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Only Clay on the Wheel

22 September 2021 at 06:37
A person's hands shape a clay vessel on a potter's wheel.

Jake Morrill

I want to be shaped in a way that lets me serve the eternal.

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Surviving a Plague ... Again

27 September 2021 at 17:05
National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Surviving a Plague … Again The year is 2021, I am 47, and I’m a 15-year survivor of the first plague of Generation X. Every part of that sentence makes me feel some kind of way. First of all … FORTY-SEVEN! I’m not one of those forever-young queens, so I’m very excited to be alive and grown...

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Putting on Armor

29 September 2021 at 06:48
Five people of color are seen in a line, holding hands with arms crossed in a sign of solidarity.

Shannon Lang

In order to be welcoming, the systems of power and privilege in our spaces need to be actively dismantled.

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Reclaiming My Culture

6 October 2021 at 06:29
Four members of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations, with their backs to the camrea, are each draped in a traditional Squamish or Lil'wat blanket.

Mike Adams

I was leaving my mom in another world, located far away from mine.

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The Question

13 October 2021 at 05:39
A starry night sky and and an atmospheric glow blanket the well-lit southeastern African coast as the International Space Station orbited 263 miles above.

Erika A. Hewitt

I need to celebrate our human family, whose power and potential shimmer against the backdrop of deep time, because we aren’t at our best right now.

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Letting the Questions Float By

20 October 2021 at 07:42
Seen from behind, a person walks along a low-tide beach. Kelp covered rocks in foreground. Gentle surf and ocean waves in distance.

Diane Dassow

I am learning to give up needing to know the answers, and instead live with the questions.

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A Thousand Voices

27 October 2021 at 03:35
The stub of a lit taper candle burns brightly on a bed of cempasΓΊchil, or Mexican marigolds.

Tania MΓ‘rquez

The dead aren’t really dead; their stories are perpetually being told by the world around us.

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Permissions & Licensing

1 November 2021 at 10:05
photo of skinner house books
permissions and licensing information for UUA publications and digital resources, including Skinner House and UUA books, Worship Web, Tapestry of Faith, UUWorld, and uua.org

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Not Lost, Just Different

3 November 2021 at 04:04
A clear hourglass filled with blue sand rests on the page of a calendar

Shaya French

If this year is a "lost" year, then I am bound to live a lost life.

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The Work That's Ours to Do

10 November 2021 at 07:59
Bright red-orange kokanee salmon swim in the water of a shallow stream flanked by foliage

DanaLee Simon

We already have everything we need within us to meet the life that is before us.

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Words Fail

17 November 2021 at 08:01
A young teen lies on their bed, eyes closed, listening to music on headphones. A guitar lies on the bed next to them.

David Glasgow

Spirit of Life who dwells before and between and beyond all words… we open ourselves to you.

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An Atheist's Prayers

24 November 2021 at 07:05
A person in a medical coat, mask, and gloves braces themselves on a balcony, head bowed as though in prayer.

Sally Fritsche

May we release ourselves from the need to fit every truth neatly into our own language.

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Laying Dreams to Rest

1 December 2021 at 05:51
In a nest woven from twigs and leaves, a small spotted eggshell is broken.

Leslie Gatto

Acknowledging that our dream was not happening didn't end the grief, but it did offer closure.

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The Blessing of Choice

8 December 2021 at 08:07
A worn, chipped statue of Mary, pictured from the shoulders up, with a weary expression.

Taryn Strauss

Each Advent, my empathy for Mary’s situation returns.

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The Grace within a Pecan Pie

15 December 2021 at 05:56
In the foreground, a slice of pecan pie and a hot beverage sit on a table. In the background, there's a merry decorated Christmas tree.

Jake Morrill

For me, β€œsurrendering everything tenderly” brings an awareness of grace.

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A Village of Strangers

22 December 2021 at 04:01
On a nest of straw and holiday tinsel three white paper stars, or Froebelsterne, are nestled.

Laura Shay

May we continue to find ways to connect while keeping safe this holiday season.

