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A-Z Index & Glossary of Unitarian Universalist Programs, Resources & Organizations

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Lambda Ministers Guild

The Lambda Ministers Guild exists to offer support to and facilitate communication among bisexual, gay, lesbian and transgender Unitarian Universalist ministers.

Latina/o Unitarian Universalist Networking Association (LUUNA)

Lay Leadership

Leaders who are not in a paid, professional, or staff position. They do their work on a purely volunteer basis. And for this reason we love them!

LDC (Leadership Development Conference)

Part of the Chrysalis Training Program. A training put on for both youth and adults for the teaching of leadership skills and ideas.

Leaders' Library (Retired)

The Leaders' Library (where UUA.org resources could be sorted by topic) has been retired in favor of our topically-based site navigation. Other tools to help you find what you're looking for include this A-Z Index and our site search.

Leadership Council

This body is comprised of the heads of each staff group of the Unitarian Universalist Association who meet together to conduct business which impacts the staff of the Association.

Leadership Development

Resources to help congregations be deliberate about training leaders and prospective leaders.

Leadership Development Conference (LDC)

Part of the Chrysalis Training Program. A training put on for both youth and adults for the teaching of leadership skills and ideas.

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith is a pilot program aimed at congregational growth through mentoring.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)

This phrase is currently the most popular way in U.S. culture to refer to all people who are marginalized on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity, although other labels/letters are often included as well to represent more identities under this umbrella. 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Ministries Staff Team (LGBT Ministries)

Seeks to make Unitarian Universalism a welcoming, inclusive, empowering, and just faith for Unitarian Universalists who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender, through education, programming, resources, and other support around LGBT issues and concerns. Part of the Multicultural Growth office.

LFD / RE (Lifespan Faith Development / Religious Education)

The Unitarian Universalist Association provides curricula and professional leadership to support religious education programs for children, youth, adults, and multigenerational groups in congregations, and faith development resources for lay leaders, religious professionals, families, and seekers of all ages.

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender)

This phrase is currently the most popular way in U.S. culture to refer to all people who are marginalized on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity, although other labels/letters are often included as well to represent more identities under this umbrella. 

LGBT Ministries (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Ministries Staff Team)

Seeks to make Unitarian Universalism a welcoming, inclusive, empowering, and just faith for Unitarian Universalists who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender, through education, programming, resources, and other support around LGBT issues and concerns. Part of the Multicultural Growth office.

Liberal Religious Charitable Society

c/o UUA, 25 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108; treasurer@uua.org

Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA)

A professional organization of the Unitarian Universalist Association, LREDA furthers the interest of liberal religious education by advocating for high professional standards for lay and ordained religious educators.

Liberal Religious Youth (LRY)

This name identified the continental affiliate organization which served UU youth up until 1982 when it was dissolved and Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) was created. See also Common Ground, the conferences which led to this change.

Lifespan Faith Development / Religious Education (LFD / RE)

The Unitarian Universalist Association provides curricula and professional leadership to support religious education programs for children, youth, adults, and multigenerational groups in congregations, and faith development resources for lay leaders, religious professionals, families, and seekers of all ages.

Loan Library (RE) (Religious Education Loan Library (Retired))

The Unitarian Universalist Association no longer provides a curriculum loan library, but does provide the free, downloadable, adaptable Tapestry of Faith family of Unitarian Universalist curricula online.

Long Range Planning Meeting

January 2003. Initiated by Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Youth and adults gathered to make recommendations in six areas–Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression, Curriculum/Resources/Transitional Age Range Programs, Geography and Canadian Concerns, Governance/Structure, Communication/Outreach, and Spirituality/Unitarian Universalist Identity.

Long-Range Planning: Congregational Governance

Your district office staff can provide help and resources in your long-range planning. See also: Vision, Mission and Covenant Development, and Holy Conversations: Strategic Planning as a Spiritual Practice for Congregations by Gilbert Rendle and Alice Mann.

Love Connects Us

A Tapestry of Faith program for children (grades 4-5) that celebrates important ways Unitarian Universalists live our faith in covenanted community.

Love Surrounds Us

A Tapestry of Faith program for children (grades K-1) that explores all the Principles in the context of Beloved Community of family/home, school, neighborhood. Participants engage in activities that emphasize the love they feel in community.

Love Will Guide Us

A Tapestry of Faith program for children (grades 2-3) in which participants learn to seek guidance in life through the lens of our Unitarian Universalist Sources, with an emphasis on love.

LREDA (Liberal Religious Educators Association)

A professional organization of the Unitarian Universalist Association, LREDA furthers the interest of liberal religious education by advocating for high professional standards for lay and ordained religious educators.

LREDA Code of Conduct (Code of Professional Practices, Liberal Religious Educators Association)

"We, the members of the Liberal Religious Educators Association, do affirm this Code of Professional Practices as our standard of commitment to the practice of religious education. This Code will be followed by all LREDA members who are or have been engaged as professional religious educators. It is supported by all who, by joining LREDA, indicate that they honor the importance of religious growth and learning in the congregations or communities they serve."

LRY (Liberal Religious Youth)

This name identified the continental affiliate organization which served UU youth up until 1982 when it was dissolved and Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) was created. See also Common Ground, the conferences which led to this change.

LUUNA (Latina/o Unitarian Universalist Networking Association)

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Last updated on Tuesday, December 13, 2011.

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