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  • Love shows up in complicated conversations.
    Reflection | By Jo VonRue | February 1, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Children, Direct Experience, Love, Poverty, Shame, Worship
  • A reflection from the Side With Love Sunday worship service.
    Reflection | By Laura Conkle | March 10, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #30DaysOfLove, #SideWithLove, Direct Experience, Healing, Humanism, Inclusion, Justice, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Living Our Faith, Poverty, Secular, Unitarian Universalism
  • The history of conquest is a scourge on the human condition. A lingering one.
    Quote | By Imani Perry | October 27, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Anti-Oppression, Evil, Freedom, Greed, History, Humanism, Oppression, Poverty, Secular
  • Someone had broken into our garage. We picked our way through the space, storage tubs strewn about, ready to make a list of what was missing: two wool sweaters and half a tent. Someone was suffering a misfortune here, but it wasn’t us.
    Reflection | By Becky Brooks | August 9, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Abundance, Direct Experience, Empathy, Family, Gratitude, Home, Letting Go, Poverty
  • 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
  • What we would like to do is change the world—make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves... by fighting for better conditions, by crying out unceasingly for the rights of the workers, the poor, of the destitute... [W]e can, to a certain extent, change the world; we...
    Quote | By Dorothy Day | December 19, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, Christianity, Class, Justice, Poverty, Service, Transformation, Work
  • In the first episode of "Call the Midwife"—a British show about post-WWII midwives—the main character Jenny Worth is just starting as a midwife in the East End of London. She experiences a moment of disgust and overwhelm at witnessing the awful experience of one of her expectant mothers. She...
    Reading | By Forrest Gilmore | July 28, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, Compassion, Humanism, Integrity, Justice, Poverty, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Purpose, Service, Spiritual Practice
  • We are hungry We are eating our daily bread and bowing our heads and yet we are hungry We are thanking the farmer and the farm worker and yet we are hungry We are speaking in spaces for food that is healthy and still we are hungry We are tiring of slogans that say Feed the Children and mean feed ...
    Meditation | By Debra Smith | February 11, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Christianity, Communion (Christian), Democracy, Direct Experience, Food, Food Justice, Generosity, Human Rights, Humanism, Justice, Justice Sunday, Poverty, Prayer Practices, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Spiritual Practice, Table Grace, Thanksgiving, Transcendence, Transformation, WorshipWeb
  • The world now has the means to end extreme poverty, we pray we will have the will. What is this prayer about? The Millennium Development Goals were established by the United Nations in 2000 to address issues like extreme poverty, education, gender equality, child mortality, women’s health,...
    Meditation | By Anonymous | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), Poverty, United Nations Day
  • My friend Marcy and her boyfriend Brian recently ate dinner at a local Chinese restaurant. As they enjoyed a plate of lo mein, engrossed in conversation, a hand reached down and ushered away their platter of noodles....
    Reading | By Kaaren Solveig Anderson | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Class, Compassion, Empathy, Poverty, Privilege
  • Let us join hands and hearts in gratitude on this wondrous day, where we have the abundance of our lives before us. We remember, on this day of bounty, all those who do not have enough, who are afraid, who are lonely, and who suffer....
    Meditation | By Naomi King | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Abundance, Commitment, Compassion, Connections, Fall, Food, Generosity, Gratitude, Poverty, Secular, Spirituality, Thanksgiving, Unitarian Universalism
  • The journey was a long one. We started on an airplane, a 16-hour trip crossing the international date line. A van for an hour, then another hour’s plane ride. A pedi-cab trip, and a four hour van ride. Then another hour’s drive up a windy mountain road, turning off the road onto a rocky, bumpy,...
    Sermon | By Vail Weller | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Direct Experience, Generosity, Globalism, International, Justice, Poverty, Privilege, Unitarian Universalism, Universalism
  • I had jet-lag. That’s my excuse—that, and it was a hot, humid Sunday afternoon in Chicago, the end of a three-day family reunion. All of us were well-fed and happy, but tired and...well, the family had been together for three days. When my aunt remembered that she needed to return the flower...
    Sermon | By Erika Hewitt | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: America, Compassion, Generosity, Poverty, Stewardship
  • The early settlers who risked life and limb to come to this land—a land strange and unknown, but full of promise—these early settlers had a dream. That dream included freedom to worship as they wished; it included the opportunity to prosper, if they were willing to work hard; it included the...
    Sermon | By Marilyn Sewell | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), America, Economy, Justice, Money, Poverty, Unitarian Universalism, Worth
  • In 1935, a US government truck pulled up to my grandfather’s house, a two-room sharecropper’s shack in which sixteen people lived. They were starving to death. Not malnutrition. Starvation. The truck brought surplus food, which on that particular visit consisted of a gallon of mustard. My father...
    Sermon | By David Breeden | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), Human Rights, Labor Day, Money, Poverty, Work

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