Monday, March 26, 2007
This week at uuworld.org: Power to the churches.
Don Skinner writes that more than 100 Unitarian Universalist congregations are now part of interfaith community organizing groups, which harness churches' power to press for affordable housing, health care, and other local needs. (Don wrote about faith-based community organizing five years ago, too; Rosemary Bray McNatt reviewed books on community organizing in 2003.)
From the archives, in concert with the UUA's push today for comprehensive sexuality education reform in Congress: UUA President William Sinkford argues that sexuality education is a liberal religious issue (Fall 2006) and Cynthia Kuhn, who teaches human biology to medical students, explains why "just say no" sex ed doesn't work (Fall 2005).
In the news this week, Jane Greer profiles a Rochester, N.Y., couple whose peace activism has inspired their UU congregation. Jane also reports that the Belmont, Mass., UU youth service project trip to San Antonio, Tex., went on longer than expected when 49 teens and 9 chaperones ended up stranded in Chicago by a blizzard; members of the UU church in Palatine, Ill., came to their aid. And Sonja Cohen tracks Unitarian Universalists in the media with her weekly roundup of UUs in the news.
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