , but it’s a month after the movie was released in...
  • By Bart Frost
    How Smart Congregations Grow Members This summer at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assembly , our Youth Media...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    UUs are a theologically diverse spiritual community but have a shared belief that all souls are sacred, courageous love has the power to transform the world, and truth continues to be revealed.
  • By Bart Frost
    Bro! Listen to the kids! On Sunday, August 30th, Kanye West gave a speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. I know, I know, that happened a...

Guides and Tools

Issues and Trends

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    From the staff of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries UPDATED 3/31/17. [Since the publication of this post from our office, the...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    What do you need right now dear ones? How are we going to get through this? Maybe you’re in shock. Maybe you’re pissed as hell. Maybe you’...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Transformed by Struggle We publish this frankly written reflection on how approaching the spiritual practices of others with a willingness...

Youth and Young Adults of Color

  • By Aisha Ansano, Elizabeth Nguyen
    Aisha participated in this summer's Thrive Young Adult leadership school for Unitarian Universalist young adults of color. —Ed. The five...
  • By Joseph Boyd, Elizabeth Nguyen
    Fiercely UU is a new blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they...
  • By Ellie Brown, Elizabeth Nguyen
    Finding My Roots “Is she really your sister?” “Oh, she’s real alright.” I didn’t realize how alienated I felt by my surroundings during my...

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...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    It's not easy being a campus minister. This work of nurturing students spiritually and providing inclusive community on college campuses is...

Social Justice

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Living UU in Stereo Podcast Luminary Leader Martin Tomlinson, Co-Dean of the 2016 UU-UNO Intergenerational Spring Seminar , April 7-9 in...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    In honor of the Standing on the Side of Love 30 Days of Love 2016 campaign , Steven Ballesteros speaks up about the important work of...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    In honor of the Standing on the Side of Love 30 Days of Love 2016 campaign , Phebe Hawes speaks up about being a light of love in a time of...

Events and Opportunities

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