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Unitarian Universalist

Crossing boundaries: Interreligious and extrareligious dialogue

ICJS | Posted 10.19.2016 | Religion

The following is a guest post by Leanna Powell, the Assistant Director of Annual Giving at UMBC. Powell previously served as the Assistant Director f...

Ishtar and Tammuz

Austen Petersen | Posted 11.23.2016 | Religion
Austen Petersen

Yesterday, I told the story of Ishtar and Tammuz as our Wisdom Story. You've probably heard of the Ishtar Gate, currently in the Pergamon Museum in B...

Vandals Cut 'Black' From Church's 'Black Lives Matter' Sign -- Twice

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion

A "Black Lives Matter" sign at a Maryland church was vandalized on Tuesday for the second time in less than a month. The River Road Unitarian Universa...

Coming Home: Selma, Int'l Women's Day, LGBT Rights and Unitarian Universalism

Janet Mason | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Janet Mason

In reflecting on what Selma meant to me personally (as a white child, watching the Civil Rights movement from the safety of my living room -- as a child who would grow up to be a feminist and a lesbian), I realized that I grew up in an era that taught me that injustice is intolerable.

Human Rights Day 2012: Much to Celebrate But Many Unresolved Challenges

William F. Schulz | Posted 02.03.2013 | World
William F. Schulz

"Everyone is sick and tired of this issue of human rights," Dmitri Peskov, Vladimir Putin's press secretary, said recently. "It's boringly traditional, boringly traditional, and it's not on the agenda." When I read those words, I knew human rights were here to stay.

Eating For Fullness

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

Some of us get all the food we could stuff into Tupperware, and others are grabbing a nibble. This truth is a spiritual crisis. The goal must be shifted away from survival and excess and to a discipline of eating for fullness.

Standing On The Side Of Love For Marriage Equality

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

After teaching our children a bit about love, marriage equality and justice, we made Valentines to send to the N.Y. State representatives who voted to support marriage equality.

The Religious Reasons Why Abortion Is A Moral Decision

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

It is because of my religious beliefs that I am unwavering in my support for abortion, family planning and sexuality education. It is because life is sacred and parenthood so precious that no woman should be coerced to carry a pregnancy to term.