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Top Religious Leaders React To Brexit

Several top religious leaders have issued statements reacting to Thursday's vote in Britain to exit from the European Union.  Here are links:Archbishops of Canterbury and York Cardinal Vincen... [read more]

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Ark Encounter Set To Open In Kentucky

Today's New York Times has a background piece on Kentucky's Ark Encounter-- the massive $102 million Noah's Ark display scheduled to open July 7.  The project has been the subject of extens... [read more]

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Court Says Religious Autonomy Precludes Adjudication of Suit By Torture Victim

In a fascinating decision handed down June 17, an Oklahoma trial court held that the "religious autonomy doctrine" requires it to dismiss a suit against a U. S. church by a convert fr... [read more]

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Why This Jewish Woman Says InshAllah

By Susan Katz Miller I happen to be a Jewish woman who says insh Allah. And, Alhamdulillah. Quite a lot. So earlier this year, I was frustrated and depressed when a college student conversing with ... [read more]

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The Implication of a Fence: Part Two - Eye to Eye

By Mark Trecka Postcommodity first began discussing the logistics of the Repellent Fence project with the Tucson-Pima Arts Council eight years ago. At several points throughout the weekend, the art... [read more]

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Are Most Homophobes Repressed Homosexuals?

By Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico “Oh, he is such a homophobe. He’s probably really gay. That explains it. ” How often have you heard this? How often have you thought it? ... [read more]

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Olbermann: GOP self-destruction imminent

In a Special Comment, Countdown’s Keith Olbermann advises Republicans that clinging to obsolete ideas and resorting to extremist rhetoric will only undermine the party's relevance and America wi... [read more]

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An American cry for help

In a Special Comment, Countdown’s Keith Olbermann shares his personal experience with a real life 'death panel' situation and scorns the unfairness of health insurance in America. [read more]

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Action Alert: Gaza

Sadly, the dismal conditions in Gaza are causing enormous hardship for the people there, with particularly harsh effects on children. Churches for Middle East Peace, a coalition founded in part by ... [read more]

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Olbermann: Beware fear's racist temptation

In a Special Comment, Keith Olbermann explores the relationship between fear and racism and encourages Americans who are distressed about the nation's future to avoid political groups that appeal ... [read more]

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Creating Change

I hadn’t been in 15 years! But last week I packed up and headed for Dallas to the Creating Change Conference, an annual gathering of the glbtq clan. My 13 year old said, “I don’t get it. W... [read more]

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American Prayer Hour a Success

Hundreds of people of faith gathered on Thursday, February 4th in more than 20 cities around the country for the American Prayer Hour, an interfaith response to the National Prayer Breakfast, which... [read more]

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New Survey

Want to do this survey of 18+ individuals who grew up in a UU religious education program and/or participated in YRUU/LRY? All responses are anonymous and confidential. No personal or private info... [read more]

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Media Nation's new home

I ended up moving a little more quickly on this than I had intended. But Media Nation, hosted on Blogspot. com since 2005, has now moved to its own server. Please click here to keep reading. And ad... [read more]

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Alpha-testers wanted

Shhhh . .. no one is supposed to know. But would you mind taking a peek at an early version of what may wind up as the new Media Nation? It's built with Word Press, and you'll find it here. Don'... [read more]

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A Taylor-made Globe?

In what may prove to be very good news for readers of the Boston Globe, a group led by Stephen Taylor — a prominent member of the family that sold the paper to the New York Times Co. in 1993 — ... [read more]

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Letter from Bill Sinkford acknowledging end of YRUU - September 13, 2008

Dear Friends,I am excited to share with you recent positive developments in the transition in our Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth ministry. Based on feedback from the UU youth community and othe... [read more]

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URGENT: Committed youth advocates needed!

Hello All,I have just returned from General Assembly in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the UUA's annual business meeting. The Youth and Young Adult Empowerment Resolution which you may have heard of was pas... [read more]

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Duncan Metcalfe

Okay. I have spent a lot of time thinking about how I feel about this. I have spent a lot of time thinking about what I want to add to this discussion, and I want people to read these things as org... [read more]

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Consultation History...

UUA HISTORY OF CONSULTATION ON MINISTRY TO AND WITH YOUTH [read more]

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Ben Alexander

Thanks to the bloggers for recognizing the importance of an institutional memory for YRUU. I wish we had this technology during LRY's existence. I am so sad that the UUA still seems to have it's ... [read more]

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UU World: Dallas Church Raises $20K for Wells in South Sudan

For Lent this year, friends and members of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas turned soda, coffee, and wine into water: They gave up those drinks and used the money they saved to create a $20,000... [read more]

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UUA President Rev. Peter Morales: "Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Arizona's 'Bull' Connor"

In an editorial in The Guardian, UUA President the Rev. Peter Morales writes about how, with his racial-profiling policing, Maricopa County's Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his thugs in badges recall the ... [read more]

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Faith Without Borders: Many Ways to Build a Foundation

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, April 28–May 5, 2012. In the post below, trip p... [read more]

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