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Australian Court Says Christian Camp Illegally Discriminated On Basis of Sexual Orientation

In Christian Youth Camps Ltd. v. Cobaw Community Health Service Ltd. , (Vict. App. , April 16, 2014), the Court of Appeal of the Australian state of Victoria, in a 2-1 decision, held that a Ch... [read more]

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10th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Case

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the U. S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday heard oral arguments in  Bishop v. Smith.  An audio recording of the full oral arguments is availab... [read more]

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New York City Churches Still Holding Out Hope For Continued Use of Public School Space

The battle by New York City churches to continue to use public school buildings on weekends for religious services is not over despite the Second Circuit's recent decision upholding the school boa... [read more]

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Companions for the Holidays: Sharing the Bread of Life

S. Brent Plate, author of A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects, investigates why bread has grown to be so central in spiritual practice. [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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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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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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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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Remembering Peter Matthiessen, Visionary Naturalist and Literary Mentor

Naturalist Alex Shoumatoff remembers Peter Matthiessen, writer, visionary, and cofounder of The Paris Review. [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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Mary Oliver reads "Night and the River": A Video

A new video illustrates Mary Oliver's dark and beautiful poem "Night and the River," first published in 'Red Bird' and later recorded by Mary Oliver for the CD 'Many Miles: Mary O... [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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UUA Presidential Search Committee begins its work

NEWS: Created by 2010 General Assembly vote, committee will pick two nominees for 2017 UUA presidential election. [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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Beyond comprehension

SPIRIT: Visiting Auschwitz, the imagination can only handle so much. [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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UU clergy prominent in Michigan marriage equality, and other UUs in the media

UU ministers across Michigan married dozens of same-sex couples The Rev. Dr. Claudine Oliva of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Flint, Mich. , was eager to perform wedding ceremonies for same-s... [read more]

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The problem with UUism, organizing for evangelism, marriage equality, and more

What if the baby is the bathwater? In this week’s long-form must-read, “long time friend” John Halstead explains why he hasn’t become a member of the UU congregation he att... [read more]

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A Village Brings Down Its Hills as Lure of Mining Grows

The New York Times profiles the rise of limestone mining in the Khasi Hills of India and the efforts of one Unitarian minister, the Rev. Helpme Mohrmen, to organize opposition to the mining which p... [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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Sankofa Ghana: A spiritual journey home

SPIRIT: What did I need to retrieve from a visit to the slave ships' point of departure? [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]

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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]

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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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