Monday, March 5, 2007
This week at uuworld.org: What's for dinner?
Amy Hassinger starts exploring where her food comes from. As she discovers the unsavory side of American agriculture — the destruction of family farms, the way animals are raised and slaughtered, the ecosystems threatened by agribusiness — she begins to wonder what a "Seventh Principle" approach to food might look like for her family.
(Among the blog responses so far: Katharine, newly converted to vegetarianism and grateful to UU World, makes it to the checkout lane only to be brought up short: "I spend hour after judgmental hour regaling my friends about the horrors of caffeine, red meat and sugar -- and here I am buying not ONE item of 'food' that isn't processed, fatty, sugary or all three." Elizabeth, however, thinks the magazine didn't wag its righteous finger vigorously enough, and wishes it chewed her out for driving a car, too: "I want to read an article in the UU World telling me how unethical it is for me to drive my car in a city with public transportation. I want a faith that says, 'Hey. Get tough. Small adjustments are not going to cut it in these times.'")
In the news, Jane Greer reports that the UUA has filed shareholder resolutions with three companies in which it owns stock — Abbott Labs, Clear Channel, and Valero Energy — urging the corporations to let shareholders vote on executive pay. At the news blog, Sonja Cohen tracks other stories about Unitarian Universalists in her weekly roundup; among them is an op-ed by UUA President William G. Sinkford calling for a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. And, with Democratic presidential candidates marking the 42nd anniversary of the Selma, Alabama, Voting Rights campaign, here's a look back at the UUA's role in Selma in 1965 from UU World's archives.
Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 5 March 2007 at 7:42 AM