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Making Sense of Rampage School Shootings

Richard Hudak, President of the UUCiA, will share a close reading of Katherine S. Newman’s Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings. Learn how this research monograph is a well-executed and important piece of public sociology, what five factors are “necessary but insufficient causes” of rampage school shootings, and what policy options may make rampage shootings less likely. Please join in dialog about preventing gun violence. Continue reading

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Brené Brown: wishing you love and light – Ordinary Courage

Nothing has been a greater gift to me than the three lessons I learned about joy and light from people I’ve interviewed who have spent time in sorrow and darkness. Even before Sandy Hook I was reflecting on these learnings as a way to stay centered during the holidays. Continue reading

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Presence in the Wild

“This show doesn’t make sense of the tragedy in Connecticut; nothing can. But, Kate Braestrup offers a framing for how to think about love and tragedy, how we live forward. If you’re looking for something to listen to with your loved ones, listen to this show.” Continue reading

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Aftermath: the Media

In considering our response to the tragedy, can we think not only of what we can do, but from what we could refrain? Can we add our own restraint to the list of things to do? Continue reading

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Sandy Hook Elementary

I weep for the individual and collective loss we feel in this tragedy. I weep, also, with the burden of knowledge that there are things we as a society can be doing, and are not because we lack sufficient political will and moral courage. Continue reading

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