Category Archives: Gifts of Justice and Equity

February 2024 theme

Regular People

The soul has no gender.                                                — Clarissa Pinkola Estes In the fall of 2018, one of our children came out as a transgender woman. She was so nervous about telling us that she waited until the very last minute of … Continue reading

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A Community of Justice and Equity

Pessimism: We have a problem, but we can’t solve it.Optimism: We have a problem, and we can solve it.Responsibility: We have a problem. Can I help solve it?Initiative: We have a problem. Here’s how I’m solving it.Adam Grant I have … Continue reading

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Justice and Equity: A Unitarian Ground

Claiming the words “Unitarian Universalist” gives us a LOT to talk about. Today, it’s the Unitarian part that is speaking so loudly to me. I spent twelve years as a practicing Catholic. The Daily Office is a spiritual practice of … Continue reading

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Small Acts of Justice

“Little by little, a little becomes a lot.”  Tanzanian Proverb When you think of gay rights, you probably think of the Stonewall Riots from 1969. But ten years earlier, gay people were chucking donuts at cops, instead of bricks, at … Continue reading

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It’s the Power and the Privilege

If, then… If we want a beloved community, we must stand for justice, have recognition for difference without attaching privilege to difference. — bell hooks Do we want a beloved community? Then here’s what we must do according to hooks: … Continue reading

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The Power of Peer Support

Many people are now aware that due to media coverage, we are in a mental health crisis in the United States, and I can postulate that it is likely around the world. Although mental wellness and mental illness have made … Continue reading

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Knowledge, Access and Respect

We have recently been watching a British drama series at our house filmed in the 1990’s but about a time just after World War II in the early 1950’s. It is set in a small town in Scotland, and centers … Continue reading

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