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Celebrating Black History / Whitney Young / James Reeb

Usually in February, for Black History Month; or in March, as Reeb was killed on March 9, 19653 and Young died on March 11, 1971. This service is an opportunity for many congregations to address social justice, racial justice, white privilege, racial identity. Whitney Young (1921-1971) was an African American Unitarian Universalist (UU) who was executive director of the National Urban League and an activist in the civil rights movement. James Reeb (1927-1965) was a white UU minister who was killed in Selma, Alabama, while supporting the civil rights movement there.

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Affirmation

  • The Deep Well of Black Lives (WorshipWeb)
    by Kristen L. Harper
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), America, Direct Experience, History, Oppression, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, #BlackLivesMatter

Benediction

  • We shall overcome (WorshipWeb)
    by Jonalu Johnstone
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Change, Commitment, Justice, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity

Homily

  • The Inauguration of a New Day (WorshipWeb)
    by Brent A Smith
    Tagged as: America, Anti-Oppression, Justice, Race/Ethnicity, Unitarian Universalism

Meditation

  • Getting Through This Day (WorshipWeb)
    by Theresa Hardy
    Tagged as: Activism, America, Anti-Oppression, Despair, Generations, History, Hope, Humanism, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Responsibility, Secular, Self-Respect

Opening

  • Wake Up! (WorshipWeb)
    by Christian Schmidt
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Activism, Anti-Oppression, Challenge, Direct Experience, Justice, Privilege, Race/Ethnicity, Unitarian Universalism, #BlackLivesMatter

Poetry

  • In Real Time (WorshipWeb)
    by Jeannie Shero
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Anti-Oppression, Change, Direct Experience, Honesty, Humanism, Oppression, Power, Privilege, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism, #BlackLivesMatter

Prayer

  • Peacemakers of a New World (WorshipWeb)
    by Audette Fulbright Fulson
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, Anti-Oppression, Anti-Oppression, Caring, History, Human Rights, Justice, Kindness, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity

Reading

  • A Network of Mutuality (WorshipWeb)
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Interdependence, Love, Multiculturalism, Peace, Power
  • A Story Inherited (WorshipWeb)
    by Jabari S. Jones
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), America, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Humanism, Identity, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity, Secular, #BlackLivesMatter
  • Extremists of Justice (WorshipWeb)
    by Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Tagged as: Christianity, Commitment, Dignity, Justice, Love, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism, Violence