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Blossoming into the New Year

5 January 2022 at 00:29
The year "2022" written in flowers, leaves, and pinecones

Tim Atkins

What word might you use as your centering lodestar for 2022?

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The Riot Concluded, the Threats to Democracy Grow

5 January 2022 at 15:33
view of US Capitol building up close, looking up from the ground toward the sky
On the one year anniversary of the failed attempted coup on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, the UUA issues a statement outlining the continued and growing threats to our democracy and the need for individuals to take action.

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Love Is Showing Up

12 January 2022 at 07:10
Two Black women pack toys into a box, as though preparing a donation

Melissa Jeter

Every time someone showed up for me, I learned that love is greater than skin deep.

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UUA Appoints Shige Sakurai as Director of Equity, Belonging and Change

13 January 2022 at 12:09
'headshot' image of Shiga Sakurai including their head, neck and shoulders
The UUA is very pleased to announce the appointment of Shige Sakurai as Director of Equity, Belonging and Change. Shige succeeds Taquiena Boston in the role, who retired in December 2021 after over two decades of service on UUA staff.

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Here. Beautiful. Sacred.

19 January 2022 at 06:26
In a yoga studio, called Fat Yoga, seven people move into a powerful pose on their yoga mats.

Andrew Tripp

To understand that my humanity and my abundant flesh both demand dignity is to embrace fat liberation.

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UUA Responds to Events at Congregation Beth Israel

19 January 2022 at 15:17
Gold-colored Star of David hangs from a tree branch with blue sky in the backgroud
A statement in response to the horrific and profoundly disturbing hostage situation that took place earlier this week at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas.

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Copyright and Worship

20 January 2022 at 09:28
dictionary page with entry for "copyright" highlighted in yellow
In early 2022, various UUA pages addressing different aspects of copyrightβ€”particularly copyright issues in worshipβ€”were removed to shift focus to our new Copyright Primer for Congregations. Please visit that page to learn more.

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Responding to shareholder pressure, Chevron to exit Myanmar over human rights abuses

21 January 2022 at 15:08
The Unitarian Universalist Association, along with other investors and members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, recently co-filed a shareholder resolution with Chevron triggered by human rights abuses in Myanmar....

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Getting Involved with the Article II Study

22 January 2022 at 14:03
Reimagining Article 2 Small Group Ministry Guide Square
Get involved in the Article II Study Commission's work, participate in these resources and provide your feedback.

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COVID-19 Delta Variant Gathering Guidance

5 January 2022 at 19:00
Masked woman looking intently at the viewer.
Here is guidance from the UUA about around gathering in person as new variant emerge.

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The Rest That Will Heal Us

26 January 2022 at 06:46
A photo, from above, of a Black mother with daughter lying down on cozy couch in living room, cuddling and napping together at home.

Atena Danner

If I want well-being to be my truth, I must reclaim and protect it.

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Claiming My Worth

2 February 2022 at 06:44
From the back, a Black woman is seen with her arms raised, wrists crossed. Her top is made from traditional west African fabric.

JeKaren Olaoya

I affirm that I am worthy of being good enough to touch hearts and souls, and connect others to Spirit.

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Sermon of the Month Series for Small Congregations

7 February 2022 at 13:45
Rev. Phil Lund in pulpit
A recorded sermon, suggestions for opening and closing words, readings, and hymns, as well as a complete transcript.

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Starting Fresh

9 February 2022 at 05:11
A woman stands, eyes closed and hands up in a meditative pose, on a crosswalk with the blurred impressions of passersby around her

Lynette Yetter

I was often being a stern taskmaster over my mind. I yearned for more openness and joy.

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The Unexpected Sacredness of Things

16 February 2022 at 06:42
A hand holding a censer, in which burning copal incense releases smoke.

Tania MΓ‘rquez

Every time I find the sacred unexpectedly, I am filled with awe and surprise.

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Connecting Across Differences

23 February 2022 at 06:38
A man in an orange prison jumpsuit reads a letter, smiling.

Anonymous

Praise be for our connection. Help us to learn from each other.

