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Bishop Akiba’s Dream: And Visions of Zen in North America

Bishop Gengo Akiba, head of the continental North American branch of the Japanese Soto Zen Buddhist sect, has been advocating for the building of a traditional Japanese style Zen monastic complex in N

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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The Animal Welfare Act Claims Rats and Mice Are Not Animals

By Marc Bekoff I am always incredulous that the AWA does not consider rats of the genus Rattus and mice of the genus Mus to be animals. Other animals also are conveniently tossed out of the animal kin

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

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Register Now for Regional Fall Gatherings!

Registration is now open for all three Regional Fall Gatherings taking place in October. With the national CUC conference shifting to a bi-annual schedule, these regional gatherings offer an annual op

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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New Voice for Disabled Pagans in England and Wales

[Dodie Graham McKay is one of our talented news writers and our Canadian correspondent. If you like her work and our daily news service, consider donating to The Wild Hunt. Each and every day, you wil

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Letter: Don’t forget history of UU women’s interfaith work

Letter to the editor: History of Unitarian interest in world religions is much older, if you remember women.

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Florence (Bunny) Turner

April 9, 1928 – September 17, 2016 Throughout her life, Bunny Turner was politically engaged, actively involved in social justice work, and an enthusiastic advocate for doing what is right. She leaves

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Canadian Electoral Reform

What are your opinions about Canada’s voting system? The House of Commons has formed a Special Committee on Electoral Reform to ask Canadians for their input, to identify viable alternative federal vo

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Accepting What Comes

Perhaps I’ve repeatedly heard the message, “Accept what comes,” but it doesn’t feel that way. In my current ministry as a Spiritual Care Provider – read: Chaplain – the patients I see preach this to m

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Stumbling out of a dive

The theme song for today's post-debate assessments must be the Grateful Dead's Hell in a Bucket (maybe a tad racy for some workspaces, but PG video, and the classic studio audio). It's not just inside

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

It Ain’t Easy Being Green – Unless You’re Dead

The Natural Death Expo on Saturday, November 5, 2016. There is a growing community of people who have a desire to be as environmentally conscious as possible. Green initiatives are being created or hi

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Challenging Trump’s Islamophobia: Demagoguery & Democracy

The Huffington Post adds the following Editor’s note to every article they publish about Donald Trump: “Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racis

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Time for Indigenous People’s Day

Five middle school students in Plattsburgh researched Columbus discovering America and were surprised to learn he didn't. He discovered the West Indies. Columbus didn't trade with the indigenous peopl

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Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

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The War of Positions and Communities of Resistance  

Antonio Gramsci was an early twentieth-century neo-Marxist who died in the 1930s as a result of imprisonment by the Italian Fascists. Gramsci described the inner-working of social systems as “the war

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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The Persistence of a Polytheist

Call it dedication. Call it devotion. Call it stubbornness. I’m calling it the persistence of a polytheist. Call it what you will. I’m going to keep doing what I’m called to do.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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packrat...

I try not to promote the benefits of being a packrat, but having a few unfinished projects lying around can be an advantage at times. For instance, when Fine Woodworking editor Dillon Ryan arrived yes

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

I Speak Slowly

They say "sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me" but as a child who was teased, a fat teenager who was ridiculed, a lesbian who was threatened, a woman who gets cat-called,

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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They Found Answers at the Office of Addresses and Encounters

Mid-17th Century London, London bridge on the right. On September 29, 1650 Henry Robinson, a noted religious dissenter, philosopher, writer, merchant, and sometimes government official, opened the Off

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

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The Promise of a Beginning

 “Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.” ―Jack Kornfield What helps you to make peace with endings? The Daily Compass offers words and images t

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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September 29–Love Makes a Bridge: Dealing with Fear

Love is the bridge between you and everything. Jalaluddin Rumi Unfortunately, this powerful little line from Rumi can come across almost as a platitude–a nice, innocuous little saying that really carr

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Donald Trump's 12 Worst Moments in the First Debate

There was a moment in Monday's presidential debate that has been mostly overlooked in the postmortem commentary that, in my mind, really irrevocably defined the race. Once we saw it, we couldn't unsee

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Orcinus (Site / Info)

Quick Update

I should be back with a regular post later this week, but just a few notes in the meantime. 1. Selling Stuff In my last post, I wrote about selling a bunch of my books and comics, with links to the li

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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Magic Mike ***

Good fun. Good acting. Some dealing with the stigma of being in sex work.  Sex work is real work and shouldn’t be stigmatized like it is. It makes it more dangerous for everyone. And there really is n

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Religious Freedom and Judge Roy Moore

(I was asked to speak at the No Moore Rally today at the Alabama Supreme Court Building in Montgomery, AL.  Judge Roy Moore was being tried on six out of seven ethics violations when he urged Alabama

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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How the rabbi missed Yom Kippur services

Another in a series of stories for liberal religious kids. Source and notes at the end. This is a story about Rabbi Israel Salanter, who lived in Lithuania in the 1800s: It was Yom Kippur, the holiest

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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The UN, the UUA and Empowering Women

It’s unbelievable that in developing countries, one in every three girls is married before reaching age 18. Sexual Rights are the ability to make your own decisions about partners, privacy, and protec

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Putting Divination First: Fool’s Dog Tarot Apps

[Terence P. Ward is one of our editors and talented weekly news writers. If you like his work and our daily news service, consider donating to The Wild Hunt. Each and every day, you will receive origi

1 day ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Last night

The Frontline episode that aired last night has a hell of two stories to tell. The episode is available online: The Choice 2016. You want epic drama, we've got it. Long-time Idahoan Michael Kirk direc

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

What Trump Vs. Clinton Means For Gun Control

By Dennis A. Henigan For the first time since 2000, the Presidential election promises to be pivotal for the politics of gun control. Both for supporters of stronger gun laws, and for “gun rights” par

1 day ago

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

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Buzz Coil on Hiatus

There will be no Buzz Coil in September because I'm recuperating from unusually complex   cataract surgery. I'm okay but should not be using my eyes to the extent necessary to gather material for the

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

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