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The Stone's Journey Meets the Human Journey

A young writer discovers the power and spiritual significance humans have always applied to stones. [read more]

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Sri Lanka Deports British Tourist Because of Buddha Tattoo

BBC News reports that on Monday a British tourist in Sri Lanka was arrested, ordered deported by a magistrate and placed in an immigration detention camp until she is sent back to the UK because sh... [read more]

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Cert. Petition Filed In Challenge To California's Ban On Teen Repairative Therapy

In a press release yesterday, the Pacific Justice Institute announced that it has filed a petition for certiorari with the U. S. Supreme Court in Pickup v. Brown. In the case, the 9th Circuit uphel... [read more]

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Suit Claims FBI Infringes Muslims' Free Exercise Rights By Using No Fly List To Coerce Them To Become Informants

The Center for Constitutional Rights yesterday announced the filing of a lawsuit against the FBI on behalf of four American Muslim men who were placed on the No-Fly List after they refused to work ... [read more]

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Autism and Overdiagnosis: A Q&A with Dr. Enrico Gnaulati

For Autism Awareness Month, we spoke with Dr. Enrico Gnaulati, clinical psychologist and author of the recent book Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Diso... [read more]

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How to know God

SPIRIT: An atheist mystic meets the goddess of love. [read more]

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Board wants new process for handling complaints about clergy misconduct

NEWS: UUA Board of Trustees also votes to support business resolution on fossil fuel divestment. [read more]

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My Easter with Christians, Jews, and Muslims

Susan Katz Miller, author of BEING BOTH: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family, celebrates an interfaith Easter and the bonds that unite families, neighborhoods, and countries. [read more]

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A roundup of reader suggestions

The Rev. Heather Christensen, in addition to curating the Interdependent Web and blogging at Nagoonberry, is the administrator of a Facebook group for UU bloggers. This week, in Heather’s abs... [read more]

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Humanism and the future of Unitarian Universalism, and other UUs in the media

Humanism is losing ground to ‘anythingism’ In her interview with Religion News Service, Maria Greene of the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association (UUHA) says that an important goa... [read more]

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A New, Justice-Focused Green Sanctuary Program

Responding to the realities of the environmental crisis we are currently experiencing and the lived experiences and needs of Unitarian Universalists, the Unitarian Universalist Association&#821... [read more]

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Religious Atheists? Maria Greene on Unitarian Universalist Humanists

Beacon Press author and Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, Chris Stedman, interviews the new Director of Development & Communication for the Unitarian Universa... [read more]

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Starr King names Rosemary Bray McNatt its next president

NEWS: The Rev. Rosemary Bray Mc Natt to follow the Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker as president of Starr King School for the Ministry. [read more]

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Questions of comfort

SPIRIT: Where do you find comfort in suffering if you don't believe suffering has a greater purpose? [read more]

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Emerging, Alternative Groups at UUA's Growing Edge

UU World reports on a number of experimental UU communities that your UUA is working with to explore alternative models for joining in religious community together. Learn more about these innovate ... [read more]

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At detention center, immigrants kept indoors for years

NEWS: Unitarian Universalists continue vigils outside Washington facility where detained immigrants are held. [read more]

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Wisc. minister dies after car accident, and other UUs in the media

Rebuilding taught congregation resiliency After a fire in 2011 destroyed much of their church, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, Me. , celebrated the completion of their new building ... [read more]

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Truthtelling, saying goodbye, small congregations, and more

How are you, really? Faced with severe financial hardship, Kathleen Mc Gregor has trouble finding the energy to blog; it takes everything she has to not fall through a frayed safety net. It is no... [read more]

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British Unitarians welcome marriage equality, and other UUs in the media

UK Unitarian leader remembers history of support When same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales, Derek Mc Auley, chief officer of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Chur... [read more]

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Convincing ourselves first, ironic racism, the gift of laughter, and more

Convincing ourselves first The Rev. Tom Schade writes that UUs need—right now—to stop worrying about what’s wrong with Unitarian Universalism. We have to tell people what we know; our testim... [read more]

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Spiritual landmarks: Exploring Boston's churches

LIFE: Three historic churches are home to Unitarian Universalist congregations in downtown Boston. [read more]

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Beyond comprehension

SPIRIT: Visiting Auschwitz, the imagination can only handle so much. [read more]

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Fellowship days

LIFE: I remember the truth and the love and the social justice, but also the cartwheels and the donuts. [read more]

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The other General Assembly

LIFE: Unitarian Universalists get hooked on SUUSI, a high-energy, thinking-person's family camp. [read more]

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風俗を利用する男性

風俗を利用する男性を冷ややかな目で見てしまうというのは、日本人独特です。 自分の性欲に正直に行動するというのは、個性です。 個性的な人... [read more]

Transgender Religious professional UUs Together

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風俗といえば男のロマン

風俗といえば男のロマンなのですが、デリヘルという出張型の風俗は、とても利用しやすく、一般のカップルと同じように過ごせるのでとても人... [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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