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Unitarian Universalists are changing the world through the stand they take on issues facing our world today. Meet the people who facilitate making a difference in the communities around them. Whether you want personal spiritual growth or inspiration to impact a community, there is something here for everyone. You’ll be inspired to take action.

Unitarian Universalists are changing the world through the stand they take on issues facing our world today. Meet the people who facilitate making a difference in the communities around them. Whether you want personal spiritual growth or inspiration to impact a community, there is something here for everyone. You’ll be inspired to take action.
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Unitarian Universalists are changing the world through the stand they take on issues facing our world today. Meet the people who facilitate making a difference in the communities around them. Whether you want personal spiritual growth or inspiration to impact a community, there is something here for everyone. You’ll be inspired to take action.

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Episodes

COP21 - Climate Justice, What the Countries Agreed On In Paris

7/31/2016
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COP21 Paris - Will Unitarian Universalist Congregations Become Organized to Ensure Earth's Future for Our Descendants? Hear what the results of the Paris COP21 UN talks were from our UU representatives William McPhearson and Jan Dash. Aly Tharp, Program Mangager for Commit2Respond is co-hosting and asking the improtant questions that we want to know the answers to. Are we organized as UU Congregations to make a difference when it comes to Climate Justice? Can UUs have an influence over...

Duration: 00:46:28


Will Summer Seminary and Luminary Leadership Programs Create Our UU Future?

1/1/2016
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Youth have a great opportunity to find out if becoming a minister is what they want to do. The Summer Seminary Program provided through the UUA is a way to experience what it would be like to attend a seminary program. The attend workshops that introduce them to a variety of areas within the ministry and experience the preparation it takes to speak in front of their peers inside of the "Preach-Off". They discover if it's their calling or it can create more engagement in their own...

Duration: 00:45:45


Baker’s Dozen #3 Quotes & Questions of Former Guests – UUPP 044

12/25/2015
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Answers to the question "How is Unitarian Universalism as a religious denomination uniquley positioned to serve and impact society," along with some favorite quotes from former UU Perspective guests: Bart Frost, Kenny Wiley, Brian Tideman, Elizabeth Mount, Gleb Tsipursky, Fred Small, Anita Mills, Kathy Smith, Patty MacAfee, Domonic Giafagleone, Cyllis Dreamer, and Micaela Corcoran. Check out more about them and hear complete episodes by clicking on their names! Favorite Quotes: Lisa...

Duration: 00:34:12


Secular Sobriety When Your Beliefs Don't Align With AA

12/18/2015
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Did you realize that 7/12 of the AA 12 steps have a religious reference and can be a put-off to those non-believers. Even though Alcoholics Anonymous says a Higher Power can be anything you want...a door knob....yeah right! Higher power itself doesn't align with great number of Athiests, UUs and such. So what's the alternative where you can get support if you want to live a sober life? Secular Organizations for Sobriety is available for that purpose. Valerie White(episode 42) give us...

Duration: 00:39:36


Curious about Polyamory? Do You Think We Are Born Polyamory?

12/11/2015
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Polyamory: It is the idea that you can love more than one person as long as you're doing it openly, honestly and with the full consent and participation of all involved. Valerie White will tell you all different aspects of Polyamory. Where do people who find each other who are poly amorous? Why would you get involved in Polyamory? Is it a choice or orientation? Does the 3rd person live with the first couple? How does that work? Anyways, it's a fascinating subject no matter if your are a...

Duration: 00:31:27


COP21 UN Climate Change Conference, UU Young Adults On The Inside! – UUPP 041

12/4/2015
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The COP 21 UN Climate Talks in Paris are where decisions are made...or not among 200 Nations. How do they get everyone to agree. How will fossil fuels be dealt with. There is so much happening between Nov30- Dec 12 and Aly Tharp and Ethan Bodnaruk are two Young Adult UUs who dig deep into what's happening as they attend the 2015 COP 21. Ethan's Cohert will be inside attending workshops and being directly involved, while Aly will be at the 2nd half attending activist events outside the...

