We all love music and what it does to liven up our congreagations. Sometimes, though, there is more meaning behind the music than we know or realize. Here are two good examples.
Listen to this episode of the On Being Podcast – Jonathan Haidt + Melvin Konner, On Capitalism and Moral Evolution
I Must Become a Menace to My Enemies by June Jordan
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real…It doesn’t happen all at once. You become. It takes a long time.” – Margery Williams Bianco, The Velveteen Rabbit
This month we will be focusing on becoming in our services and our posts. We will have meditations about becoming posted on Wednesdays and articles/information about the spiritual practice of imagination on Saturdays. We hope you will join us on our becoming journey.
Here are some spiritual practices to consider –
The practice of discovering that inside you which wants to be born.
The practice of no longer hiding.
The practice of continual growth.
“On this #TransDayofVisibility, may all Unitarian Universalists declare our unapologetic support for trans people. As a parent and a faith leader, I know that #translivesaredivine. At the UUA, we emphatically denounce the vicious attacks happening in state legislatures around the country against trans people and their lives, well-being, rights and access to healthcare.
To dehumanize another is distort and damage one’s own humanity. This country is in dire need of more humanity, more compassion, more love and more justice for all.” – From UUA president Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
Trans Day of Visibility is an annual awareness day celebrated around the world. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender nonconforming people while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to achieve trans justice. – click here for more education and activities
Celebrate Trans Day of Visibility, uplifting the beautiful lives and important work of trans & non-binary folk. We share this collaborative poem “Beyond Resilience” created by trans & non-binary writers as part of Forward Together’s annual art project. “Trauma is not our name. Survived is not our identity. The future is unbound, the chains are broken.” #tdov2021