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Event Recap: Using Art as Advocacy

23 February 2022 at 13:17
A mosaic of four videoconference screenshots: The upper left is a woman with glasses, dark hair, and a colorful sweater; the upper right is a woman with dark hair and a black shirt; the lower left is a man with glasses, salt-and-pepper beard, playing a flute; the lower right is a woman with blonde hair wearing a black shirt.

Rose Singleton

β€œUsing Art as Advocacy” was a webinar hosted on February 17, 2022 by the UU@UN (Unitarian Universalist Association’s office at the United Nations). This event showed how art can be used to build community and inspire change in chaotic times. Art can result in profound social change when used...

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Diversity of Sexuality and Gender is a Gift

25 February 2022 at 15:22
A transmasculine gender-nonconforming person and transfeminine non-binary person waking up together in bed
There is pain and outrage in our hearts because Texas Governor Greg Abbott has escalated the attacks on transgender people living in his state, especially trans youth, by equating medical care with child abuse.

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A Disability Day of Mourning Reflection: March 1 is Disability Day of Mourning

28 February 2022 at 13:40
We Fight for Disability Day of Mourning

Jessi Sadaka

Today we grieve for disabled people who have been murdered by the same people who should have loved and supported them: their family members. For me, a broader pain accompanies this grief, about how strong ableism is and how deeply it is engrained throughout our society.

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Sermon of the Month March 2022

1 March 2022 at 13:54
Rev. Sharon K. Dittmar in pulpit
American society has acculturated us to ideas about how our bodies should look and function.

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Asking for Help

2 March 2022 at 01:04
Seen from behind, at the beach, a father has his arm lovingly wrapped around his child's shoulder.

Quinn Gormley

Happy kids are safer kids, because happy kids have adults they can ask for help.

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Support for Ukrainian Refugees

3 March 2022 at 09:41
Photo of the Ukrainian flag with white text reading "Support for Ukrainian Refugees"
As the situation in the Ukraine unfolds, we in the International Office echo the messages shared by UUSC’s president the Rev. Mary Katherine Morn and by the Rev. Ashley Horan of the UUA’s Organizing Strategy Team. We invite congregations to support the Hungarian Unitarian Church directly (pdf)...

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Supporting Those Impacted by the Crisis in Ukraine

7 March 2022 at 16:41
Photo of the Ukrainian flag with white text reading "Support for Ukrainian Refugees"
In response to the outpouring of concern, the UUA shares the most up to date information on how UUs in this country and around the world are responding and amplify the ways that we can all help.

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The Defiant Spark

9 March 2022 at 06:24
In dim light, a person holds their hands out, palms forward, obscuring their face. A few bright sparks hang suspended between their hands.

David Kohlmeier

You didn’t earn your worth, and you can’t lose it. Because you exist. Period.

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Nominations for Election at General Assembly 2022

15 March 2022 at 14:53
nomination slate for UUA board and committee volunteer positions to be elected at GA 2022

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Learning How to Fail

16 March 2022 at 06:40
A close up of two competitors, mid-match, at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Shinbun Championship (2017).

Christine Slocum

White supremacy culture tells me that I’m only "good" if I’m perfect, treating all falls as hard stops.

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The Power to Save

23 March 2022 at 01:41
A mother and daughter, holding hands, walk on a path through a forest. They are smiling at one another, and are seen from behind.

Sara Palmer

May we forever perceive the ways we can empower others.

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Video Engagement Strategy with Peter Bowden

24 March 2022 at 12:29
White man in black shirt smiles and waves with multiple video screens in the backgroun
Unitarian Universalist coach and trainer Peter Bowden offers a live video series to help congregations support online visitors, increase engagement with worship, and amplify advocacy and witness efforts.

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Return and Remember

30 March 2022 at 07:36
A person in pink robes, mostly cropped out of the photo, holds a Qur'am and Muslim prayer beads.

Summer Albayati

When the holy month of Ramadan approaches, it becomes a beautiful reminder to return to myself.

