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Snail

              There are times I want To pull tight into myself Like a small garden snail Knowing the ground before me Is covered in salt Which will suck me dry If I am not careful   The gardener watch

6 hours ago

Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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Dominion vs. Magic

I have to say I had more fun tonight playing my new gift Dominion: Empires with my wife tonight than Friday Night Magic last week. Dominion starts even. Everyone had 7 one money cards (coppers) and ev

6 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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GA: Friday, June 24, 2016

(Phyllis is shown to the left at the registration table.) Today started off with UUA President Peter Morales discussing research on growing a congregation that shows growth is based more on being a be

7 hours ago

uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)

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Reflections on Religious Democracy

I am currently attending my sixth consecutive General Assembly (GA) of the Unitarian Universalist Association of congregations (UUA).  Unitarian Universalism is a "covenantal" religion. There is no ag

7 hours ago

Infinite Dominoes (Site / Info)

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TAPROOTS FOR A NEW UNIVERSALISM Zen Buddhism & Unitarian Universalism, Encounter, Conflict, New Visions

TAPROOTS FOR A NEW UNIVERSALISM Zen Buddhism & Unitarian Universalism, Encounter, Conflict, New Visions James Ishmael Ford 24 June 2016 Delivered as the Conrad Wright Annual Lecture Unitarian Universa

10 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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The truth is out there. Way out there

The semi-major axis of our solar system's outer known planet (Neptune) is just over 30 astronomical units (AU), 4.5 billion km. That is of course 30 times earth's orbital radius of 1 AU. So about yay

11 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Trumpsubstantiation

Jonathan Chait is pleased that the New York Times has finally stopped repeating the Trump Steaks lie, and that, well, he's got a reason to exercise his "minor fixation" with the March incident in whic

12 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web: Thirsty for justice

A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.  

13 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Why This Jewish Woman Says InshAllah

By Susan Katz Miller Photo credit: Susan Katz Miller This essay appeared originally on Interfaith Ramadan. I happen to be a Jewish woman who says inshAllah. And, Alhamdulillah. Quite a lot. So earlier

16 hours ago

Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

Religion American Society Being Both Susan Katz Miller

Mass Death at a Gay Bar—The Forgotten Atrocity

Stunned community members tended victims of the UsStairs Lounge arson fire. Forty-three years ago on July 24, 1974, long before an enraged guy with a couple of high-powered semi-automatic weapons loos

16 hours ago

Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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A World of His Own

  In the world he has built for himself, the presumptive Republican Nominee for President of the United States has never had to think about or navigate his own racial identity. Growing up in privilege

17 hours ago

spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Rev. William Barber brings crowd to its feet at racial justice rally

Public witness event features interfaith leaders, young adults

18 hours ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Great England

Interesting times after the United Kingdom's vote yesterday, leaving us to sort out who's in what anymore. The odds-makers were favoring the status quo, the markets were ebullient ahead of what was as

18 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Summer Solstice reflection

This post is developed from a spoken reflection from notes that I offered to my CPE colleagues in prayer time on Wednesday, in observance of the solstice, which occurred Tuesday. Breathe in… Breathe o

20 hours ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

Reflections

Guest Post: The Building of a South African Vampyre Community

[The Wild Hunt welcomes guest writer Christina Engela. She is a author, witch, human rights activist, blogger and chief researcher for the Alternative Religious Forum. Engela lives in South Africa and

20 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism South Africa Darklady Kay Valur Noctem Octarine Valur South African Vampyre Alliance The Magenta Dragon Vampyre Community Way of the Rede

(6-24) by the Minnesota River (the state park), Twin Cities

US 12 was a battle with the trucks so we headed NE & found a beautiful back road along a refuge. Misty hills & deciduous trees. Went down 55 into strong winds. One light shower on 12 but it was "dry"

20 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Ready for day 5

This will be my 5th day of box making class at MASW, and my seventh day of classes. I have been selling copies of my books, and talking some about eduction, how we learn, and why woodworking education

23 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

On Conflict

Mission statements and Covenants tell us how we ‘ought to’ behave, or how we ‘agree to’ behave. Safe Congregations policies tell us what to do after the fact. But little tells us how to deal with what

23 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Spiritual practice Conflict

Vision

“No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.” —Elizabeth Bowen How do you focus your gaze toward mystery? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection and encourage

1 day ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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June 24–Listening: The Inner Voice

Part 3 of homily given by Karen Smith, June 20 at UUCG: When preachers and poets talk about listening to our inner voice, they are not advocating that we give in to the dark angel of doubt.  They want

1 day ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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