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Finance Team – October 2014

Submitted By Lori Sirtosky The Finance Team is very pleased to report that we have established a bank account. We […]

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Sacred Path, a Unitarian Universalist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana (Site / Info)

Finance Team

Covenant Team – October 2014

Submitted By Lori Sirtosky The Covenant Team has been working the past year to facilitate a process by which the […]

2 hours ago

Sacred Path, a Unitarian Universalist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana (Site / Info)

Covenant Team

Expanding the Circle 4

The First Principle Project We also know that the meat production industry produces 18% of all greenhouse gases – more than the entire transportation sector. If climate change is a concern (and it sur

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Expanding the Circle

Sanctuary initiative holds Denver families together, and other UUs in the media

Sanctuary seeker takes refuge from deportation at UU church In an effort to avoid being forcibly deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Arturo Hernandez became Colorado’s first sanctua

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uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info)

UUs in the Media

UNCO 14: last thoughts

The last session I attended at UNCO 14 West was the session on the spiritual and mental health of pastors on Wednesday morning. The purpose of the Wednesday morning breakout sessions is to figure out

5 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

UNCO14 Bay area, Calif.

Join the elite

Those of us who are religious progressives continue to try to understand conservative Christianity in the United States, and more specifically to understand how a religious option that asserts the lea

6 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Providing Sanctuary as an Act of Faith

Sanctuary is a faithful response to an invitation from the immigrant community to walk with them and follow their lead as they fight for and insist on justice. On Tuesday, Arturo Armando Hernández Gar

6 hours ago

Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

Blog immigration sanctuary Arturo Hernandez CIR Not 1 More Rev Kierstin Homblette Rev. Mike Morran

Communications Team – October 2014

Submitted By Lori Sirtosky The Communications Team has created a Leadership Resources section of the site that will serve to […]

7 hours ago

Sacred Path, a Unitarian Universalist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana (Site / Info)

Communications Team

That age

You learn something new every day, I hear, and one thing today was in John Rember's column in Wednesday's Boise Weekly : Paul McCartney wrote "When I'm Sixty-four" when he was 16. That was in 1958 or

7 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

What Kind of Week Has It Been?

Overall, this has been a pretty good writer week. I say “writer” week as opposed to “writing” week to distinguish between the career and the creation. The audio version of my first novel Angel has jus

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Identity Theft (Novel) Angel (Novel)


Exhausting the potential of limited resources. If you were to take a set of Froebel blocks, either number three or four, each with 8 in a set, and were yourself used to the abundance of materials that

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Welcome New CUC Staff!

We are very pleased this October to welcome two new members of the CUC staff team: Joan Carolyn and Tisann McSween. Joan and Tisann are working to get caught up this week, as they join the staff team

7 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Shelf Promotion: Trading Commerce for Art

DIRT WORK author Christine Byl reflects on the eternal question for a first-time author: To promote or not promote. Maybe it's time we changed the conversation.

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Books Writing reading Christine Byl Dirt Work Authors Book Promotion Elliot Bay Bookstore FridayReads Montana Festival of the Book Self Promotion

Canada, autumn, Ebola, and more UU writing

O Canada The Rev. Bill Sinkford reacts to this week’s shooting in the Canadian Parliament. I . . . heard the MP’s speak about yesterday’s attack and renew their commitment to preserve an open society.

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uuworld.org : The Interdependent Web (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web

Peter Paddon, 1964 to 2014

It was announced Thursday that Peter Paddon, author, teacher, Witch, and Cunningman, had passed away quietly during the night. His family posted the following on his public Facebook account: As you ca

8 hours ago

The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

Paganism Peter Paddon

Reproductive Justice in Moving Pictures

The youth group of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus has just released two videos, sharing what they learned about Reproductive Justice and the impact it has on the lives of real peo

9 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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25 lezioni di femminismo per i miei figli

"Se vuoi qualcosa nella vita, devi metterti nella posizione di ottenerla per conto tuo": questo me lo diceva mio padre vent'anni fa. "Non fare affidamento su qualcun altro perché te la procuri". Ce ne

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

Jewish Readings of Christian Scripture: Parables as Deeds Not Creeds

Yesterday I posted about “Reading the Same Text Differently with Jews & Christians Read” about the ways Christians have often appropriated Jewish scripture in a way that does not fully appreciate the

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


Why a Traditionally Published Author of 15 Books Chooses to Go Indie

I did an interview today on The Readdicts to help get the word out about my crowdfunding campaign to publish the novel Identity Theft.  I ended up talking quite a bit about the business of publishing

11 hours ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Identity Theft (Novel) Publishing

Social Action in Action, October 24, 2014

BOOK SALE! Still catchin’ up! Thank You to all the following plus any we missed! Many thanks to Pinoake Browning, Maryann Burgos, Bill Butler, Joan Deacon, Monica Greene, Kevin Haney, Susan Haney, Sus

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uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)


Robert Shurtlieff Sampson Discharged from the Continental Army—Deborah Samson Walks Home

Post war portrait of Deborah Sampson. There have been a handful of documented cases of women posing as men to serve in the armed forces in American history.   The Civil War saw such enlistments in bot

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

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Lost and Found

Haven’t you done it? Picked up a glove or a hat or a baby sock that you found on the street and placed it in some visible, clean location in hopes that the owner will come back for it? You don’t know

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Saving the entire world

“whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.” -Quote from the Talmud How is humanity redeemed? This year has brought war, genocide, disease, and conflict- religious, ethnic,

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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October 24 – The Library: Tell Me a Story, Revisited

From the first moment of cognizance in our lives, we are collecting stories.  This is usually referred to as “making memories”, but it’s the same thing.  You may or may not think of yourself as a stor

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Talent, Oregon

The old railroad depot at Talent, Oregon. The sign reads: “To Portland 336 mi. / TALENT / To San Francisco 436 mi. / Elevation 1,635″ My cousin Sue tells me that up until a few years ago, two trains a

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

Putting Things Off Until You Can't

Stephen Covey (and many many others) uses a quadrant system for productivity. On one axis is importance, and on the other, urgency. The urgent stuff has a way of taking our lives, whether or not it's

18 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

November Faith Formation at Home Calendar

a pdf for your downloading pleasure! Faith Formation at Home November 2014

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Faith Formation At Home

Another UU released today

The October 2014 (14.10) release of the Ubuntu Linux operating system came out today. The releases have a double initial codename: an adjective, bordering on the outlandish, and an animal. And we’ve c

20 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Ubuntu Linux

Towards a More Inclusive Model of Sexual Orientation

Several years ago, I raised the question on this blog about whether kink could be considered a sexual orientation. Since that time, the issue has gained traction, due in large measure to the notorious

22 hours ago

Ravenstone's Reflections (Site / Info)

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An Open Letter to Susan Bibeau

I am so sorry for your loss.  For the loss of your son—the adult man he was last week, and ... Continue reading

22 hours ago

Rebel With A Label Maker (Site / Info)