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Monday, May 22, 2006

This week at uuworld.org: Music and AIDS in Africa.

Jonah Eller-Isaacs describes his six months in Africa, where he studied musical responses to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Find out how traditional choirs in Malawi mourn the dead, how hip-hop musicians promote sexual health in Tanzania, how a pop song helped Ugandans break the silence, and how music gives HIV-positive orphans a sense of hope in Kenya. You can also hear some of the music — and be sure to check out the radio documentary Jonah put together for Minnesota Public Radio.

Jonah's article is the lead feature in the Summer 2006 issue of UU World which began arriving in subscribers' mailboxes last week.

In the news, Don Skinner reports that this summer's UUA General Assembly will introduce a lot of changes, including a new schedule, a two-day miniconference for congregational leaders called UU University, and some significant proposals for the social witness resolutions process. Jane Greer reports on the new regional leadership development conferences for young adult and campus ministry leaders. And news blogger Sonja Cohen, tracking UUs in the media and drawing on her YRUU days in the Pacific Northwest, recognizes the woman on the cover of Newsweek's AIDS issue as a fellow UU.

Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 22 May 2006 at 7:03 AM

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