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50 Years Ago Today—Marching to a Different Drummer at the Pentagon

Young demonstrators and troops outside the Pentagon.  Some of the troops lineing the roof of the Defense Department Headquarters were sharpshooters to used if "things got out of hand." There were othe

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

Vietnam War protest Federal troops Yippies 1967 Abbie Hoffman Benjamin Spock counter culture Dave Dellinger Jerry Rubin March on the Pentagon Norman Mailer The Mobe U.S. Marshalls

22 October 2017 All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (22 October 2017) at 11:00 AM for “Fine and Flawed, Proud and Problematic” presented by the children, youth, and adults of All Souls. On 15 and 22 October 2017, Unitarian Univ

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

Worship social justice Religious Education

Adult Religious Education — 22 October 2017

Please join us on Sunday (22 October 2017) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class. On the second weekend of the #uuwhitesupremacyteachin, we will take some time for final thoughts on Wakin

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

social justice Religious Education

Building and Grounds Work Day — 21 October 2017

Please join us on Saturday (21 October 2017) for our monthly building and grounds work day.  We will be there from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Beyond basic mowing and cleaning, all of the work of maintaining

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

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Mr. Sandman

We need dreams.  We need that world.  Yesterday, I heard the song “Mr. Sandman” then started Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” epic comic series.  I wonder how we would do without dreams.  As strange as they so

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Oscar’s Ghost Book Signing at the Oscar Wilde Bar in New York City

I am thrilled to be able to announce that I will be doing a book signing at the Oscar Wilde bar in New York City. The Oscar Wilde is elegant enough for Oscar, a place where “extravagance is always in

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Story and Self (Site / Info)

Oscar Wilde Oscar's Ghost

Between the World and Me – Changing a World Steeped in White Supremacy Culture

Book Discussion on “Between the World and Me” by Ta Nehisi Coates — a letter to his son on the meaning of being black in a society steeped in white supremacy culture.  A three-week discussion series o

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons MDD Assembly – Keynote and Workshop

See the Notes from Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons’ Workshop. Keynote Address On Becoming a Grown Up: Spiritual Maturity With and Without God Good morning.  What a pleasure and an honor it is to be with you t

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Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)

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What’s revealed by a few phone calls

Yes, yes, condolence calls don’t bear much scrutiny and it’s time to stop analyzing what each of these poor people had to endure, or what they appreciated, about a call from our 45th, in chronology an

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Changing the world? Us? (part 2)

”Robbing Peter to pay Paul.” If things get a little tight, you may have to do this. Poor Peter. But churches shouldn’t have to do this, right? And yet, we seem to expect non-profits to live from paych

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Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

Standing on the Side of Love Caring for One Another Community Building

Media roundup: Colorado UU congregation shields family from deportation

Rachel Walden A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Beyond Fair Trade: Building Just Relationships

What's it like to join the UU College of Social justice on an immersion journey? Jan Taddeo shares her experience from Beyond Fair Trade: Building Just Relationships, which explored the power of fair

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Recent Updates – Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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Column: Wouldn’t You Like to See Something Strange?

I remember certain parts distinctly; or I should better say that the images are clear; some details less so. I was cooking something, but not in a house. It was a professional kitche; there were lots

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism Perspectives ancestors reincarnation Samhain past lives transmigration

Fairy Barf

We went for a walk in the woods near Sitka today, and Kari pointed out a kind of lichen called Fairy Barf (Icmadophila ericetorum):

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Zen at the End of Times: A Small Meditation on Despair & Gratitude

  Last weekend Jan & I joined the Empty Sky Sangha and its teachers Doug Phillips and Mary Gates for a three-day sesshin in West Cornwall, Connecticut. These are old friends and there is something ama

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Religion Buddhism joy wisdom awakening mysticism Zen despair jiriki New York tariki

Interdependent Web: Against the patriarchy, facts and other ugly things, life and death

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

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

The Role of Protest and the Law – Panel Discussion, Oct. 24

Tuesday, Oct 24 6-8PM Belmont University College of Law “From Charlottesville, VA to Berkeley, CA and everywhere in between—including Nashville—people are exercising their First Amendment rights in dr

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

announcement Acting on our values in the broader world

SURJ Education Mtg: Recognizing White Supremacy in Our Community, Oct. 23

Monday Oct. 23, 6:30-8 p.m. OutCentral 1709 Church St,  Nashville, TN 37203 At this meeting, we’ll be discussing white supremacist symbols, the history and of the alt-right, the culture of white supre

18 hours ago

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

announcement Acting on our values in the broader world

STLT#387, The Earth, Water, Fire, Air

This is not the chant I thought I knew. And thank all that’s holy that no one else was around, because I was blissfully singing the chant I know (very similar, but not exact – the version I know inclu

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Singability: Simple/Easy Mood: Welcoming Range: Low Genre: Chant

finished Viking chest...

Yesterday I installed the hand forged hardware on the Viking chest, and applied a coat of boiled linseed oil as a finish. Linseed oil was used as a wood finish on boats and chests in the Viking era as

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)