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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.

Permanent link to this article: http://president.blogs.uua.org/politics-2/be-not-afraid/

UU-UNO: Voice of Our Values

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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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Restoring Trust

Craig Roshaven, UUA's Witness Ministries Director

A broad based national coalition of immigrant rights organizations and faith communities  has launched a national campaign to mitigate the worst effects of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Secure-Communities Program (S-Comm). I was informed of this group by the Rev. Craig Roshaven, the UUA’s Witness Ministries Director. Craig is based in our Washington, D. …

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On Women’s Rights

Summer Celebration of Choice, Germantown, MD, August 2011

I am deeply disturbed by the recent flurry of attacks on women’s rights. I am especially troubled by how religious fundamentalism is used to justify taking away rights from women. The fact is that our major religious traditions have within them both liberating visions and histories that give legitimacy to unspeakable oppression. Think for a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://president.blogs.uua.org/liberal-religion/on-womens-rights/

The Business of Fear

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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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