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  • I have a voice. It is a small voice, perhaps, but it will not be silenced. When you call for black people to be beaten, and excluded, and even removed—I will say no. When you attempt to silence Latinx voices—I will say no. When you mock the disabled and threaten the oppressed—I will say no.
    Reading | By Amy Petrie Shaw | September 29, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Activism, Anger, Anti-Oppression, Character, Commitment, Democracy, Direct Experience, Justice, Limitations, Nonviolence, Oppression, Secular
  • Oh God of the black, the white, the brown and . . . the blue, Oh God of Keith Lamont Scott*, of Justin Carr*, and . . . of Brently Vinson* and of their grieving, troubled families, Oh God of those in our streets bearing the oppressive weight of armor and armaments, and of those in our streets...
    Prayer | By James (Jay) C Leach | September 26, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, America, Anti-Oppression, History, Nonviolence, Race/Ethnicity, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, Violence
  • Source of all, This is my third attempt at a prayer. The first two revealed to me that I am angry, which I didn’t realize until I just couldn’t bend those prayers into what I thought they should be. What is wrong with us, how can we be so depraved and cruel, how is it we do not learn, how can we...
    Prayer | By Elizabeth Lerner Maclay | November 20, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Compassion, Hope, Human Rights, Interdependence, Nonviolence, Stewardship, Unitarian Universalism, Violence
  • My prayer today is that I learn to stay a war atheist— my prayer today for each of us, for everyone in this nation, in this world, is that we all learn to be war atheists. I don’t believe in war anymore. My prayer today is that I never again succumb to fear, fear which seduces me to believe that...
    Meditation | By Jessica Purple Rodela | March 2, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Hiroshima Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Memorial Day, Nonviolence, Peace, Remembrance Day
  • In his avant-garde theatrical “The Last Supper At Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” New York choreographer/dancer Bill T. Jones includes a backwards broadcast of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech: Last At Free Are We. Almighty God Thank! The jumbled juxtaposition of the great orator’s...
    Meditation | By Gary Kowalski | February 19, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Belief, Challenge, Faith, Love, Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Nonviolence, Vulnerability
  • We gather on this beautiful morning, the anniversary of a day painful to remember but impossible to forget ... We remember all the heroes and heroines of that day, the firefighters and emergency responders who demonstrated such courage in the midst of crisis....
    Meditation | By Gary Kowalski | January 25, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), America, Democracy, Nonviolence, Peace
  • In prayer, we call to mind the peacemakers.
    Meditation | By Eric Cherry | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), Compassion, Courage, Despair, Disaster or Crisis, Faith, Fear, Healing, History, International, Nonviolence, Peace, War
  • A child I know, when asked this week whether she would answer the call of her elementary school principal to wear red, white and blue clothes on Thursday, was in a quandary. She put down the crayon with which she was painstakingly trying to squeeze the words Peace is Possible onto the white bars...
    Sermon | By Victoria Safford | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), Brokenness, Democracy, Nonviolence, Terrorism, War
  • John Haynes Holmes was born into a Unitarian family soon after the Civil War. He grew up just outside of Boston, and his father would take him to Unitarian churches in Boston every Sunday so that he would hear the best preaching the city had to offer. Holmes idolized his grandfather, John Haynes,...
    Story | By Paul Sprecher | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: History, Nonviolence, Unitarianism, War
  • Overview: Organize a discussion and develop a relationship with the local or regional School of the Americas Watch (SOA) organization dedicated to addressing the military school in Geogia run by the US Army and held responsible for violent, repressive and corrupt leadership training of Latin...
    Complete Service | By Joseph Lyons | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: International, Justice, Nonviolence, Peace, Violence, War

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