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Luxembourg Revises Support of Religious Communities

Article 106 of the Luxembourg Constitution provides:The salaries and pensions of ministers of religion shall be borne by the State and regulated by the law Earlier this week, the government of Luxe... [read more]

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Supporting women’s health in New Orleans, and other UUs in the media

New Orleans church supports women’s clinic Despite harassment from pro-life protesters during a worship service earlier this year, members of First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orle... [read more]

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Remembering the Holocaust, conversations about #BlackLivesMatter, and more

Remembering the Holocaust Marking Holocaust Remembrance Day, Patrick Murfin recounts the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet army. Coming in the midst of the Yalta Conference and other war news,... [read more]

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Chile's Parliament Approves Civil Unions

On Wednesday, the National Congress of Chile (Chile's Parliament) gave final approval to the Civil Union Agreement bill.  Pan Am Post reports that if, as expected, Chilean President Mich... [read more]

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Muslim Texans Face Hostile Reception At State Capitol

Yesterday CAIR Texas sponsored its annual Texas Muslim Capitol Day, featuring sessions on political activism and meetings with state representatives.  According to the Texas Tribune, part... [read more]

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The Upstairs Wife: Giving Voice to Untold Stories

How Rafia Zakaria's first book THE UPSTAIRS WIFE is giving voice to Pakistani women whose stories have gone unheard. [read more]

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Calling All Congregations: Certify Today

All UUA member congregations are required to log in and complete the annual Certification of Membership report by the deadline of Monday, February 2, 2015, at 5 p. m. PT. This is a requir... [read more]

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Deadly Shadow Looms over India’s Good Tiger News

Wildlife investigator and tiger conservation specialist J. A. Mills examines the dark side of the recent tiger conservation triumph in India. [read more]

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Will Obama’s Vision of Child Care Overcome Nixon’s Legacy?

Reproductive rights advocate Dr. Carole Joffe looks at President Obama's State of the Union proposal for expanded child care, and compares it with the sad history of child care legislation in the ... [read more]

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The Selma Awakening Available at Your UUA Bookstore

As the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, AL, approaches, people are talking about how the events of the civil rights movement changed our nation. Unitarian Universali... [read more]

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UUA board proposes spending limits for presidential campaigns

NEWS: Discusses eliminating Commission on Appraisal; will discuss funding for theological education in March. [read more]

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Retired ministers remember Selma, and other UUs in the media

The Rev. Clark Olsen of Asheville, N. C. , recalls in vivid detail the fateful evening when, as he walked with clergy colleagues near Walker’s Café in Selma, Ala. , they were attacked and the Re... [read more]

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Complicated stories, meeting Jesus, and more UU blogging

Complicated stories The Rev. Dr. David Breeden notes that the movie Selma changes some of the stories we tell ourselves about the Civil Rights movement. An old African proverb says it better than... [read more]

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Two more Starr King professors resign

NEWS: Organization of community ministers condemns school's actions; UUA leaders express dismay about 'heated rhetoric and broken relationships. ' [read more]

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Bending the arc, Starr King, love stories, and more

Bending the arc Kim Hampton, after listening to conversations about the movie Selma, says that “the angry black woman has a question. ” Yes . . . James Reeb and Viola Liuzzo were in Selma and d... [read more]

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Unitarian Universalism in Selma film, and other UUs in the media

Unitarian Universalism in the film Selma The depiction of the death of UU minister the Rev. James Reeb in the newly released film Selma is included among the many inaccuracies a reviewer from Sel... [read more]

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Judge halts Sheriff Arpaio's workplace raids

NEWS: Unitarian Universalist minister, a plaintiff in class-action suit, elated by victory in immigrant rights case. [read more]

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Tarantula

LIFE: I faced my fears and they faced me. It wasn't that big a deal. [read more]

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Something More Spiritual

UU World reports how the lay-led Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, KS, doubled its membership and was named a UUA Breakthrough Congregation. The article reads, ' The ministry part of the church... [read more]

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What can you see from your back porch?

SPIRIT: I used to think my grandfather's worldview was limited and small-minded. [read more]

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'Let every heart prepare him room'

SPIRIT: We are, each of us, still filled with the same promise as a newborn baby. [read more]

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Seeing your sanctuary in a different light

LIFE: Candlelight transforms a meetinghouse for Christmas Eve. [read more]

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Something more spiritual

LIFE: The Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, Kansas, has nearly doubled its membership by being open to change. [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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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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