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  • Justice, simple justice, is the right, not simply of the strong and powerful, but of the weakest and feeblest of all God’s children.
    Quote | By Frances Ellen Watkins Harper | June 6, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: America, Compassion, Human Rights, Justice
  • “[Democracy] is not merely majority rule based on the fact that the majority has the physical force to prevail…"
    Quote | By W.E.B. Du Bois | February 20, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), America, Covenant, Democracy, Governance, Interdependence, Leadership, Politics, Rights, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • May our spirits be guided by our values.
    Prayer | By Christin Green | January 27, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: America, Caring, Democracy, Integrity, Justice, Living Our Faith, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Let us be grateful for the vital force that wakes us and moves us.
    Reflection | By Melissa Jeter | January 25, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, America, Body, Generations, Love, Race/Ethnicity, Worship
  • December seventh, "Eight Candles" (1970). Malvina Reynolds was a 20th century Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, socialist, songwriter, and performer who is best known for her song “Little Boxes.” In 1970 she recorded the Hanukkah Song “Eight Candles.” It has since become a holiday favorite.
    Image | By Ralph Yeager Roberts | December 11, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Advent, America, Christmas Eve / Christmas, History, Winter, Winter Solstice / Yule
  • I rise on the shoulders of ancestors whose names I can not know.
    Reflection | By Glen Thomas Rideout | September 14, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #8thPrinciple, #BlackHistoryMonth, #BlackLivesMatter, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), America, Anti-Oppression, Black History / Whitney Young / James Reeb, Direct Experience, Family, Generations, History, Oppression, Race/Ethnicity, Secular, Self-Respect, Unitarian Universalism, Worship
  • There is no such thing as unskilled labor.
    Reflection | By Sarah Skochko | August 31, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), America, Compassion, Dignity, Human Rights, Humanism, Labor Day, Secular, Work, Worship
  • There’s never been a time in the United States history when black rebellions did not spark existential fear among white people.
    Reading | By Michelle Alexander, Leslie Alexander | May 12, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), America, Black History / Whitney Young / James Reeb, Freedom, History, Juneteenth, Race/Ethnicity, Secular, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We can plant the seeds of love and justice in the world.
    Time for All Ages | By mandi huizenga | March 29, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #8thPrinciple, America, Anti-Oppression, History, Humanism, Justice, Race/Ethnicity, Secular, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • How white evangelicals became the most powerful voting bloc in the U.S. and the fuel of the American white supremacy engine.
    Reading | By Glennon Doyle | March 16, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: America, Choice, Politics, Secular, Women, WorshipWeb, Reproductive Justice, Worship
  • When disability is understood as dependency, disability is posited in direct contrast to American ideals of independence and autonomy.
    Reading | By Kim Nielsen | February 17, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: America, Body, Democracy, Disability, History, Identity, Justice, Multiculturalism, Oppression, Secular
  • Disability is often elusive and changing.
    Reading | By Kim Nielsen | February 17, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: America, Body, Disability, Identity, Multiculturalism, Secular, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Slavery is made to sound as if it happened in a prehistoric age instead of only a few generations ago.
    Reading | By Clint Smith | January 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, America, History, Oppression, Race/Ethnicity, Violence
  • White supremacy illuminates the exceptional instead of blaming the system.
    Reading | By Clint Smith | January 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, America, Anti-Oppression, Generations, History, Race/Ethnicity, Violence, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Do we who are UUs really believe in the values of our faith enough to enact to them in bold, clear, and unequivocal ways?
    Reflection | By Takiyah Nur Amin | June 23, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #8thPrinciple, #BlackLivesMatter, 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), America, Anti-Oppression, Conflict, Direct Experience, Division, Equity, Justice, Living Our Faith, Race/Ethnicity, Unitarian Universalism, Worship
  • Memorial Day is not to be celebrated. It is to be observed, scrutinized, and witnessed on behalf of the true witnesses of our human failure to love our neighbor as ourselves.
    Reflection | By George A Tyger | May 26, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: America, Death, Direct Experience, Family, Grief, Memorial Day, Military, Sacrifice, Secular, Service, Worship
  • We in the developed world are like homeowners who inherited a house on a piece of land that is beautiful on the outside, but whose soil is unstable loam and rock, heaving and contracting over generations, cracks patched but the deeper ruptures waved away for decades, centuries even....
    Reading | By Isabel Wilkerson | February 22, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, America, Anti-Oppression, History, Race/Ethnicity, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • I've adopted the practice of spiritual reconnection with my ancestors to heal intergenerational trauma.
    Reflection | By Jabari S. Jones | February 10, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), America, Anti-Oppression, Black History / Whitney Young / James Reeb, Direct Experience, Diversity, Generations, Healing, History, International, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Transformation, Trauma, Worship
  • Black Queens saved our democracy. We owe them a great deal.
    Reflection | By Carol Thomas Cissel | January 20, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: America, Democracy, Humanism, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Women, Work, Worship
  • Holding people accountable for the impact of their behavior is not revenge; it’s what makes change and growth possible, and no real healing in community can come without it.
    Reflection | By Kristin Grassel Schmidt | January 13, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: America, Conflict, Democracy, Disaster or Crisis, Forgiveness, Humanism, Redemption, Responsibility, Seven Principles, Universalism, Worship

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