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Vox Populi: Safety in San Miguel

By Breyton Méndez   We asked people in different communities this week about the issue of safety in San Miguel. All the respondents asked to remain anonymous.   Do you feel safe in the city?   • Well, we no longer know when there will be another shooting. I no longer let my kids out [...]

Reflections: Thanksgiving, Independence and Día de la Revolución


By Don Krim A year ago I could not help thinking of California Lutheran University, home to recently gun-massacred students, where shaken, grieving classmates then had to evacuate from a wildfire. I have a mentor there, I’ve performed there. For me this was close to home. The University rallied with material and spiritual support for [...]

Spirituality and Social Action Don’t Have to Rule Out One Another

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By Jon Sievert At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUFSMA) service, the Rev Dr Stephan Papa explores the relationship between social action and spirituality. Richard Gilbert wrote that he arises in the morning, “torn between the desire to save the world and to savor it.” William Sloan Coffin said that Unitarian Universalists have “a thick [...]

Rotary Speaker to Discuss Women Led Initiatives in the Rural Communities

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By Skip Essick In 1857, workers of the textile industry went on strike in New York City, demanding women’s rights. This was the beginning of a movement that to this day is still going on. Perhaps no place more than right here in México’s rural communities is the role women play so important. The Midday [...]

ABBA House Supports Migrants’ Dignity in the Midst of a Dehumanizing Journey North


By Rebecca Eichler If you turn left at the Celaya Home Depot and wind your way through the potholed, dusty streets lined with small tiendas, taquerias, and modest homes, you will find the sanctuary of Albergue ABBA. If you’re a migrant making your way north towards the oasis of safety you believe you will find [...]

Fashion Show Celebrates Mujeres en Cambio’s 25 Years of Helping Rural Girls Succeed


By Fredric Dannen The nonprofit organization known today as Mujeres en Cambio started with an idea, a plan to improve the lives of women in the small rural village of Agustín González. The village, located in the San Miguel de Allende municipality, is home to Las Rancheritas, a group of women who practice the centuries-old [...]

Habilitación Biblioteca de San Miguel Viejo


Por Diana Huerta La Red de Bibliotecas Comunitarias, línea de acción del Programa de Bibliotecas del Centro para los Adolescentes de San Miguel de Allende (CASA AC), recibió a mediados del 2016 una solicitud por parte de la Directora en Educación Especial, María Cecilia Rico Gómez, responsable del Jardín de Niños Sputnik, ubicado en la [...]

Aiming to Build Reading Habits, CASA Begins a Library for a San Miguel Viejo Preschool


By Diana Huerta The Community Library Network, a part of the Library Program of the Center for the Adolescents of San Miguel de Allende (CASA), received a request in 2016 from the Sputnik Preschool Director of Special Education, Maria Cecilia Rico Gomez for a library. Located in the community of San Miguel Viejo, the preschool [...]

Women’s Group Uses Power of Brainstorming to Help Each Other Find Answers

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By Susan Page Do you have a dilemma or problem nagging away at you? Are you trying to make a difficult decision? Would you like support for a transition you are making? Are you looking to network with interesting women? The San Miguel Brain Exchange uses a light structure to assist any woman who comes [...]

The Jewish High Holy Days Are a Chance to Reboot and Repair, But That Doesn’t Make It Easy

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By Jon Sievert This is the time of year when Jews around the world observe what are often called the High Holy Days, which begin at sundown Sunday, September 29, with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and conclude 10 days later with Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). At this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship [...]

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