Author Archive | Thomas

Taking the rest of the week off!

Hey Folks! This is Thomas, the founder, administrator, graphic designer, writer and editor of the I Am UU project. I pretty much do it all around here. And now I’m taking the rest of this week off. That means a lot of things won’t be done the usual way. It has been years since I […]

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Tolerance Must Not Become Silence

We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. – Elie Wiesel Silence encourages the tormentor. If we allow bigotry to go unrebuked, then we are emboldening the bigot. It is not enough to be tolerant and open-minded yourself if our goal is to make the […]

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A Big Announcement (Of Very Small Changes)

The I Am UU project has always been a lay ministry; a grassroots effort not tied directly to any one congregation, not overseen by the UUA, not even curated by an ordained minister. That much is very unlikely to change. Something exciting has changed, though. The UUA is moving to recognize ministry as something more […]

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Investing in Liberal Religious Outreach

The I Am UU project is my personal ministry. I am not an ordained minister. I am not trained to do the work of a parish minister. I do have, as the UUA puts it, “gifts to share with [my] faith community and the wider world.”   Coming into this project nearly 7 years ago […]

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