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Worship: Justice & Lament

resources from judicatories, including re-opening guidelines and online worship videos; online hospitality & participation; engaging children, youth, and intergenerational; lectionary & preaching; liturgy, music & liturgical arts; tech & copyright helps;

Prepared Liturgies - Justice

Parity

Parity helps congregations and faith organizations, clergy, seminarians, denominations and seminaries become more LGBTQ+ sensitive and celebratory.

Find liturgical elements, full liturgies, tips for diversity inclusion, family and loved ones support, and more.

     

God on the Move: A Worship Series on Technology and Innovation

This series includes 3 original liturgies, title graphics, planning guide with hymn suggestions, promotional blurbs, and sermon starters.

Pairs well with God on the Move: Faith and Democracy, which includes 3 original liturgies, title graphics, planning guide with hymn suggestions, promotional blurbs, and sermon starters.

                   

The Promise & the Practice offers a collection of worship materials by UU religious professionals of color.

enfleshed develops general-purpose, anti-racism and COVID-19 related liturgical elements.

Progressive Christianity offers an extensive online Service and Gathering Planning resource library, searchable by topic and element of worship.

Find Benedictions from around the country here.

The Plural Guild creates unique liturgies and music specific to the times and contexts in which we live.

Prepared Liturgies - Lament

The Plural Guild creates unique liturgies and music specific to the times and contexts in which we live.

Individual Elements

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Land Acknowledgment can be tricky.

Here's a Toolkit from the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center and A Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgment compiled in conversation with a group of Minnesota Indigenous leaders.

Books

Imagining Our Neighbors as Ourselves: How Art Shapes Empathy     Practicing Lament

Land Acknowledgments

Go to Beyond Land Acknowledgment Series

A Guide to Indigenous Land Acknowledgment was compiled in conversation with a group of Minnesota Indigenous leaders.

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How To Write A Land Acknowledgement For Your Parish

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The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center offers this Toolkit.

Blogs, Podcasts, & Articles

Offers weekly liturgical prompts, Worship in the Home and Frequently Asked Questions, including How Is Lament included in Worship?

In Our Library

     Pray, Praise, and Give Thanks: Litanies, Laments, and Thanksgivings at Font and Table     Worship in the Spirit of Jesus

Webinars, Workshops, & Trainings

Home

We need public rituals of confession … of lamentation.

Krista Tippet with Rev. Phil Jackson

  How to create worship experiences that embrace our bodies…all kinds of bodies…as God does.

How to create worship experiences that embrace our bodies…all kinds of bodies…as God does.

  How can worship become a catalyst for justice, racial equity, inclusion and peacemaking in our world today?

How can worship become a catalyst for justice, racial equity, inclusion and peacemaking in our world today?

  What does it really mean to be LGBTQIA inclusive?  Versus just “welcoming…”

What does it really mean to be LGBTQIA inclusive?  Versus just “welcoming…”

  How practicing lament can transform our worship… and maybe even our world.

How practicing lament can transform our worship… and maybe even our world.

  An open conversation on racism in the church and in worship and what we can do about it.

An open conversation on racism in the church and in worship and what we can do about it

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Making sure the songs we sing actually reflect what we believe. Plus, writing songs!

  Opening our worship to mystery, beauty and belonging through inclusive language.

Opening our worship to mystery, beauty and belonging through inclusive language.