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Monday, March 20, 2006

This week at UUWorld.org.

Former executive director Richard Scobie describes meeting with Archbishop Oscar Romero during the first UUSC fact-finding mission to El Salvador in 1977. "Tell the world what is happening here," the archbishop told the UUSC delegation. (He was assassinated while saying mass three years later; the anniversary of his murder is this week.) For the next fifteen years, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee led bipartisan congressional delegations to the country to give them a first-hand look at the human rights crisis in Central America. Scobie's article is an excerpt from his fascinating memoir about the UUSC, To Advance Justice.

Also this week: It's spring! In honor of the season, Linda Buckmaster offers a poem and Jane Greer describes the outdoor labyrinth at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church in Charlottesville.

In the news: Don Skinner reports on new programs that help congregations get involved in socially responsible investing. And, in the news blog, Sonja Cohen reports that Davidson Loehr preached a doozy last month.

Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 20 March 2006 at 7:44 AM

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