Duration: 00:43:47


Quotes & Questions Answered - a Baker's Dozen #2

11/28/2015
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Favorite quotes from former guests, Margalie Belizaire, Cal Frye, Phillys Smith, Connie Goodbread, LoraKim Joyner, Hal Walker, Kathleen McTigue, Darlene Pagano, Jyarleen Daniels, Peter Morales, Rachel Gore Freed, Janet Mason,Ariel Hunt-Brondwin, and Susan Katz Miller. Plus answers to the question, How is Unitarian Universalism as a religious denominiation uniquely positioned ot serve and impact society? Want to find out more about one of the guests? Click on the name to go to their...

Duration: 00:30:45


5000 Texans Involved in the Texas UU Justice Ministry!

11/20/2015
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Guided by Unitarian Universalist principles, TXUUJM educates and organizes member congregations, and partners with sympathetic organizations in order to advocate effectively for public policies that: Uphold the worth and dignity of every person; Further justice, equity, and compassion in human relations; Ensure the use of the democratic process; Protect religious freedom; and, Promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence. The areas of focus in the future are economic...

Duration: 00:22:00


Alzheimer’s, They Receive Weekly Engagement and Connectedness Through the Candle Lighters Program – UUPP 038

11/13/2015
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Peggy Gill of Horizon UU Church of Carrolton, TX created the Candle Lighters, a 4 hour weekly gathereing for those in the early stages of Alzheimer's. It may be respite for spouses and caregivers but it enriches and gives diginity to those suffering from Alzheimer's. As they sing in their own special way, "We are the Champions" as friends pass on, they champion each other as they continue to gather. Description of the Candle Lighters Program: Candle Lighters, an outreach ministry of...

Duration: 00:29:09


UU World’s Kenny Wiley – Creating Change, Disrupting the Thought Process – UUPP 037

11/6/2015
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Kenny Wiley, Senior Editor of the UU World and avid activist. He has explored faith and identity as a youth and it helped him develop the core of who he is. His struggles as a Black UU when he was young had him avoid what later would be a significant friendship. He found his friendship with Raziq to be powerful and healing. Bio: Kenny Wiley, a UU World senior editor, lives in Denver and works at Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church as its director of faith formation. A 2011 graduate of...

Duration: 00:30:51


Common Ground Street Choir, Activism Through Song - UUPP 036

10/30/2015
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Peaceful, Non-violent Protest through song from the Common Ground Street Choir of Dallas, Texas. Kathy Smith, Anita Mills and Pat McAfee lead this activist singing group around the Dallas/Fort Worth area. They hope to expand with new chapters of the Common Ground Street Choir in other counties in the near future. From civil rights to job rights all songs have various verses to fit the moment. In February of 2015 they went to Austin to lobby legislators on inequallity in pay and...

Rev. Fred Small's Creation Coalition - Be a Political Force for Climate and Environmental Justice

10/23/2015
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From Full Time Minister to Persuing his Passion for Climate and Enviornmental Justice. Founder ofthe Creation Coalition, Fred Small begins gathering the masses for the political force that will bring about change. As a singer/songwriter you'll hear his performanceof an all-timefavorite among many ensembles, Everything Possible. Bio: Honored by Bill McKibben as “one of the key figures in the religious environmental surge,”Rev. Fred Small is the founder of the Creation Coalition, a new...

Duration: 00:32:48


OPUS #3 – Are Your Wishes Fulfilled? -UUPP 034

10/16/2015
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The last installment from the attendees of OPUS. Micaela Corcoran and Brian Tideman share finding Unitarian Universalism, impressions sharing UUism with other, searching for community and connectedness in a foriegn country where UUs are at a minimum, and the experience bridging out. Opus wishes do come true! Learn what wishes are! Micaela Corcoran - Her first Opus and what she's experienced! She received support, love, fulfilling wishes and more! She discovered UUism at age 14 and for her...

