Unitarian Universalists have helped equip young people with accurate and respectful knowledge about human sexuality and healthy relationships since the “About Your Sexuality” program of the 1970. More recently, we worked with the UCC church to revise the curriculum and create the “Our Whole … read more.
Category: Minister’s Blog
Unitarian Universalists (UUs) often see themselves as the religion of reason – we study things, we use our minds and count on having good information to guide us. I know I value learning and knowledge! After all, I’m in school! UUs also often see ourselves … read more.
We are formed in community, among family and friends, peers and mentors. And our formation is ongoing – all of us are learning as we go. Sometimes we need to be with people who are different from us, we need a mixed group. … read more.
By Alice Diebel, Intern Minister
The Rev. Mitra Jafarzadeh is on sabbatical
I have been slow to respond publicly to the events of last week. There have been so many and my heart has been breaking. I stand in sympathy and solidarity with Jews across this country, … read more.
Alice Diebel, she/hers, Intern Minister
Rev. Mitra Jafarzadeh is on sabbatical
It seems like ancient history that this country was arguing over which bathroom a person could use. I always wondered how on earth such a thing would be policed. You can use your imagination. But of … read more.
Today the news brought word of a shooting at a 5/3 location in down town Cincinnati. Right here in our city, some have been wounded and some have been killed.
I know that some of you are shaken by violence so close to home. … read more.
Everyone worth his or her salt was heart-broken by the administration’s separation of child from parent at the southern border of the United States. We were likewise befuddled, given its swiftness and apparent decisiveness in removing children, at the same administration’s inability to reunite all … read more.
Recently, I had the sad honor of officiating a memorial service for a very good man who took his own life. His brothers both spoke so honestly and well of him that my heart was moved. In this time when we are all aware of … read more.
Rev. Mitra Jafarzadeh’s prayer before silent meditation at St. John’s, June 17, 2018.
You may have heard that 2,000 children have been taken from their parents and placed in detention centers in the last 6 weeks. The total number of children in detention is now over … read more.
On July 27, 2008 a gunman walked into the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee and opened fire. In a matter of minutes 2 people were killed and many others wounded. On that day, the youth were performing a musical which included children … read more.