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My Ancestors' Dreams

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 09/23/2020 - 02:29

Daniel Gregoire

None of us would be here were it not for those who lived and won a fight that they were not meant to survive.

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Practicing Covenant

UUA: Top Stories - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:56

Erica Baron

So, friends, let’s practice together. I invite you to engage in some reflection about whether and how you are bringing that individualism into your practice of covenant and what a deeper practice of covenant can make possible for us. 

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Practicing Covenant

UUA: Top Stories - Mon, 09/21/2020 - 11:56

Erica Baron

So, friends, let’s practice together. I invite you to engage in some reflection about whether and how you are bringing that individualism into your practice of covenant and what a deeper practice of covenant can make possible for us. 

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Begetting Community

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 03:57

Christine Slocum

Part of being in community is noticing what's needed. Part of being in community is doing what is necessary but unclaimed.

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Room for Something New

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 03:29

Erica Shadowsong

One day, I’ll have to care for my mother as she once cared for me. I’m not ready to handle the truth that our relationship must change.

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A Message From The UUA President: A Season of Ingathering

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 08:25
Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray calls us to remain mindful of our deep connections at the start of the congregational year. We are connected through our traditions of love and justice, and we are connected in our shared faith as Unitarian Universalists.

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The Changing and the Fixed

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 09/02/2020 - 02:10

Leslie Ahuvah Fails

What once seemed certain is now unpredictable, even dangerous.

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UU the Vote: All hands on deck

UUA: Top Stories - Tue, 09/01/2020 - 05:00

Nicole Pressley

Build relationships with communities to make a difference now and in the future.

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From The UUA President: Holding One Another In Compassion and Prayer

UUA: Top Stories - Thu, 08/27/2020 - 07:19

Susan Frederick-Gray

In this historic and heartbreaking time, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray offers words of affirmation and love as we all find ways to take care of ourselves and our loved ones and to keep showing up for justice.

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Binding to Tradition:: Such a Messy Practice

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 08/26/2020 - 07:38
While the New England Region staff team’s introduction of the concept and practices of Spiritual Leadership has been enthusiastically received, there’s been some pushback about the one we call “binding to tradition.” Most Unitarian Universalists don’t like the idea of being bound to...

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A Message from the UUA President: Practicing Now For A More Just Post-pandemic Society

UUA: Top Stories - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 08:20

Susan Frederick-Gray

Dear leaders, I hold you all in deep care. As this pandemic continues to spread, it is taking its toll on our country and people. This toll includes the heartbreak and grief for loved ones and strangers who have died and those struggling to recover from COVID-19. As religious communities, we will...

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Practice Makes Possible: An Introduction to the Tending to Spiritual Leadership Blog

UUA: Top Stories - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 09:00

Erica Baron

Come, practice with us, and let’s see what’s possible! We are launching a new blog called Tending to Spiritual Leadership, which will share offerings on how we can engage the practices of spiritual leadership to make more things possible.

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Church music programs find challenges and creativity in move online during pandemic

UUA: Top Stories - Fri, 07/24/2020 - 10:40

Joshua Eaton

Congregational music programs had to adjust quickly when the coronavirus pandemic forced worship services online. Now many are facing the reality that they might not meet in person again until next spring.

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Ground Control

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 07/22/2020 - 02:45

Erika A. Hewitt

The most life-giving coping strategy—for me—is to attune to a voice calmer and wiser than mine, and allow that seeking to be its own expression of faith.

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UUA Appoints Lisa Gregory as Communications Director

UUA: Top Stories - Tue, 07/21/2020 - 08:00
UUA announces the recent hiring of a new director of communications, Lisa Gregory, who will join staff on August 3.

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Minding the Gap

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 07/15/2020 - 03:05

Yuri Yamamoto

The assumption that all people remember the same set of events, or enjoy the same set of things, puts enormous burdens of assimilation onto members of marginalized communities.

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Almost 5,000 attend UUA’s 2020 Virtual General Assembly

UUA: Top Stories - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 08:00

Christopher L. Walton

UUA’s first online-only General Assembly calls for solidarity with Indigenous communities, supports defunding police, and formalizes human rights investment screen.

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Parenting with Heartbreak

UUA: Top Stories - Mon, 06/22/2020 - 09:20

Rayla D. Mattson

I often go to bed during this pandemic wondering if my heart can hurt anymore. Then I wake up and see the news and my heartache continues. I wonder what to say to my children. What do I say to my little one, versus what I say to my teens about the state of our country?...

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