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Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

Stories and Voices

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Reproductive Justice Tour Daily Blog: Day 4 After a hiatus, we continue our reporting of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    UU Community Cooperatives are creating a second living community Imagine a place where a diverse group of folks commit to living...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Ultimate Courageous Love Viola Liuzzo joined the fight for civil rights when it was at its most dangerous juncture – after the " Bloody...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Why Wait for Spring to let the light shine? Ash Bechkam reminds us that we all keep truths about ourselves hidden away from others, and...
  • By Carey McDonald
    The passing of folk music icon Pete Seeger has offered a chance to revisit the themes the 1950’s and ‘60’s when Seeger made his mark on...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Pete Seeger, who died on January 27 at the age of 94, was a voice for a justice and equity through-out the 20th century. He was also...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Rebecca Brinson celebrates the unrecognized ubiquity of Unitarian Universalists, pointing out that in a very real sense Unitarian Universalists are to be found wherever UU values are practiced.

On Campus

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Welcome to the Spotlight Series! Each month we’ll feature a different Unitarian Universalist congregation or community that is doing...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Welcome to the Spotlight Series! Each month we feature a different Unitarian Universalist congregation or community that is doing effective...

Social Justice

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Reproductive Justice Daily Blog: Day 1 Love Reaches Out in many ways, and during the week of June 16–21 Blue Boat invites you to join high...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Justice Training for Youth from The College of Social Justice by Laura Lubin, Associate for Youth & Young Adult Programs This summer...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Day 30: Raise our voice in worship and love I love the annual 30 Days of Love Campaign because it gives makes me reflect upon how powerful...
  • By Deborah Neisel-Sanders
    Day 29: Reflect on reaching out with love I don't know whether it's a coincidence or not, but it seems that lately I've been seeing love in...
  • By Jeremie Bateman
    Day 28: Making the Middle Way Together I was a relatively new employee at the UUA when the Standing on the Side of Love campaign was...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Day 27: It's a religious thing “What are you doing?” someone asked. He must have been curious to see a band of diverse people walking...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Day 26: Celebrate everywhere to make change everywhere Faith as Fuel As people committed to working for social justice it might seem...
  • By Deborah Neisel-Sanders
    It wasn't long after we were first married that my husband August and I went to visit my brother and his family. August was a bit nervous...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Day 24: Employ the Sacred Pause Once upon a time I lived in New York City, and, stereotypically enough, I had a therapist and I was always...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Day 23: Do More than Stand on the Side of Love Love Reaches Out. That's the theme for our General Assembly this year in Providence, Rhode...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 22: Stand with Those Who Face Religious Discrimination Not long ago I read an article written by a young Muslim-American man who...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    DAY 21: Radically Reintegrate the Formerly Incarcerated When I sat down to think about what it meant to reach out with radical love to...
  • By Jeremie Bateman
    DAY 20: Radical Inclusion Today, 30 Days of Love invites us to consider the ways we engage all people, regardless of physical, cognitive,...
  • By Carey McDonald
    DAY 17: Put Love into Practice Doin' Good - A Labor of Love Yesterday I hung out with the Youth Group at First Parish in Milton to talk...
  • By Deborah Neisel-Sanders
    DAY 16: Practicing Radical Love Open Heart In our denomination we talk a lot about love. Lately, we’ve been using the term “radical love.”...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 15: Keeping the Story Alive Flat World Story My family arrived in America from Eastern Europe during anti-Jewish Pogroms at the end of...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 11: Living Out Your Story Stories are about life, whether real or imagined, and when we read, hear or learn a story we place ourselves...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    DAY 10: Sharing Stories The truly very important matter So a couple months ago, something happened to me that I imagine you might be able...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 9: Making the narrative public It can be hard to express the fullness of your identity in public when who you are or what you know to...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 8: Suppress Voter Suppression Many of the freedoms we take for granted required tremendous struggle and sacrifice on the part of...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Day 7: Moral Movement for Redemption Resist Oppression Oppression is an unjust exercise of power or authority. It exists in many forms...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 6: Dismantling the "New Poll Tax" End Voter Suppression When Poll Taxes were ruled unconstitutional in 1964 many thought that the 5th...
  • By Carey McDonald
    DAY 5: Building Multicultural Congregations - My generation is the most diverse in American history, yet still we struggle with the...

Future of Faith

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Current Theme, Ageless Idea Faith experience in America is changing, and the theme of General Assembly 2014 (GA), "Love Reaches Out" ,...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Fewer Believe in the Supernatural, More in the Rational More Americans describe themselves as "non-religious" or not religiously affiliated...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Laws of the Universe Albert Einstein's response in 1936 to a letter from a 6-year old asking if one could believe in both science and...

Guides and Tools

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    UU: Challenging the Propensity for Polar Thinking " Not for Ourselves Alone – Theological Essays on Relationship " explains that Unitarian...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    On-Air Thursdays, on-line any-time Power UP with Rev. Monica ( Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings ) is an internet radio show that informs,...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Philanthropy on a Middle-Class Budget People of reasonable means giving through small donations are the biggest source of charitable funds...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Determining, "Who am I?", does not happen in isolation. Jessica York, Director of Faith Development at the Unitarian Universalist...

Youth and Young Adults of Color

Events and Opportunities

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Everyone Welcome @ Unirondack – find your tribe and go Unirondack is known for creating a camp experience where people, "live the values...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    47 ◊ Days of Practice and Reflection Join Unitarian Universalists (UUs) expressing their Lenten wishes on tumblr at " practicinglent.tumblr...

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
    Ivan E. Coyote writes about difficulties experienced by the transgendered in an intolerant world. The provocatively titled essay, " Fear...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Set against a backdrop of institutional and societal discrimination, the story of Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice initiative...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    A Sportcaster's Pastoral Message to us all Dallas-based sportscaster Dale Hansen reached out to Michael Sam, the Missouri University...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Re-posted from GLAAD .– Ed. Facebook introduces custom gender field to allow users to more accurately reflect who they are by Rich Ferraro...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Learn how policy shapes our perception of race in this story from the Code Shift Segment of Morning Edition on National Public Radio .-Ed...