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Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

Social Justice

  • By Deborah Neisel-Sanders
    DAY 4: The Race Story Re-Writing Project Rewriting History One of the reasons I have always loved history is because I love stories – and...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 2: Honoring the Ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King By Michelle Alexander Jan 19, 2014 “In some ways, these tactics are not Jim Crow...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DAY 1: Our Shared Spiritual Journey We travel together, to our victory or peril. Some would say we are condemned to travel together, yet...
  • 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
    This post is republished from the Call and Response blog by the Resource Development Office of the Unitarian Universalist Association - Ed...

Events and Opportunities

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Reach Out With Us The annual 30 Days of Love Campaign from Standing on the Side of Love starts tomorrow, and again the Office of Youth and...

Issues and Trends

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The recent Royal pardon of Alan Turing for - what was at the time - the criminal offense of homosexuality reveals the struggle for equality...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Rev. Frank Schaefer will likely lose his ministry and be defrocked by the United Methodist Church this week. We re-post Rev. Schaefer's...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Support Pastor Frank Schaefer standing on the side of love. Declaring, "I will never be silent again," Pastor Frank Schaefer accepts that...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    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
    Seven of 14 / Sixteen of 50. Ten years ago in the case of Goodridge v. the Department of Public Health of Massachusetts the Massachusetts...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    By Jonah Eller-Isaac from his blog " Groinstrong " (Gro'in'Strong-er Every Day). The author describes Groinstrong as a place for updates...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Rev. President Peter Morales is arrested at the National Day of Dignity and Respect .– Ed. While Government Shuts Down, Immigration...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Consensus is building that humans are responsible for global warming and climate change. A new report from the United Nations IPCC provides...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    As a privately held company, Barilla is immune from shareholder advocacy ¹, but as a consumer products company the threat of boycott is...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    This report of a Unitarian Universalist Congregation acting upon the beliefs we share comes from our friends at UU World and provides the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    We re-post this story from the GLAAD blog , about the resolution passed at the recent Disciples of Christ General Assembly welcoming all...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Lifting Up Activism on Climate Change... and consequences of Mass Incarceration Tim DeChristopher recently appeared on the Late Show with...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    BSA welcomes all youth, only some adults At its annual national meeting the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) approved a resolution removing, "...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Today the barrier against openly identifying as LGBTQ in professional sports in the United States fell when a current player, twelve-year...

Stories and Voices

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Zach Wahls shares what a year of ups-and-downs has taught him in his opinion piece originally appearing in the Daily Iowan . – Ed. With...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Practice of the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism is rooted in our ability to empathize and connect with others. Dr. Brené Brown...
  • 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...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Faith Helps When I was a kid my Thanksgiving holidays looked a lot like the seasonal TV commercials. We would gather at my maternal...
  • By Jeremie Bateman
    It feels like a math equation that I just can't solve: your family's traditions + my family's traditions – our budget x are we adults yet...
  • By Deborah Neisel-Sanders
    A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity ... In More Ways Than One! One of the characteristics of being in the minority is that one is seen by...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Guest post by Stephanie Carey-Marron. – Ed. Yes, It's Kinda a Big Deal You may have already guessed that Thanksgiving is a pretty big deal...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Young Adult and Multigenerational Ministry Director Kimberly Paquette provides us the opportunity to discern the difference between...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The joint communication from the UUA and the UUSC refers to the special ties that bind Unitarian Universalism with the Philippine people,...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Alex Kapitan reflects on the fundamental role choice plays in defining oneself, and the necessity choosing on the route to fulfillment...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    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
    Kathleen Carpenter reminds us that standing up from a position of privilege can be easier than you think, and that as UU's it is an...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Godless in Dixie blog identifies 9 ways " Your Religion May be Harmful If... " Unitarian Universalism overcomes those 9 "ifs" with only...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    We re-post this piece by the Rev. Carl Gregg, Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick , Maryland, as an...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    This post by Lynn Ungar comes to us from the Quest for Meaning, a UU Collective, on patheos.com . The incomprehensible act of violence upon...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    We repost an excerpt of this thoughtful reflection by David L. Odom from our friends at Building Faith on involving youth more fully in...

Guides and Tools

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    We bring you this virtual advent calendar, and wonder – what if we tried to live as mindfully every day? -Ed. Visit the calendar here .
  • By Carey McDonald
    Race in America is a complex subject, but there are some great tools out there for you to start the conversation. We are called by our...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    A founding story of American Thanksgiving, reflected by the History Channel claims, " In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    American Library Association recommends Skinner House book. From the Skinner House Facebook page: The American Library Association...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    We re-post with permission Alex Kapitan's observation (and super-nifty flow chart) on diversity. View a larger (and thus more satisfying)...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Rev. Tandi Rogers explores how the creative act of play promotes one's personal relationship to faith. Re-posted from the Growing Unitarian...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Go Deep into Unitarian Universalism in congregation or community, as many or as one - the UUA Bookstore has what you need. –Ed. Resources...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Rev. Tandi Rogers wonders how we can reach people when we can't even reach them? We re-post her observation from the Growing Unitarian...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Sana Saeed 's review of "Muhammad, The Story of a Prophet and Reformer", by Sarah Conover , lifts up several Unitarian Universalist...

Future of Faith

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Rabbi David Kudan asks, Are We Right to Blend Hanukkah and Thanksgiving This Year? . His answer demonstrates the power of adopting an...

Youth and Young Adults of Color

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    This post comes to us from the Faith/Spirituality page on Living Mosaic . Read more from the Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell here .– Ed. By Rev. Dr...

General Assembly

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    " Soozarty " produced this impressive three minute video from still shots and videos she took attending General Assembly this year in...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    We repost the second installment in Derrick Christopher's account of his experience as a member of the Young Adult Caucus at General...