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  • May we continue to strive to know one another in community.
    Responsive Reading | By Leslie Takahashi | July 2, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Community, Conflict, Humanism, Truth, Wisdom, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Holy Reconciler, help us make peace with each other.
    Reflection | By Amanda Udis-Kessler | November 15, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Arts & Music, Conflict, Division, Friendship, Peace, Politics, Relationships, Secular, Worship
  • May we remember to slow down when we find ourselves having difficult conversations.
    Reflection | By Tania Márquez | September 13, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Conflict, Relationships, Worship
  • May we be active participants in the liberatory potential of democracy.
    Reflection | By Shaya French | June 21, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), Choice, Conflict, Conscience, Democracy, Unitarian Universalism, Young Adults, Worship
  • we protest what others cherish
    Poetry | By Lucas Hergert | March 3, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), Activism, Conflict, Democracy, Justice
  • What happens when you don’t agree?
    Story | By Renee Ruchotzke | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Choice, Community, Compromise, Conflict, Relationships, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Preparation: acquire a wooden block tower building game (similar to Jenga ©). If possible, consider getting a jumbo version of game because its size lends itself to more visibility for the congregation and more space for more kids to participate. Other supplies: signs or name tags that state...
    Time for All Ages | By Karen G. Johnston | October 17, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #8thPrinciple, Compromise, Conflict, Covenant, Relationships, Trust, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We must choose each other again and again, though conflict and through plenty.
    Reflection | By Abbey Tennis | June 29, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Conflict, Discernment, Love, Reconciliation, Relationships, Worship
  • We are stronger together because we are different, and because we are one.
    Chalice Lighting | By Frances Koziar | March 1, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Balance, Beauty, Conflict, Diversity, Earth-Centered, Relationships, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Conflict resolution is in fact one of the greatest things that you can accomplish in your life and in your relationship. [W]hen I view people as not bringing conflict up, I think it’s being unfaithful to the relationship. I think it’s an abdication of your role in the relationship, and you are...
    Reading | By Amanda Doyle | June 23, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Caring, Conflict, Direct Experience, Friendship, Humanism, Marriage, Relationships, Secular, Vulnerability, 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
  • May I have the wisdom to be curious when I find myself grumbling about “them.”
    Reflection | By Erika Hewitt | April 7, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #COVID19, 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Conflict, Conscience, Healing, Humanism, Integrity, Relationships, Secular, Self-Respect, 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
  • The harder things are to say, the more necessary they are to say.
    Quote | By Adrienne Maree Brown | September 29, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Conflict, Direct Experience, Discernment, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Relationships, Respect, Responsibility, Trust, Truth, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Over the years, I’ve built up an impressive array of tools for meetings: I-statements, being assertive, and all of that stuff. What I could improve on, though, is knowing when to switch tools.
    Reflection | By Liz James | August 31, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Community, Conflict, Relationships
  • Do not fear agitation, for agitation is the rhythm of life itself; to be put into motion, to be stirred. Do not fear the movements that decenter what you always thought permanent. You carry within the center of your understanding, the compass to show you the way. Carry with you the love that will...
    Blessing | By Tania Márquez | November 4, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Activism, Conflict, Courage, Direct Experience, Fear, Humanism, Justice, Solidarity
  • I choose to believe in community. I choose to believe in the difficult, slow work of building a common life.
    Reflection | By Elea Kemler | May 16, 2018 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Challenge, Community, Conflict, Democracy, Direct Experience, Humanism, Interdependence, Relationships, Secular, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism
  • In our congregations, how often do we assume that preachers, music directors, and other worship leaders are there to fulfill our personal preferences?
    Leader Resource | By Erika Hewitt, Erica Baron | January 10, 2018 | From WorshipLab
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Arts & Music, Conflict, Covenant, Direct Experience, Leadership, Responsibility, Secular, Unitarian Universalism
  • “We are not primarily put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through.” — Author unknown Standing roadside, stranded, watching thousands of dollars rise in the smoke coming from under the hood, it’s easier to fight about who forgot to put oil in the car than to...
    Reflection | By Teresa Honey Youngblood | April 12, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Anger, Community, Conflict, Self-Respect
  • “Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.” —Alice Walker I had finally begun to relax—a bit. We were en route to Pennsylvania. My friend, a formal part of our “framily,” was visiting. We decided a visit to a crayon factory was the perfect winter outing for toddlers. The day was clear...
    Reflection | By Robin Tanner | March 1, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Atheism, Conflict, Contemplation, Direct Experience, Faith, Humanism, Humility, Personal Stories, Searching, Secular, Wisdom

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