In these days of growing antisemitism we here at 2U Omaha rise with our Jewish friends in defiance of the evils of hate and the coldness of cruelty. As the menorah stayed burning for the Jewish people so long ago, as it remains burning today, … read more.
Robin Wall Kimmerer’s “Braiding Sweetgrass” has become something of a hit around the nation; a book exploring both the author’s intersecting identities as an indigenous woman with rich cultural ties to her heritage and her knowledge and experience as a trained botanist. Kimmerer lays out … read more.
Every Sunday we end worship with a call to “rock, roll, and move towards that spirit of Beloved Community on the horizon.” What do we mean by this? Beloved Community is an idea coined by Dr. Martin Luther King. Our friends at Black Lives of … read more.
With some notable exceptions, Light appears time and again throughout the scriptures of world religions. Ancient and modern, an expansive religious symbol, a literal force of nature in its own right, light, fire, and warmth remain obviously critical to the continuation of life as we … read more.
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religious tradition that was formed from the consolidation of two religions: Unitarianism and Universalism. In America, the Universalist Church of America was founded in 1793, and the American Unitarian Association in 1825. After consolidating in 1961, these faiths became the … read more.
It’s no secret that we are animals. One look at your dog or cat and you’ll find common features. Eyes, ears, legs, fur (yes your hair is technically fur), but how often do we consider the consequences of our own animal-ness?
This week marks Banned Books Week, a time when we are called to consider the legacy of book banning throughout history and to take some time with these forbidden texts. We Unitarian Universalists have long been an academic folk; people who appreciate the learning for … read more.
As we round out this month of many celebrations, let us turn to the Jewish tradition of Yom Kippur; the day of Atonement marking the end of the Days of Awe in the Jewish calendar. While we do not all hold one common idea on … read more.