17 May 2010

The Yes! Digest -- May 17th, 2010

This is IDAHO, The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. To honor it, watch this powerful short film in which gay men living in countries where homosexuality is illegal tell the stories of their lives. (via Joe. My. God.)

Spirit food: "It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts. -- K.T. Jong (Thanks to Kat!)

Brain food:
Young adults today...: who have alcohol- and drug-dependency problems might have been "regularly overtired" as children.

UU news: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Jamestown, New York, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this week. (via The Post-Journal)

UU voices: One new UU at Wonder What That Means writes movingly about what Unitarian Universalism means to her.

A joy: "After more than three weeks of efforts to stop a gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, BP engineers achieved some success on Sunday when they used a milelong pipe to capture some of the oil and divert it to a drill ship on the surface some 5,000 feet above the wellhead, company officials said."(via The New York Times)

A concern: "The same networking systems that allow modern cars to communicate with services like OnStar also allow the cars to be hacked." (via Boing Boing)

Churchy things: "Kids are leaving their churches because the churches are unhealthy, not because they’re too conservative. Sheep who are shepherded well don’t tend to wander."

Unchurchy things
How to...: "Build A Small Army of Volunteers" (via GOOD)
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