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19-04-14: Renewal - Us and the Earth

April 21, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Jamili Omar and Preston McMillan

Resurrection is all around us. What resurrection do we witness? From the bursting forth of flowers to the transformation of souls. What does resurrection mean for me? 

Reading: Vision by Wendell Berry

Homily: Jesus, the Century Plant, and Us

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

Service:
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19-04-14: Destroying Empire with Palms

April 14, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

When Jesus walked into Jerusalem during his last Passover Week on this earth, there was a grand parade. People laid down palms on the road in front of his donkey. These palms were a symbol of the protest against the Roman Empire. What are our palms today? When should we lay them down? And for whom? 

© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

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19-04-07: White Supremacy Culture Teach-In

April 7, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Samira Farwaneh, Brian Moon, Georgia Conroy, Margi Macgruder, Celeste Rogers, Jamili Omar

 

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19-03-17: Environmental Justice Today

March 17, 2019

Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe with Jamili Omar and Howard Tolley

"Reduce, reuse, recycle" was once the guideline for how to reduce one's impact on the planet and climate change. What are the spiritual values that can guide our environmental action/justice work?
 
© Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe

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More Articles ...

  1. 19-03-10: This is Me - Centering Stories of UUs of Color
  2. 19-03-03: Capital 'L' Love
  3. 19-02-24: A Musical Religious Education: On Kindness, Mindfulness, Service and Self Reflection
  4. 19-02-17: When a Catus Blooms
  5. 19-02-03: To Care For One Another
  6. 19-01-27: Peace Through Patience
  7. 19-01-20: Raise Every Voice
  8. 19-01-19: Installation of Rev. Bethany Russell-Lowe
  9. 19-01-13: Be Loved, Beloved
  10. 19-01-06: Ruah...the Breath of Life
  11. 18-12-30: Hope for the Long Haul
  12. 18-12-16: Celebrating Winter Solstice
  13. 18-12-09: When Mysteries Become Miracles
  14. 18-12-02: The Season of Dark and LIght
  15. 18-11-25: Stories from Hospice: The Hum of Being Alive
  16. 18-11-11: Moral Injury - The Effect of War on the Spirit
  17. 18-11-04: Making America Actually Great
  18. 18-10-28: Costumes and Masks
  19. 18-10-21: No Human Being is Illegal
  20. 18-10-14: Sitting Amongst the Seeds
  21. 18-10-07: Creating Sacred Space
  22. 18-09-30: Our Whole Lives - Sexuality and Our Values
  23. 18-09-23: Choose to Bless the World
  24. 18-09-16: Relationships, Relationships
  25. 18-09-09: Where Does a Stream Begin
  26. 18-09-02: Truth and Other Endangered Species
  27. 18-08-26: Tangled Up in Unitarian Universalism
  28. 18-08-19: To Make Our Own Days Glad
  29. 18-08-05: Pop Culture Spirituality
  30. 18-07-29: Creating Dignity and Respect
  31. 18-07-22: Looking Outward
  32. 18-07-15: On the Turning Away: a Spiritual Practice
  33. 18-07-08: Declaration of Interdependence
  34. 18-07-01: Journeys
  35. 18-06-24: Let's Talk About Diversity
  36. Celebrating our 70th Anniversary: Pulpit Testimonials
