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Peace and Prosperity Projects for San Miguel


By Robin Loving Rowland The Mexico Peace Index measures the state of peace in Mexico over the past decade. Its creator, the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), analyzes the economic benefits that would occur from increases in peace and provides an estimate relating to the economic impact violence has had on Mexico. The IEP [...]

Banned in China

El Chapo Guzman

By David Johanssen The documentary about air pollution that went viral in China and around the world went offline as of last Saturday. The independently produced documentary, Under the Dome, attracted hundreds of millions of views after being released. The video follows the personal investigation of Chai Jing, who confronts the issues of smog as [...]

Join Us on our Journey to Easter


By William O. Gregg The San Miguel community is invited to join a gathering for a simple meal of pozole, bread and beverage, seeing the film, “The Last Days of Jesus,” and after, a brief time for prayer followed by conversation. This is an especially poignant time to reflect together on the meaning of the [...]

The Human Shadow

By Jon Sievert The Rev. Wayne Walder continues his examination of Carl Jung’s concept of the Human Shadow at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. UU Service The Human Shadow By Rev. Wayne Walder Sun, Mar 29, 10:30am La Posada de la Aldea Ancha de San Antonio 15 In Jungian psychology, the shadow aspect describes [...]

San Miguel Singers Concert to Support Jóvenes Adelante

Don't miss the choral concert to benefit Jóvenes Adelante

By Liz Stone, photo by Chuck Rubin Having supported various San Miguel institutions over the last 12 years, the San Miguel Singers will give a concert this spring to benefit Jóvenes Adelante. The concert itself is free, but a free-will offering will be taken to support the many young people of San Miguel who have [...]

Telling the Story: History Past and Futures Present


By Terri Peterson Mujeres en Cambio presents a late afternoon of storytelling by four of San Miguel’s most popular storytellers. Your attendance will not only contribute toward the stories of young women here seeking a better life through education, but will also enlighten your day. Storytelling Telling the Story: History Past and Futures Present Tue, [...]

Second Annual Spring Fiesta for Parque Guadiana


By Donna Phillips There is a lot of fun to be had on Saturday, March 21, at the 2nd Annual Spring Fiesta in Parque Guadiana. We will have good food, great live music by Green River, a special appearance by Franz Bloem, and a live auction of exciting items including a hand-made papier-mache figure of [...]

Comic Book Teaches Conflict Resolution, Indigenous Values


By Robin Loving Rowland A pre-Hispanic princess loses her life over a broken treaty with the indigenous and is resurrected 500 years later to live her life over again to solve the problems of modern Mexico. While her world is black and white, her super power is to make life colorful for others, which she [...]

Those Gypsy Blues

Nathan River and Jessie Smith

By David Johanssen After spending the winter in New Orleans, Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith return to SMA to share the gift of music and perform their original gypsy blues music. Hailing from California, the duo enjoys traveling the world, meeting new friends, and writing tunes of all styles inspired by the lives they [...]

The Shadow in Story

By Jon Sievert Almost every story begins with shadows and friends. Our connection with the shadow begins as soon as we can read and breathe. The Rev. Wayne Walder discusses “The Shadow in Story” at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. When we stand in the light, a shadow is created. Shadows are a result [...]

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