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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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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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Spiritual Leadership

UUA: Top Stories - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 11:31
What Is Spiritual Leadership? Spiritual Leadership is an orientation, a way of living and being in the world. It is living our deepest values guided by connection. It is doing what is ours to do, giving our unique gifts to the world....

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A Message From The UUA President: Honoring Indigenous Ancestors, Experiences and Traditions

UUA: Top Stories - Thu, 11/12/2020 - 07:58

Susan Frederick-Gray

UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray invites you to join in a series of virtual events Nov. 19-26 to live into the the Action of Immediate Witness passed at GA 2020, to "Address 400 Years of White Supremacist Colonialism."

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Risking in the Time of Change

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 11:04

Hilary Allen

Earlier this year, just as the reality of the pandemic was unfolding, the New England Region was planning to host a workshop on “Faithful Risking,” one of our Practices of Spiritual Leadership. Ultimately we ended up cancelling the workshop. While we could have adapted to an online format,...

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Responsible for the World

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 03:46

Erica Shadowsong

We are all in this together, and when bad things happen that are preventable by human means, we are all implicated.

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A Message from the UUA President: Hope is in the Struggle

UUA: Top Stories - Thu, 11/05/2020 - 09:41

Susan Frederick-Gray

Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray shares what's giving her hope during this time of uncertainty, as the nation waits for all of the votes to be counted in the 2020 presidential election. We know there will be many opportunities for us to continue our work together and live our values.

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Doing Inner Work as Votes are Counted

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 11/04/2020 - 13:27

Meck Groot

I return to the Spiritual Leadership practice of doing my inner work. It may be the hardest practice of all. I want so many things to be different than they are — including myself. Yet the only path forward is to be right here in this real place, right now at this real time.

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Day Zero

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 11/04/2020 - 03:38

Julie Fanselow

Uncertain as the world feels right now, love will bear whatever lies ahead.

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This is How Unitarian Universalists Show Up for Justice and Democracy

UUA: Top Stories - Mon, 11/02/2020 - 09:21
Guidance and counsel for Unitarian Universalists on what's needed to defend our democracy in this historic election season. We have been preparing to meet this moment with clarity and skill for months, years, and generations.

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The Journey to Self-Love

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 10/28/2020 - 03:54

Ndidi Achebe

Learning to love all of me—including the parts I used to be scared of—made the fear go away.

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Limiting vs. Liberating Covenants

UUA: Top Stories - Tue, 10/27/2020 - 10:48

New England Region of the UUA

We understand covenants as being an attempt to make promises together that are grounded in a shared understanding of something unenforceable but to which we want, collectively, to be faithful or obedient. However, lots of other stuff can tend to creep into our covenants, too...

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A Message from the UUA President: UU Theology Calls Us to Defend Our Democracy

UUA: Top Stories - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 09:29
Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray locates the roots of our commitment to support our democracy in Unitarian Universalist theology and shares several resources to help UUs prepare for this historic election season.

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Like Teaching Someone to Ride a Bike

UUA: Top Stories - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 09:10

Meck Groot

We can’t really teach Spiritual Leadership. Each person needs to find theirs, claim theirs and exercise theirs in their way. The best we can do is identify practices, offer suggestions, give reminders and tell stories.

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Prayers Whispering to Each Other

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 03:19

HP Rivers

Sometimes, there is no reprieve from the pain of this world. Sometimes, it is too big and too obvious to ignore.

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At Arm's Length

UUA: Top Stories - Wed, 10/14/2020 - 03:58

Karen G. Johnston

Arm's length: What was once a defensive or suspicious expression has now become a gesture of care, an indication of love and protection.

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A Message from the UUA President: Your Guide to Co-creating a Transformative Faith

UUA: Top Stories - Thu, 10/08/2020 - 08:47

Susan Frederick-Gray

The UUA is embarking on the next phase of culture change and we invite you to work together with us and imagine creative ways your congregation can take up these important practices as well.

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