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Application for UUA President (2023-2029)

1 April 2022 at 11:00
image which reads "Are you the next UUA President?" in branded colors pink and navy with a UUA logo and "apply now" button with pointing hand
Application for UUA President with a term lasting from 2023-2029

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Application for UUA President (2023-2029)

1 April 2022 at 11:00
image which reads "Are you the next UUA President?" in branded colors pink and navy with a UUA logo and "apply now" button with pointing hand
Application for UUA President with a term lasting from 2023-2029

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We Keep Rising in Love

6 April 2022 at 06:56
Seen from high above, a human crowd forms two hands and a heart shape on white background

Molly Housh Gordon

You can crush Love down, bury it, cover it over, but it will rise.

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Showing Up For Our UU Living Tradition

7 April 2022 at 11:49
Breakout group in deep discussion
Announcement of upcoming opportunities to participate in decisions that will shape the future of Unitarian Universalism: General Assembly, presidential search, and Article II review.

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The UUA Celebrates Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to U.S. Supreme Court

6 April 2022 at 14:54
statue of a woman holding a sword and scales
The UUA celebrates the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court because her experience and credentials give us hope for the future of this country.

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Alabama’s Anti-Trans Legislation is Dangerous and Dehumanizing

7 April 2022 at 16:33
silky velvety transgender pride flag
UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray responds with moral outrage to recent anti-trans legislation in Alabama and offers unequivocal support all the trans and non-binary people.

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UUA President Application Process Opens April 4

4 April 2022 at 04:00
@ 2022 UUWorld UUA

Elaine McArdle

Association’s next chief executive and spiritual leader to be elected at General Assembly 2023

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UUA Launches UU the Vote for 2022 Elections

14 April 2022 at 10:33
UU the Vote Logo
UU the Vote is a nonpartisan civic engagement initiative focused on strengthening democracy and organizing for justice, accountability, and healing.

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UU the Vote Campaign Rises Again for Justice

21 April 2022 at 05:00
Β© 2020 Caroline Gutman

Jeff Milchen

As threats to democracy grow, we’re determined to make 2022 the year love and justice regain the upper hand.

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Governance at General Assembly

30 March 2022 at 14:13
UUA Board Governance at General Assembly

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A UUMAC Memory

25 April 2022 at 12:29
UUMAC, Unitarian Universalist Mid-Atlantic Community with a chalice logo
Each night of UUMAC in the blistering heat of July my friends and I went on a walk. Despite having just met each other we formed a deep bond

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UUA President Application Process Opens April 4

4 April 2022 at 04:00
@ 2022 UUWorld UUA

Elaine McArdle

Association’s next chief executive and spiritual leader to be elected at General Assembly 2023

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UU the Vote Campaign Rises Again for Justice

21 April 2022 at 05:00
Β© 2020 Caroline Gutman

Jeff Milchen

As threats to democracy grow, we’re determined to make 2022 the year love and justice regain the upper hand.

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Unitarian Universalists Honor Workers’ Dignity and Support the Labor Movement

28 April 2022 at 10:56
Florida UUs participate in β€œWitnessing Together for Farmworker Justice” with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.

Susan Frederick-Gray

UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray shares a statement of UU solidarity and support for workers and the labor movement.

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Q&A: Public Theologian JΓ© Exodus Hooper

1 May 2022 at 04:00
JΓ© Exodus Hooper, a Black non-binary person in a red hat and jacket

Elaine McArdle

On our theology’s leading edgeΒ (+video)

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UUs Remain Committed to Supporting Reproductive Justice, Will Continue to Fight for Abortion Access

3 May 2022 at 11:43
young women protesting
In response to a leaked draft Supreme Court decision apparently upending nearly 50 years of abortion access, the UUA reaffirms its commitment to reproductive justice.

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To Bless and Be Blessed

4 May 2022 at 05:58
A Latinx mother crouches down to adjust her small child's backpack straps, smiling lovingly.

Tania MΓ‘rquez

Blessing something or someone is a way of expressing my gratitude and reverence for them.

