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Violence and Anarchy on the Border

January 31, 2010

Dr. Oscar Martinez

The war on drugs and the criminalization of drug use has resulted in an explosion of drug related violence and anarchy in Mexico, particularly in the border towns with the US.  Dr. Martinez, an author and academic studying the border towns, discusses the history and recent evolution to unprecedented level of violence in his home town of Cuidad Juarez.

© Dr. Oscar Martinez

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  • An Open Letter from Judges and Attorneys as found in Judge James P. Gray's book Why our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It. - read by Oscar Martinez
  • What We Can Do About It by Judge Nancy Gertner - read by Margot Garcia
  • If I Die in Juarez by Stella Pope Duarte - read by Donna deHaan

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Confronting Evil

January 24, 2010

Rev. Diane Dowgiert

The first step in confronting evil is one of recognition. Sometimes our liberal religious optimism leaves us unprepared to name evil when it happens. What is evil? Why does it exist? Where does it come from? What can and should be done about it?

© Rev. Diane Dowgiert

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I Have a Dream

January 17, 2010

Rev. Diane Dowgiert

Martin Luther King's greatness was achieved through his willingness to confront institutions and structures that uphold evil. His vision is one that still inspires us today, a vision of the world we all want to live in, a world of compassion and justice.  We will listen together to Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech accompanied by a slide presentation followed by a short sermon.

© Rev. Diane Dowgiert

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The State of the Church

January 10, 2010

Rev. Diane Dowgiert

It takes many hands and a spirit of cooperation to make a church into a warm and welcoming place in which to grow a soul. In the spirit of a new year, we'll take some time to consider how things are with our spiritual home.

© Rev. Diane Dowgiert

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  1. Looking Back, Looking Forward
  2. Struggles and Progress in Swaziland
  3. Night of Wonder, Night of Silence
  4. Enumerating God: None, One, or Many
  5. Three Miraculous Births
  6. The Gospel According to St. Lute
  7. The Lost Art of Thinking
  8. Stories of Hope: Guest at Your Table
  9. Question Authority
  10. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
  11. A Conscience is a Terrible Thing to Waste
  12. An Agreement With Life
  13. The Community Food Bank
  14. Universalist Heritage
  15. Class Matters
  16. Wise Restraints That Set Us Free
  17. Free Pulpit, Free Pew
  18. To Whom It May Concern: A Sermon on Prayer
  19. One Family
  20. Poetry Sunday
  21. Who Knows What Will Come To You?
  22. Will the Minister Be Speaking in the Service Today?
  23. Life or Litter? The Value of People and Hope
  24. Parts of the Bible You Do Not Know
  25. Chaplain Stories
  26. Eating as a Spiritual Practice
  27. Gifts of Our Fathers
  28. Faith of Our Fathers
  29. To See Beauty, Even When It’s Not Pretty
  30. A Nomination for the Greatest Unitarian Ever
  31. We Remember
  32. Milestone Moments: A Service of Rituals
  33. Many Hands Make Light Work
  34. Ritual
  35. Earth Day
  36. Music of My Heart
  37. Friendship as Spiritual Practice
  38. Light, Life, Freedom, and Love
  39. Civil Initiative
  40. First Things First
  41. Three Keys for Abundant Living That Will Work Even Now
  42. Divine Creation
  43. Jazz and the Art of Making Justice
  44. Here I Am. Send Me.
  45. And a Child Shall Lead
  46. Getting Unstuck (While the Getting's Good)
  47. Willing to Forgive
  48. Weaving the Web of Trust
  49. New Beginnings
  50. Light One Candle
  51. Find a Stillness
  52. Where Justice and Compassion Cross All Borders
  53. Stone Soup for Thanksgiving?
  54. Loss: An Inevitable Journey
  55. Finding Hope in Troubled Times
  56. Out Many, One
  57. Growing in Spirit
  58. Seasons of Life, Seasons of Loss
  59. And the word is no
  60. Welcoming the Stranger
  61. Ministry in the New Millennium
  62. Diversity and the Interdependent Web of Existence
  63. Engaging Our Theological Diversity
  64. What Americans Believe
  65. Reflections from Nicaragua
  66. Deep Like the Rivers
  67. Seeking the Purpose of Life
  68. Bless this Home
  69. Language of Reverence
  70. Sharing The WUUrd: Poetry Service
  71. A New Look at the Universe
  72. Tell me your image of God and I will tell you your theology
  73. We hold these truths ...
  74. Integrity or Success?
  75. By Their Roots You Shall Know Them
  76. Peace Means the Beginning of a New World
  77. Desert Spirituality
  78. UUs Who Made a Difference
  79. Singing Our Peace: A Musical Contemplation
  80. Faith Without Certainty
  81. Our Unitarian Universalists Brothers in Africa
  82. Univeralists and Unitarians on Easter
  83. Always a Mother
  84. Just War or just War

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