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“All Things in Common”: Religious, Humanist, and UU Calls to Action on Economic Justice

I delivered this sermon on November 16, 2014, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse, Wisconsin. This is a series of challenging statements about economic justice. That’s a huge subject. I can’t cover everything. I’ll leave stuff out. It’s like talking about sports. Everyone has something to point out, to contribute to the discussion.

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Chicago Mayoral Candidate Amara Enyia Proposes Public Bank

We received the following press release today from Amara Enyia’s mayoral campaign. Her campaign website is here.  Moving Chicago in the right direction requires out-of-the-box thinking about what it takes to grow the economy. Dr. Amara Enyia is proposing a public bank for Chicago because Chicago needs to be able to finance its major infrastructure projects, provide access to

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How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking

For the first time since high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as nonconventional fracking, was developed, more Americans oppose it than support it. According to a national survey conducted by the independent non-partisan Pew Research Center, 47 percent of Americans oppose fracking, while 41 percent support it. This is a 7 percent decline in

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A Nation of Fear

Maintenance workers at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa., airport shot and killed a bear and her three cubs. The bears had crawled under a perimeter fence and were just lying around, several hundred yards from a runway. The airport director claimed the bears might have posed a risk to flights. The mother bear weighed less than most

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Time, Gaming, and Weather Zen: Slow Down and Enjoy the Weather

“Time is a game played beautiful by children.” -Heraclitus Designed by the conscious, deliberative team at Krellware,Weather Zen invites players to seek the restorative balance of the elements and predict weather patterns and events, in a quest to correct the material excesses of a planet’s previous irresponsible stewards. The game was inspired in part by

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Beyond Trauma: Weather Zen and Restorative Balance

Instead of destroying that which threatens us, what if we listened to it and sought the understanding it offered? Designed by the conscious, deliberative team at Krellware, Weather Zen invites players to seek the restorative balance of the elements and predict weather patterns and events, in a quest to correct the material excesses of a