Black Lives Matter Worship Collection

Recognizing that white supremacy is an institutionalized cultural pattern reaching far beyond any single incident or person, WorshipWeb offers this collection of #BlackLivesMatter worship resources.

Black Lives Matter (or #BlackLivesMatter) is a movement and a stance in response to this reality: the United States was built on a legacy of slavery, racism, and oppression that continues to take new, ever-changing forms. As this quote illustrates, to say that "black lives matter" doesn't mean that black lives are more important than other lives, or that all lives don't matter. The systemic devaluing of Black lives calls us to bear witness, even as we acknowledge that oppression takes many intersecting forms.

Coming Soon! An 8th Principle Collection

During the summer of 2021, we're creating a collection of material specifically addressing the 8th Principle:

“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

If you'd like to contribute to this new collection, please contact us:

Reflections by Black Authors

Braver/Wiser Reflections by Black Authors

Other Worship Resources


These sermons are aimed primarily at white listeners/readers:

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What Are These Webinars About? In these three videos, Unitarian Universalist religious professionals of color discuss how UU worship leaders can decenter whiteness, take apart models and habits that uphold white supremacy culture, and find new ways to create worship. The newest webinar, "Beyond...

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