  37. 18-06-17: Keepin' Cool
  38. 18-06-10: America's Broken Heart
  39. 18-06-03: One Step at a Time
  40. 18-05-27: Life is a Highway: Bridging, Honoring Our Youth as They Continue On Their Journey
  41. 18-05-20: Courage
  42. 18-05-13: Celebrating our 70th Anniversary and Mothers Who Made It Possible
  43. 18-05-06: A Faith That Questions
  44. 18-04-29: What We Must Do (in Order to Rock and Roll)
  45. 18-04-22: Why Unitarian Universalism?
  46. 18-04-15: Poetry Sunday
  47. 18-04-08: All Together
  48. 18-03-25: How Old Are You?
  49. 18-03-18: Building Reslience
  50. 18-03-11: High Hopes
  51. 18-02-25: Never Again!
  52. 18-02-18: You Bet We Can
  53. 18-02-11: From Muslim to Unitarian Universalist: My Journey
  54. 18-02-04: The 2nd Principle as a Response to Homelessness
  55. 18-01-28: Justice, Equity, and Compassion
  56. 18-01-21: Inherent Worth and Dignity
  57. 18-01-14: Are We There Yet?
  58. 18-01-07: A New UU for You
  59. 17-12-31: A Fresh Start
  60. 17-12-24: Causes for Optimism and Gratitude
  61. 17-11-19: A Heavenly Thanksgiving
  62. 17-11-05: Black Spirituals Matter, Empathy Through Listening
  63. 17-10-29: Connecting with Our Ancestors
  64. 17-10-15: State of the Church
  65. 17-10-08: Roots and Wings
  66. 17-10-01: Coping with Loss
  67. 17-09-24: Coping with Stress
  68. 17-09-17: Compassion
  69. 17-09-10: Turning Point - Imagine!
  70. 17-09-03: World Religions: A Liberal Perspective
  71. 17-08-27: Forgiveness
  72. 17-08-20: No More Hate
  73. 17-08-13: Living a Life of Learning
  74. 17-08-06: Comfort Me
  75. 17-07-30: The Yin and Yang of Public Policy
  76. 17-07-23: Now What Do I Do?
  77. 17-07-16: To Savor the World or Save It
  78. 17-07-09: Why Not Scientism?
  79. 17-07-02: America - Rekindling the Dream
  80. 17-06-25 Hope
  81. 17-06-18: The Meaning of Ministry
  82. 17-06-11: Washing Daily Life's Dust Off Our Souls
  83. 17-06-04: The Lessons from Interim Ministry
  84. 17-05-28: UU-Paganism and Earth-Centered Spirituality Practices
  85. 17-05-21: Creating the Future: Homage to Volunteers
  86. 17-05-14: What is Unitarian Universalist Mother's Day
  87. 17-05-07: Celebrating Agnes Paulsen
  88. 17-04-30: Secular Humanist Jewish Circle
  89. 17-04-09: Who Are We?
  90. 17-03-19: What Is To Be Done?
  91. 17-02-26: Aspire to Love
  92. 17-02-19: Why I Love This Church
  93. 17-02-12: Yes We Can (or the Sermon on the Amount)
  94. 17-02-05: Building the Beloved Community in Arizona
  95. 17-01-29: Return of the Chaos Monster
  96. 17-01-22: Question Assumptions
  97. 17-01-08: Mens Agitat Molem: Mind over Matter
  98. 17-01-01: This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land, the Next Four Years
  99. 16-12-24/25: Christmas Eve/Day
  100. 16-12-18: Oy Vey, Maria
  101. 16-12-11: Is There Any Security?
  102. 16-12-04: Are You a Religious Naturalist?
  103. 16-11-27: Water Protection Action at the Dakota Access Pipeline
  104. 16-11-20: Where Do We Go From Here?
  105. 16-11-13: Giving Life the Shape of Justice
  106. 16-10-30: Are We a Hardy Church?
  107. 16-10-23: The Sky is the Limit!
  108. 16-10-16: Where Do We Go From Here?
  109. 16-10-09: The "We the People" Amendment and the UUA
  110. 16-10-02: Invisible Women: Homlessness in Tucson
  111. 16-09-25: Dying Better in the USA
  112. 16-09-18: In the Interim - A Call to Community
  113. 16-09-11: Optimism for the Future
  114. 16-09-04: Poetry Sunday
  115. 16-08-28: From Dark Gray Skies to Brighter Blue Skies
