January 2012 archive

From the Road: On the Border

Picking grapefruit and oranges. Walking in the desert where migrants die by the thousands. Dinner with a small intentional community that devotes itself to helping migrants who are released and have nowhere to go. Not a typical day at the office. This was the second day of our BorderLinks delegation learning trip to Tucson and …

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From the Road: Tucson

I find it painful to listen to their stories. We all do. We heard the stories of six Tucson area Latino and Latina students who were either seniors in high school or recent graduates. They were all near the top of their class, taking advanced placement and honors courses. They dream of college majors in …

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From the Road: New Orleans

My recent trip to New Orleans was my third trip since Katrina. I was there for the UUA Board of Trustees meeting. (By the way, this was the third January in a row in which the Board met outside of Boston. The first time was in San Antonio, the second in Tempe, Arizona.) My first …

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From the Road: Austin and Houston

One of the things I love best about being UUA president is meeting with dedicated and enthusiastic UUs all over the country. We have such amazing people in our movement. Sunday I had the privilege of preaching at the installation of the Rev. Meg Barnhouse in Austin, Texas. Any trip to Texas is also a …

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Sexuality and Religion

We Unitarian Universalists can be proud of our long term commitment to sexual health and responsibility.  Our “Our Whole Lives” curriculum is a model.  Thousands of young people have benefited enormously from participating in it. Our “Welcoming Congregation” program has done much to build acceptance and understanding of LGBT people. However, needs change. Last year …

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