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.
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.
Serving with the deepest respect and care
Chaplaincy is a deep expression of Unitarian Universalist theology.
Love what you love
We can be cheerleaders for people’s simple joys—even if we don’t share them.
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.
Poem: Benediction for the heavy heart
Breathe. For yourself. For each other.
‘The Perils of Pauline’: Being kind to myself
Allowing myself to see my injuries and pain as ‘not my fault’ is a spiritual challenge.
The essence of spiritual activism
Hope and compassion can be a critical part of political and spiritual resistance for Unitarian Universalists.
Sanctuary and gospel
As religious people we have two essential tasks: we must offer sanctuary and preach our gospel.
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.’