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  • Let us grieve for our own pain, as oppressions / come between us, as sharp / as broken glass.
    Poetry | By Frances Koziar | March 2, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), Activism, Anti-Oppression, Courage, Integrity, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Happy kids are safer kids, because happy kids have adults they can ask for help.
    Reflection | By Quinn Gormley | March 2, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Anti-Oppression, Children, Coming Out, Direct Experience, Humanism, Identity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Parents, Pride Sunday, Secular, Worship
  • May the rainbow of love enfold you; may your fluidity never be hindered.
    Blessing | By Cricket Hall | March 1, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Acceptance, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Identity, Inclusion, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Pride Sunday, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Ableism is lived out purposefully, accidentally, and unknowingly.
    Quote | By Kim Nielsen | February 17, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Body, Disability, Multiculturalism, Oppression
  • 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
  • If I want well-being to be my truth, I must reclaim and protect it.
    Reflection | By Atena O. Danner | January 26, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Body, Limitations, Self-Care, Worship
  • Witness pairs grief and rage with remembrance. Pride pairs joy with a determination to be visible.
    Reading | By Eli Clare | January 24, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Disability, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Prophetic Words & Deeds, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We light this chalice today as a people dedicated to personal growth.
    Chalice Lighting | By Frances Koziar | January 12, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Challenge, Growth
  • Every creature is an embodiment of the Love of the Universe.
    Chalice Lighting | By Kiakiali Bordner | November 22, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #8thPrinciple, Anti-Oppression, Identity, Seven Principles, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Spirit of Life who dwells before and between and beyond all words… we open ourselves to you.
    Reflection | By David Glasgow | November 17, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Anti-Oppression, Arts & Music, Coming Out, Courage, Direct Experience, Friendship, Identity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Pride Sunday, Secular, Solidarity, Worship
  • In order to be welcoming, the systems of power and privilege in our spaces need to be actively dismantled.
    Reflection | By Shannon Lang | September 29, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #8thPrinciple, #BlackLivesMatter, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Diversity, Equity, Hospitality, Humanism, Race/Ethnicity, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, Worship
  • May the beginnings and endings in our stories be held in unconditional love and acceptance.
    Litany | By Julia Hamilton | September 27, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Anti-Oppression, Body, Choice, Direct Experience, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Reproductive Justice, Worship
  • It’s so [easy] to see the one disabled person and say, She needs a cure so she can fit into our world.
    Quote | By Rebekah Taussig | September 27, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Anti-Oppression, Body, Direct Experience, Disability, Justice, Oppression, Wholeness
  • When I was small and just learning how to do life in my body, I didn’t hesitate, didn’t hold back, didn’t worry how it would look, didn’t look for cues or ask for a line. My imagination ruled... I was entirely free to be, driven by the innovation my body inspired. This is the wild...
    Reading | By Rebekah Taussig | September 27, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Body, Dignity, Direct Experience, Freedom, Justice, Oppression, Wholeness
  • Shame seems to be a bestselling product pumped out of all these crushing systems.
    Reading | By Rebekah Taussig | September 27, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Anti-Oppression, Brokenness, Direct Experience, Disability, Identity, Justice, Oppression
  • The 8th Principle is about actively dismantling racism.
    Reading | By Shannon Lang | August 23, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #8thPrinciple, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Humanism, Integrity, Race/Ethnicity, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • The following is an excerpt from the Theological Statement that opens the May 2018 Report of the UUMA Ableism Task Force. The members of that Task Force were Rev. Josh Pawelek and Rev. Barbara F. Meyers, co-chairs; Rev. Mark Belletini; Rev. Erika Hewitt; Rev. Evan Keely; and Rev. Theresa I. Soto.
    Reading | August 17, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Anti-Oppression, Body, Disability, Inclusion, Wholeness, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • When we learn to dismantle the markers and habits of white supremacy in our worship life, we get free together.
    Leader Resource | By Erika Hewitt, Julica Hermann de la Fuente | July 30, 2021 | From WorshipLab
    Tagged as: #8thPrinciple, #BlackLivesMatter, Anti-Oppression, Equity, Justice, Worship Tips
  • To see how we fight still after entire lifetimes of struggle—and then to tell us to be more polite is just plain cruel.
    Reading | By Ijeoma Oluo | June 30, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #8thPrinciple, #BlackLivesMatter, Anti-Oppression, Humanism, Race/Ethnicity, Secular, 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

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