Duration: 00:26:33


Survey Says! Bart Frost Reveals What UU Youth Want

10/9/2015
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Bart Frost, UUA Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries tells what Youth are enjoying most inside of our church walls. Also what do they want in order to feel included? Do you offer a Junior Membership?Is the symbol of that relationship important to you? Do you include them in your governance, worship or other activities that move the church forward? Have you heard of the Summer Seminarian program for high school kids interested in the ministry? Young Adult programs are available...

Duration: 00:41:49


OPUS #2 The Rant! with Dominic Giafagleone – UUPP 032

10/2/2015
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Opus is a spiritual retreat and summer camp for Unitarian Universalist Young Adults age 18-35. They worship, have workshops, touch groups, and social justice oriented activities. It runs 5 days and is held in one area for a 2 year period and then moves on to a new area. The past two years it has been located in the mid Ohio area and I had the opportunity to visit for a few hours and do some love interviews. I heard from YAs in their 20's to one aging out this year and enjoying his final...

Duration: 00:28:19


Gleb Tsipursky connecting Neuroscience, Humanism, and Unitarian Universalism

9/25/2015
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Finding Meaning and Purpose from a Science Based Perspective. Are you using the threebroad area of activities to gain meaning and purpose? 1. self reflection 2. community bonds and community belonging 3. serving others UUs do a great job in these 3 areas but we could do more especially in interfaith activities. Bio Gleb Tsipursky, PhD, is the Co-Founder and President of Intentional Insights (www.intentionalinsights.org), a UU-friendly nonprofit that empowers people to refine and reach...

Duration: 00:52:22


UUPP 030: Lisa Presley, Congregational Conflict and Resolution

9/18/2015
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How Do We DO BETTER as congregations? We are such a mix of individuals and yet we work together fantastically! So what happens when don't agree to disagree? Lisa Presley will give you insight into conflict resolution and what it takes to exist beyond knowing what we support as individuals and DO BETTER as a congregation. It's no longer about saving the day. It's how can we recognize conflict sooner rather than later? Younger generations aren'tabout the old way of socializing in the church...

Duration: 00:33:52


UUPP 029: OPUS - UU Young Adults

9/11/2015
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Opus is a spiritual retreat and summer camp for Unitarian Universalist Young Adults age 18-35. They worship, have workshops, touch groups, and social justice oriented activities. It runs 5 days and is held in one area for a 2 year period and then moves on to a new area. The past two years it has been located in the mid Ohio area and I had the opportunity to visit for a few hours and do some love interviews. I heard from YAs in their 20's to one aging out this year and enjoying his final year...

Duration: 00:27:03


UUPP 028: Susan Katz Miller - Being Both, embaracing two religions in one interfaith family

9/4/2015
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How is your congregation interacting with interfaith families? What are clergy doing to be more inclusive of interfaith families in the congregations? Children in interfaith families can be taught both religions. This allows youth to explore and experience a wealth of tradition and culture inside their families. Bio: Author and journalist Susan Katz Miller is both an interfaith child and an interfaith parent. Her father is Jewish, her mother isProtestant: she grew up in Reform Judaism. After...

Duration: 00:33:42


UUPP 027: Ariel Hunt-Brondwin of the Canadian Unitarian Council – Youth and Young Adult Programs

8/28/2015
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Ariel Hunt-Brondwin of the CUCgives insight into the Youth program that crosses borders - GoldMine. UU Young Adults are expressing there needs and are involved in the creation oftheFaith Architects Program to fulfill what they're up to. What's the story about how UUs in Canada and the U.S. went seperate ways and were no longer under one umbrella of the UUA? Bio: Ariel Hunt-Brondwin is a life long UU who grew around Vancouver's lower mainland on un-ceaded Coast Salish territories. She...

Duration: 00:30:32

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