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The Drone is Blind

By Amy Caldwell Beach in Gaza City July 8 marks the anniversary of the Israeli-Gazan conflict, one of the subjects that concerns Amy Caldwell, executive editor at Beacon Press. She has acquired The... [read more]

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North Carolina Supreme Court Upholds School Voucher Program

In Hart v. State of North Carolina, (NC Sup. Ct. , July 23, 2015), the North Carolina Supreme Court in a 4-3 decision reversed the trial court and upheld against constitutional attack the stat... [read more]

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Suit Threatened Over Kentucky Juvenile Prison Rule Limiting Counselors' Statements About Homosexuality

Liberty Counsel is threatening a lawsuit against the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) over its policy that provides:DJJ staff, volunteers, interns, and contractors, in the course of th... [read more]

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Recent Articles of Interest

From SSRN:John R. Morss, The International Legal Status of the Vatican/Holy See Complex, (Forthcoming, European Journal of International Law). Rex Ahdar, Solemnisation of Same-Sex Marriage and Reli... [read more]

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Forty-Six Words That Changed History

By Lennard J. Davis President Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act into law This weekend, celebrations marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act will be ... [read more]

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Only Black Deaths Matter: Our Nation's Need for Pastoral Counseling

By Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II This piece was originally delivered as a sermon and appeared previously in Sojourners. During my meditation on the messages being sent out from South Carolina this ... [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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UUA and UUSC Continue New JustWorks Service Trip to Haiti

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint Just Works volunteer service trip to Haiti this December. Read the lat... [read more]

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UUA Persuades Verizon to Protect Transgender Workers

For each of the last five years, the UUA has filed shareholder resolutions with Verizon Communications to urge the corporation to add “gender identity or expression” to its non-discrimination p... [read more]

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UUA and UUSC Partner for JustWorks Service Trip to Haiti

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) partnered for a recent joint Just Works volunteer service trip to Haiti, December 3-10. Read the lat... [read more]

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