Another December holiday celebrated with the lighting of candles and reflection over many days is Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is a 7-day pan-African holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture with these 7 principles: Umoja (Unity)| Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)| Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)| Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)| Nia (Purpose)| Kuumba (Creativity)| Imani (Faith).
Today is the 1st day of Kwanzaa, celebrating the principle of Umoja. http://www.uuaa.org/index.php/finding-community/finding-community-uuaa/identity-groups/multicultural-outreach Each day on the UUAA.org multi-cultural outreach page, a reflection from a UUAA congregant on the principles of Kwanzaa will appear. Today JeKaren Oyaloya is the guest author. She offers us her thoughts on the first principle, Umoja. Check it out! Thanks to Quiana Perkins for this great sharing!