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Friday, October 17, 2008

More congregations create addiction ministries

125 Unitarian Universalist congregations now offer ministries to people struggling with addiction.
By Donald E. Skinner
Fall 2008 8.18.08

The cover story of the summer 2004 issue of UU World profiled the Rev. Dr. Denis Meacham’s drive to help congregations develop ministries to those who struggle with addictions. When Meacham started his own addictions ministry at First Parish in Brewster, Massachusetts, in 2000, there were no others. Today around 125 congregations have such ministries and a move is underway to gain official recognition and support for addictions ministry from the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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