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An Easter Prayer from a Non-Christian Humanist

An Easter Prayer from a Non-Christian Humanist

Let us hope we can rise from a death

From the Powerful where Might makes Right

To a new life of the Spirit: The Spirit of Peace.

Let us be filled with this Spirit of Peace.

And let us talk in tongues

So that people can understand us.

Let us lift up the downtrodden and fearful,

Heal those whose souls and bodies are afflicted,

And blind the oppressors with our light

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The Business of Government -- Prayer and Pledge Go Hand-in-Hand

I am extremely disappointed in today's Supreme Court decision (Greece v. Galloway) affirming that sectarian prayers at city council meetings do not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.  The 5-4 decision severely diminishes the non-establishment principle and effectively endorses majoritarian displays of public piety. Read more about The Business of Government -- Prayer and Pledge Go Hand-in-Hand »

Obama's Eulogy of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

If you are like me, you can absorb and retain and assimilate much more by hearing and at the same time reading.  So here is a link to Obama's eulogy of Nelson Mandela and also a transcript.  (It's rather hard to hear amid all the cheering.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SggOsfjsL0c

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA
AT MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR FORMER SOUTH AFRICAN
PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA

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UUA General Assembly

The Unitarian Universalist  General Assembly was last week.  As usual there was an active UU HUUmanist booth. I know the formation of new local Humanist groups is being encouraged by the UU HUUmanist leaders, as by the American Humanist Association leaders.  Read more about UUA General Assembly »

Congratulations Ellery Schempp, Co-chair of the new Secular Coalition for Massachusetts

We would like to congratulate Ellery Schempp, one our CAH steering committee members, for his appointment as co-chair of the newly formed Secular Coalition for Massachusetts, along with our friend Zachary Bos. This state chapter of the national Secular Coalition for America seeks to carry out the organization's mission on the state level. According to their website: Read more about Congratulations Ellery Schempp, Co-chair of the new Secular Coalition for Massachusetts »

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