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Liberal Religion & Buddhist Modernism: Or, We Can Blame the Whole Mess on Descartes

    Some years ago I wrote something and in it referenced the term “liberal religion.” One reader, a theologically trained person, in fact a Roman Catholic priest, wrote to me that he was concerned th

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Religion Culture philosophy Buddhism Liberal Religion wisdom Zen critical thinking Buddhist modernism Descartes rationalist religion

24 September 2017 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (24 September 2017) at 11:00 AM for “Keeping It Alive” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. We are continuing our season in celebration of Unitarian Universalist history, tradition, herit

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

Worship Religious Education

Adult Religious Education — 24 September 2017

Please join us on Sunday (24 September 2017) at 9:15 AM as we continue in the spirit of the #uuwhitesupremacyteachin that we started on 30 April 2017. We will discuss the next four chapters — Chapter

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

Religious Education

A Thousand Words a Day

I just finished Ray Bradbury’s book of essays “Zen in the Art of Writing”. ***1/2 There a lot of good stuff in it.  From keeping images that can make a story later to writing with zest and gusto. Or t

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


That Would Be the Day is Today….

Buddy Holly, in glasses, and his Lubbok, Texas high school buddies were The Crickets and the put the cherry on top of developing Rock and Roll. The history of Rock and Roll is replete with firsts that

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

Memphis rock and roll Billboard chart blues Brunswick Records Buddy Holly Chuck Berry Decca Records Ike Turner Lubbock Texas No 1 Rock Around the Clock Rock-a-billy The Crickets

Exciting times supported by the UUFP basket


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Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)


Enter Victoria Woodhull

“If you spliced the genes of Hillary Clinton, Madonna, Heidi Fleiss and Margaret Thatcher, you might have someone like Victoria Woodhull.” Atlanta Journal & Constitution Victoria California Claflin wa

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Culture politics first woman to run for president Victoria Woodhull

Column: Six Heathens Speak of Fall

The fall equinox is celebrated in many different ways by practitioners of Ásatrú and Heathenry. Those who practice modern forms of polytheistic religions rooted in Northern Europe have revived, recons

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Nicknaming: terms of endearment or bullying? The first principle of UU

Our UUAWOL fiction book for September, 2017, has been Dave Eggers' novel, Heroes Of The Frontier. On page 143 Josie, the main character in the book, refers to her foster sister Samantha, and describes

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

First Principle

STLT#358, Rank by Rank Again We Stand

I don’t even know where to begin, so I guess I’ll begin with this morning’s experience of singing. As frequent readers know, I’m an Anglophile – a lover of British television, British film, the Britis

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Tune Recordings Available Range: High Singability: Moderate Content Warning Mood: Strong/Resilient

Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

After you have done something, ask yourself: Was that right to do? Should I be sorry? Soon enough, I will be dead and gone. What more can I do, as long as my action is in accord with that of an intell

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meditations, translations (Site / Info)

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quiet day in the wood shop.

Today in Northwest Arkansas we will navigate through an event called "Bikes, Blues and Barbecue" in which motorcycles and their riders will swarm on the highways and drink at taverns, and cluster in m

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)


Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness. ―Naomi Wolf What obstacle is currently serving as your teach

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Tree of Life UU Congregation’s new Word Players to Present Chatting With the Tea Party—Casting Call

The Social Justice Team of Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation is launching a new Arts in Resistance project—Word Players, a readers’ theater company to present interesting and challengin

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

McHenry Illinois Tree of Life UU Congregation Patrick Murfin casting call Chatting With the Tea Party readers' theater Rich Orloff Word Players

Heroin (e) ***1/2

Excellent storytelling.  Narcan works.  Treatment can save lives.  Drug court can get people out of the system.  But, just heartbreaking.  So many overdoses, so many lives lost so young. So many peopl

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


And THEN what happens?

The Senate Democrats' Joint Economic Committee explains What Happens in 2027? Trying to wage major legislation through the reconciliation process is bad for a lot of reasons, and Kicking Consequences

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Shaping Change – Transforming our Congregations and Communities

Fall Gathering sponsored by the Hudson Mohawk Unitarian Universalist Congregations and NY State Convention of Universalists Transforming Our Congregations & Communities Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

Upcoming Activities

A ride out to Girton and Oakington to see a member of the congregation and to pay quiet homage to Agnes Arber (1879-1960)

This morning I cycled over to Midfield Lodge Care Home in Oakington to see there a very elderly member of the congregation who is slowly recovering from a serious stroke. My route took me past Girton

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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The discipline of forgiveness

Elizabeth Lerner Maclay It’s gotten so that if I call a loved one during that period of ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, they’ll just ask, ‘Is this the phone call?’

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

FUUN Mention in LA Times as Director of Communication is Interviewed

Reporter Stephen Battaglio puts a political spin on why Hallmark is more popular in red states in his Sept. 17 article entitled Hallmark Channel isn’t winning Emmys, but red states love it. An excerpt

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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Media roundup: Providing a moral voice on health care, immigration, and racial justice

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

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Interdependent web: Playing life on the hard setting, no-God is done with that, and more

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)

Transitions in Unitarian Universalism preached by Reverend Tom Capo on 9/17/2017

“ Come into this place of peace and let its silence heal your spirit; come into this place of memory and let its history warm your soul; come into this place of prophecy and power and let its vision c

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The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Column: a Most Peculiar Gray

There is a famous pataki about  the orishas Oyá and Changó. In the story, Changó had been in battle and fought continuously against his enemies, but despite his victories, many more of them came to at

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism climate change Perspectives Hurricane hubris Oyá

Protect Our Public Schools to Protect Our Democracy

A Q&A with Deborah Meier and Emily Gasoi: One reason why early advocates pushed to establish a universal, compulsory education system was because, in a democracy, the presumption is that we are all pa

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

Politics and Current Events Now More Than Ever Progressive Education Deborah Meier Emily Gasoi These Schools Belong to You and Me

Islam in America

This post is a continuation of yesterday’s theme of “American Muslims.” Regarding the first line of President Obama’s speech in Cairo that I ended with yesterday (“Islam has always been a part of Amer

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


What’s better than TV?

No remote to look for and your dinner is included—no clean up! And entertainment and pizza for your kids. Get the whole package NOW! Live entertainment This Sunday is the last one for tickets or do it

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Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

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Jack Dempsey and the Long Count in Chicago

Jack Dempsey, the Manassas Mauler, rose from hobo to one of the most popular Heavy Weight Champions of all time. How big a deal was the second Dempsey-Tunney Heavyweight Championship fight that was he

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

Chicago Big City Coast Guard Dempsy-Tunney fights George Bellows Heavyweight Champion Jack Dempsey Jack Dempsey's Restaurant Jess Willard Louis Fripo Mannassas Mauler The Long Count

Entrustment Ceremony

Entrustment Ceremony (by Rev. Anthony Makar) The transfer of parental rights from one family to another in an open adoption is bittersweet. The role of a ritual, called an entrustment ceremony, to hon

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

Spiritual Growth and Development adoption Relationships and Communications Worship Arts Entrustment Ceremony

Why was I born? Kate Braestrup's answer

We continue out discussion of this month's nonfiction book, Here If You Need Me by Kate Braestrup. If you have suggestion for a nonfiction and/or a fiction book for October, please let me know in the

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)