  116. 16-08-21: How Moral Clarity Fosters Change
  117. 16-08-14: Moving Prayer
  118. 16-08-07: Harmony Is Who We Are
  119. 16-07-31: Seek First to Understand
  120. 16-07-24: What We Can Learn from Others
  121. 16-07-17: Do You Fear the Unknown?
  122. 16-07-10: Love, Hope, Faith and Fun
  123. 16-06-26: Kindness and Ben's Bells
  124. 16-06-19: Amazing Grace
  125. 16-05-22: The Virtue of Sin
  126. 16-05-15: Spiritual Beings
  127. 16-04-10: I Call That Mind Free
  128. 16-04-03: Empowerment- Relating to it All: A Youth led Service
  129. 16-03-20: Elixir of Life
  130. 16-03-13: The Spirit of Generosity and Non-judgment
  131. 16-02-28: Dissecting the Anatomy of Trust: Boundaries and the Vault
  132. 16-02-21: BRAVING Trust
  133. 16-01-31: What Does It Mean to Forgive?
  134. 16-01-17: What Can We Do About Racism?
  135. 16-01-03: Does Size Matter?
  136. 15-12-27: Creating Beloved Community Through the Heart
  137. 15-11-29: Sheep in Wolves' Clothing
  138. 15-11-08: Hearing the Voiceless
  139. 15-10-11: Poetry Sunday
  140. 15-09-27: Changing Lives Through Music
  141. 15-09-06: Public Banking and Economic Inequality
  142. 15-08-09: UUs and the Spiritual
  143. 15-08-02: Interconnectedness Is Not Optional: Viewing Society Through The Lens of Science
  144. 15-07-26: In the Path of the Buddha
  145. 15-07-19: UU Myths
  146. 15-07-12: Finding a Happy Place
  147. 15-07-05: Songs, Identity, and America
  148. 15-06-28: Creating a Sense of Place
  149. 15-06-14: The Peace Corps: Toughest Job You'll Ever Love
  150. 15-05-24: The Healing Power of Music
  151. 15-05-17: Sacred Journeys
  152. 15-05-10: Self Discovery
  153. 2015: UU Testimonials
  154. 15-04-12: And Justice for All
  155. 15-04-05: To Life!
  156. 15-03-29: Youth-Led Service - What is Sacred?
  157. 15-03-08: Esperanza: Bringing Hope
  158. 15-02-15: Beyond Chocolate Hearts: Engaging Men in Making a Safer World for Women
  159. 15-02-08: The Liberal Church Finding its Mission: It's Not About You
  160. 15-02-08: UU Testimonial - Randall Springer
  161. 15-02-01: UU Testimonial - Zoey Speer
  162. 15-01-25: UU Testimonial - Michelle Maliniak
  163. 15-01-25: A Living Tradition
  164. 15-01-18: UU Testimonial - Steve Kraynak & Bob Gorden
  165. 15-01-11: Formed not Transformed by UU (Testimonial)
  166. 15-01-04: Mental Fitness for the New Year! The Tales and Tools of Two Therapists
  167. 14-12-28: My Politically Incorrect Ideas About Christmas
  168. 14-12-21: Mystery of the Big Question (A UU Testimonial)
  169. 14-11-30: Food for Thought
  170. 14-11-23: All You Need Is Love.... seriously?
  171. 14-11-16: Roots, Branches, and Wings
  172. 14-11-09: Lessons from the Town 10 Miles from Sin: Oberlin, Ohio
  173. 14-11-02: Not Just Some but All Souls
  174. 14-10-05: The Wind and the Stillness: Breath as a Tool for connecting Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit
  175. 14-09-21: Giving Life the Shape of Justice
  176. 14-08-31: The Importance of the Unitarian Universalist Faith
  177. 14-08-24: It's a Man's World: The Spiritual Influence of Patriarchy on the Border
  178. 14-08-03: Annual Poetry Service
  179. 14-07-27: Everybody Eats, or the Spiritual Side of Eating
  180. 14-07-20: What's God Got To Do With It?
  181. 14-07-13: Do We See Through Each Other, Or Do We See Each Other Through?
  182. 14-07-06: Sanctuary: Radical Hospitality
