Tag: history

UU-UNO: Voice of Our Values

When I think of the great issues that will shape our collective future, I realize that virtually all of these issues are international in scope. The overwhelming issue of sustainability—an issue which includes global warming, environmental justice and global inequality—is obviously an international issue. While we often think of America’s controversy over immigration as a …

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Service and Military Chaplaincy

We all know that we live in a pluralistic world—including a world that is religiously pluralistic. Probably no one lives in that world as fully as chaplains that serve the military, hospitals, hospices and prisons. Unitarian Universalist ministers are particularly well suited to chaplaincy in our multi-faith society. We already respect and affirm the wisdom …

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Fear and Denial in Politics

I would like to think that the nastiness of the American presidential campaign is a new low. As bad as it is, I only have to think back to other recent campaigns to see races that set a pretty low bar. And, taking the longer view, we can find lots of tawdry examples. Of course, …

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From the Road: Reunion

When I entered seminary, a month shy of my 50th birthday, it came as a surprise to people who had known me for many years. I remember the wife of my undergraduate economics professor, herself a sociologist, commenting that she had just read an article about middle aged people (or, in my case, past middle …

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Scouting and Paranoia

The Boy Scouts’ recent decision to maintain their exclusion of gay scouts and leaders was disappointing. Alas, it was not surprising. After a two year review, the organization decided to maintain its anti-gay policy. I know that this was particularly painful for the many Unitarian Universalists who have worked so hard to change this policy. …

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