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Be Not Afraid

Photo taken by Bill Kotsatos

The Huffington Post published a blog post I wrote on this election season. In it, I talk about the fear that lies at the heart of the deep political polarization we saw during these elections and how, as people of faith, we must show another way. Read the full post here.

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The Business of Fear

treyvon

None of us knows all the details of what happened in the killing of Trayvon Martin. The details, indeed, will never be known. I am certain that even George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Martin and who is the only surviving witness, does not remember. Memory is partial and usually self serving. Any …

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From the Road: Interfaith Rituals

Rissho Kosei-kai's Great Sacred Hall

Among the greatest gifts of crossing religious and cultural boundaries is that we come to understand ourselves more clearly. On this trip to Japan I had the opportunity to visit briefly other religious partners: the Konko Church of Izuo (a modern Shinto movement), the Tsubaki Grand Shrine (one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan …

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From the Road: Preparing for Japan

The Great Sacred Hall at Rissho Kosei-Kei,

I write this as I prepare to leave on a 10 day trip to Japan for ceremonies commemorating Rissho Kosei-kai Founding Day and the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011. Rissho Kosei-kei is a liberal Buddhist organization with 6 million members in Japan. We have a long …

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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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