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SMILE Project helps teens realize their potential

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SMILE Project helps teens realize their potential

An Illinois congregation’s internship program offers students valuable firsthand workplace experience.

Sherri Scott | 11/18/2019 | Winter 2019

UUs rally to end mass incarceration, stop Spokane jail expansion

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UUs rally to end mass incarceration, stop Spokane jail expansion

Chanting “End mass incarceration!” and “Schools not cells!” about 1,000 Unitarian Universalists gathered in a public park in Spokane, Washington, for the General Assembly 2019 public witness event.

Elaine McArdle | 6/21/2019

UU activist wins Rhodes Scholarship

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UU activist wins Rhodes Scholarship

‘I was just swept off my feet by the labor movement.’

Arthur Hirsch | 4/8/2019 | Spring 2019

Living for the chance of success

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Living for the chance of success

Every generation fights overwhelming odds for a more just world—and for the next generation to have the chance to fight, too.

Liz James | 10/29/2018 | Fall 2018

‘We all want to feel safe’

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‘We all want to feel safe’

Lessons from an evening with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting survivors.

Lars Lonnroth | 9/4/2018 | Fall 2018

‘No time for a casual faith’: Watch the 2018 General Assembly’s Sunday worship service

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‘No time for a casual faith’: Watch the 2018 General Assembly’s Sunday worship service

‘As Unitarian Universalists, we are first and foremost religious communities that practice love as our foundation—and we are living in times of heartbreak, violence, and pain.’

Staff Writer | 6/28/2018

Kansas City activist arrested in confrontation with anti-LGBT protesters

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Kansas City activist arrested in confrontation with anti-LGBT protesters

During brief protest of Unitarian Universalist support for LGBT lives by Westboro Baptist Church, police arrest a local activist. General Assembly Safety Team works to de-escalate situation with police.

Elaine McArdle | 6/21/2018

We’re walking out for every student

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We’re walking out for every student

As a teenager and a Unitarian Universalist, I have no choice but to speak up against the failure of our government to protect its youth from gun violence.

Kari Gottfried | 3/13/2018

Getting intersectional means showing up when there are no pink hats

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Getting intersectional means showing up when there are no pink hats

Only speaking out when one has skin in the game isn’t activism; it’s just self-preservation.

Marchaé Grair | 1/19/2018

Introducing ‘Side with Love,’ a more accessible public witness campaign

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Introducing ‘Side with Love,’ a more accessible public witness campaign

UUA’s public witness campaign changes name after criticism that ‘Standing on the Side of Love’ privileged able-bodied people.

Elaine McArdle | 1/10/2018 | Spring 2018

500 gather outside NRA for vigil against gun violence

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500 gather outside NRA for vigil against gun violence

On fifth anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre, interfaith coalition gathers outside gun lobby’s headquarters. 

Elaine McArdle | 12/19/2017 | Spring 2018

Why many people don’t care about climate change

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Why many people don’t care about climate change

Perhaps the most important thing we can do to get people to focus on climate justice is to provide them with reliable employment, educationand health care. 

Jeffrey A. Lockwood | 12/19/2017

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