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Another Controversy Over Religious Symbols and Public Schools

Two elementary schools in Midlothian, Texas are the latest focus of controversy over religious symbols on public property. As reported by today by Courthouse News Service, the plaques, featuring tw... [read more]

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Committee aims to amend U.S. Constitution, and other UUs in the media

Citizens for Economic Justice argues only human beings are people An offshoot of the social justice committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Fairhaven, Conn. , Citizens for Economic Just... [read more]

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Too soon to heal, love is not enough, and more UU writing

Too soon to heal Kim Hampton resists pressure to begin the healing process after the death of Michael Brown. Too often in the U. S. , black people and black communities are asked to start the heal... [read more]

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Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases

In Smart v. Aramark Inc. , 2014 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 113266 (D NJ, Aug. 15, 2014), a New Jersey federal district court reaffirmed its prior holding that an inmate, who variously claimed his relgi... [read more]

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Toward a Better World: Following the Way of Martin Luther King

Michael K. Honey, a lifelong follower of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , on how following the way of Dr. King has led him to a better, more meaningful and engaged life. Honey is the editor of ... [read more]

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Bolivian Evangelical Group Sues To Challenge New Rules Imposed On Religious Groups

In Bolivia last month, the National Association of Evangelicals of Bolivia filed a Petition of Unconsitutionality with the country's Constitutional Tribunal challenging new provisions regulating c... [read more]

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The Arc of Justice Runs through Ferguson

Many have cast the young protesters in Ferguson, MO, as dangerous and reckless and not living up to the legacy of the civil rights movement. In fact, according to Jeanne Theoharis, they are followi... [read more]

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Interfaith Leaders Urge President to Act on Immigration

In the wake of Congress’ inability to act, UUA President Rev. Peter Morales and other national faith leaders have delivered a letter to President Obama today, urging him to take administr... [read more]

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Missouri UUs Hold Vigils, Collect Food for Ferguson

UU World reports on what local UUs in Missouri and UUs across the country are doing to support those in the Ferguson community including holding vigils and collecting food and supplies. [read more]

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“Black Pirates”: The Amistad Rebellion 175 Years Later

On the 175th anniversary of The Amistad's capture, historian Marcus Rediker takes us back to a time when the idea of “black pirates” would ignite the imagination of early America and take thes... [read more]

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Selling the seeds of change

LIFE: A UU-founded company is on a mission to reclaim our seed heritage. [read more]

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Missouri UUs hold vigils, collect food for Ferguson

NEWS: UUA president decries 'profoundly unsettling' images of police action after killing of Michael Brown. [read more]

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UUA balances budget with cuts, $400K loan from endowment

NEWS: Board approves revised budget to address $1. 3 million shortfall; 'Inter Connections' ceases publication. [read more]

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Same-sex marriage on hold in Virginia, and other UUs in the media

Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriage in Virginia The U. S. Supreme Court agreed earlier this week to delay an appeals court ruling that would strike down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. A ... [read more]

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Ferguson, mental health, radical love, and more

Who speaks for Ferguson? Plaidshoes, a twenty-year resident of the St. Louis area, is frustrated by opinionated outsiders and “agitators. ” I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to hear... [read more]

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UUA President's Statement on Ferguson

UUA President Rev. Peter Morales has issued a statement following the continued violence in Ferguson, MO. It begins, 'The images from Ferguson, Missouri, are profoundly unsettling: tanks, tear gas... [read more]

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Iowa UUs win victories in decriminalizing HIV status

NEWS: Unitarian Universalists lead efforts to decriminalize HIV status in Iowa. [read more]

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Preach the rage, a Confederate Party, and more UU blogging

Preach it It has been a week full of bad news, and the Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein exhorts her clergy readers to “preach the front pages” this Sunday. Preach the news. Preach the fire.... [read more]

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UUs gather nationwide to protest police violence, and other UUs in the media

Silent vigil held for Ferguson teen killed by police Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, Utah, minister the Rev. Shelley Page and dozens of members from various Ogden-area congregations gathere... [read more]

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A kind of mirror

SPIRIT: I never considered myself a visual artist, but then, I never expected to have cancer. [read more]

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When pigs fly

LIFE: Do we try too hard to grasp joy when it comes? [read more]

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Preparing for a hike

SPIRIT: Imagine your way through the good route / and also the other route. [read more]

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Remembering Pete

SPIRIT: To be honest, I still want to grow up to be like Pete Seeger. [read more]

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Opportunities are always there

LIFE: Thriving congregations have leaders who seize the opportunities before them rather than cling to plans that are no longer viable. [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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