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  • 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
  • The history and legacy of Unitarian Universalism are shaped as much by Emerson, Fahs, and Channing as it is by the ancestors in our congregations. We come to it through different avenues: the Internet, an invitation, reading the Transcendentalists, or as babies or ­little kids. I came as a fourth...
    Reading | By Elandria Williams | April 26, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Community, Direct Experience, Faith, Identity, Living Our Faith, Love, Violence, Wholeness
  • Reading From The Hebrew Bible (Isaiah 40:1-11) Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins. A voice cries out: 'In the wilderness...
    Sermon | By Robin Bartlett | February 19, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Anti-Oppression, Christianity, Dignity, Equity, Race/Ethnicity, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism, Violence
  • As a Unitarian Universalist minister, it is sometimes my role to answer correspondence that comes to our congregation from members of the community. Last night, I received this brief note in my inbox: Good Evening: I am very upset at the signage that is outside of your church stating that “Black...
    Reading | By Daniel S. Schatz | February 19, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Anti-Oppression, Healing, Race/Ethnicity, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism, Violence
  • On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, we remember those who have been murdered for being who they are, those who face violence on a daily basis, those who have lost loved ones, and those who worry for loved ones. May we come to a time when we cease to shame children around gender roles and...
    Prayer | By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | February 19, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Anti-Oppression, Gender, Identity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Suffering, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Violence, Wholeness
  • [In the] spirit of love, harmony, and remembrance, we stand too often divided, too often set apart from one another in heedless ways. We seek to be compassionate but our vision may be clouded or distracted. We too often go forward, day by day, and look without seeing....
    Litany | By Dennis McCarty | February 18, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Healing, Love, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Seven Principles, Suffering, Unitarian Universalism, Violence, Wholeness
  • Never does hatred cease by hating in return; only through love can hatred come to an end. Victory breeds hatred; the conquered dwell in sorrow and resentment. They who give up all thought of victory or defeat may be calm and live happily at peace. Let us overcome violence by gentleness; let us...
    Quote | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Buddhism, Commitment, Healing, Integrity, Love, Violence
  • The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish truth....
    Reading | By Martin Luther King, Jr. | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Black History / Whitney Young / James Reeb, Christianity, Commitment, Dignity, Justice, Justice Sunday, Love, Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism, Violence
  • All violence is framed by blood. Our scars are the red line reminders— for the survivors, and all who follow later. See them, and do not turn away from the violence that drew them. Feel the scars you know, and hear the ones whispered about— They are guides. They are pathways, as much as they are...
    Meditation | By Kathleen McTigue, Eric Cherry | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Authority, Conscience, Courage, Disaster or Crisis, Discernment, Healing, Oppression, Politics, Responsibility, Violence, Wisdom
  • 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
  • "Let there be light!" Let it shine in dark places, in moments of pain, in times of grief, in the darkness of hatred, violence, oppression, where there is discouragement and despair. Wherever darkness is to be put to flight, "Let there be light!"...
    Chalice Lighting | By Gordon B McKeeman | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Balance, Christianity, Compassion, Despair, Grief, Healing, Hope, Oppression, Pain, Sorrow, Unitarian Universalism, Violence
  • Let us join our hearts and minds together in the spirit of prayer: O Holy One, that unites all who are estranged and challenges all who preach division and exclusion, We see that unity so often in the eyes of a child, who sees neither race or creed in any eyes that look back, but only whether tho...
    Prayer | By Kathleen Rolenz | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Connections, Generations, God, Memorial Day, Military Service, Peace, Veterans Day, Violence, War

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