RE Resources

Teachable Moments: Resources for Families

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Subject: Talking with children about “Black Lives Matter”

A fine collection of books to help the conversation. Highly recommended is “Talking with Kids About Ferguson” from Sprouts Bookshelf. Also recommended is “How to talk to students about Ferguson…from a teacher’s perspective” on PBS:
Grade-range specific suggestions for gentle conversations
Teachers’ Lounge is a blog where teachers can discuss the issues that affect them. Our series starts the school year with a discussion of how to address Ferguson in the classroom by an educator who began an online conversation forum using the hashtag #FergusonSyllabus.

From our Unitarian Universalist Association’s Faith Development Team: How prepared are we to do the work of building a world where all people are affirmed and respected for their innate worth and dignity? UU specific resources for adults and youth are included.

For adults and families with older children: Resources and lessons on the History of Racism, International Human Rights, and more. Helping parents and families understand the long history of injustice and the struggle to embrace right relations.

Subject: Talking with children about school shootings

These are resources from the district to help you talk to children about school shootings and respond to their fears:

Subject: Online resources to help you learn more about the Unitarian Universalist Religious Education programs

Soul Matters

Monthly themes that the entire congregation is exploring, including such subjects as ‘expectation’, ‘awe’, and ‘wisdom’.

Soul Matters Website

Church of the Larger Fellowship: “Between Sundays”

This awesome website is designed to help parents and other adults answer religious questions raised by children and youth. From stories to lessons, games and puzzles to a wealth of other resources…this site is a project of the Church of the Larger Fellowship, an online congregation of Unitarian Universalists.

Between Sundays Website

YRUU: Young Religious Unitarian Universalists

This site, as part of the UUA, lists continental-wide events and trainings, as well as many resources for youth.

YRUU Website

UU Religious Education and Your Child

This is a pamphlet, produced by the UUA, to help answer questions regarding UU Sunday School and the Religious Education Program.

UU RE and Your Child