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What “Redskins” Really Means: An Origin of Violence and Genocide

In the following excerpt adapted from An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses the violent origins of the term “redskins,” an... [read more]

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Court Says Hospital's Retirement Plan Is "Church Plan," Rejecting Magistrate's Recommendation

In Medina v. Catholic Health Initiatives, (D CO, Aug. 26, 2014), a Colorado federal district court disagreed with the interpretation of ERISA in a federal magistrate judge's recommendation (see pr... [read more]

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Diocese Challenge To Charter School's Leasing of Catholic High School Property Moves Ahead

In Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York v. Christ the King Regional High School, (NY Queens Co. Sup. Ct. , Aug. 21, 2014), a New York state trial court denied a Catholic high school's... [read more]

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European Court Says Turkey Should Offer Alevis Exemption From Compulsory Religion and Ethics Courses

In Mansur Yalçın and Others v. Turkey, (ECHR, Sept. 16, 2014) (full text of opinion in French), the European Court of Human Rights in a Chamber Judgment held that Turkish schools have n... [read more]

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Girl Scouts and UUism

The new 2014 edition of Religion in Life for Girl Scouts in grades 4-12 is now available online for UU Girl Scouts, their leaders, and their parents to use at no charge. Activities and projects inv... [read more]

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Susan Frederick-Gray v. Joe Arpaio

UU World reports that the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray joins a federal class-action lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Jospeh Arpaio. “I joined this case because these Arizona laws are... [read more]

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En route to the People's Climate March

NEWS: Updates throughout the week from the People’s Climate Train en route to New York City. [read more]

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A Summer of Cellphones and Cellfies

The SCOTUS cellphone privacy ruling and the recent celebrity phone hack are two sides of the same coin, according to Frederick Lane, legal scholar and author of AMERICAN PRIVACY: The 400-Year Histo... [read more]

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Susan Frederick-Gray v. Joe Arpaio

NEWS: The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray joins federal class-action lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio. [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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UUs push for minimum wage increase, and other UUs in the media

Maine UU state advocacy network pushes for minimum wage increase The Maine Unitarian Universalist State Advocacy Network and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee have partnered to push for ... [read more]

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Domestic violence, September 11, the just-world fallacy, and more

Let our voices be a safe haven When news stories spark conversations about domestic violence, Karen Johnston urges us to “let our voices be a safe haven. ” Let us remember who is in the room. ... [read more]

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A City in Turmoil: The Start of the Boston Busing Crisis

South Boston native Michael Patrick Mac Donald was a young boy on the day that desegregation busing officially began in Boston, sparking a racial crisis in the city that would last more than a deca... [read more]

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In hopes of traveling light

LIFE: Some people seek balance and stability, but I like to be off-kilter. [read more]

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New crowdfunding site draws $100K for UU projects

NEWS: Donors pledge $100,000 through Faithify. org for Unitarian Universalist projects in first two months. [read more]

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UUs support woman seeking sanctuary, and other UUs in the media

County vote supports woman seeking sanctuary Dozens of people from ten different Unitarian Universalist churches and other faith communities recently gathered in support of a resolution to close th... [read more]

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Hard times, lessons learned, theology, and the NFL

The good, the hard, the song Visiting her parents after her father has had two strokes, Kari Kopnick finds solace in song. The song most present for me today is . . . “All Will Be Well... [read more]

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Embracing a new universalism

SPIRIT: We find our completeness in knowing that we are woven out of each other and the cosmos itself. [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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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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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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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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Preparing for a hike

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