Canadian Unitarian eNews | Issue #11, December 2011






The Unexpected History
of UUs and Christmas

CUC Fall Regional Gatherings
DID YOU KNOW that Christmas was once outlawed in North America, by the church, for religious reasons? That Universalists and Unitarians played a leading role in reviving it? Rev. Julie Stoneberg, President of the UU Ministers of Canada, offers a Christmas reflection on the surprising history of this holiday, and its constant reinvention.

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A New National UU Website

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CUC REVEALED an early Christmas present for members across the country early this month: a rebuilt and redesigned new national website. The new site is in a launch period of testing and fine-tuning, with much still to be added, but many features are already available.

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CUC Granted Intervenor Status
in Dying With Dignity Case

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THE CUC has been granted intervenor status in a nationally important case on dying with dignity, heard by the Supreme Court of British Columbia earlier this month. Status was granted based on our long and deep history of advocacy work on this topic, as a faith and an organization.

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Frances Moore Lappé to Speak in Ottawa, Toronto

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INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED Unitarian author and food activist Frances Moore Lappé, known to many UUs for her ground-breaking book Diet for a Small Planet, is speaking on January 31st in Toronto, and on February 1st in Ottawa.

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