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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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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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From the First Earth Day to the Climate Change Movement Today

As I’ve been working on the Earth Day Resources for congregations to plan actions around the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this year, I’ve been reminded of the history of Earth Day and the envi... [read more]

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What food choices can Unitarian Universalists make to build a planet that is both sustainable and just?

If you walk into an average supermarket these days, you’ll find thousands of choices of things to eat. Some things may be grown or produced in low-impact ways at a nearby farm, but chances are th... [read more]

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American Prayer Hour - Protesting the National Prayer Breakfast

This week, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists and faith communities are uniting in Washington DC and around the country to protest the involvement of members of the international orga... [read more]

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IARF Chapter Conference Report

From Doris Hunter, Chair, US Chapter, International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF):The conference, "Reconciliation with the Earth, Each Other and the Stranger" was held at t... [read more]

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Urge Debt Relief for Haiti

We have all watched in horror the images and stories of death and destruction in the wake of Haiti’s January 12 earthquake. And many of us have responded with generosity, giving what we can to th... [read more]

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Our Last Chance to Protect Women's Health Coverage

Senate and House leaders are in the final stages of negotiating the content of the health care reform bill that could be voted on in both houses next week. A new article on UUA. org details the ex... [read more]

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Fighting the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Uganda is preparing to take a strong and courageous stand against the "Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009. " This hate-filled legislation proposed i... [read more]

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Pastoral Prayer after the earthquake in Haiti

Reverend John Gibbs Millspaugh - minister of the UU Church of Winchester, MA, shares a "Pastoral Prayer after the earthquake in Haiti, January 12 2010"A Haitian prayer book, entitled ... [read more]

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Standing on the Side of Love & Dreams with Immigrant Families

by Bill Lace, Immigration Task Force Chair, Unitarian Universalist Church of Phoenix AZIt seemed like a mid-January alignment of planets occurred in Phoenix, Arizona with immigration reform events... [read more]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

The Advocacy and Witness Team has taken a few minutes to reflect on the highlights of this past year and what we are looking forward to in the year ahead. A number of successes have marked this pa... [read more]

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Season's Greetings from the International Resources Office

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Marriage Equality Day in D.C.!

This morning, I watched with about 300 other people as Mayor Adrian Fenty signed the bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia. I watched from the pews of my own church, All Sou... [read more]

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UU's Send Love, Rice, to Filipino UU's Affected by Typhoons

Thanks to the combined efforts of Unitarians and UU's around the world, members of the UU congregations in The Philippines (Malingin and Doldol) have received generous donations of rice in the wak... [read more]

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On the eve of the final day of the Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen, I share with you some reflections from Unitarian Universalist Pam Sparr on significant events from the first week and on what ... [read more]

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Youth and the Future of Climate Change: Notes from Copenhagen

Lynn Dash, UU-UNO Special Correspondent, has shared more notes with us from her experiences at the Copenhagen Climate Conference. These notes are from side events she attended on Thursday, 12/10, ... [read more]

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Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard

"In 1996, a box ... [read more]

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Parliament of World Religions

The 2009 Parliament of World Religions recently concluded in Melbourne, Australia. More than 220 faith traditions were represented at this global event by 6000 people from 80 nationalities. Unitar... [read more]

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Notes from COP 15 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference

After much preparation and anticipation, the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference began on Monday, December 7th. Several congregations, including The First Unitarian Society of Schenecta... [read more]

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Speaking out Against Stupak - Important Vote Today in the Senate

Author and sociology professor Carol Joffe's blog post on Beacon Broadside shares the stories of three women who found out, late in their pregnancies, that their babies were unlikely to live past ... [read more]

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Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. So it was fitting that I started off the day attending the first meeting of the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC), organized ... [read more]

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Pass Health Care and Stop Stupak!

Over 500 people from 30 states attended yesterday's rally on Capitol Hill, which was planned by the Coalition to Pass Health Care and Stop Stupak. Speakers from national women's health and repro... [read more]

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Climate Change Update

A lot has happened this past month on climate change. The Kerry-Boxer Bill (Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act of 2009) was voted out of the Environment and Public Works committee. Senators... [read more]

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