UU Responses to Newtown Shootings

Where does the accounting end?

On December 21st, to mark the one week anniversary of the horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, bells all over the state and, indeed, all over the nation rang out twenty-six times.  One peal f...
Posted on A Minister's Musings (Site / Info) on Thursday January 3, 2013

New Year…3 Dead In Chicago…Still No UU Response…

I’ve been waiting to see other UU blogs talk about the continuing tragedy of gun deaths in Chicago. Doesn’t seem to be coming. (Bill Baar, I don’t mean you) Here are the facts: 506 people died beca...
Posted on East Of Midnight (Site / Info) on Wednesday January 2, 2013

Chicago Gun Deaths This Year…500 (so far)…120 Children

500 people have died by guns in Chicago this year (so far). 120 of those who have died are children. Why isn’t the nation mourning them? How many UU churches have talked about the children who have...
Posted on East Of Midnight (Site / Info) on Friday December 28, 2012

Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012

Because I could not stop for Death— He kindly stopped for me— –Emily Dickinson Mourning is the homage our bodies, our minds, our souls pay to grievous loss: lost lives, lost dreams, joys, hopes, an...
Posted on Campicello (Site / Info) on Saturday December 22, 2012

Moral law

Wayne LaPierre, chief executive officer of the National Rifle Association, offered an interesting statement yesterday in response to the mass murders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,...
Posted on Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info) on Saturday December 22, 2012

Unitarian Universalist bloggers respond to Sandy Hook massacre

Responding to Sandy Hook The heartbreaking shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, were the focus of many UU blogs this week. Deb Weiner writes about the moment when “life as we know it” changes forever...
Posted on uuworld.org : The Interdependent Web (Site / Info) on Friday December 21, 2012

UUs respond to recent shootings, and other UUs in the media

UUs respond to recent shootings UUA President Peter Morales released a statement responding to the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., saying, in part: “This is a time for embracing one another and helping ...
Posted on uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info) on Friday December 21, 2012

God's Role in All of This

There has been a lot of talk about God's role in the Newtown, Connecticut shootings.  I have no more (but no less) a direct line to God than anybody else, but these things I know about God.  Others...
Posted on Rev. Cyn (Site / Info) on Thursday December 20, 2012

Resources for dealing with aftermath of Newtown shooting

To help Unitarian Universalists and their communities in the aftermath of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., on December 14, the Unitarian Universalist Association has collected a variety of pastoral r...
Posted on InterConnections Tipsheet (Site / Info) on Thursday December 20, 2012

How Many Children Have Died By Gun Violence In Your Town This Year?

Did your congregation have a vigil for the Newtown victims? Has your congregation had a vigil for the victims in your town? Filed under: Uncategorized
Posted on East Of Midnight (Site / Info) on Thursday December 20, 2012

Women's Leadership, Reproductive Justice, and Marriage Equality Make The World Better

I am appalled to learn the National Review ran an article blaming the Newtown tragedy on women's leadership of the Sandy Hook Elementary School.  Mike Huckabee blamed it on abortion.  Westboro Bapt...

Posted on Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection? (Site / Info) on Thursday December 20, 2012

Sunday's Prayer

This past Sunday our church had a pageant planned, that we went forward with.  Mindful that it was an intergenerational service, I carefully crafted a prayer that would address the tragedy in Newto...
Posted on Rev. Cyn (Site / Info) on Thursday December 20, 2012

Treatment Isn't Easy

Treatment for mental illness has been in the news quite a bit lately due to the Newtown, CT shooting and then a blog post that came out from a mother with a child with mental illness. There have be...
Posted on Bipolar Spirit (Site / Info) on Wednesday December 19, 2012

No more gun lies

We as a nation are unlikely to tune out this time. Even after the likely announcement Friday by the NRA that 1) a loony with a knife could be a mass murderer and 2) violent flicks and games are the...
Posted on Marry in Massachusetts (Site / Info) on Wednesday December 19, 2012

“These Are Our Children.”…Does That Mean There Are Some Who Aren’t?

Language matters. How we talk about national tragedies matters. In talking about the horrific happenings in Newtown, another meme has appeared. “These are our children.” Those who are saying this a...
Posted on East Of Midnight (Site / Info) on Tuesday December 18, 2012

Thanks for Teachers

As we hear the stories coming out of Newtown, Connecticut, one of the stories we're hearing is about the heroism of teachers.  The stories are being shared of the teachers who died and how their la...
Posted on Rev. Cyn (Site / Info) on Monday December 17, 2012

Getting What You Don’t Deserve

Getting what you don’t deserve? Too often, that’s life, isn’t it? Without question the 20 innocent children and 6 adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut didn’t get an...
Posted on Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info) on Monday December 17, 2012

Transforming The Heart of Our Violence

On Friday morning, a gunman entered an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, shooting and killing six adults and twenty children before killing himself. This incomprehensible act has caused en...
Posted on HELD IN THE LIGHT (Site / Info) on Monday December 17, 2012

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