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The Sacred Choice

11 May 2022 at 05:21
A newborn infant lies on a bed next to their mother, whose torso reveals stretch marks and other signs of recently giving birth.

Leslie Ahuvah Fails

Motherhood must be a choice. It cannot be chosen for us.

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UUA Mourns the Loss of 1 Million Americans Due to Covid-19

5 May 2022 at 15:04
Several people wearing masks stand, in church, holding out their hands as if in prayer.
The UUA honors the 1 million Americans who have died due to COVID-19 and continues to seek ways to support those who are most vulnerable within and beyond UU congregations.

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A Way in the Wilderness

18 May 2022 at 01:01
From behind, the silhouette of a U.S. Marine in dress uniform with a blue sky and a few clouds

Susan Maginn

None of us are mission-making machines.

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UUA General Assembly 2022: Not Business as Usual

18 May 2022 at 05:00
Β© 2019 Nancy Pierce/UUA

Elaine McArdle

The UUA wants the multiplatform General Assembly to be an equitable experience for all, including the voting process.

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From the UUA: We Must Confront And Dismantle White Supremacy

18 May 2022 at 14:45
Five people of color are seen in a line, holding hands with arms crossed in a sign of solidarity.
In response to the tragic shooting in Buffalo, NY, the UUA reaffirms its commitment to anti-racism and calls on the United States to confront its racist history and dismantle white supremacy.

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I Am Here, Growing

25 May 2022 at 07:58
The hands of a Black person cradle the new lettuce leaves growing in their garden.

Melissa Jeter

Growing connects me to ancestors who had their hands in the dirt because it was keeping them alive.

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From the UUA President: We all deserve to live in our communities without fear.

25 May 2022 at 13:05
Older woman and children

Susan Frederick-Gray

UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray responds to the horrific violence at an elementary school in Uvalde, TX that took the lives of 19 children and two teachers.

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Us, Human, Here

1 June 2022 at 09:21
a pink heart, apparently drawn on chalk, on a badly cracked concret surface

Laura Solomon

We are an angry and beautiful people.

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From the UUA President: Let's Meet the Moment at GA 2022

3 June 2022 at 06:42
Audience members sing; a parents arms surrond a child

Susan Frederick-Gray

Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray shares key details and highlights for this year's annual conference of Unitarian Universalists, General Assembly. GA will be a multiplatform experience, taking place in Portland, OR and online from June 22 - 26, 2022.

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All That Shimmers

8 June 2022 at 04:49
A group of people, backs to the camera, walk holding a giant rainbow flag under their heads, as if in the middle of a Pride parade.

Laura Solomon

To be queer is to know the ways of holding all that shimmers to the light.

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Our Great Calling

15 June 2022 at 05:12
Against a sunset, an adult holds up a child with their arms outflung joyfully

Nathan Ryan

We have a holy obligation to bring about paradise on this earth; each generation helps us do that.

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General Session I, General Assembly 2022

24 May 2022 at 14:38
General Session I will be live-streamed here, June 22, 2022. ~1:45 p.m. EDT / ~4:45 p.m. PDT. No registration required.
On-demand video: welcome, introductions, and adoption of rules.

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We Will Only Rise

22 June 2022 at 04:58
Seen from below looking up, a circle of BIPOC people clasp hands.

JeKaren Olaoya

We have to keep finding ways to widen the circle of care and concern.

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From the UUA President: UUs Remain Committed to Reproductive Justice

24 June 2022 at 10:44
UUs holding repro justice signs at a rally outside Supreme Court
In response to the US Supreme Court's ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women Health Organization case, which overturns Roe v. Wade, UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray reaffirms Unitarian Universalist commitment to reproductive justice.

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Unitarian Universalists Reaffirm Commitment to Racial and Reproductive Justice at General Assembly: More than 3,200 UUs come together for annual meeting

29 June 2022 at 13:00
UUs seated on general session stage with image of Meg Riley projected on a scree in background
More than 3,200 UUs from all 50 states came together virtually and in Portland, OR for this year's General Assembly. Delegates participated in voting democratically on denominational business and attendees joined in worship, workshops and justice making during the conference.

