Category Archives: Unitarian Universalism

James Barrett — Unitarian Universalist Reproductive Justice Activist

Note – this is the text for a short talk that I gave on 31 August 2014 as part of a worship service for All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The podcast audio recording for this can be … Continue reading

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Liberal Religious “Strawman” Arguments Directed Against “New Atheists”

On 2 October 2011, a subscriber to the the Unitarian Universalist Theology email discussion list said the following: “But in fact, it seems to me that BOTH the Christian Fundamentalists and the Secular Atheists have decided to exclude all the … Continue reading

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“Eat, Pray, Love” (the cartoon version)

Hat tip to Rev. Victoria Weinstein (“Peacebang” blog) for posting this cartoon on her blog. The cartoon will save time for you — now you don’t have to watch or read Eat, Pray, Love.

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Behavioral Covenants and Atheist Meetings

A behavioral covenant is an all-around good idea that will help prevent harmful incidents and will allow appropriate responses when harmful incidents do happen. Unitarian Universalists have known this for years.  We use them in workshop and conference settings to … Continue reading

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Unexamined Male Privilege in the Atheist Movement – Part III

This final blog post is anecdotal but it may be useful for folks who don’t understand the different social and cultural contexts that men and women bring to social interaction. Since 1999, I have facilitated workshop for training adults to … Continue reading

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Unexamined Male Privilege in the Atheist Movement – Part II

In a recent blog post, PZ Myers describes a significant problem for the atheist community if it wants to be a community that is welcoming to men and women: [Rebecca] did not make these hysterical accusations everyone is claiming, she … Continue reading

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Unexamined Male Privilege in the Atheist Movement – Part I

I suppose every movement will have incidents where a significant number of members (including some who are positions of leadership and influence) just don’t get it when discussing issues of power, privilege, and social inequality. For Unitarian Universalists, the two … Continue reading

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