01 July 2010

The Yes! Digest -- July 1st, 2010

This is: Canada Day! Celebrate Canada's birthday by checking out Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's annual (and awesome) Canada Day posts at her blog, Yarn Harlot. Also, please take a minute to visit the site of the Canadian Unitarian Council!

Spirit food: "Somewhere someone dreams of your smile, and finds in your presence that life is worthwhile, so when you are lonely remember it's true; somewhere, someone is thinking of you." -- Dr. Seuss (Thanks to Hana!)

 Brain food:
Today's young adults:
UU news:

"After seven months of talks, Meadville Lombard Theological School and Andover Newton Theological School have agreed to join forces." The two seminaries, which serve students preparing for Unitarian Universalist ministry, will unite to form a "new interreligious 'university-style' theological institution" to be opened in June 2011. (via UU World)

UU voices: Is Unitarian Universalism a sort of Western Taoism? James at Monkey Mind explores what this might mean.

A joy:
"Electrolux, the world's second largest home appliance maker, said on Tuesday it will harvest bit of plastic from floating garbage islands in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans, as well as from three European seas, and use the material to manufacture six showcase vacuum cleaners." (via GOOD)
A concern:

"According to the U.N., there were over 15 million recognized refugees around the world at the beginning of 2009, and another 826,000 asylum seekers. More than half of the world's refugees are in Asia and another 22% are in Africa; both regions where many governments are ill-equipped, legally and economically, to handle the volumes of people requesting protection in their borders." (via Time)

Good question!: Why do we dream? (via Live Science) Bonus question: What do our dreams mean? Consult this list of the most common ones to find out. (via Bits & Pieces)

Churchy things:
  • Contrary to popular belief, most scientists are not hostile to religion. (via HuffPo)
  • Pope Benedict XVI announced this week that he will create a new office at the Vatican to "fight secularization and re-evangelize the West." (via AP)
Curiosities (formerly known as 'Unchurchy things'):
How to: "Make Friends In The Post-Collegiate World" (via Jezebel)
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