03 May 2010

The Yes! Digest -- May 3rd, 2010

This is: Pete Seeger's birthday. The singer, songwriter, activist (and UU!) turns 91 today. Celebrate by listening to his performance at last year's Newport Folk Festival or by watching this preview for Pete Seeger: The Power of Song.

Spirit food: "Songs won’t save the planet, but neither will books or speeches. Songs are sneaky things; they can slip across borders." --- Pete Seeger

Brain food: Is sleep "the greatest mistake evolution ever made"? (via National Geographic)

Young adults today...:
UU news: The Unitarian Memorial Church of Fairhaven, MA is now a Green Sanctuary congregation. (via South Coast Today)

UU voices: On Austisable, Aspiemathematician writes about how neurotypical people and people with autism can have loving and successful relationships.

A joy: Twistable, Turnable Man, "A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein," will be released on June 8th. Preview it here. (via Huffington Post)

A concern: "The Arizona Department of Education recently began telling school districts that teachers whose spoken English it deems to be heavily accented or ungrammatical must be removed from classes for students still learning English." (via The Wall Street Journal)

Churchy things: "While [Evangelical] churches have addressed pornography use among the men in their congregations and among the clergy, a group for women who say they are addicted to pornography is new territory." (via The New York Times)

Unchurchy things: This guy manages to make "Party In The U.S.A." kind of cool. (BuzzFeed)

Young adults of note: These 20- and 30-somethings help to run the White House. (via The New York Times)
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