In addition to the InterConnections Tipsheet, UUA staff groups have a number of other blogs with useful information for lay leaders. The newest one is Call and Response, created by religious education professionals in the Ministry and Faith Development staff group. The blog promotes reflection and dialogue on UU faith development among educators, ministers, lay leaders, parents, and others.

The first article on Call and Response is about how to explain the Boston Marathon bombings to children. Susan Lawrence, managing editor in the Ministries and Faith Development staff group, explains the purpose of the blog: “We’ll offer useful stories of faith transformations, felt and witnessed. We’ll share concrete suggestions and best practices. With your help, we’ll cull from the collective wisdom and expertise of the UU religious education world we serve. Here we’ll exchange ideas, energy, and practical help to invite others–and yourself–to grow in spirit.”

Here are some other UUA blogs:

Beacon Broadside – Profiles of Beacon Press books and authors. Currently profiled are books about America’s first Muslim college, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Holocaust, and educational testing.

Blue Boat – The best source of information for all things related to youth and young adults.

Standing on the Side of Love – Features inspirational stories of social justice work in our congregations, as well as calls to action.

There are also blogs on Growing Unitarian Universalism; Growing Vital Leaders; Unitarian Universalist Living Mosaic, for youth and young adults of color; Faith Without Borders, for the UUA’s international programs; Learn Out Loud, religious education; and the UUA Board of Trustees.

UU World has four blogs: the Interdependent Web, a weekly roundup of posts on a variety of topics by Unitarian Universalist bloggers; UUs in the Media, which features news items that mention Unitarian Universalism; UU Parenting, and General Assembly Coverage from UU World, a blog that is only active during General Assembly.

About the Author
Don Skinner
Don Skinner is editor of InterConnections and a member of the Shawnee Mission UU Church in Lenexa, Kansas.

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