From the President: Sea Change, Not Slow Change
by Susan Frederick-Gray in From the president

Staying the Course
by Lisa Gregory in From the Editor

Two hands fingers interlaced. One hand is Black, one is White.

Part 1: Spiritual Inspiration

Our Faith Calls Us to Antiracist Work
A theology of interdependence is the true heart of our faith; our work for justice is our faithful response.
by Susan Frederick-Gray

Statement of Conscience: Undoing Systemic White Supremacy
A Call to Prophetic Action

A Theology of Darkness
We need a new theology of darkness—a new way to relate to the darkness, blackness, and brownness that surrounds us.
by Kristen L. Harper

Hidden Histories
History can generate pride and happiness, but it also tells us about concerns we must still repair.
by Shige Sakurai

DRUUMM Launches Elder Spiritual Odysseys Series

Exhaling in Community
The safety I once perceived was because I did not have the complete perspective.
by Christine Slocum

Dónde estoy: this Ikea table from Ando that is now a desk
"What if I gently, gingerly accepted / that what is is not always what will be?"
by Cassandra Montenegro

Photo of preaching during a service at Abundant LUUv, a congregation in Atlanta GA.
Courtesy Abundant LUUv

Part 2: Congregational Communities

‘Love That Will Get You through the Hardest Times’
Abundant LUUv, a small but growing Atlanta congregation, offers Unitarian Universalism from a Black perspective.
by Elaine McArdle

Widening the Circle of Concern, Together, to Upend White Supremacy
Five central Illinois congregations collaborate, aided by a new UUA study/action guide.
by Heather Beasley Doyle

Congregations Adapt to Evolving COVID Guidance
As the Delta variant complicates plans for a return to in-person worship, congregations continue to explore a variety of models for being in community.
by Kat McKim

Five Congregations That Voted to Embrace Culture Change
UU congregations across the country are grappling with change. Here are five that chose equity and inclusion over “the way we’ve always done it.” How might your congregation engage with change?

Q&A: Lay Community Minister Ben Gabel On New Credentialing Process
UU Society for Community Ministries Co-President Ben Gabel explains how the new Chaplain Endorsement Program will help religious professionals working outside UU congregations.

The Art of Giving

The sun rises over the Oceti Sakowin Camp on  the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on November 26, 2016.

The sun rises over the Oceti Sakowin Camp on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on November 26, 2016.

© 2016 Seth McConnell/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Part 3: In the Public Square

Indigenous Activists Answer the Call of Climate Justice
BIPOC communities hit hardest by environmental racism.
by Elaine McArdle

A New Day for Side With Love
by Ashley Horan

Making a New Home
Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist rallied its community to turn a rental property into a safe haven for asylum seekers.
by Sarah Pfledderer

Q&A: Rashid Shaikh on the BIPOC Caucus on Climate Justice

When We Come
by Sonia Sanchez

Part 4: Unitarian Universalism Today

More than 4,200 UUs ‘Circle ’Round’ virtually for 2021 General Assembly
UUA’s second online-only General Assembly focuses on dismantling white supremacy and systemic racism.
by Elaine McArdle and Sonja L. Cohen

With Racist Violence on the Rise, Asian American UUs Turn to Community for Support
by Joshua Eaton

UUA Implementing Broad Institutional Change Plan
Response to Widening the Circle of Concern includes new study/action guide for congregations.
by Carey McDonald

Youth Connect via New Project
by Jennica Davis-Hockett

New UU Common Read

Clergy Deaths
Death notices in UU World’s Milestones section are abridged for print from the full obituaries published by the UU Ministers Association.

Families Weave a Tapestry of Faith

Changing All the Time (PDF)
Four-page insert adapted from Tapestry of Faith lifespan faith development programs.
by the UUA Faith Development Office in Families Weave a Tapestry of Faith

UU World Families Pages

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