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In a difficult year, meeting pastoral needs is a challenge

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In a difficult year, meeting pastoral needs is a challenge

Leaders of Unitarian Universalist congregations in the Pacific Western Region are heartened by the ongoing care members are providing.

Elaine McArdle | 10/8/2020

How do Unitarian Universalists mourn?

Life

How do Unitarian Universalists mourn?

We do not aim for erasing people’s pain—only for making it so that they do not face it by themselves.

Liz James | 9/1/2020

Serving with the deepest respect and care

Spirit

Serving with the deepest respect and care

Chaplaincy is a deep expression of Unitarian Universalist theology.

Elaine McArdle | 9/1/2020

Love what you love

Life

Love what you love

We can be cheerleaders for people’s simple joys—even if we don’t share them.

Erika Hewitt | 3/1/2020 | Spring 2020

An essential spiritual and moral value

From the president

An essential spiritual and moral value

If our justice work does not emerge from the moral and spiritual value of love, in the end it will reinforce practices of domination and violence, just in new forms.

Susan Frederick-Gray | 8/12/2019 | Summer 2019

Poem: Benediction for the heavy heart

Spirit

Poem: Benediction for the heavy heart

Breathe. For yourself. For each other.

Mason Bolton | 9/25/2017 | Fall 2017

‘The Perils of Pauline’: Being kind to myself

Life

‘The Perils of Pauline’: Being kind to myself

Allowing myself to see my injuries and pain as ‘not my fault’ is a spiritual challenge.

Meg Barnhouse | 8/21/2017

The essence of spiritual activism

Spirit

The essence of spiritual activism

Hope and compassion can be a critical part of political and spiritual resistance for Unitarian Universalists.

Christine Organ | 7/24/2017 | Summer 2017

Sanctuary and gospel

From the president

Sanctuary and gospel

As religious people we have two essential tasks: we must offer sanctuary and preach our gospel.

Peter Morales | 3/6/2017 | Spring 2017

UUA president: ‘We must prepare to provide sanctuary and resist’

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UUA president: ‘We must prepare to provide sanctuary and resist’

In a letter to Unitarian Universalist clergy, UUA President Peter Morales says of the incoming Trump administration, ‘We are entering dangerous times.’

Christopher L. Walton | 12/14/2016