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Loving with a Broken Heart

29 June 2022 at 13:59
An illustration, in tones of peach and pink, of a spiral of people holding hands, as seen from above.

Abbey Tennis

We must choose each other again and again, though conflict and through plenty.

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A GA Business experience like no other

Β© 2022 Nancy Pierce/UUA

UUA Communications: Periodicals

As the organizers of the 2022 assembly had promised, the reimagined multiplatform event in Portland was no business as usual.

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Shannon Harper Appointed Lifespan Faith Engagement Co-Director

7 July 2022 at 16:14
Shannon Harper in a white dress under the light of the moon
The UUA is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Harper as Lifespan Faith Engagement Co-Director, starting July 1.

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UUA Reaches Key Milestone in Search Process for New President: Next President Will Assume Role in Summer 2023

25 July 2022 at 16:45
Photo of a lit chalice against a blue background
The UUA Presidential Search Committee (PSC) has reached a key milestone in its process for electing a new president. In April, the PSC opened applications in which interested individuals could apply through an online portal, which is now closed.

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The Alchemy of Worship

4 August 2022 at 12:05
An altar with a lit candle, crowded by jars of herbs and flowers and other ritual objects
Worship is relational and even transformational, but it's not informational.

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Make β€œA Warm Welcome” Part of your β€œNew Normal”

17 August 2022 at 15:24
Stylized graphic of a welcoming person in front of an open door with a UU Chalice on it

Sharon Dittmar

Any time someone enters online or in-person congregational space, there are several opportunities for multiple connection points from which a long-term relationship can continue and grow.

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UUA Board Calls for Volunteers for Bylaws Renewal Team

19 August 2022 at 11:15
The UUA Board of Trustees will soon be appointing members to a five to seven person Bylaws Renewal Team. This team will lead the work in reimagining and rewriting the UUA Bylaws.

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Rethinking UUA Salary Recommendations: Improving Practicality, Advancing Equity, Leading with Integrity

UUA Salary Recommendations - Rethinking for Practicality, Equity, and Integrity

Jan Gartner

,

Sean Griffin

We're undertaking the first significant revisiting of the methodology behind our Salary Recommendations since the UUA Compensation Program was introduced in 1995.

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Your Life Could Depend on It

31 August 2022 at 05:26
A candid black-and-white shot at night, looking through window of nearby pizza parlour. Two workers are seen from behind as they prepare food.

Sarah Skochko

There is no such thing as unskilled labor.

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Deepening Diversity in Worship

Inside a church, Black people stand as if listening to a preacher or choir.

JeKaren Olaoya

,

Erika A. Hewitt

If you’re trying to build a worship service that's anti-racist and decenters whiteness, you start in one spot.

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Choosing to Connect

7 September 2022 at 08:00
Cropped shot of a group of businesspeople standing together and holding hands in a modern office

Priscilla Shumway

It's my actions and choices that determine my connection to others.

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New Year, New Challenges

2 September 2022 at 15:30
In front of a church altar, about a dozen school backpacks are stacked up.

Natalie Briscoe

Your regional staff is very aware of the challenges you face in this upcoming year, and we are working together to provide resources as well as online spaces to gather, learn from one another, and get through this year with gusto.

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After Big Win in Kansas, Can Pro-Choice Advocates Prevail in Kentucky?

9 September 2022 at 08:00
Β© 2022 Dave Kaup/AFP via Getty Images

Jeff Milchen

Kansas organizers succeed through inclusive leadership and seeking dialogue with potential opponents.

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Retracing My Steps

14 September 2022 at 08:36
Seen from the chest up, a side view of three generations: a Black son, father, and grandfather standing side by side.

Glen Thomas Rideout

I rise on the shoulders of ancestors whose names I can not know.

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Some Kinds of Help

21 September 2022 at 06:03
On a rocky outcrop in what appears to be inclement weather, one person strenuously pulls another person uphill.

Shaya French

We don’t need to understand why someone sets a boundary to respect it.

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