  183. 14-06-29: A Universal Message - world view in Judaism and Modern Israel
  184. 14-06-22: We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For...
  185. 14-06-15: I Believe in Miracles (just not the Biblical or Hallmark ones)
  186. 14-05-25: What Happened to Easter?
  187. 14-05-11: Mothers, Mothers' Day, and Peace
  188. 14-04-27: No More Deaths 10th Anniversary
  189. 14-04-20: Why Easter?
  190. 14-03-30: The Joy of Music
  191. 14-03-23: Wellspring
  192. 14-03-02: The Fingerprint of Grief
  193. 14-02-16: One in Community
  194. 14-02-09: A Valentine for Liberal Religion
  195. 14-02-02: Discrimination in the New Generation
  196. 14-01-12: Mind, Body, and Spirit
  197. 14-01-05: Friendship in the Digital Age
  198. 13-12-29: Volunteering as a Spiritual Practice
  199. 13-12-22: Teach Us All You Can of Saying "YES!"
  200. 13-12-08: God and Beyond: Spirituality for Today and Beyond
  201. 13-12-01: Opening Into Grace
  202. 13-11-10: Mohammed: Community Builder and Prophet
  203. 13-11-03: You Don’t Fear People Whose Story You Know
  204. 13-10-20: Four Reflections on Trust
  205. 13-10-13: Service, Sacrifice, and Honor
  206. 13-10-06: The Courage to Trust
  207. 13-09-29: Unitarian Universalism is Dead, Long Live Unitarian Universalism
  208. 13-09-15: A Religon for One World
  209. 13-09-08: The One That Comes From Many
  210. 13-09-01: Practice Our Preach
  211. 13-08-25: The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism: Guideposts For Living
  212. 13-08-18: Five Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion
  213. 13-08-11: Seeing the Full Spectrum
  214. 13-08-04: Poetry Service
  215. 13-07-28: Private Prisons, Public Problems
  216. 13-07-21: What to Say About the Immigration Reform Legislation
  217. 13-07-14: My Trip to Israel
  218. 13-07-07: Can We Achieve Freedom From Fear, Anger, & Hopelessness?
  219. 13-06-30: From Promise to Commitment
  220. 13-06-23: Your Children or Your Money
  221. 13-06-16: Called
  222. 13-06-09: Beloved Community - Growing Beyond Congregations
  223. 13-06-02: Associating with the Sacred
  224. 13-05-26: Warriors in Training
  225. 13-05-19: Transforming our Lives, Transforming our Faith
  226. 13-05-12: This I Believe
  227. 13-04-28: The Doctrine of Discovery
  228. 13-04-21: Earth and Forgiveness Day
  229. 13-04-14; Truth and Reconciliation
  230. 13-04-07: Pre-forgiven
  231. 13-03-31: Easter Sunday
  232. 13-03-24: Who Are You?
  233. 13-03-17: Reflections on an Old UU Joke
  234. 13-03-10: The Beauty of Brokenness
  235. 13-03-03: The Paradox of Powerlessness
  236. 13-02-17: Evolution as Our Sacred Story
  237. 13-02-10: Standing on the Side of Love!
  238. 13-02-03: Love as a Spiritual Practice
  239. 13-01-27: Beyond Duality to Sanity
  240. 13-01-13: Adopting Goodness, not Evil!
  241. 13-01-06: Fallow Times
  242. 12-30-12: Make Time your Friend!
  243. 12-23-12: A God That Looks Like Me
  244. 12-9-12: Where is God Hiding?!?
  245. 12-2-12: Finding Quiet in a Noisy World
  246. 11-25-12: Transcending Individuality
  247. 11-18-12: How We Love: On Growing a Soul
  248. 11-11-12: Aspirations
  249. 11-4-12: Our Daily Bread
  250. 10-28-12: All About UUCT's Covenant Circles
  251. 10-21-12: The Challenge of Covenants
  252. 10-14-12: Promises
  253. 9-30-12: Beyond Borders - Where Justice and Compassion Cross our Borders
  254. 9-23-12: Is There Meaning in Pain and Suffering?
  255. 9-9-12: Freedom From Fear
  256. 9-16-12: Turning Toward Freedom
