Category Archives: News

Paris in an Age of Rage ~ curated by Karen J. Smith D.Min. (UTS’83 and ’11)

Dr. Douglas Johnston, founder and president of International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD), received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa at the 33rd annual Commencement Ceremonies of UTS.*   ICRD is a Washington-based non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is to prevent and resolve identity-based conflicts that exceed …

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Before God Speaks, Decide To Say “Yes” ~ curated by Robin Graham (UTS’80)

“The seeds that fell in good soil stand for those who hear the message and retain it in a good and obedient heart, and they persist until they bear fruit.” (Luke 8:15 TEV) God speaks to people who decide they’re going to do what he tells them …

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Quote of the Week: King

“I am coming to feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than the people of good will. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic works and actions of the bad people,but for the appalling silence of the good people. We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on …

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Creating a System That Reflects Our Own Values ~ by Alison Wakelin (UTS’89)

    Recurrent woes are symptomatic of an underlying problem, and Unificationists are experiencing issues with stewardship of external resources. This has potential to create deep rifts unless we manage the transition from a system where a leader could remove manpower and resources from any project at a moment’s …

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Our cowardice helped to allow this attack ~ curated by William Haines (UTS’92)

Decency towards Muslims – laced with a certain fear – has made Britain reluctant to satirise their religion openly Yesterday in Paris we in the west crossed a boundary that cannot be recrossed. For the first time since the defeat of fascism a group …

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Virtue for the Week: Fairness

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The Scars of Life ~ a poem by Bento Leal (UTS’77)

                When the heart is hurt, And on the mend, It’s easy to distrust Even a friend. But the secret to healing, I’ve heard it said, Is to keep your chin up And not lose your head, And as the cut heals And a scar begins to form […]

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The Third Blessing and Prosperity Economics ~ by Robert Maynard (UTS’89)

On the foundation of the first two blessings of individual perfection and the creation of ideal families, mankind was to realize the blessing of dominion.  The notion of dominion is better understood through the Biblical notion of stewardship.  To exercise proper stewardship over all that God has blessed us with requires an understanding of economics […]

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Richard Rohr: Universe Means to “Turn around One Thing” ~curated by Patricia Graham (UTS’80)

  Stringing Pearls, drawing by Vanessa Guerin, 2004.   As I mentioned last week, unity is not the same as uniformity. Unity, in fact, is the reconciliation of …

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‘The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination’

Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer  J.K. Rowling’s Harvard Commencement speech, June 2008 President Faust, members of the Harvard Corporation and the Board of Overseers, members of the faculty, proud parents, and, above all, graduates. The first thing I would like to say is ‘thank you.’ Not only has …

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