"In war, truth is the first casualty."


Here in July of 2014, the news is dominated by war. War between Israel and the Palestinians, war in the Ukraine, war in Nigeria, war in Syria, war in Iraq, war in Afghanistan. NBC Nightly News last week headlined their coverage of Central American refugee children as, “War on the border,” making truth a casualty even in the absence of war. (Refugee children seeking safety and asylum most emphatically do NOT constitute a war.)

A View From General Assembly

Last week I attended the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association.  This is the annual convention, business, meeting, workshop, and celebration of Unitarian Universalists from around the world.  During the three and half days that I attended, I participated in something like a dozen workshops, heard five lectures, and connected with many old and far-flung friends.