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Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases

In Aziz v. Cruzen, 2015 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 111862 (ND CA, Aug. 21, 2015), a California federal district court permitted inmates to move ahead with their complaint that correctional officer... [read more]

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Court Rejects Second Amended Complaint In RLUIPA Land Use Case

In Salman v. City of Phoenix, (D AZ, Aug. 27, 2015), an Arizona federal district court denied plaintiffs' motion for leave to file a Second Amended Complaint after dismissing plaintiffs' RLU... [read more]

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Tax Court Upholds Penalties Against Promoters of Evasionary "Corporation Sole" Tax Scheme

In Gardner v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, (USTC, Aug. 26, 2015), the U. S. Tax Court upheld $47,000 in penalties assessed by the Internal Revenue Service against a husband and wife who m... [read more]

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Obama’s Efforts to Fight Climate Change: Two Small Steps Forward, One Large Step Backward

By Robert Oswald and Michelle Bamberger Photo credit: Pete Souza In August of 2013, President Barack Obama released his “Climate Action Plan” that was to form a roadmap for transforming our ene... [read more]

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The Long Homecoming: Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina

By Tom Wooten Photo credit: Amerique Georgia Johnson, the great-grandmother, expert wordsmith, and longtime Lower Ninth Ward resident about whom I wrote in We Shall Not Be Moved, has not followed a... [read more]

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Getting Republicans on Record About How Fetal Tissue Research Has Helped Them

By Carole Joffe Photo credit: Flickr user kaibara 87 This article appeared originally in RH Reality Check. Imagine if the next debate among the Republican presidential candidates started with the m... [read more]

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UUs in the Media now at new address

New posts to UUs in the Media now appear as part of the main UU World website, at uuworld. org/hashtag/mediaroundup. Archived posts are still available here. [read more]

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Interdependent Web now at new address.

New posts to the Interdependent Web now appear as part of the main UU World website, at uuworld. org/hashtag/blogroundup. Archived posts are still available here. [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. (Serm... [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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Phoenix UUs Protest Conservative Policy Conference

Phoenix-area Unitarian Universalists joined protests last week objecting to the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) influence in Arizona. The Council is a conservative think tank that ... [read more]

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UU World: For Love and Justice

Unitarian Universalists mobilize in response to laws that tear families apart and abuse immigrants. Immigration justice has become a flash point for Unitarian Universalists, especially as we approa... [read more]

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Maria Hinojosa selected as the 2012 Ware Lecturer

Maria Hinojosa, award-winning broadcast journalist and author, has been selected as the Ware Lecturer for the 2012 Justice GA. She is the anchor and managing editor of NPR’s Latino USA . In April... [read more]

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