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Obama Addresses Synagogue For Jewish American Heritage Month

President Obama this morning delivered a 30-minute address (full text) at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D. C. to mark Jewish Heritage Month. Here is an excerpt from his wide-ranging speec... [read more]

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New Orleans Mayor Issues Executive Order In Opposition To Jindahl's

Two days after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindahl issued an executive order designed to prevent governmental entities from denying benefits to persons who act in accordance with their religious belie... [read more]

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Zogby Reappoined To USCIRF

Last week, President Obama announced his intention to reappoint Dr. James J. Zogby to another term on the U. S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Earlier this week, USCIRF issued a pre... [read more]

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Shaken by Terror: Earthquakes and Memories of Civil War in Nepal

View image | gettyimages. com Rajeev Goyal was in the Kavre district of Nepal when the April 25 earthquake struck and has been involved in relief work since then. He and his team quickly mobilized ... [read more]

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“What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?”: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Advice for Young People

Video used by permission of The School District of Philadelphia. All rights reserved. It’s the time of year when our newsfeeds are filled with posts highlighting the best commencement speeches of... [read more]

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Fighting the Stigma of Sex Work: Burlesque, Beyoncé, and Sex-Positive Feminism

Sex Workers Unite! is about sex workers who became political organizers and cultural activists to fight against stigma. “Brazen hussies,” “crack ‘hos,” “American gigolos” and “screa... [read more]

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Media roundup: Minister recounts harrowing train crash

Minister recounts harrowing train crash In a Washington Post article, the Rev. Carol Cissel describes the experience of being on the Amtrak train that derailed on May 12. Though it is not mentioned... [read more]

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Blog roundup: Doubts are holy spaces, too

Building character The Rev. Dr. David Breeden draws connections between the neglected work of building character and the decline of religious affiliation. [We] too often forget nowadays—that the... [read more]

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Media roundup: Historic publisher grows in new UUA headquarters

Beacon Press grows amid troubled publishing industry Historic Unitarian Universalist Association publisher Beacon Press is increasing its staff size and diversity at a time when the publishing indu... [read more]

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Blog roundup: A time to smash things

Dirty laundry The Rev. Theresa Novak’s poem suggests different options for dealing with dirty laundry. If you hang it on the line For the whole world to see The sunlight will bake it clean. (Ser... [read more]

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Media roundup: UUs support Baltimore, racial justice

Congregations reflect on recent events, consider ways to help In response to the tragic events in Baltimore, members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, Md. , gathered in small ... [read more]

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Blog roundup: Responding to Baltimore

This week’s prayer The Rev. Meredith Garman offers a prayer for the suffering in the world this week. We pause to collectively acknowledge the world’s sadness, which is our own — and to ... [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...

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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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Forums on the Renewal of Unitarian Universalism Begin Nov. 5th at King's Chapel in Boston

The Minns Lectureship Committee is kicking off its 2011-2012 lecture series with “To Be an Effective and Justice-Seeking People,” to be held at King’s Chapel in Boston and led by former UUA P... [read more]

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Eco-Village Rises in Haiti’s Central Plateau

Recovery from last year’s devastating earthquake in Haiti has been painfully slow for the tens of thousands of Haitians who still sleep in tent cities in the capital of Port-au-Prince. But on a j... [read more]

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UU Ministers Support Immigrants in Massachusetts

On Monday, Nov. 7, interfaith allies and immigrant justice groups held a press conference at Church of the Covenant in Boston. The press conference was in response to a recent wave of anti-immigran... [read more]

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