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Rev. G. Jude Geiger
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Rev. Jude Geiger is the Parish Minister for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington, NY. He has a Masters in Urban Planning from NYU Wagner, and a Masters in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in NYC. Prior to serving in Long Island, he served a congregation in Brooklyn, NY. Rev. Jude previously worked as a consultant for non-profits and City government in the areas of Affordable Housing and Health Insurance Outreach for low and middle-income New Yorkers. You can follow him on twitter @revjudegeiger or his blog

Entries by Rev. G. Jude Geiger

Stonewall Still Rages

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 3:04 PM

I woke up on Friday to the news that SCOTUS spoke for the soul of our country this time. We can stop saying same-sex marriage, or gay marriage, and go back to saying just marriage and mean it; or maybe #JustMarriage as my fellow members of faith are...

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Christ Was Seen in Indiana This Week

(7) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 11:40 PM

They thought they saw Jesus in Indiana a short time ago. Entering the capitol with fanfare and accolades. They thought they saw him in the governor's office; all smiles and handshakes as discrimination was written into public policy. But instead, they waved palm branches for Caesar this year....

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Weeping at the Manger

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 11:43 AM

As we move toward Bethlehem this Advent season, in the wake of the grand jury rulings in Ferguson and Staten Island, I'm reminded of the rarely preached upon section of the story of the Wise Men. We leave this off in our pageants and often in our sermons. The Wise...

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Ebola, ISIS and Our Borders

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 1:02 PM

Ebola is a horrible illness. With more than 4,000 deaths from this outbreak in West Africa, I can only imagine the pain and suffering. But we have lost our perspective. The World Health Organization reports: "Influenza occurs globally with an annual attack rate estimated at 5%-10% in adults and 20%-30%...

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Corporations as Sovereign

(1) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 11:44 AM

When our nation's founders colonized this land, their predecessors from Europe were largely seeking a life free from religious or social persecution. Tragically, our succeeding waves of colonizers would commit the same acts of persecution -- this time against Native Americans. They would also persecute, or banish, other Europeans --...

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In Support of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 3:40 PM

Time magazine's latest cover, starring "Orange Is The New Black" actress Laverne Cox, breaks another barrier for LGBT civil rights -- one of positive visibility in the mainstream. Many of us will breathe out the word "finally," while others will lament the rapid changes in popular culture, as...

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The Meaning of Good Friday

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 4:01 PM

This is the most difficult day in the Christian liturgical calendar. We are asked to stop and bear witness to the suffering figure on the Cross. Bloody and pierced, Jesus hangs with onlookers staring in grief and fascination. Our gut wants us to look away, even if we can't stop...

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The Nature of Evil

(11) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 8:33 PM

One of the oldest surviving stories in human history is about the birth of murder. In Hebrew (and later Christian) scriptures, the story of two brothers, Cain and Abel, teaches us about the mythic first atrocity: brother killing brother. Both brothers are loved by God. Cain is a farmer, and...

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Blocking Votes, Selling Guns

(9) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 9:58 PM

Why is the right to vote less valued than the right to own a gun? Why is one ID attacked and the other protected?

On June 25, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the U.S.A. ruled that parts of Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act were unconstitutional....

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The Pope, the Jew, and the CEO

(17) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 5:49 PM

Last week, Pope Francis made a statement that the media found incredibly shocking. According to The Guardian, the Pope called "unfettered capitalism 'tyranny'." In his statement, he went further than previous comments criticizing the global economic system, attacking the "idolatry of money" and beseeching politicians to guarantee all...

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Helplessness: Lessons From Childhood

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 2:11 PM

In October, I enjoyed attending an awards dinner hosted by the Cancer Research Institute. They recognize patients who have beaten the disease, and they award the scientists and philanthropists who make it all possible. This Institute focuses on immunotherapy. It's research helps the body combat the disease on...

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Called to Peace

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 2:11 PM

Our nation is called to live its values. As a people, we can ground our actions in our values with consistency, not expediency -- for expediency is the pathway to discarding morals. As a democratic nation ostensibly committed to world fellowship, I believe implicitly that we should strive relentlessly for...

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Contemporary Racial Inequity: A Statement of Faith

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 4:38 PM

The promise of Unitarian Universalism mirrors the promise of the United States of America: a democratic society based in the true equality of all people. Neither our faith nor our nation, however, can achieve that promise until we face and change systems that value some people more than others, some...

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(27) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 1:00 AM

When I heard the news of the Zimmerman verdict, I was shaking with rage and hopelessness. I have trouble imagining a clearer case of murder than one man with a gun following a teenage boy at night and ultimately killing him. We can't know what really happened in the court...

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Faith as a Way

(13) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 2:04 PM

In my Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious tradition, we tend to engage in our faith as a way and not as a belief or an end unto itself. For me, faith is a process; it's a path in life. It's how I live, and hope and engage with the people and...

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Silence, Noise and Hate Crimes

(8) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 6:18 PM

I finally saw a map depicting the last six instances of gay-targeting hate crimes in Manhattan since April 1. Young men beaten into unconsciousness. Killed. All in places that I've considered part of my home, or my neighborhood, or where I've met friends time and time again. That pizza place....

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The Ego in Christianity

(69) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 12:43 PM

One recent morning, my (male) partner and I were walking hand in hand through our East Village neighborhood. We got stopped by a guy on the street who handed us a brochure, with a smile on his face and a "This is for you" on his lips, that read "Repent...

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A Biological Depiction of Grace

(25) Comments | Posted January 19, 2013 | 2:30 PM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

In "Conception to Birth -- Visualized" I want to accept Alexander Tsiaras' mathematical imaging work as "proof" of God. As inspiring, and plainly gorgeous as it is, I...

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Liberal Theology and the Uncertainness of God

(79) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 3:29 PM

Unitarian Universalism (UU) often gets chided as "Theological Switzerland" or "they can believe whatever they want to believe." This criticism has aspects that resonate with our reality while missing the point of liberal faith. Plurality of belief reflects the world we actually live in. Our theology, liberal theology, is seeking...

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Eating for Fullness

(6) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 1:10 PM

In this season of Thanksgiving we hear so many competing stories of gratitude and self-interest; of plenitude and scarcity. My home back in Manhattan, hard hit by the Hurricane, is completely back to normal while neighbors in the Rockaways and Staten Island are still without gas, heat or power --...

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