Missed something at GA? Most of the events in the main hall area available online at the UUA website. You can also check the UUA YouTube Channel.
Skinner House Books announces a search for an author or authors to write a book about the blessings of participating in a liberal religious faith community. The book would be fairly short, written in an informal, non-academic way. It could be thought of as an alternative to the increasing number of calls to be “spiritual but not religious.” Instead, this book holds up what is good about religiosity—such as community, ritual, pastoral support, mutual caring, exposure to new ideas, and participating in social justice works while part of a faith community. It would use real-life stories and examples to show rather than tell about why Unitarian Universalists and other religious liberals find congregational life so sustaining. Learn more at Skinner House.
Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation Training, February 17, 2018 sponsored by the Southern and MidAmerica Regions in Louisville, KY. Unitarian Universalist and Social Justice Facilitator, Chris Crass will offer a one day workshop entitled “Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation.” Workshop will begin with brief worship and include small and large group discussions, storytelling from preselected congregations, theological reflection, and participatory exercise. Concluding segment will focus on “What are you bringing back to your congregation?” and “How will you be accountable for your plan?” Workshop will close with “Revival for Racial Justice” testimonials. The purpose of this workshop is to help build SJ communities and cultures rooted in UU values with the courage to do racial justice work. Focus will be on encouraging activism and leaders, building capacity, and putting UU congregations in touch with one another.
The Breakthrough Congregations Program has been reimagined and re-invented. This program celebrates and shares innovative ways congregations are adapting to the challenges faced in an evolving religious landscape. We are looking for bold one time initiatives as well as on-going sustainable efforts. This is not based on numerical growth or whole congregation health, though we will consider other benchmarks of health in your congregation. For more information and application materials, go to the Breakthrough Congregations webpage. Congregations and covenanting communities can apply and the application deadline is September 1, 2017.
The Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee are excited to launch Love Resists
, a joint campaign to protect both the values of our democracy and the humanity and rights of individuals and communities most at risk. Since the election of President Trump, more than 860 clergy members, 40% of UU congregations, and nearly 15,000 individuals have endorsed a Declaration of Conscience
, pledging to stand on the side of love to protect the most vulnerable, defend core values under attack, and commit themselves to speak out and to act in support of basic human rights. Love Resists is the next phase in translating this declaration of values into action. Get involved by signing the Declaration of Conscience, exploring our resources, and taking action to support sanctuary and solidarity in your community. Visit www.loveresists.org
to learn more, and share your stories of justice and solidarity with us using #LoveResists.
New publications from the UUA – The following new publications are now available: Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry; To Wake, To Rise: Meditations on Justice and Resilience; Faith for the Unbeliever; Our Whole Lives, Grades 4-6, Second Edition; and Class Action: The Struggle with Class in Unitarian Universalism. Visit the Publications Page for details.
The UUA is hiring for several positions. Find job descriptions and application information at their Job Openings webpage.