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  • This ritual is written for a congregation to bless a Black Lives Matter banner and raise it on their church building. It could easily be adapted for rededication of a banner, or for other banners that a congregation might display on their building to declare their values.
    Ritual | By Allison Palm | June 6, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Black History / Whitney Young / James Reeb, Community, Conscience, Human Rights, Inclusion, Juneteenth, Justice, Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Power, Pride Sunday, Race/Ethnicity, Solidarity, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • When you hear, “We are the liberating force, spirit, light, and love,” what does that conjure in your spirit?
    Meditation | By Elandria Williams | January 25, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Activism, Power, Solidarity, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Of all the things "faith" can mean, to me it means believing in us.
    Reflection | By Erika Hewitt | November 9, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Choice, Democracy, Living Our Faith, Power, Unitarian Universalism, Worship
  • Blessing something or someone is a way of expressing my gratitude and reverence for them.
    Reflection | By Tania Márquez | May 4, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Direct Experience, Family, Mothers, Power, Spiritual Practice, Spirituality, Worship
  • May we forever perceive the ways we can empower others.
    Reflection | By Sara Palmer | March 23, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Children, Coming-of-Age, Compassion, Growth, Parents, Power, Worship
  • This reflection was part of Side With Love Sunday 2021.
    Homily | By Julica Hermann de la Fuente | March 10, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #30DaysOfLove, #BlackLivesMatter, #SideWithLove, 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Equity, Humanism, Justice, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Multiculturalism, Power, Privilege, Race/Ethnicity, Relationships, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • "As people become more afraid and insecure, they do not know how to access their own soul, move to prayer, or toward their better instincts. At that point, the easy and comforting response is to quote some Scripture, some authority, or some legal principle. It takes away one’s anxiety rather...
    Quote | By Richard Rohr | February 25, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Arrogance, Authority, Christianity, Fear, Power
  • The person who enjoys privilege always knows less about the person who lives under the weight of that privilege than the people who are actually under it.
    Quote | By Ta-Nehisi Coates | November 24, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Justice, Power, Privilege, Race/Ethnicity, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • We light this flame To ignite the sacred power of justice. We light this flame So that it may be a beacon of hope In moments of uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and the unknown....
    Chalice Lighting | By Jami Yandle | August 13, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Justice, Love, Power
  • "I believe firmly that to practice love is to disrupt the status quo which is masquerading as peace." —posted on Austin Channing Brown's Instagram, June 17, 2020...
    Quote | By Austin Channing Brown | June 27, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Activism, Direct Experience, Justice, Living Our Faith, Love, Power, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Solidarity, Transformation
  • I learned the hard way that there is a deep difference between the Jesus that Black folks worship and the Jesus that white Christians worship.
    Reading | By Austin Channing Brown | June 27, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Christianity, Direct Experience, History, Power, Race/Ethnicity, Religion
  • Deep in the shadow of night, down near the crossroads and cemetery gates, with bitter liquor and cigar smoke wafting, I greet you. Clad in white, upon the floor before shrines, following the names of the Ancestors being uttered, I greet you. You are the sacred and righteous rage of my people.
    Prayer | By Byron "Tyler" Coles | June 2, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Activism, Anger, Awe, Direct Experience, Generations, Indigenous American, Meaning, Power, Race/Ethnicity, Relationships, Secular, Wonder
  • Jesus had no political power. He lived his whole life in the shadow of the Roman empire, and that empire killed him. Yet Jesus healed the sick, he listened, he moved among the ordinary people, in the lowly places.
    Reflection | By Myke Johnson | April 8, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #COVID19, 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Calling, Caring, Christianity, Democracy, Easter, Evil, Good Friday, Healing, Hope, Power, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Responsibility
  • May I always remember that Tango, like life, is a dance of the people. It’s meant to be shared, not practiced in isolation.
    Reflection | By Katie Romano Griffin | September 18, 2019 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Arts & Music, Balance, Body, Connections, Direct Experience, Family, Humanism, Multiculturalism, Playfulness, Power, Relationships, Secular
  • There are so many spiritual lessons from the natural world and—in a season filled with Ingatherings and Water Communions—this is one for me: oxbow lakes as a beautiful combination of resiliency, strength, and flexibility.
    Reflection | By Tim Atkins | September 11, 2019 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Beginnings, Direct Experience, Discernment, Earth, Earth-Centered, Environment, Homecoming / Ingathering, Journey, Nature, Power, Strength, Water Communion
  • Spirit of Life, I have witnessed a loud love, an out-loud love, that challenges me. I did not recognize it at first— the rumble of an ocean I had long been under. But here it is right now and it looks just like the whole world could be. It doesn’t play nice; why should it when nice has only ever...
    Prayer | By Becky Brooks | September 9, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Direct Experience, God, Love, Power, Prophetic Words & Deeds
  • I invite you now to join me in the spirit of meditation and imagination. Find a comfortable position in your seat and close your eyes. Take a deep breath and try to find the restorative power of air and water in the breath. We must breathe to live, but our bodies also need water to survive. Our...
    Meditation | By Israel Buffardi | December 7, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 6th Principle (World Community), Beginnings, Body, Commitment, Courage, Creativity, Generations, History, Judaism, New Year, Power, Rosh Hashanah, Searching, Spiritual Practice
  • Advent is about expectation—radical expectations that undo the status quo—and anticipation: a skillful search for the places where liberation rises from the ashes.
    Reflection | By Robin Tanner | December 5, 2018 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Advent, Anti-Oppression, Christianity, Direct Experience, Patience, Power, Presence, Progress
  • I like to think that after many years of living together, our family has developed a certain sense of equilibrium, a certain ease with each other. From time to time, of course, differences arise and sometimes, and, occasionally, an act of outright rebellion....
    Reading | By Carl Scovel | September 4, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Direct Experience, Power
  • Let this banner be a symbol of hope, A blanket of protection for those who need it, And a cape of power for those who must be empowered. Let this flag be a standard of our conviction to embody all of these things, And to be the change we will upon the world. Let the will we weave to empower and...
    Blessing | By Alex Swift | August 3, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Activism, Commitment, Compassion, Courage, Healing, Hope, Humanism, Justice, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Love, Power, Pride Sunday, Secular, Unitarian Universalism

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