Posts Tagged ‘Faith in Action’

Begin with the Children

The story is told about an incident that happened in a courtroom in New York City during the thirties, when America was in the grip of the great Depression. The judge on the bench was hearing a complaint against a woman charged with stealing. She pleaded that her daughter was sick, and her grandchildren were […]

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Pride 2014 – Why We March

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a radio personality who dispenses advice to people who call in to her radio show. She has said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22 and cannot be condoned under any circumstances. The following is an open letter to Dr. Laura written by someone […]

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Soul Foodie

Part 1 Hospitality. What comes to mind when you hear that word? What’s your definition? Here’s one that comes from Catholic priest Henri Nouwen: “primarily the creation of free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where […]

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Ministry of Exploration

I have a passion for this faith, and a great affection for this congregation.  I enjoy communicating the good news of Unitarian Universalism to newcomers and old-timers alike from the pulpit.  But a sermon can only go so far, and it can only reach some people.  To really communicate our faith, we need a comprehensive […]

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Beyond Anthropocentrism

The day has finally come, and a critical landmark in the saga of global climate change is occurring as we speak—and hardly anyone has noticed. The Carteret Islanders of Papua New Guinea have become the world’s first entire community to be displaced by climate change. They’re the first official refugees of global warming–and they’re packing […]

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