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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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Rise of the “Nones”

Religion in America is in the midst of a dramatic change. The change is not what most people believe. I remember hearing about the rise of fundamentalism. Actually, evangelical fundamentalism is in slow decline and has not grown in 20 years. Biblical literalism is less than half of what it was 50 years ago, down …

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Every Child is Our Child

$120! That’s all. A lousy 120 bucks for a whole year. It boggles the mind. At first I thought I had heard wrong. It costs only $120 to send an orphaned child whose parents died of HIV/AIDS to school for a year in Ghana. Right now our small program, begun by the UU United Nations …

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From Odumase, Ghana: Education is Medicine

Below is a post from our Faith Without Borders blog. Lorella Hess is a member of the UUA delegation that is currently visiting the “Every Child is Our Child” program partners of the UU-UNO in Ghana. In this blogpost she shares reflections following visits to schools near Odumase. Conditions in these schools are primitive. The …

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From the Gray Van – Ghana: Odumase to Accra

Below is a post from our Faith Without Borders blog. Check back for regular posts on our journey. -Peter Our first day in Ghana was filled with formalities as we met The Royals. We had audiences with the Paramount Queen Mother, many more queen mothers and the King of the Krobo people We packed into …

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