Until black lives matter, imagine a congregation, and more from UU bloggers

Until black lives matter Adam Dyer writes that “Even in addressing racism, black lives have not specifically mattered.” We cannot continue to speak or act in broad terms. There is no shortcut, no blanket application to address black oppression because black oppression is unique; just as every other oppression that is experienced is unique. What … Continue reading Until black lives matter, imagine a congregation, and more from UU bloggers

UU ‘Black Lives Matter’ theology, alternate congregational strategies, and more

A UU ‘Black Lives Matter’ Theology Kenny Wiley builds a UU Black Lives Matter theology to support his work as an activist. Right now we are being called—by our ancestors, by our principles, by young black activists across the country—to promote and affirm: You are young and black, and your life matters just the same. You stole … Continue reading UU ‘Black Lives Matter’ theology, alternate congregational strategies, and more

More than a cozy haven, grownup conversations, and living lightly on the earth

More than a cozy haven Jordinn Nelson Long and her family find “slow church” in a consumer culture that expects immediate gratification. I hope that in the course of your own religious life there are at least a few sermons that you gratefully carry—the feelings, the moment of awakening—for years after hearing them. This was … Continue reading More than a cozy haven, grownup conversations, and living lightly on the earth