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  • This day is simply one more day on the calendar. The eleventh day of September. Another beautiful, sunny day on the cusp between summer and fall. And yet, this day, September 11th, will never be just another day on the calendar as we remember that beautiful, sunny day in September fifteen years...
    Prayer | By John Saxon | April 6, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: America, Direct Experience, Grief, Secular, Terrorism
  • Spirit of Life and Love, known by many names and yet fully known by none, be with us in this hour of grief. Be with us as we reach out to one another in comfort. Be with us as we come to terms with our sadness, anger, and despair. Hold us in the embrace of eternal love, even when we forget our...
    Prayer | By Lyn Cox | June 17, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Anti-Oppression, Earth-Centered, Generations, Grief, Healing, Justice, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Love, Mourning, Solidarity, Terrorism, Unitarian Universalism
  • I am sad. I am mad. I am afraid. These small words keep repeating in my head and heart. We give voice to our grief because of the lives stolen in Orlando: gay and lesbian and trans lives. Latino and Latina lives. Beloved, cherished lives. We give voice to our prayers for lasting comfort for their...
    Prayer | By Karen G. Johnston | June 14, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: America, Anti-Oppression, Courage, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Love, Pride Sunday, Terrorism, Unitarian Universalism
  • In a world so filled with brokenness and sorrow It would be easy to lose ourselves in never ending grief, To be choked by our outrage To be paralyzed by the enormity of suffering, To feel our hearts squeeze tight with hopelessness....
    Meditation | By Alice Anacheka-Nasemann | December 8, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 6th Principle (World Community), Brokenness, Despair, Hiroshima Day, Hope, Justice, Justice Sunday, Love, Meditation Practices, Peace, Terrorism
  • Spirit of Life, Source of all, to this beautiful place to this hallowed time and in the midst of this kindred company we bring hearts broken yet again by senseless violence....
    Prayer | By Kristin Grassel Schmidt | December 1, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Brokenness, Despair, Direct Experience, Disaster or Crisis, Grace, Hope, Terrorism, Unitarian Universalism
  • Any time, Friday evening, Sunday morning, Monday afternoon Any place, Paris Beirut Baghdad West Bank Chad Cameroon Lebanon Syria Somalia Sinai Charleston Any number, 132 19 2 43 1 228 10 Fear invites new participants to its dance of death But every time, In every place, Numbers beyond counting ri...
    Meditation | By Randolph Becker | November 18, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Faith, Fear, Hope, Humanism, Love, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Terrorism
  • Innocence does not die at once, in that first raptured thrust. It dies in each small seduction, in every subsequent acquiescence....
    Meditation | By Tess Baumberger | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, History, Oppression, Race/Ethnicity, Terrorism
  • 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

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