Tag Archives | doing good

Let’s Be Gentle Angry People

There are times when anger is the appropriate response’ to violence, to injustice, to those peddling fear and bad information. Anger is not bad. It is how we use the energy of our anger that matters. Our anger can help drive us to do big things, but we have to choose what kinds of things […]

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Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of men... and without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation.

We Must Make Good Happen

Progress is not inevitable. That is a hard thing to accept, but it is crucial. We have to be willing to do the work. We have to be willing to invest ourselves in making the world better. We have to be willing to risk for our Beloved Community or it cannot come into being. Like […]

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Democracy is More Than Elections

Election day is not the process of democracy, but the final expression of the process. The process nominates candidates, designs policy positions and crafts a platform; the process takes years to reach the election stage, and never truly ends. But this final stage is where we stand and choose between the visions offered to us […]

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Gratitude and Privilege

If I wrote that you should be grateful for your health, because not everyone is healthy, that wouldn’t be controversial. Some people are simply born with weakened immune systems, congenital defects, or other health issues; some are never really healthy in their lives through no fault of their own. Others have accidents, are injured, or […]

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Each Person is Important

The Universe is a tapestry woven of all the matter and energy and the patterns they exist in and create. You are a complex and vital pattern, part of a bigger pattern of all humanity that is then woven into the greater fabric. The Universe would not be complete without you. And it is just […]

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A Free AND Responsible Search

To be a Unitarian Universalist is to invite, even request, that people ask you about your beliefs. Your fellow congregants are promised to inquire and even critique your stances, ensuring that they are both responsible, in light of all available information, and that you are still growing if there is any room for you to […]

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As Our Hearts Are, so Must Our Hands Do

We have posted many times here and on our Facebook page affirming James Luther Adams holy sense of optimism. He wrote that “the resources (divine and human) that are available for the achievement of meaningful change justify an attitude of ultimate optimism.” The course of human history has been a long, stuttering progression of greater […]

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Image contains only text: Our congregations are not pledged to uphold the status quo. We are not covenanted to make people comfortable. We promise to one another and the world that we will (among other things) affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. When black people are being oppressed and their concerns are being ignored, we have a duty to say to them, "We hear you, and we care. We will affirm your inherent worth and dignity. Black lives DO matter.”

#BlackLivesMatter Blowback

The folks behind the I Am UU project hope to encourage, inspire, and equip you to share the best of Unitarian Universalism with the world. Our goal is to make it easier, in conversation or when talking about things that your faith calls you to do in the world, to tell people “I am UU” […]

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Blessed are the Persecuted

We must bless the meek, the hungry, and the persecuted. We must provide for those who lack opportunity in education, nutrition, and both physical and mental health. We must do this if we seek justice. (click to read more)

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