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Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Debuts in San Miguel with New Course on Coping

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By Daniel Huebner On December 4, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will open its doors in San Miguel de Allende with the course “Worrier to Warrior,” a new six-session course to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity. Participants will take on life’s challenges by examining factors that [...]

Documentary Promises to Give Decades of Context to the Recent LeBaron Family Murders

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By John Wharton Residents of San Miguel de Allende were shocked to hear that nine Americans were murdered in northern México last week. Although the incident first appeared to be a case of mistaken identity, recent coroner’s reports revealed that the women and children were shot at point-blank range, deliberate executions in a decades-old conflict [...]

Patronato Pro Niños Director to Take Rotary Audiences Behind the Scenes of a 50-Year-Old NGO

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By Skip Essick Children in the rural areas of the San Miguel de Allende municipality are more likely to face challenges to their health and have less access to care than children in the urban areas. Although San Miguel was named the best city in the world in 2019 by Travel + Leisure magazine, there [...]

Jóvenes Adelante Senior Wins National Design and Simulation Award

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By Don Krim Jonathan Emmanuel Salgado Yañez has won first place in the University category of the “Eighth Concurso Nacional de Proyectos Académicos en Diseño y Simulación 2019” by Grupo SSC. Jonathan, a senior mechanical engineering university student at the Instituto Sanmiguelense (ITSES), competed against students from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, [...]

Unitarians Speaker’s Discussion of Love for Others Shifts Focus from Giver to Receiver

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By Jon Sievert The Rev Patrice Curtis of the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, Florida, explores why and how it is important to go beyond the idea of love and become practitioners at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. Drawing on the work of author Gary Chapman, Curtis will amplify different ways of expressing love—not in [...]

Donations Sought for Kidney Transplant to Save a Young Teacher

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By Nora Cohen and Kate Buckner   “You are the best teacher I ever had! I feel so sad that you are sick. I want you to get well and come back to teach us!” —Maria, one of local teacher Mane Tovar’s students   Mane Tovar, who teaches elementary school in San Miguel de Allende, [...]

Unitarian Service Ponders Questions of Community and Humanity

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By Jon Sievert At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUFSMA) service, Affiliate Minister Rev Tom Rosiello explores the importance of community in shaping us as human beings from the standpoint of Unitarian Universalist tradition and many other sources. The spiritual journey is often thought of as a journey of “finding yourself.” Some would say this [...]

Kiss Me Kate’s Revival a Delight to Revisit with Shelter Theater’s “Broadway on Screen” Series

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By John Wharton The first revival in nearly 50 years of the musical comedy masterpiece by composer Cole Porter enchanted critics and delighted audiences in 2000. Directed by Michael Blakemore, Kiss Me Kate won the Tony Award for Best Revival that year and went on to triumph as one of the biggest prize winners of [...]

Rotary Speaker Trying to Plug a Medical-Education Gap in México’s Rural Areas

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By Skip Essick Health services organizations in México are fighting a great battle to ensure that their healthcare providers offer the highest quality continuous medical care. This doesn’t always happen, often due to the lack of basic training and the lack of opportunities for continuing medical education, especially in the most marginalized areas of the [...]

Living and Writing a Migrant’s Life

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By Jon Sievert Education activist, author, and professor Francisco Jiménez relates his experiences as an undocumented immigrant to the US as a child, and the transformative power of education at a Unitarian service on November 10. A prolific, multi-award-winning author born in San Pedro, Tlaquepaque, México, Jiménez will describe his family’s life as migrant farmworkers [...]

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