UUAM (formerly known as UFETA, which remains the official
name for business purposes) often runs ads in UU World,
and we hope to run more ads, ads with varied messages that will challenge all Unitarian
Universalists to rethink how animals are treated in our society (click here for samples.).
Your donation will be used for this purpose only.
"We acknowledge and affirm the kinship and interdependence of all beings, and
adopt an ethic of interspecies compassion as an integral component of liberal
religion." - UUAM
Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry
Who are we? UUAM is a group of concerned Unitarian Universalists and UU friends who desire
to grow and express their faith as compassion towards all beings. We do this by
asking these fundamental religious questions: What does it mean to be human in mixed species communities?
What is our response to this understanding?
To answer these questions we draw on our UU principles and sources, traditions,
and congregational life to deepen our awareness of the interdependence of life.
We then support one another in not just learning how caring for all beings is a
moral and religious issue, but also engaging in concrete actions that bring
about change on the individual, family, congregational, community, and societal
We do this not just for nonhumans, but for ourselves and all of life. For as we
live a life of awareness based on our interdependence (UU 7th Principle) and the
inherent worth and dignity of all beings (UU 1st Principle) we live fully,
deeply, and authentically. As we come to love our neighbors as ourselves, we
liberate not just others, but ourselves as well. More...
Don't Miss! The new UUAM music video, "Dare to Rise."
You are free to use this video for worship,
discussion groups, spiritual practices, or for
any other gatherings of your organization or
congregation. This video
shows the wonder of interconnected and
interdependent life, and by truly
seeing and feeling we can dare to rise to
compassionately care for others.
Accompanying this video are some discussion
and reflection questions to
guide your deepening sense of reverence for life,
as well as the producer's
explanation of the media incorporated into the
video. If you would like to
discuss this video with others, please do so on
the UUAM facebook page.
Special thanks to Anna Huckabee Tull for
composing and writing the music,
and dedicating it to the Reverence for Life
Program. Thanks too to Kathyrn
Shane of First Parish in Concord for commissioning
this for the Reverence
for Life Program of UUAM. Gratitude also is given
to the vocalists of
First Parish in Concord, and the producer of the
music video, Rev. LoraKim
We have a new advertisement that
will run in the UU World. You are welcome to use it
as you can for your congregational work.
Quote of the Day
"I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her." - Ellen DeGeneres