  257. 8-26-12: Accepting Gifts, Receiving Grace
  258. 8-12-12: Poetry Sunday
  259. 8-05-12: Immigrants and Tucson's Federal Court
  260. The Interdependent Community: Pathways Out of Poverty
  261. 7-15-12: Reflections on an Old UU Joke
  262. 7-22-12: Intercultural Relations Across Europe
  263. 7-29-12: The Gentle Way: Similarities between Martial Arts and Religion
  264. Bringing It Home
  265. Nothing Less Than Saving the World
  266. Spirituality and Health
  267. Born and Re-born Again
  268. Kindness Can Heal Us
  269. What Do We Really Mean by "Democracy"?
  270. Mercy and Other Non-rational Acts of Kindness
  271. Family Values and Immigration Policy
  272. A Question of Worth and Dignity
  273. Standing on the Side of Fear: How can we stop bullying before it is too late?
  274. Coming Back to Life
  275. Five Steps to Building Beloved Community
  276. Shared Ministry
  277. Bringing Justice to Phoenix
  278. Out of the Garden: Original Sin or Original Blessing?
  279. Come Dream a Dream With Me
  280. Aria in Vermillion
  281. Cowboys, Conmen and Conservatives
  282. Personality and Spirituality
  283. Human Nature
  284. Reality Television and Interfaith Dialogue
  285. The Courage to Love
  286. Where the Paths of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Unitarian Universalism Crossed
  287. I Shall Not Live in Vain
  288. Ordinary Time
  289. An Old Agnostic's Sentimental Xmas: Virginia, Santa, Rudolph, Ralphie, Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Baby Jesus
  290. The Spiritual Benefits of R.I.C.E.
  291. Waiting
  292. What We Are Thankful For
  293. After the Apocalypse: Gratitude
  294. Occupy!
  295. The Worst Mistake the Church (Any Church) Can Make Right Now
  296. Day of the Dead
  297. DOGs and Other Super-Natural Beings
  298. Faith in Pink
  299. Living in a Multi-Religious World
  300. Morality and Human Nature
  301. Entertaining Angels Unaware
  302. Restoring Ruins
  303. DA/GA 2011 and 2012
  304. Coming Home
  305. The Ethical Side of Climate Change: Compassion
  306. Looking in the Mirror: Who are We?
  307. U.S Immigration and Border Policy: A Call for Compassion and Justice
  308. Not Just for Black History Month
  309. Genderqueer and Here
  310. Happy Birthday U.S.A.!
  311. Today's Ancient Wisdom
  312. Keepers of Light
  313. If Not Now, When? (A Look at the Election)
  314. The Flying Trapeze and the Fine Art of Freedom
  315. Trusting Life in the Presence of Death
  316. UUism in the French Speaking World
  317. Our Legacy: Honoring the Past, Looking Forward to the Future
  318. Letters From a Phoenix Jail
  319. What’s Your Worldview?
  320. Blindspots, Rearview Mirrors, and Headlights
  321. A Noisy Silence - Poetry Service
  322. 5 Vital Signs of Spiritual Health
  323. Family Resemblances and 'Language-Games'
  324. Chaos and Creativity
  325. Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Just as Well...Or Better?
  326. Reflections after Fifty Years in Ministry
  327. Don't Wait
  328. The Meaning of Welcome
  329. Independence and Interdependence: Thoughts on both Topics
  330. The Value of Vulnerability
  331. This Land Is My Land -- ?
  332. Spill Baby, Spill
  333. Vessels and Voyages
  334. Grace Across the Ages
  335. Happy 200th Birthday, Margaret Fuller
  336. Coming of Age in an Age of Uncertainty
  337. Be the Change: Three Crucial Changes for Times Such as These
  338. Earth in the Balance
