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Denial of Permit For Muslim Cemetery Was Arbitrary and Capricious

The Farmington (MN) Independent reported yesterday on a decision last month by a Dakota County, Minnesota trial court judge holding that the Castle Rock Township board of supervisors' decision to ... [read more]

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Title VII Suit Dismissed Under Ministerial Exception

In Moreno v. Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, 2016 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 16543 (ED NY, Jan. 20, 2016), a New York federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing a Title VII action brought by an ... [read more]

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Vatican Sends Mixed Messages On Protection of Abuse Victims

Vatican Radio reports that the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors released a communique on Feb. 8 at the end of its week-long Plenary Session. The document details existing and plan... [read more]

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All the News That's Fit to Print: How the Media Hide Undocumented Workers

By Aviva Chomsky This post appeared originally on Tom Dispatch. com. In our post-modern (or post-post-modern? ) age, we are supposedly transcending the material certainties of the past. The virtual... [read more]

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Eva Endures

By Christine Byl Eva Saulitis scanning and writing. Source: Family collection “Death is nature. Nature is far from over. In the end, the gore at the [salmon stream] comforts more than it appalls.... [read more]

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Rediscovering Our Black Forerunners: A Black History Month Reading List

Black History Month is as much about rediscovery as it is about celebration and commemoration. At Beacon Press, the books we publish that cover black history reintroduce us to long-forgotten or hid... [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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The Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide, Fifth Edition, Now Available

The 2012 edition of The Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide is now available at the UUA Bookstore. This edition is the most extensive revision of the Pocket Guide in over a decade and features a fo... [read more]

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Faith Without Borders: Many Ways to Build a Foundation

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, April 28–May 5, 2012. In the post below, trip p... [read more]

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Congregations Encouraged to Study Doctrine of Discovery

Many people didn’t learn about the Doctrine of Discovery in school. But those who attend Justice General Assembly in June will learn about it there. In brief, the Doctrine of Discovery is the pre... [read more]

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