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How Many Friends Do You Have?

Date: 02/24/2014

Be honest with me now: in a group setting, how free do you feel to TRULY be yourself? Eyrie, original oil painting by Steve Henderson. Licensed, open edition print at Great Big Canvas. In the highly controlled, conformist society into which I was born (the United States), how successful -- and normal -- you are depends on certain factors, many of which have to do with participating in group ...

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Next for the Gay Rights Movement - Filling the Spiritual Dimension

Date: 02/10/2014

It's taken decades for gay activists to achieve the most basic right that every minority deserves: equality under the law. In principle one might say that the battle has been won, even if some states are dragging their heels and some groups mount fierce resistance. Thirty years ago it took mass protests to push for major funding of AIDS research, and the overturning of antiquated, prejudiced sodo ...

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30 Days of Love: faith and social justice

Date: 02/09/2014

Today's 30 Days of Love prompt is to look at the social justice programs of another faith. Initially I thought I'd write about engaged Buddhism again, as many Americans are unfamiliar with it. But when I went to look for social justice images to use in today's post, I found this one, courtesy of U. S. Catholic . It comes from an article I must have been meant to see, as it's a topic I oft ...

Related Topics: Health And Wellness, Unitarian, Britton Gildersleeve, Engaged Buddhism, Buddhist Blogs, Social Justice, Buddhism And Christianity, 30 Days Of Love, Kristen Hannum

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"Gimme Shelter", "Alone Yet Not Alone" face stiff industry/media hurdles + A talk with Kathy DiFiore whose real-life work inspired "Gimme Shelter"

Date: 02/02/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbgWLZ7tf-4[/youtube] Support Gimme Shelter .  Between the Motion Picture Academy's rescinding of its Best Song nomination for the Christian-themed Alone Yet Not Alone and some over-the top-negative reviews in the secular media of the gritty and powerful Gimme Shelter ( now i ...

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After "Life": After being fired from "One Life to Live" over a gay dialogue dispute, Patricia Mauceri finds a new path

Date: 01/27/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j180KdbdTTg[/youtube] Another life to live. TV viewers know actress Patricia Mauceri best for the 14 years she spend playing diner owner/widowed mother Carlotta Vega on the ABC soap One Life to Live . While her successful career had led her to numerous others roles, including ...

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The Real Story: Philomena

Date: 01/27/2014

"Philomena," star Dame Judi Dench, screenwriters Steve Coogan  and Jeff Pope, and composer Alexandre Desplat are all nominated for Oscars this year.  It is the real-life story of Philomena Lee, who joined Coogan at the Golden Globes as a presenter earlier this month and spoke with great dignity about the women, like her, who were mistreated by the Magdalene sisters and forced to give up their ba ...

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"Gimme Shelter" strikes a rare artistic balance between edginess and inspiration + A talk with writer/director/producer Ron Krauss

Date: 01/22/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Powerful Gimme Shelter hits theaters this Friday (1/24) [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrNdGUFZ6RY[/youtube] Synopsis: Based on the inspiring true events, Gimme Shelter centers on the courageous story of Agnes “Apple” Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens) and her incredible path to motherhood as a pregnant, homeless ...

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