18 March 2010

Thursday Resource: For Unitarian Universalist Parents and Families

Are you a Unitarian Universalist parent looking for guidance, support, and community as your raise your family? These resources are especially for you:

The new Unitarian Universalist Parenting Blog is now online! This weekly online column by Michelle Richards, religious educator and author of the book Tending the Flame: The Art of Unitarian Universalist Parenting, will inspire people raising their children in our faith to 

Lynn Tuttle Gunney, who wrote the picture book Meet Jesus: Lessons from a Beloved Teacher (which "focuses on Jesus’ humanity rather than divinity") , maintains a list of resources for parents raising their children in liberal religious traditions like Unitarian Universalism.

What makes a UU family? The Rev. Phillip Lund, currently on sabbatical from his position as Lifespan Program Director for the Prairie Star District of the UUA, is finding out. Check out his blog, Being a UU Family, to join the conversation!

At his blog The Memeing of Life, which functions as a companion to the books Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion and Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief (co-authored with Jan Devor,  Director of Religious Education at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis), Dale McGowan writes about "secular parenting and other wonders." The site also includes a comprehensive list of books for liberal religious families.

I'm sure there are more, and I'll be updating this list as I find them!

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