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The Myth of Thanksgiving

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, takes on the national origin myth of Thanksgiving. [read more]

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Religion Clause Nominated For ABA Journal Blawg 100

I am pleased to announce that Religion Clause has been nominated by the ABA Journal for inclusion in its 8th Annual Blawg 100 rankings.  This is the sixth time in eight years that Religion Cla... [read more]

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Colorado Supreme Court: FFRF Lacks Standing To Challenge Day of Prayer Proclamations

In a 5-2 decision yesterday, the Colorado Supreme Court held that the Freedom From Religion Foundation and its members lack standing to challenge the Governor's annual Colorado Day of Prayer procl... [read more]

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Britain's Law Society Withdraws Practice Note On Drafting Sharia-Compliant Wills

Last March, the Law Society of England and Wales issued a Practice Note to assist British solicitors whose clients ask them to draw up wills that comply with Sharia law. The Law Society's action d... [read more]

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Places to Remember: In Memory of Leslie Feinberg

When Daisy Hernández thinks about Stone Butch Blues, Leslie Feinberg's classic novel of the transgender experience, she thinks of a conference room in Manhattan and a young trans man she was in l... [read more]

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Statement: Indictment Decision Reflection

The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, issued a statement reflecting on the indictment decision in Ferguson, MO. It begins, “Our fear that justice wi... [read more]

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UUs celebrate marriage equality in three more states, and other UUs in the media

UUs celebrate expanded marriage equality Officiating a same-sex wedding in Shawnee County, Kans. , the Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka, felt it was a ... [read more]

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Obama’s Immigration Mandate: What the President Got Wrong

Immigration activist Aviva Chomsky takes a close look at President Obama's new immigration plan and finds it sorely lacking. [read more]

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Transgender remembrance, UUA politics, congregational matters, and more

Transgender Day of Remembrance Barb Greve recognizes the importance of a transgender day of remembrance, but wishes for more. It’s an important act: to memorialize the dead, particularly those k... [read more]

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Statement Applauding Executive Action on Immigration

The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, issued a statement applauding President Obama’s immigration announcement. It begins, “Today we celeb... [read more]

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Starr King seminary continues investigation of students

NEWS: Excitement over new president marred by ongoing controversy over withheld degrees and search committee leaks. [read more]

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Up to our necks

LIFE: As a nation, we are buried up to our necks in a history of violence against people of color. [read more]

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Study guide helps congregations explore 'Escalating Inequality'

NEWS: Congregational Study/Action Issue chosen at 2014 General Assembly. [read more]

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Doing God’s work, peace is complicated, and more UU writing

Doing God’s work The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum is an agnostic doing God’s work. What, then, is the purpose of religion, if not to spread faith? Why do we have churches, if not to bring people t... [read more]

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UUs call to end gun violence, and other UUs in the media

Brother of gun-violence victim joins peace walk A Peace Walk sponsored by the Columbia, S. C. , Faith Coalition on Gun Violence brought together members of the interfaith community, law enforcemen... [read more]

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Share Your Thoughts with the UUA Board of Trustees

The UUA Board of Trustees invites you to explore possibilities for re-imagining governance—from small-scale fixes to broad changes—and comment on them by completing the survey, ... [read more]

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Immigrant finds sanctuary in Denver Unitarian church

NEWS: Denver-area Unitarian Universalist congregations join new sanctuary movement. [read more]

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Civil disobedience leads to arrest for UU minister, and other UUs in the media

Faith leaders arrested for crossing police barricade  The Rev. Deane Olivia, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint, Mich. , was arrested with other faith leaders after cros... [read more]

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Post-election commentary, more love somewhere, heroes and holidays

Post-election commentary The Rev. Diane Dowgiert commits to “loving the hell out of the world,” no matter who wins elections. To love the hell out of the world means that we need to find our s... [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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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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I couldn't not go

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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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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