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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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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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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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Unitarian Universalism: A Direction, Not a Path

Unitarian Universalism is not a set of steps one takes to get to a predetermined end point. We do not preach an end, but an ongoing process. We expect to continue to learn; adapting, and improving throughout our lifetimes and passing our mission to future generations. Our heaven, the Beloved Community, will not be a […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Democracy is a Process

Respect for, and use of, the Democratic process is enshrined in the Principles of the UUA. Every Unitarian Universalist congregation is pledged to affirm and promote the idea that every person has a right to participate in the process by which they are governed. One thing that we ought to be more vocal about, though, […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Acceptance and Judgement

“Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.” – Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear It is a simple thing for most UUs to tolerate others; toleration […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

You Define Yourself

You are a person, with the same inherent worth and dignity as any other. You are not defined by the things that have happened to you, but by how you have reacted to them and how you have treated the world and the people around you. Your worth is not set by the amount of […]

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