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General Assembly 2015: Greener!

Tue, 2015-03-17 15:33
Did you know that the UUA's annual meeting, General Assembly (GA), is one of the greenest events around? Did you know that GA 2015 in Portland, Oregon will engage UUs in working for climate justice?
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Blessings for Justice Builders

Tue, 2015-03-17 14:37
The Rev. Lindi Ramsden, a Unitarian Universalist minister long at the forefront of work for human rights and environmental justice, wrote these blessings—"beatitudes"—for people who work for positive change. They are part of of our collection of readings, reflections, and prayers on WorshipWeb. Blessed are you who can question your own assumptions and listen with an open mind; you will receive new insights beyond your imagining. Blessed are you who suffer the attacks of others to stand up for what is right; you will not be alone, for your courage will inspire others to rise. Blessed are you who build friendships as well as justice; even when you lose an issue, you will have strengthened the foundation of your community. Blessed are you who take delight in people; you will not be bored in meetings.
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Blood of the Tiger

Wed, 2015-03-11 15:00
Set against the backdrop of China’s ascendance to world dominance, Blood of the Tiger tells of a global fight to rein in the forces of greed on behalf of one of the world’s most treasured and endangered animals.
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Return to Selma

Wed, 2015-03-11 14:40
On Sunday, March 8, 2015, hundreds of Unitarian Universalists, dressed in Standing on the Side of Love gear, marched with tens of thousands of people across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL, to honor the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. 
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Grief and Weariness

Wed, 2015-03-11 14:13
I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for twenty-four years. In 1981 I remember reading the New York Times thoroughly one summer day as I rode the subway. Somewhere way in the back pages I saw an article reporting that a number of young men were suffering from Kaposi’s sarcoma, a rare cancer usu­ally found only in older men with Mediterranean heri­tage.
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"The Gift" by Jeffrey Lockwood

Mon, 2015-03-02 15:53
Our Subaru Forester was sliding sideways down Interstate 80 at fifty miles per hour. My wife, Nan, had gingerly switched to the left-hand lane to avoid a truck that was overturned on the right shoulder, but no amount of experience, skill, or caution could overcome our car’s mass and momentum on a nearly frictionless surface. In an instant, we’d lost traction on the icy highway and were headed toward the wide median between the east- and westbound traffic.
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Meditation on February

Tue, 2015-02-10 17:21
"About February" by Kathleen Montgomery February is not for the faint hearted, I think. It is so exceedingly ordinary, having neither the romance of spring nor the bravado of winter. And the ordinary is tough, it seems to me, demanding as it does not only endurance but imagination.
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OWL Sexuality Education Updated

Tue, 2015-02-10 16:41
Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for Grades 7-9 is fully revised and available from the UUA Bookstore. This progressive, inclusive, comprehensive program is the keystone in the lifespan series of sexuality education programs the UUA and United Church of Christ published together beginning 1999. 
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Welcome to our new site!

Tue, 2015-02-10 14:11
We’re proud to introduce the new UUA.org, home of the Unitarian Universalist Association and representing our 1,000 local congregations. Here’s your quick guide to what’s new, what’s the same and what’s next for this website, with a video introduction from UUA President Peter Morales.
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Reclaim Your Prophetic Witness

Wed, 2015-02-04 15:38
In Reclaiming Prophetic Witness, author Paul Rasor dispels the myth that conservative Christianity is the only religious voice in the national debates on key social issues. This book will inspire you to lift your voice and reclaim a place in the public conversation.
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Selma, A Life Lesson from Hollywood

Wed, 2015-02-04 15:26
Have you seen Selma yet? Check out this excellent review and reflection of the movie and its UU connections from UU World, with links to download a handy discussion guide. And be sure to go see it!
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Unitarian Universalist Sues to Breastfeed at Work

Wed, 2015-02-04 01:00
UU World reports on Kate Frederick’s battle with her former employer, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, for refusing to allow her to breastfeed her son in a private space at work or drive to his nearby daycare center during work breaks to feed him there.
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Unitarian Universalist Sues to Breastfeed at Work

Wed, 2015-02-04 01:00
UU World reports on Kate Frederick’s battle with her former employer, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, for refusing to allow her to breastfeed her son in a private space at work or drive to his nearby daycare center during work breaks to feed him there.
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Climate Justice Month

Fri, 2015-01-30 14:50
From World Water Day to Earth Day (March 22 to April 22, 2015), Unitarian Universalists and other people of faith and conscience will begin a spiritual journey for climate justice. Climate Justice Month is being organized by Commit2Respond, the new environmental justice initiative led by UU groups across our faith movement. Join Commit2Respond to participate, and if you’re a congregational leader, save the dates for Climate Justice Sunday and Earth Day observances.
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Calling All Congregations: Certify Today

Fri, 2015-01-30 01:00
All UUA member congregations are required to log in and complete the annual Certification of Membership report by the deadline of Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 5 p.m. PT. This is a requirement to have voting delegates at General Assembly 2015. 
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Calling All Congregations: Certify Today

Fri, 2015-01-30 01:00
All UUA member congregations are required to log in and complete the annual Certification of Membership report by the deadline of Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 5 p.m. PT. This is a requirement to have voting delegates at General Assembly 2015. 
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Tapestry Pages Are Now in Drupal

Thu, 2015-01-29 11:22
This is a test of creating a Home Page Story page.
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Clergy Takes Congress to Lunch

Tue, 2015-01-27 13:28
Unitarian Universalist ministers joined interfaith partners to stage a protest during lunch in front of members of Congress and their staff. Find out what happened next.
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The Selma Awakening Available at Your UUA Bookstore

Mon, 2015-01-26 01:00
As the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, AL, approaches, people are talking about how the events of the civil rights movement changed our nation. Unitarian Universalists emerged from those events profoundly changed as well. Mark Morrison-Reed's new book, The Selma Awakening: How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism , explores this pivotal time in our history.
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The Selma Awakening Available at Your UUA Bookstore

Mon, 2015-01-26 01:00
As the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, AL, approaches, people are talking about how the events of the civil rights movement changed our nation. Unitarian Universalists emerged from those events profoundly changed as well. Mark Morrison-Reed's new book, The Selma Awakening: How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism , explores this pivotal time in our history.
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