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Catholic Hospital's Disability Plan Does Not Qualify As A "Church Plan" Exempt From ERISA

In Hanshaw v. Life Insurance Company of North America, (WD KY, Oct. 24, 2014), a Kentucky federal district court held that a long term disability insurance plan offered to its employees b... [read more]

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New York's Top Court OKs Marriage With Half-Niece

In Nguyen v. Holder, (NY Ct. App. , Oct. 28, 2014), the New York Court of Appeals-- the state's highest court--  answering a question certified to it by the Second Circuit, held that a m... [read more]

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Signatures Sought For Mississippi Amendment Affirming State's Christian and Southern Heritage

After its filing was approved earlier this month by the Mississippi Secretary of State, the Magnolia State Heritage Campaign is seeking to obtain the 107,000 signatures needed to place Initiative 4... [read more]

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A Judaism That Is Special, Not Chosen

In an excerpt from his latest book, AT HOME IN EXILE, political scientist and religion scholar Alan Wolfe examines why he prefers "a Judaism that is special but not chosen to one that is cho... [read more]

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Sale of mineral rights brings $944K to UUA

NEWS: Lois and Ken Carpenter's gift of mineral rights, once thought worthless, is windfall to UUA. [read more]

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Board thanks Carpenters for $944K gift at October meeting

NEWS: UUA will not need loan from endowment, although financial challenges remain. [read more]

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Sanctuary initiative holds Denver families together, and other UUs in the media

Sanctuary seeker takes refuge from deportation at UU church In an effort to avoid being forcibly deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Arturo Hernandez became Colorado’s first sa... [read more]

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Canada, autumn, Ebola, and more UU writing

O Canada The Rev. Bill Sinkford reacts to this week’s shooting in the Canadian Parliament. I . . . heard the MP’s speak about yesterday’s attack and renew their commitment to preserve an ope... [read more]

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Shelf Promotion: Trading Commerce for Art

DIRT WORK author Christine Byl reflects on the eternal question for a first-time author: To promote or not promote. Maybe it's time we changed the conversation. [read more]

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Whitey Bulger, Boston Busing, and Southie’s Lost Generation

This year, in the 40th anniversary of the explosion that was Boston busing, ALL SOULS author Michael Patrick Mac Donald says it’s time to be clear: busing wasn’t just about black and white. It ... [read more]

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O gremlins, O St. Anthony!

SPIRIT: My faith is in science, but I try to keep an open mind. [read more]

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'This is going to last'

NEWS: After Supreme Court action, same-sex marriage now legal in 32 states. [read more]

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Renaming Columbus Day, growing marriage equality, and other UUs in the media

Sudbury UUs honor indigenous peoples First Parish of Sudbury, Mass. , joined in the effort to change the focus of the Columbus Day holiday to recognize the culture and contributions of Native Ameri... [read more]

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Who are my people? and more UU commentary

Who are my people? Kenny Wiley, who is both UU and black, wonders if his UU community cares more about remembering Selma than engaging in Ferguson. Unitarian Universalists, you are my people. And... [read more]

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Off the beaten path

Sorry, everyone, Heather Christensen isn’t back yet. Instead you have a highly irreverent sample of social media we don’t usually cover! [View the story "Off the beaten path... [read more]

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Same-sex marriage gaining ground, and other UUs in the media

Virginia’s first same-sex wedding performed by UU minister Thirty U. S. states now have marriage equality following the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this week to refuse to hear appeals fro... [read more]

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Will You Commit2Respond?

We are facing a climate crisis. Recognizing the interdependence of all life, we are called as people of faith and conscience to heal and sustain the planet we call home. Climate change is a moral i... [read more]

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Breakthrough Congregation: UU Church of Boulder, CO

UU World shares the transformational story of the UU Church of Boulder, CO. It reads, 'Just five years ago, things were so bleak at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, Colorado, that th... [read more]

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Restored to Sanity Available Now

Restored to Sanity: Essays on the Twelve Steps by Unitarian Universalists , is the newest release from Skinner House Books, and the first to explore the intersection of UUism and Twelve-Step recov... [read more]

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Alzheimer's caregiving takes a village

LIFE: How UUs can better serve people with dementia and their loved ones. [read more]

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Yellow shirts for climate action

SPIRIT: More than 1,500 Unitarian Universalists took part in the People's Climate March. I was one of them. [read more]

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Chalices, doodling, and meditation

SPIRIT: Meditative doodling as a Unitarian Universalist spiritual practice. [read more]

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Ready for change

LIFE: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, Colorado, needed transformation. What a difference five years has made! [read more]

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In hopes of traveling light

LIFE: Some people seek balance and stability, but I like to be off-kilter. [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]

YRUU Institutional Memory Project

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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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