Monthly Archives: July 2017

All the Real Indians Died Off

All the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker Dina Gilio-Whitaker was a speaker at the 2017 Unitarian Universalist General Assembly held in New Orleans in June. This is an enlightening book by scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker.  In the book, they … Continued

PANDORA (a fox, not a box)

Children’s books often have great messages for adults as well as children.  Such is the case with “Pandora” by British author/illustrator Victoria Turnbull. A fox named Pandora “fixes things”, including a bird with a broken wing – and a friendship is formed.  Pandora’s efforts to repair broken items in a throw-away world will inspire readers … Continued

To Wake, To Rise – New Meditation Book

Skinner House books has just released the 2017 Meditation Manual in its long-running annual series: “To Wake, To Rise: Meditations on Justice and Resilience” Our own Senior Minister, Rev. Bill Sinkford, is the editor of this anthology of 29 poems, prayers, and reflections about resisting oppression and keeping the faith in social action work. This … Continued

Humane Treatment of Animals

The UU Animal Ministry at First Unitarian is working hard to help us recognize the many ways that humane treatment of animals is central to our Principles as Unitarian Universalists.  Our bookstore also carries books on this subject. Some expose the cruelty that happens in our food chain, and others explore the wonder of animals … Continued