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  • Each of us at the wedding had unique stories about their life, but most knew how it felt to be an Asian American in this country.
    Reflection | By Yuri Yamamoto | September 20, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), America, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Identity, Immigration, Inclusion, International, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity
  • For almost thirty years after coming to the United States, I didn't fully understand the cultural cues around me. Initially, this gave me the false sense of liberation. I often interpreted uncomfortable situations to be my fault, as an ignorant immigrant. Trying hard to assimilate, I unconsciously suppressed what came naturally to me.
    Reflection | By Yuri Yamamoto | July 5, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), America, Culture, Direct Experience, Identity, Immigration, International, Letting Go, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity, Transformation
  • Holy One, known by many names and beyond all names, known in many ways and beyond our knowing: We gather together this evening in the cold of winter as people of many faiths, as Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Unitarian Universalists, as believers and non believers, young and old, gay and straight...
    Prayer | By John Saxon | April 6, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Anti-Oppression, Compassion, Hope, Immigration, Interdependence, Justice, Poverty, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Service, Unitarian Universalism
  • Believe that further shore
 Is reachable from here. 
Believe in miracle 
And cures and healing wells. —Seamus Heaney, “The Cure at Troy” With a name like mine, it’s easy to guess I’m Irish. My forebears were among the millions who struggled to escape Ireland’s disastrous Potato...
    Reflection | By Maureen Killoran | March 22, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Direct Experience, Family, Generations, History, Hope, Immigration
  • Would you be with me in a spirit of meditation, reflection, and prayer. Friends, it has been another challenging week in our world. I want to invite us to start with some silence, time to reconnect with our breath and reground ourselves. Let’s be in silence together. Silence... ring bell. This...
    Prayer | By Laura Horton-Ludwig | February 1, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), America, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Gratitude, Humanism, Immigration, Justice, Living Our Faith, Service, Solidarity, Strength, Unitarian Universalism
  • We bow our heads in order to imagine not one path, but many. We imagine a path forward for those who cannot imagine any path forward, because of poor health, financial hardship, family crises, and other roadblocks we cannot begin to understand or imagine. We struggle to imagine a path forward for...
    Prayer | By D. Scott Cooper | January 18, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Advent, Anti-Oppression, Class, Conflict, Hope, Immigration, Journey, Justice Sunday, Searching, Unitarian Universalism, Worry
  • We're grateful to artist/designer Kristin Joiner for granting permission to share her sign on WorshipWeb. Joiner asks that this image not be printed by UU congregations. However, you may purchase signs and many other items with this message on it, where proceeds support the health, safety and...
    Image | By Kristin Joiner | December 13, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Human Rights, Humanism, Immigration, Justice, Kindness, Love, Science, Secular
  • To the refugee family seeking a safe place For their children’s dreams, say: I am with you in this. To the trans teenager longing for a world That accepts them for who they are, say: I am with you in this....
    Litany | By Phillip Lund | November 25, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Activism, Anti-Oppression, Brokenness, Caring, Compassion, Connections, Disaster or Crisis, Immigration, Justice, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism
  • Image | By Maryah Converse | April 18, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Acceptance, America, Anti-Oppression, Community, Hospitality, Immigration, International, Islam, Living Our Faith, Love, Unity
  • Image | By Maryah Converse | April 18, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Acceptance, America, Anti-Oppression, Community, Hospitality, Immigration, Inclusion, International, Islam, Unity
  • Image | By Maryah Converse | April 15, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Acceptance, America, Anti-Oppression, Community, Hospitality, Immigration, Inclusion, Interdependence, International, Islam, Justice, Unity
  • These banners, based on welcoming signs by Maryah Converse, are designed for use on Facebook, Twitter, and GooglePlus. The banners' designer, Ellen Rockett, incorporated background designs from 19th century drawings of mosque art released by the New York Public Library's Digital Collection.
    Image | By Maryah Converse, Ellen Rockett | January 29, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Home, Hospitality, Immigration, Inclusion, International, Islam, Multiculturalism
  • Original version in English by Tracy Bleakney, traducción en español por Theresa Soto A child journeys far from home Fearful and brave, in need of safe harbor. Guided by this chalice, may we seek to understand the causes of flight. Like the comfort of a candle flickering in a window of darkness,...
    Spanish | Chalice Lighting | By Julián Jamaica Soto , Tracy Bleakney | December 15, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Children, Compassion, Dignity, Hospitality, Humanism, Immigration, Journey, Justice, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb
  • Image | By Maryah Converse | December 10, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Caring, Compassion, Hospitality, Immigration, International, Islam, Justice, Relationships
  • Image | By Maryah Converse | December 10, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Caring, Compassion, Hospitality, Immigration, International, Islam, Justice, Seven Principles
  • Image | By Maryah Converse | December 9, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: America, Anti-Oppression, Compassion, Hospitality, Immigration, International, Islam, Justice
  • Image | By Maryah Converse | December 8, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, America, Anti-Oppression, Compassion, Immigration, Justice, Multiculturalism
  • Image | By Maryah Converse | December 8, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 6th Principle (World Community), America, Compassion, Immigration, Inclusion, Interdependence, Justice
  • Image | By Maryah Converse | December 8, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, America, Anti-Oppression, Immigration, Inclusion
  • I want to say to all those who would close the door, who would be guided by fear instead of hope, who would clutch in scarcity rather than live in generosity, who would say “No, you can’t come here”— I want to say: How dare you. For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, . .
    Reading | By Matthew Johnson | December 7, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Acceptance, America, Anti-Oppression, Christianity, Direct Experience, Immigration, Inclusion, Justice, Secular

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