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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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Puerto Rico Court Upholds Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

In one of the few recent victories for opponents of same-sex marriage, the federal district court for the district of Puerto Rico yesterday dismissed a challenge to the Puerto Rico law that recogni... [read more]

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Austrian Government Proposes Dramatic Revisions In Law Governing Islamic Community

In Austria, the government presented a draft bill to Parliament earlier this month that would dramatically revise the country's 1912 Islam Law governing the status of the Muslim community.  A... [read more]

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NY Top Court Hears Arguments Over Tax Exemption For Land of Pagan Group

Yesterday, the New York Court of Appeals-- the state's highest court-- heard oral arguments in Matter of Maetreum of Cybele, Magna Mater, Inc. v Mc Coy.  At issue is whether a neo-Pagan ... [read more]

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How to Live a Lie in Mercury, Pennsylvania

An excerpt from CINDERLAND, Amy Jo Burns's haunting memoir of growing up in a town that both worshipped and sacrificed its youth. [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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Cornel West and What Ella Baker Can Teach Us about Ferguson

Cornel West's BLACK PROPHETIC FIRE is an unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies. It's also a roadmap to how we can move beyond... [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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Looking to get more involved in climate justice? Commit2Respond

NEWS: A movement open to all, calling all to action on a moral imperative. [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]

Unitarian Universalist Association: Top Stories

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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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80 congregations now hire membership professionals

NEWS: Most UUA growth last year happened in congregations with paid membership coordinators. [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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Institutional blogging, youth voices, social justice

The Interdependent Web does not usually cover “institutional” blogs and social media, but this week we will highlight recent posts in several official UUA communications streams. Youth... [read more]

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UU church is clean energy leader, and other UUs in the media

UU church is clean energy leader Recognized as a clean energy leader, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, Ill. , will be one of more than 60 sites across the state to be featured on the Ill... [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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