Monthly Archive: December 2011

Tse on TED

Karen Tse  |  Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED

Karen Tse, a Unitarian Universalist minister who works to end torture around the world, has been selected by the Huffington Post and TEDTalks as the presenter of one of the 18 great ideas from 2011 that will change the world. This is a fabulous honor. Her talk is number 3. I urge you to watch Karen’s TED …

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The Roots of Hate

Peter-at-border

Yesterday the UUA posted a response to the Dept. of Justice’s report that takes Sheriff Joe Arpaio to task for civil rights violations. As you can read, I think the DOJ has, through its delay and inaction, allowed human rights violations to proceed unchecked. The people who are supposed to defend our liberty have become …

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What Centers You?

12-5-11

Last Saturday afternoon I needed to run a minor errand at a nearby shopping center. My old belt was falling apart and I needed to pick up a new one. What in the world was I thinking? As we got closer, traffic slowed to a hobble. The parking lot was packed. Once in the store …

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Crossing Borders and Changing Lives

Haiti-woman-and-child

One of the areas of work of our Association that I am most excited about is the expansion of our international connections. We have a long and proud history of international work. We also have the opportunity to take it to a new level. One of the ways we are doing this is expanding our …

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Diversity of Ministry

The Rev. Lilia Cuervo

One of the great challenges of our UU faith has been bringing diversity to our professional ministry. In the last generation women ministers have become the majority. In the last decade the number of BGLTQ ministers has risen dramatically. Yet the number of African American, Latino and other ministers of color has remained low. This …

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