Monthly Archives: December 2013

Reflections on Lessons Learned and the Way Forward by Tyler Hendricks Ph.D. (UTS’78)

I thank the US HQ’s (HSA UWC) communications staff for the opportunity to share a reflection about my time at HQ and what comes next. By way of background, I joined in the church down the street from where I grew up, which happened to be Oakland, California, in January of 1973. Three and a […]

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An Interfaith Movement and Its Seminary by Tyler Hendricks Ph.D.(UTS’78)

  First published  in the Journal of Unification Studies , 2007 At its October 8, 2006, Retreat, the Board of Trustees of UTS stated with one voice that the primary mission of the school is inter-religious peace building. “UTS’s founding vision was to bring about inter-religious harmony,” said Trustee Allen Ostroff. “This vision is a rich […]

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2014: The Year UTS Alumni launches workshops and conferences

  Ron Workshop Ron Pappalardo               UTS AA is rolling out the year of workshops with Ron in January.  More to come, with plans for Ron’s workshop on the West Coast too. The alumni (and friends) have tremendous capacity to pull together our interests, skills,  and …

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Honesty and Ethics Rating of Clergy Slides to New Low

Americans’ rating of the honesty and ethics of the clergy has fallen to 47%, the first time this rating has dropped below 50% since Gallup first asked about the clergy in 1977. Clergy have historically ranked near the top among professions on this measure, hitting a high rating of 67% in 1985. Poll on clergy […]

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10 things you should NEVER say during presentations

At our TNW Conferences we see a lot of presentations and I have given a fair share of presentations myself. I often see people making the same mistakes and cringe when I hear the same excuses or basic errors when people get on stage. The easiest way to lose an audience is to make …

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Virtue for the Week: Helpfulness

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Quote of the Week: King

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”  ~MartinLuther King

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5 Tips to Turn Holiday Stress Into Peace and Joy by Suna Senman (UTS’87)

During the holiday time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we tend to experience more activities, responsibilities and the corresponding stresses than usual. We can easily wear ourselves out with the stress, or we can discover the peace that the season offers. Peace comes from creating balance between activity and rest, socializing and meditation, or making […]

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Faith and Giving by Bruce Sutchar (UTS’85)

Jesus taught us that it is better to give than to receive.  It’s hard to really believe this until we ourselves have children.  Then we realize at Christmas that it is more joyful to watch our children opening their presents than to open our own.  But there is a deep connection between giving and faith.  […]

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Contacting UTS Alumni in FFWPU’s 43 Strategic and Providential Nations for Vision 2020

There are 43 Nations associated with the FFWPU Vision 2020 For an outline of VISION 2020 read Vision 2020 and 2020 Project [NOTE: there seems to be a discrepancy between the countries listed in the 2 documents] I would like to connect with the UTS Alumni who are working and living in the STRATEGIC nations and the …

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