Monthly Archive: November 2011

Fear and Ignorance Need Not Prevail

Blocking the Maricopa County jail entrance

A few days ago there were a flurry of stories about how Newt Gingrich was causing himself trouble among voters in the primaries by suggesting that it would be bad policy to deport “illegal” immigrants who have been in the country for 25 years. Gingrich said something to the effect that if someone has been …

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On Gratitude

Fall Chalice

I have always loved Thanksgiving best of all major holidays. Perhaps it has even become the most religious of our holidays. By “most religious” I mean that Thanksgiving retains more of a fundamental religious message than the holidays most of us observe. All religious traditions recognize gratitude as central to religious experience. When I allow …

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No More Deaths/No Más Muertes

nomoredeaths_sm

No More Deaths/No Más Muertes started in 2004 and in 2008 was adopted by the UU Church of Tucson as a ministry of that church. Its mission is to uphold fundamental human rights and to end the death and suffering along the U.S./ Mexican border by calling attention to human rights abuses there. Until recently, No More Deaths was perhaps …

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Hot Off the Press

One of the quiet things our Association does that is so very valuable is publishing terrific books. Today I would like to highlight a couple of terrific new books from Skinner House. The first is Social Action Heroes: Unitarian Universalists Who Are Changing the World by Michelle Bates Deakin, Senior Editor of UUWorld magazine. Here …

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Liberal Religion Then and Now

Peter Speaking at Servetus conf

A number of people have asked about what I said at the conference in Zaragoza, Spain, commemorating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Michael Servetus. I spoke in Spanish using a detailed outline rather than a fully written text. A significant part of my presentation time was spent in a question and answer session …

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