Monthly Archives: November 2012

UTS Speakers’ Forum: Religious Diversity and the American University. Wednesday Nov.28th

Religious diversity has changed the landscape of America, and with it has changed the religious lives of students at American Universities. Dr. Stephen Murray, the new Dean of the College at UTS’ Barrytown College, presents a history of the shifts that have occurred in American religious pluralism. He emphasizes not only changes in how young […]

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Politicking From the Pulpit and the Tax Man

Thanks to IRS inaction, preachers aren’t sure what they can say about election matters. November 23, 2012,  The Wall Street Journal. By DAVID SKEEL Consider it a refreshing postelection case of strange bedfellows. For four years, a Christian group called the Alliance Defending Freedom has tried to get courts to review a law that prohibits churches […]

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Abraham Lincoln: Thanksgiving Day

In September 1863, Sarah Josepha Hale, an influential magazine editor who popularized the idea of a national Thanksgiving holiday, wrote to Lincoln urging him to create a “national and fixed union festival.” Lincoln set the last Thursday of November “as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise.”  This proclamation was his response. [the secretary of state, […]

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An End to Democracy, Organized Religion, and People who Call Themselves Organizers

There was an interesting weekend workshop with Rev An in Copenhagen on 17-18th November. His lineage links to Chu Hsi the Chinese philosopher, described as a Neo-Confucianist and reformer. Chu Hsiʼs philosophy looked at the Way or Heaven from which heart-mind emerges. Then for humanity it is a question of cultivating this ethical nature or falling back to […]

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Virtue for the Week: Mindfulness

Mindfulness is living reflectively, with conscious awareness of our actions, words and thoughts. Awake to the world around us, we fully experience our senses. We are attentive to others’ needs. We refuse to rush. Living mindfully lightens our lives by helping to detach ourselves from our emotions. We transform anger to justice. We seek joy instead […]

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Britain is now most powerful nation on earth

US toppled from No 1 slot as British influence enhances its ‘soft power’ By Emily Dugan SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2012 The Independent, London UK The empire is gone and we no longer rule the waves. But Britain is once again the most powerful nation on earth, according to a new survey, when it comes to […]

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Quote of the Week: Geneen

Harold S. Geneen “……words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises- but only performance is reality.”- Harold S. Geneen

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Bento Leal (UTS’77) receives award.

UTS Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement  This award is given to alumni whose achievements in their profession, career or vocational pursuits and service to society bring honor and distinction to UTS. The award gives the UTS Alumni the opportunity to recognize alumni who are working diligently, often behind the scenes, and not necessarily in prominent […]

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Same-Sex Marriage Ten Years On: Lessons from Canada

by Bradley Miller  November 5th, 2012 Public Discourse The effects of same-sex civil marriage in Canada—restrictions on free speech rights, parental rights in education, and autonomy rights of religious institutions, along with a weakening of the marriage culture—provide lessons for the United States. Would recognizing same-sex relationships as marriages be much of …

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Historical Children’s Day

The 2012 Children’s Day was Wednesday Nov 14th.  UTS Alumni Association re-publishes Historical Children’s Day from 1981 in memory of David SC Kim who ascended in November of 2011, and in honor of UTS Founder Sun Myung Moon who ascended 2 months ago.   by Reverend Sun Myung Moon October 28, 1981 World Mission Center Translator […]

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