Category Archives: Religious Education

The Road to Justice

This past weekend, Youth Advisor Lauren Eaton and I took eleven of our senior high youth to Tijuana, Mexico for an immigration justice service/learning trip and border tour.  It was transformational to say the least.  Our goal was to give … Continue reading

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Beloved Conversations: Meditations on Race and Ethnicity

Beloved Conversations Peter Farriday Racial and ethnic diversity is a rich topic in Unitarian Universalism today, both at the national level and among many congregations. At Neighborhood Church, the recent congregational assessment done by consultant Tony Robinson stated that “a … Continue reading

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Beloved Conversations: Meditations on Race and Ethnicity

Beloved Conversations Peter Farriday Racial and ethnic diversity is a rich topic in Unitarian Universalism today, both at the national level and among many congregations. At Neighborhood Church, the recent congregational assessment done by consultant Tony Robinson stated that “a … Continue reading

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Preacher’s Sons

What do you do when you think someone you know is making a mistake, in fact a series of mistakes? Do you plunge in with unsolicited advice? Confer with friends about possible interventions? Offer support and aid, in any way … Continue reading

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Goodbyes and Hellos

Some years ago, I read an article that claimed that the job of our children was to push our buttons and leave us, that only by leaning, or shoving, up against limits do they learn what is right and wrong, … Continue reading

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Teaching as Spiritual Practice

In her acclaimed book, Teaching to Transgress, renown educator Bell Hooks writes, “To educate as the practice of freedom is a way of teaching that anyone can learn.  That learning process comes easiest to those of us who teach and … Continue reading

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Giving Simply: Growing up UU

I grew up in a UU church in east San Diego. I remember putting together a radio play about a time machine that interviewed Unitarians and Universalists from the past, such as Paul Revere and Beatrix Potter. There was the … Continue reading

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