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UU Service

By Jon Sievert “Love all, so that you may not wish to kill any,” said the Buddha. At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, Ravi Nathwani explores the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi about Ahimsa, the principle of nonviolence toward all living things. Nonviolence is one of the cardinal virtues and an important tenet of Hinduism [...]

My Child, My Love: Sin Excepciones

By David Johanssen It takes courage for a child to say, “Mom, I’m gay,” especially in conservative Mexico. In a new play, renowned Mexican actress Laura Sotelo presents the story of how she came to accept that her child is gay. It is a personal story that she hopes will change the hearts of parents [...]

Fr George arrives at St Paul’s Anglican

By Mary Jean Miller St Paul’s Anglican Church in San Miguel de Allende welcomes the Reverend Canon George F Woodward III as our next rector, arriving July 1. Fr George has a hearty laugh and a unique ability to reach out to a wide variety of people and their interests. He is bilingual and sensitive [...]

It’s a Wrap!

By Skip Essick It’s been quite a year at the Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende. Under the leadership of President Fred Collins, Midday Rotary has improved membership and Rotary Foundation contributions; started new, exciting projects; and had a variety of dynamic speakers at the weekly meetings. As Collins’s year as president comes [...]

Something For Everyone At This Fourth of July Party!

By Jane Sallis There is something for everyone at the Patronato Pro Niños Fourth of July Party and Auction—prizes that range from big trips (Machu Picchu, the Masters Golf Tournament, and the US Open Tennis Championship) to beautiful artwork, jewelry, and charming pieces of fabulous folk art by Mexico’s finest artisans! But the prizes are [...]

Democrats Abroad Announces Holiday Fiesta

By Mark Bilker The San Miguel Chapter of Democrats Abroad will hold its annual Independence Day celebration at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Salida a Celaya 59, on Wednesday, July 4, 1–4pm. Tickets are 350 pesos each, which include an open buffet and cash bar. They are available at Tesoros, the Biblioteca gift shop; at [...]

Casita Linda News

By Louise Gilliam Alex Renaud wins United Nations philanthropy award Casita Linda is proud to have been asked to join Alex Renaud and his family and friends in New York City as he was honored with the Philanthropy Award at the 15th annual Women Together Awards and Gala at the United Nations. Alex is an [...]

Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo Movement

By David Johanssen The sexual assault revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein quite suddenly sparked a massive cultural shift, now known as the “Me Too” movement. Since then, more than 80 women have accused Weinstein of harassment or abuse, and dozens of other powerful men—including CEOs, celebrities, and congressional lawmakers—have been ousted from their posts [...]

Rotary: Service over Self

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By Skip Essick For 60 years, Club Rotario of San Miguel de Allende has used its passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy to peace to water and health, Club Rotario works to better our community. The Rotary motto, “Service above Self,” clearly defines this local and worldwide organization. Rotarian [...]

CASA’s Seventeenth Class of Midwives Graduates

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By Alma Lucero Martínez In the 1980s, the nonprofit organization CASA gave traditional midwives from the Mexican central region support in offering training in family pacification, after the midwives approached CASA looking for help. Based on these needs, San Miguel de Allende saw the opening of the first professional midwives school for women, accredited by [...]

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