Monday, May 28, 2007
This week at uuworld.org: Liberalizing the graveyard.
Did you know that the transition from frightening skull-emblazoned graveyards to memorial garden cemeteries is related to the rise of Unitarianism in post-Revolutionary War Boston? Kimberly French describes the Unitarian connection to 175-year-old Mount Auburn Cemetery, America's first garden cemetery.
From the archives for this Memorial Day: Last year, Navy chaplain Cynthia Kane offered a tribute to the sailors, soldiers, and marines with whom she serves; back in 2003, Neil Shister wondered how UUs support the troops while opposing the war. (The UUA's Beacon Press, meanwhile, is offering this somber Memorial Day reading list.)
In the news, Don Skinner reports that the UUA is the first national religious body to join the new immigrant sanctuary movement. (Here's the UUA's announcement.) Jane Greer reports that Meadville Lombard has announced a new merit-based scholarship. And Sonja Cohen tracks another week of Unitarian Universalists in the media.
Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 28 May 2007 at 10:22 AM