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Spiritually Vital

We need to invest in nurturing spiritually vital communities that teach us how to grow our hearts for deeper courage and compassion.

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Grounded in Relationship

Through partnership and witness, we offer the world a model of faith that shows up and is lived in our hands and feet, our hearts and minds.

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Organized for Impact

We need to be organized for impact so that our energy, our faith and our resources are powerfully focused on amplifying our values.

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Rev. John Crestwell

Associate Minister, Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis

Susan is the right leader for this time in our Unitarian Universalist religious history. She knows key faith leaders, has been active in human rights and was a part of one of the most successful GA’s I’ve been a part of at the 2012 “Justice General Assembly.” Susan is bold, direct and a strong leader. She has an old-soul and is ready to be the first female president of the UUA.
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Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd

Senior Minister, River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Susan has a rare combination of strategic thinking and ministerial presence that is essential to the effective functioning of the President of our Association. We ask our President to be a poet in the public sphere and to speak theologically and morally on behalf of our faith. We also expect our President to work collaboratively with staff and board members to manage the affairs of the Association in a matter consistent with our values. Susan is capable of holding both roles with care, courage, and deep intention. I’m proud to offer her my support.
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Rev. Lindi Ramsden

Acting Dean of Students and Community Life, Starr King School for the Ministry

As a lifelong UU, Susan knows that a spiritual vitality is the essential foundation for our ministries – fostering hope, inspiration and resilience in these uncertain times. As a leader, Susan brings many personal gifts to the role of UUA President. She is visionary and strategic. She listens well, fosters other leaders, welcomes input, and can make decisions. Susan can inspire a crowd and connect one on one with an individual. Compassionate and courageous, enthusiastic and tenacious, she is willing to take some risks and also knows that real change requires significant commitments over the long haul. She even enjoys fundraising and is excited by the opportunity to bring additional resources to empower our faith! Susan’s leadership prioritizes relationships. She builds trust. From trust grows authentic and effective collaboration. When I was serving as Executive Director of the UU Legislative Ministry of California, I asked Susan to be part of my small “justice ministry think tank”. Her spiritual depth, on-the- ground experience, intelligence, insight, imagination, humility and practical ideas were most helpful to me as I worked to establish a statewide ministry that was charting new ground. Susan is an outstanding religious leader with compelling priorities for such a time as this. I wholeheartedly endorse the Rev. Susan Frederick Gray for UUA President.

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As a leader with a proven track record in organizing, ministry and the effective long haul work of change, I am honored to have the endorsement of the Rev. Lindi Ramsden. I am grateful for your ongoing wisdom and ministry for times such as these. Read full endorsement here: http://susanfrederickgray.com/endorsement/lindi-ramsden/

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Today we gathered for the annual UUCP Potluck Thanksgiving Dinner. From our UU Family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

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Cynthia LittletonSusan, Tom T. here posting from Cynthia's account. You continue to have my support thoroughly. You're the real deal and the UUA needs you. Pl

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This moment is calling from us more love, more courage, more spiritual resiliency, more effectiveness. We need to be our bravest, boldest, most loving selves.

There are many lessons in fearlessness, organizing, impact and partnership in Arizona that we need even more now. I’ll be sharing more reflections from the lessons in Maricopa County soon.
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I am so moved by the work here in Arizona over the past 10 years that has now resulted in the defeat of Sheriff Arpaio at the polls. This was the long haul work of change – of persistent organizing that consistently shown a light on his corruption, racial profiling, and abuse of power. His power was slowly circumscribed and now he will be out of office. In the midst of everything from last night – let us not forget this victory in Arizona. There are lessons to be learned here.

Even in the midst of heartbreak and grief, may we not be given to fear nor to arrogance for both lead to isolation. May we recommit ourselves more deeply to the work of the partnership. May we remember and nurture in our families and religious communities a spirit of courage and compassion, of resiliency and love.

Howard Thurman’s words have been stirring in my spirit this morning: “In the quietness of this place, surrounded by the all-pervading presence of the Holy, my heart whispers: Keep fresh before me the moments of my High Resolve, that in good times or in tempests, I may not forget that to which my life is committed.”

My life is committed to love and to nurturing wholeness, equity and justice deeply rooted in partnership and collaboration.
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