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Monday, August 13, 2007

This week at The Web and liberal religion.

Doug Muder wonders if the Internet is changing society in ways that will help liberal religion thrive. The printing press, after all, made the Protestant Reformation possible; could the Web usher in a new era of liberalism in religion? [Update: Discuss Doug's essay with the author over at his blog, Free and Responsible Search. I've also launched a discussion of his essay at Street Prophets.]

In the news, Sonja Cohen reports on the General Assembly's "Open Space Technology" initiative; Tom Stites and I report on other General Assembly business and some of the gathering's larger themes; and Kenneth Sutton gathers a handful of quotes from major addresses. (The GA stories are from the Fall issue of UU World, which goes in the mail at the end of the week.) And Sonja Cohen tracks another week of Unitarian Universalists in the media.

(If you forgot to read last week's stories because I was on vacation and didn't tell you about them, check out Rosemary Bray McNatt's essay on Louisa May Alcott's Unitarianism and news stories about the First UU Church of New Orleans and a First Principle-themed theater group at the UU Church of Annapolis.)

Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 13 August 2007 at 7:40 AM

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Daniel OConnell:

August 14, 2007 01:03 PM | Permalink for this comment

So, I got a flyer that says the UU World is now charging $75 to print congregational news?

Say it ain't so!

Chris Walton:

August 14, 2007 01:22 PM | Permalink for this comment

Daniel, "Congregational Announcements" are a new form of advertising in the magazine. They're introduce a special section of classified-like notices in the News section at discounted rates. They don't replace or diminish the magazine's reported news stories about congregations; instead, they allow congregations to highlight people and events on their own initiative. You'll see the first "Congregational Announcements" section in the Fall issue.

You can learn more about Congregational Announcements at

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