Tapestry of Faith...on fewer pages! In response to religious educators' requests for trimmer, more manageable print-outs of downloaded Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) curricula, the Faith Development Office now provides two-column Word and PDF documents for all 14 Tapestry of Faith children's programs (K-6). The new layout requires significantly fewer pages. For example, the 16-session program Creating Home can now be printed on 189 pages, with a table of contents and page numbers. The original download required almost 500 pages.
The Wi$dom Path is a new 12-workshop Tapestry of Faith adult curriculum which explores our money-related stories, attitudes, and actions in the context of our Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith. Requested by the UUA President's Council and written by Patricia Hall Infante and Rev. David H. Messner, this sequential adult religious education program can also be used in a variety of program formats. Use The Wi$dom Path in your congregation, region, district, or cluster at no charge.
Muhammad: The Story of a Prophet and Reformer, the new Skinner House book by Sarah Conover, makes a timely topic for older children, youth, and adults to discuss in UU congregations. A three-part UUA Discussion and Reflection guide (PDF) for multigenerational groups (10-year-olds through adults) is now online. Read our Call and Response blog post for inspiration to use Muhammad in Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious education.
A discussion guide (PDF) for Behind the Kitchen Door, the 2013-14 UUA Common Read, is now online with three 90-minute workshops to help congregational groups respond to Saru Jayaraman's book. Through ten restaurant workers' stories, Jayaraman raises political, economic, and moral implications of eating out. Learn more about the UUA Common Read and previous selections.
Monthly, online gatherings for UUs of Color are convened by Jessica York, UUA Faith Development Director, and emerging lay leaders. Adults, young adults, and youth of Color are invited to create community within our faith. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Unitarians, Children, and Books is the Family pages theme in the Fall UU World magazine, with a story by 2013 Minns lecturer the Rev. Andrea Greenwood. Coming in the Winter UU World: "Pandora's Jar" and a theme of Hope.
The 2013 Angus H. MacLean Award for excellence in Unitarian Universalist religious education was awarded to the Rev. Dr. Linda Olsen Peebles at the UUA General Assembly (GA) in Louisville, KY.
UUs talk about Tapestry of Faith. Jennifer Carver (Unitarian Universalist (UU) Church of Tallahassee, FL) tells how, using the Exploring Our Values through Poetry curriculum, her congregation's youth group held a poetry slam and raised money for an animal shelter.
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The 2013 Multicultural Leadership School, the annual summer training program for Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults of Color led by Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings and Jessica York of UUA staff, met virtually with UUA President Peter Morales.
At General Assembly, Sunday morning Plenary attendees enjoyed Tapestry of Faith cookies from a Louisville, KY bakery to celebrate the UUA's free, online, lifespan curricula's five years of use in our congregations.
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