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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.”

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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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“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” ― A.A. Milne

Love, Acceptance, and Gardening

The guru Osho once said: If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation. An expansion on this thought, recently attributed […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Monday Meditation: Acceptance and Encouragment

Accepting one another means accepting the person who shows up. (It also includes accepting yourself!) Encouragement to spiritual growth means understanding that we all have a past, and that what we have learned from it says more about us than the details of what happened. We are defined by our choices, and each time we […]

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