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Supreme Court Denies Review In RLUIPA Land Use Case

The U. S. Supreme Court today denied review in Lichtfield Historic District Commission v.  Chabad Lubavitch of Litchfield County, Inc. , (Docket No. 14-1001, cert. denied 4/20/2015) . (Or... [read more]

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Utah Law Creates Uncertainty In Protections For County Clerks Refusing To Officiate At Same-Sex Marriages

Yesterday's Deseret News reports that in Utah, county clerks are closely examining one provision included in SB 297 titled "Protections for Religious Expression and... [read more]

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Recent Articles of Interest

From SSRN:Tadeusz Kugler, State-Sponsored Religion as Impediment To Assimilation and Immigration: A Look at Europe, (In Narratives and Negotiation: Agency, Religion and the State, edited by Autumn ... [read more]

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Flexibility is key at Wisconsin congregation

LIFE: Membership at Lake Country UU Church has more than doubled since 2006. [read more]

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Faith groups join Lummi Nation fight against coal

NEWS: Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship’s partnership leads to public witness event at UUA’s General Assembly in June. [read more]

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UUs ‘restored to sanity’

LIFE: When the Twelve Steps and Unitarian Universalism are practiced together, they can heal the broken [read more]

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Media Roundup: Harvard grads start homeless shelter in UU church

Congregation more than willing to provide space for shelter Recent graduates from Harvard University are working with First Parish UU in Cambridge, Mass. , to create an overnight homeless shelter f... [read more]

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Words and deeds, real stories, creative congregations, and more

Words and deeds The Rev. Tom Schade writes that, when social movements become more powerful, congregations are likely to push back against ministerial activism. The minister needs to be keep turni... [read more]

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Putting Faith in a Water Ethic

Congregations that have long worked on clean-water projects as an obligation to the poor in places like Haiti are now also tackling water sustainability back home—helping their communities use le... [read more]

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Virtual GA makes General Assembly available from afar

NEWS: Nine workshops, plus plenary events and worship, will be streamed live. [read more]

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An unexpected journey

SPIRIT: May we remember our power to bless, ourselves, and others. [read more]

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UUs support sustainability, and other UUs in the media

Calling for climate justice, protecting and preserving natural resources The Unitarian Universalist initiative Commit 2 Respond is in the spotlight for calling for spiritual action to fight climate... [read more]

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Until black lives matter, imagine a congregation, and more from UU bloggers

Until black lives matter Adam Dyer writes that “Even in addressing racism, black lives have not specifically mattered. ” We cannot continue to speak or act in broad terms. There is no shortcut,... [read more]

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Beacon Welcomes Two Senior Editors

By Helene Atwan With thirteen consecutive years of surpluses behind us, we are feeling stronger than ever in our modern history, and ready to grow. After a national search, we’re bringing in two ... [read more]

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Monkeywrenching Civil Rights: Indiana’s RFRA in Perspective

The RFRA controversy is just one aspect of a much larger monkey wrench hurled by the right into the entire framework of civil rights. [read more]

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UUA rededicates Selma memorial at Boston HQ

NEWS: Bronze monument commemorates three civil rights martyrs killed in Alabama in 1965. [read more]

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Environmentalist wants churches to take action, and other UUs in the media

UU environmentalist calls on churches to lead Tim De Christopher, the UU environmentalist who served time in a federal prison for interfering with a 2008 government oil and gas lease auction, write... [read more]

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UU ‘Black Lives Matter’ theology, alternate congregational strategies, and more

A UU ‘Black Lives Matter’ Theology Kenny Wiley builds a UU Black Lives Matter theology to support his work as an activist. Right now we are being called—by our ancestors, by our pr... [read more]

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The next Selma

LIFE: How the Black Lives Matter movement challenges Unitarian Universalists. [read more]

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Letter from a hoped-for future

SPIRIT: What Unitarian Universalism looks like, twenty years from now. [read more]

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Grief and weariness

SPIRIT: Grief has often worn me out, while restoring me to myself at the same time. [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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Tar Sands Action Inspired by UU's Civil Disobedience

Religious activists and organizations are gathering August 29 outside the White House as part of a two-week protest called Tar Sands Action, which is aimed at pressuring President Obama to reject a... [read more]

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Seminarians Reflect on UUA, UUSC Joint Trip to Haiti

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) have just returned from their joint service trip to Haiti. On this trip, seminary students were give... [read more]

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Iowa UU Named Rural "Champion of Change"

In the middle of Iowa, where biological diversity can consist of fields of corn next to fields of soybeans, Linda Barnes wanted more. To make that happen, Barnes, a Unitarian Universalist, started ... [read more]

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