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Firefighters walking toward a train

Your magazine may have been blown off-track

Train derailment in severe thunderstorm delays 2,730 UU World copies bound for California.

Christopher L. Walton | 6/1/2015
Spirit
Seedling

Lessons from the garden

My garden teaches me to have faith.

K. Elting Brock | 5/25/2015 | Summer 2015

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UU news
Church offering plate

Nashua church gives offering away every week

Unitarian Universalists in Nashua, New Hampshire, have put $250,000 in the plate over the past twelve years—and given it all away.

Christian Schmidt | 5/25/2015

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Feature
Illustration of police officer confronting young black man

Nights can be tough

I can’t fully express how scary it is when a man with a gun tells you ‘you’re fighting and trying to walk away from me’ as you stand still, attempting to comply.

Kenny Wiley | 5/18/2015
Blog
female face on blue background

‘I thought I was alone. But I’m not’

‘Depression is way too hard without also thinking you’re alone. I want youth and kids to know it’s okay, even good sometimes, to struggle.’

Kenny Wiley | 5/19/2015
UU news
Terasa Cooley and David Carl Olson

Grant will aid Baltimore church’s Black Lives Matter work

$3,000 from James Reeb Fund presented to First Unitarian Church of Baltimore.

Elaine McArdle | 5/18/2015
Ideas
Janice Marie Johnson, UUA director of Multicultural Ministries and Leadership, and Taquiena Boston, director of Multicultural Growth and Witness, outside Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Alabama

A new ethos

How the Unitarian Universalist Association is promoting Beloved Community today.

Taquiena Boston | 5/11/2015 | Spring 2015
Life
Charina Austin talks with a fellow Baltimore resident during a May 2, 2015, protest of police brutality in Baltimore

‘This is home for me’

A black Baltimore Unitarian Universalist marches for Freddie Gray, her city, and her faith.

Kenny Wiley | 5/10/2015
UU news
Mother and child banner at the front of a protest march

Three mothers and many children to a room

Unitarian Universalists call attention to new detention centers holding hundreds of immigrant families.

Elaine McArdle | 5/8/2015
Spirit
illustration of two faces in different colors

Universalism in practice

Black lives matter, because you do not have to be ‘good enough’ to deserve basic human rights.

Nancy McDonald Ladd | 5/4/2015 | Spring 2015