Religious Explorations

Meeting My Ancestors

Several years ago, I participated in a “Diversity Event” at work. It was a celebration of the many different cultures represented by the staff in our agency. Many of my co-workers were immigrants or first-generation Americans, hired, in part, because they were bilingual and could … read more.

Changes Ahead

Dear Friends,

I want to let you know that I have made the decision to welcome the unexpected guest of change into my life by accepting a full-time position as the Director of Lifespan Religious Education at the Mount Diablo UU Congregation in Walnut Creek, CA, … read more.

Talking About a Gender Revolution


O Wonder!

How many goodly creatures are there here!

How beauteous mankind is!  O brave new world

That has such people in’t!

The Tempest, Act 5, Scene 1, Lines 181-184

 

There is a cultural push and pull over these famous lines. Written from the perspective of the naive … read more.

Black People Matter

“Our times ask us to exercise our capacity for prophetic witness, by Prophetic witness I mean our capacity to see what is happening, to say what is happening and to act in accordance with what we know….Prophetic witness …is the ability … read more.

After the Election for Children and Youth

Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism

We are a week out from the election and there is still a lot of uncertainty, to say the least, about what a Donald Trump presidency will mean. Some of our children and youth will be able to articulate their … read more.

Is It Worth It?

Indigo Lewis
Director of Religious Exploration

Greetings,

A cherished component of our faith community is encouragement to ask questions and receive support as we seek our own truth. For families, I believe a question often asked is, “Is it worth it to muster not only myself, … read more.

Thank You Tahoma UU Paddle Raise Donors!

This summer a transformation took place in several of the Religious Exploration classrooms thanks to the generosity of Tahama UU’s Paddle Raise donors! The two rooms are used for the middle school and high school youth groups, as well as adult committee meetings and covenant groups. … read more.

Introducing Labyrinth Learning!

Indigo Lewis
Director of Religious Exploration

Greetings!

As a parent I always start to get a little anxious by mid-August. I know the summer is starting to wind down and, as much as I love my children, I begin to look forward to the routines of … read more.

Raising Race Conscious Children

Indigo Lewis
Director of Religious Exploration

Greetings,

On Sunday, July 10th, the RE Committee and I met, as we do monthly. We chose to postpone business as usual for a moment and start our time together with a personal check-in. It had been a devastating week … read more.