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Monday, October 2, 2006

This week at uuworld.org: The SUV song and Ramadan.

Neil Miller profiles Rozanne Gates and Suzanne Sheridan, the UU couple from Westport, Connecticut, who launched a minor cultural sensation this year when their novelty song, "90-Pound Suburban Housewife Drivin' in Her SUV," debuted on NPR's "Car Talk." (The songwriters popped in here at Philocrites back in March.) Also this week: Abhi Janamanchi writes about his decision, as a UU minister, to fast for Ramadan.

In the news, Don Skinner reports that the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu hosted an interfaith service at the Hawai'ian state capitol to mark the start of Rosh Hashanah, Ramadan, and Durga Puja (a Hindu holiday). He also reports that the UUA's new healthcare plan is only 50 subscribers — and two weeks — away from its enrollment deadline. As always, Sonja Cohen keeps track of Unitarian Universalists in the media at the magazine's news blog.

P.S. Although I've tried to keep magazine-related announcements to a minimum here (loathe as I am to mix business with pleasure), I think you might be interested in two small ways uuworld.org is reaching out to its online readers: Like The American Prospect, Bitch, yes, and Seventeen magazines, UU World has a MySpace page. The magazine has also ventured into LiveJournal land, with weekly postings to the Unitarian Universalist LiveJournal community.

Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 2 October 2006 at 7:15 AM

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3 comments:

Philocrites:

October 2, 2006 11:15 AM | Permalink for this comment

Also: Liz Lerner offers a prayer for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at UUA.org.

h sofia:

October 2, 2006 11:30 AM | Permalink for this comment

Good stuff!

Dudley Jones:

October 3, 2006 12:30 PM | Permalink for this comment

Hi

I read the article about fasting, and considered it to be - thoughtful. I was thinking about making a comment, but there did not seem to be anywhere to do that. Hey, it's a magazine, not a blog.

Maybe the UUA IT people could fix it so readers could do that.



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