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2nd Circuit: Cross At Ground Zero Can Stay In Museum

In American Atheists, Inc. v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, (2d Cir. , July 28, 2014), the U. S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge by American Atheists to the disp... [read more]

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Satanic Temple Says Its Followers Can Claim Exemption From Informed Consent Abortion Laws Under Hobby Lobby Principles

The Satanic Temple announced yesterday that it was launching a campaign against "informed consent" laws that require abortion providers to furnish women certain informational material... [read more]

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4th Circuit Invalidates Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Continuing an unbroken string of victories for marriage equality proponents, the U. S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday, in a 2-1 decision, struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. T... [read more]

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Why We Can't Wait: The 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Classic

On the 50th anniversary of its publication, Dr. King’s 'Why We Can't Wait' reminds the world why we must continue to struggle toward a nation of peace and social justice. [read more]

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From dormitory to transformational community

NEWS: Bethany House, a Universalist-founded boarding house for young women in Boston, adds transitional housing mission. [read more]

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Detroit’s water crisis, worshippers harassed in New Orleans, and more

Water, water everywhere The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum writes about the water crisis in Detroit. If you scratch below the surface of the call for individual responsibility in this case, it’s easy ... [read more]

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Anti-abortion activists invade UU worship, and other UUs in the media

Right-wing activists disrupt moment of silence in New Orleans UU church A national anti-abortion group interrupted Sunday worship at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, La. , during... [read more]

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Five Perfect Books for Reading Outdoors

Summer is a time for getting outdoors, listening to the birds, taking long walks in the woods or long naps on the beach. With that in mind, we bring you five books to accompany your summer adventur... [read more]

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Social Insecurity: An Interview with James W. Russell

In a recent conversation with New Books in Sociology, James W. Russell, author of 'Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis', outlined the inadequacies of the 401(k) system and explai... [read more]

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Evolution Camp celebrates science, and other UUs in the media

Evolution Camp offers summer programming unique in area First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Springfield, Mo. , sponsored an Evolution Camp organized by religious education director Jennif... [read more]

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Meet our readers

NEWS: UU World's readership survey also offers an updated profile of the UUA's membership. [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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Singing our faith, post-theism, creating new worlds, and more

Singing our faith The Reeb Project flash-mob video made by All Souls Church in Washington, D. C. , found its way to Upworthy this week. Enjoy the singing! ‘Infidelity’ and post-theism... [read more]

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Book group brings Muslim and UU women together

NEWS: Women from Unitarian Universalist and Muslim congregations in Silver Spring, Md. , meet each month. [read more]

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Remembering Pete

SPIRIT: To be honest, I still want to grow up to be like Pete Seeger. [read more]

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Religious opposition to religious exemptions, and other UUs in the media

Hobby Lobby opinion is not the opinion of all religious people The Rev. Emmy Lou Belcher, retired minister of Du Page Unitarian Universalist Church in Naperville, Ill. , joined clergy and others fo... [read more]

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Evangelism, sweetness and love, religious bullying, and more

Evangelism, elevator speeches, and innovation Justin Almeida’s first attempts to explain UUism to his new classmates were “a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff,” so he worked out a ... [read more]

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T-shirt Evangelism

Meg Riley, senior minister of the Church of the Larger Fellowship, shares how a t-shirt can be a tool for evangelism. She wrote, 'I put it on when I have something to say or do, to bring more love... [read more]

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Area Churches Pursue a Social Media Ministry

Offering curious 'nones' the chance to look inside a UU service, congregations are now turning to digital media to attract new visitors. In this story, the Rev. Ann Marie Alderman of the Unitaria... [read more]

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UUA President Deeply Concerned Over SCOTUS Decision

UUA President Peter Morales issued a statement following the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision on the contraceptive mandate. He said, “This is yet another blow against reproductive... [read more]

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Opportunities are always there

LIFE: Thriving congregations have leaders who seize the opportunities before them rather than cling to plans that are no longer viable. [read more]

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T-shirt evangelism

SPIRIT: Wearing my Standing on the Side of Love shirt tells the world, including me, what I stand for. [read more]

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Embracing 'and'

LIFE: Religious pluralism was as much a part of our lives as the Southern drawl that flavored our interactions. [read more]

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The soundtrack of childhood cancer

LIFE: Alastair Moock's songs for his 5-year-old with leukemia now help many other families, too. [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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