  339. Beyond Local Thinking
  340. The Actual U
  341. Easter: A Time to Forgive
  342. Something About Addictions
  343. Taking a Risk for Justice
  344. Universalism: Past, Present and Future
  345. The Things We Do For Love
  346. Standing on the Side of Love
  347. What I Love About Unitarian Universalism
  348. Violence and Anarchy on the Border
  349. Confronting Evil
  350. I Have a Dream
  351. The State of the Church
  352. Looking Back, Looking Forward
  353. Struggles and Progress in Swaziland
  354. Night of Wonder, Night of Silence
  355. Enumerating God: None, One, or Many
  356. Three Miraculous Births
  357. The Gospel According to St. Lute
  358. The Lost Art of Thinking
  359. Stories of Hope: Guest at Your Table
  360. Question Authority
  361. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
  362. A Conscience is a Terrible Thing to Waste
  363. An Agreement With Life
  364. The Community Food Bank
  365. Universalist Heritage
  366. Class Matters
  367. Wise Restraints That Set Us Free
  368. Free Pulpit, Free Pew
  369. To Whom It May Concern: A Sermon on Prayer
  370. One Family
  371. Poetry Sunday
  372. Who Knows What Will Come To You?
  373. Will the Minister Be Speaking in the Service Today?
  374. Life or Litter? The Value of People and Hope
  375. Parts of the Bible You Do Not Know
  376. Chaplain Stories
  377. Eating as a Spiritual Practice
  378. Gifts of Our Fathers
  379. Faith of Our Fathers
  380. To See Beauty, Even When It’s Not Pretty
  381. A Nomination for the Greatest Unitarian Ever
  382. We Remember
  383. Milestone Moments: A Service of Rituals
  384. Many Hands Make Light Work
  385. Ritual
  386. Earth Day
  387. Music of My Heart
  388. Friendship as Spiritual Practice
  389. Light, Life, Freedom, and Love
  390. Civil Initiative
  391. First Things First
  392. Three Keys for Abundant Living That Will Work Even Now
  393. Divine Creation
  394. Jazz and the Art of Making Justice
  395. Here I Am. Send Me.
  396. And a Child Shall Lead
  397. Getting Unstuck (While the Getting's Good)
  398. Willing to Forgive
  399. Weaving the Web of Trust
  400. New Beginnings
  401. Light One Candle
  402. Find a Stillness
  403. Where Justice and Compassion Cross All Borders
  404. Stone Soup for Thanksgiving?
  405. Loss: An Inevitable Journey
  406. Finding Hope in Troubled Times
  407. Out Many, One
  408. Growing in Spirit
  409. Seasons of Life, Seasons of Loss
  410. And the word is no
  411. Welcoming the Stranger
  412. Ministry in the New Millennium
  413. Diversity and the Interdependent Web of Existence
  414. Engaging Our Theological Diversity
  415. What Americans Believe
  416. Reflections from Nicaragua
  417. Deep Like the Rivers
  418. Seeking the Purpose of Life
  419. Bless this Home
  420. Language of Reverence
  421. Sharing The WUUrd: Poetry Service
  422. A New Look at the Universe
  423. Tell me your image of God and I will tell you your theology
  424. We hold these truths ...
  425. Integrity or Success?
  426. By Their Roots You Shall Know Them
  427. Peace Means the Beginning of a New World
  428. Desert Spirituality
  429. UUs Who Made a Difference
  430. Singing Our Peace: A Musical Contemplation
  431. Faith Without Certainty
  432. Our Unitarian Universalists Brothers in Africa
  433. Univeralists and Unitarians on Easter
  434. Always a Mother
  435. Just War or just War

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