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Saving Democracy

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 03:59

Carol Thomas Cissel

Black Queens saved our democracy. We owe them a great deal.

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A Prayer for Inauguration Day 2021

UUA: Top Stories - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 14:53

Susan Frederick-Gray

UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray offers a prayer on the historic occasion of the inauguration of the 46th president of the United States.

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From the UUA President: Listening to the Call of Love

UUA: Top Stories - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 06:33

Susan Frederick-Gray

This is been a deeply challenging time for us all. As we rest, reconnect and pray, many of us are also asking, "What can I do?"

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Finding Our Way

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 04:37

Kristin Grassel Schmidt

Holding people accountable for the impact of their behavior is not revenge; it’s what makes change and growth possible, and no real healing in community can come without it.

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Unitarian Universalists Denounce Complicity with Extremists, Call for Courageous Action by National Leaders

UUA: Top Stories - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 10:47
The UUA is compelled by events at the U.S. Capitol to call for true accountability and courageous action by national leaders in pursuit of a more just, equitable, multiracial and pluralistic democracy.

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Keep Singing

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 03:34

Erin J. Walter

I experience the creative impulse as living just under the surface of the daily grind: tugging; imploring, When do we all get to sing together again?

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From Powerlessness to Promise

UUA: Top Stories - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 07:13

Joe Sullivan

I imagine you, too, saw the unique holiday cards from the incomparable year just completed with messages like “Just say no to 2020,” “OH OH OH,” and “Merry Christmas from a distance.” Just some of the G-rated messages. We might as well laugh. Humor can be one of our more benign coping...

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Transforming the New Year

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 12/30/2020 - 05:52

Tim Atkins

What’s the one word you hope will define your upcoming year?

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Open to Joy

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 12/16/2020 - 03:46

Elea Kemler

The stories remind us there is still and always joy in this world, but it usually comes right alongside the struggle.

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The Only Thing More Powerful Than a Story

UUA: Top Stories - Mon, 12/14/2020 - 11:07

Meck Groot

“Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism,” writes Walidah Imarisha, “we are engaging in speculative fiction. All organizing is science fiction. Organizers and activists dedicate their lives to creating and envisioning another...

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Worthy of Beauty

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 12/09/2020 - 03:15

Paul S Sawyer

This is a "love saves" story.

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From The UUA President: In This Holiday Season, May We Simply Be

UUA: Top Stories - Thu, 12/03/2020 - 10:09

Susan Frederick-Gray

Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray shares her wishes for all in this holiday season, that we may have time to rest, that we tend to our grief and our joy, and that we make space for spiritual care and renewal.

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A Holy Impatience

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 03:17

Robin Tanner

This year, the Advent season seems particularly seized by a spirit of the expected, the longing.

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Unitarian Universalists supported safe, accessible, fair voting on Election Day

UUA: Top Stories - Tue, 12/01/2020 - 09:00

Elaine McArdle

Unitarian Universalists monitored polls, practiced de-escalation, and offered water, masks, and music to people waiting to vote.

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The Eternal, Calling

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 03:27

Jake Morrill

The wilderness alongside every moment, sprawling in each direction, holds more than the silence that theologians imagine of God.

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Remembering Our Gifts

UUA: Top Stories - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 06:39

Wren Bellavance-Grace

It’s been a hard fall. We made it through a virtual summer after our very first all-virtual General Assembly last June - and here we are already anticipating another all-virtual GA in June of 2021. The election season was both astonishing and surreal. As I write this, many of us are preparing for..

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Remembering Our Gifts

UUA: Top Stories - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 06:39

Wren Bellavance-Grace

It’s been a hard fall. We made it through a virtual summer after our very first all-virtual General Assembly last June  - and here we are already anticipating another all-virtual GA in June of 2021. The election season was both astonishing and surreal. As I write this, many of us are preparing for..

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A Prayer for This Transgender Day of Remembrance

UUA: Top Stories - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 06:21

Susan Frederick-Gray

My prayer on this Transgender Day of Remembrance is for the senseless acts of transantagonistic violence to end. And that we may all take on the work to disrupt the systems and cultures that perpetuate this violence.

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A Message From The UUA President: Lean Into What You Love

UUA: Top Stories - Thu, 11/19/2020 - 09:49

Susan Frederick-Gray

This is a time to remember our collective resilience and ability to protect each other, to defend democracy, and to organize unfailingly for justice, equity and dignity.

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Allowing Chaos

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 11/18/2020 - 03:22

Taryn Strauss

We seek blessed assurance through pandemic chaos, relentless loss, and unimaginable stress.

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