March 24, Something New, Something Saving, Something True

We are living in troubled times. Threats to basic human rights are on the rise, as stark barriers defining “us” and “them” are fortified and championed. But our faith speaks a different word into these difficult times: it calls us to keep our hearts and minds open, and our hands turned to the urgent needs of healing and justice.

The Rev. Kathleen McTigue has been the Director of the UU College of Social Justice since it began in 2012. She served as a parish minister for 25 years, in Winston-Salem, NC and New Haven, CT.  She currently resides in Boston, MA, with her husband, Nick Nyhart; they have three adult children.

The UU College of Social Justice is a joint project of the UUA and UUSC and is based in Cambridge, MA. The mission of the College is to inspire, equip, and sustain spiritually grounded action for justice. Its programs include immersion journeys for adults, service-learning and justice training for high school youth, summer  internships and justice training for college-age young adults, and a variety of direct volunteer opportunities with grassroots partner groups in the US and overseas. To find out more please visit