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CUC Month 2017

QUUiz time! What were the first two cities in the United States with Unitarian churches? Check back at the end of the month to see how you did on this year’s CUC Month QUUiz! The post CUC Month 2017 a

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

CUC Month

Why Harriet Tubman Still Matters Today

In my previous post on “Why It Matters that Harriet Tubman Will Be on the $20 Bill,” I wrote about Tubman’s early years. (Both posts are inspired by Catherine Clinton’s excellent 2004 biography Harrie

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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trees...

Jill Jonnes book Urban Forests describes the efforts of non-profit associations of the tree loving kind to set a monetary value on trees, measuring their beneficial economic effects on the environment

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

STLT#144, Now Is the Time Approaching

I can’t decide if I’m just annoyed by this practice right now, or if the songs in this section are annoying me personally right now, or if really, I have stumbled into a difficult section and hymns li

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Prepared

It would be foolish to go out into the wilderness without giving full attention to what you need to bring with you to stay safe and have a good time. We might be heading into the wilderness even if we

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Let Us Never Forget the Battle of Los Angeles: a Small Meditation on the Madness of Crowds

I am fully expecting a moving testimonial sometime today from Mr Trump singing praises of the heroes of the Battle of Los Angeles. It was late night on the 24th of February, in 1942. Air raid sirens b

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Fluttershy & Discord

For one of my recent “devotional” posts, I showed off my Captain America shrine. Since I’m a collector and have quite a few similar shelves/spaces, I decided it might be fun to do some more of those.

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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Asset-Based Community Development

The Social Justice Committee is hosting an Asset-Based Community Development training this Saturday (February 25th) from 1pm to 3pm in the Sanctuary Building.  Come learn how the Fellowship can be a b

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Ministry social justice community transformation Outreach training Community Building Asset-Based Community Development

What If God Was One of Us

I’ve been watching “The Young Pope” (up to episode 4). Reading the surreal book “ninety-nine stories of GOD” by Joy Williams. I was brought up Unitarian-Universalist. And am I now pagan.  I must admit

14 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Politics and No-Self

What are the political implications of the mass awareness that the self is an illusion? Arriving at and integrating that awareness through a devoted spiritual practice generally facilitates a pro-soci

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Government is a Lousy Parent

The government is a lousy parent. Pro-life Republicans have enacted laws restricting birth control and abortion. Pro-life folks believe that the fetus and its beginnings are sacred. Their concern stop

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Blog – Promise the Children (Site / Info)

Action Alerts Child Poverty Health Insurance Child Hunger Preschool

Down and Out in Nogales, City of the Deported

By Margaret Regan On a beastly hot June day, Jesús Arturo Madrid Rosas stood near the DeConcini Port of Entry, keeping a close eye on the street that transformed itself from Grand Avenue, Nogales, Ari

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

activism American Society Politics and Current Events Race and Ethnicity in America Now More Than Ever Detained and Deported Margaret Regan

Winter fire festivals in the UK celebrate Viking heritage

UNITED KINGDOM — Winter in the UK is often a dull and dreary affair. The winds are cold and biting, the skies are grey and loaded with drizzle. Any snow, with its temporary sense of wonder and magic,

21 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism news U.K. Burning the Clavie East Yorkshire England Flamborough Fire Festival Guizer Jarl Scotland shetland Up Helly Aa Vikings

When Does Life Begin

When does life begin? Some Christians believe that life begins at conception. The fertilized egg, fetus and unborn baby are sacred. They are against family planning and universal access to birth contr

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Blog – Promise the Children (Site / Info)

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Lighting 286 Candles on Washington’s Cake—Part II First in War

There is a lot wrong with this Currier and Ives American Centennial print of Washington accept command from the Continental Congress in 1776.  Washington in this is a much older man than accepted the

22 hours ago

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

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the ancient art of making the working class invisible

From A Frank Talk With Jessa Crispin About Why Modern-Day Feminism Is Full of Shit: There’s that Rebecca Traister book, All the Single Ladies. It’s all about this self-empowerment feminism—like “look

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Why It Matters that Harriet Tubman Will Be on the $20 Bill

The year 2020 will be the one-hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. To commemorate this occasion, the U.S. Treasury Department announced last year that

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Celebrate CUC Month!

The post Celebrate CUC Month! appeared first on Canadian Unitarian Council.

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

CUC Month

rubbing the tree of hope...

Last night we attended Amateur night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. The talent was wonderful, the host funny and talented himself. It is a tradition for entrants of all ages to rub what's left of th

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

STLT#143, Not in Vain the Distance Beacons

It is possible I am about to ruin this hymn for some people. If you can’t bear to read about the context of this lyric that might change how you see it,  close this window and go do something else. I

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

A Toolkit for Resisting Totalitarianism 

For my money the philosopher Hannah Arendt offers the most profound analysis of the causes of totalitarianism. During and after the Second World War, Arendt spent a lot of time researching and thinkin

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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The Wisdom of the Forest God – A Pilgrimage into the Woods

The woods have always been a magical place for me, and my recent pilgrimage to the woods was an amazing experience. But I cannot stay in the woods – there is too much work to be done out here.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Encountering Change: A Chaplain’s Perspective

We members of the Unitarian Universalist movement have an opportunity to demonstrate and model how to disagree with one-another respectfully, in love, yet without losing sight of our own values and po

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Unitarian Universalism Interfaith Martin Luther King John Cooper Odin

Ringing in Your Ears

Imagine if you could hear this picture. What sort of a low ringing sound would you get from pouring water over the bell of a large metal bowl? Can you hear it? What sounds are so vivid to you that you

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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And then there was Karl Jaspers

Karl Theodor Jaspers was born on this day, the 23rd of February, 1883, Oldenburg, in Lower Saxony, in Germany. He began studying law but changed to medicine, taking his doctorate in 1908. Two years la

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Suspirius

[My retelling of Samuel Johnson’s story of the human screech-owl for the modern age:] We like to distinguish people by the animals we suppose they resemble. A hero is called a lion, the shy and retiri

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Meditations

Save the Ansonia Public Library!

I did my weekly trip to the Ansonia Public Library today and I saw that Mayor Corsetti was considering defunding library staff.  This would be absolutely tragic. For one, I like many people frequently

1 day ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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A few series that have good places to stop watching before the series actually ends (no spoilers)

This post isn't about shark-jumping, which is when a show has gone on too long. It's about when the important arcs have been resolved, and while what follows may have strong moments, the show is not a

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Endings Buffy the Vampire Slayer Deadwood The Matrix Veronica Mars

Meet Them All! 2017 Youth Caucus Staff

General Assembly 2017 of the Unitarian Universalist Association will be a gathering like no other. Responsive to the hurt and upheaval enhanced by the Trump administration and more responsive still to

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

UUA GA Guides and Tools youth caucus General Assembly 2017 Youth Caucus 2017 User Guide

Evolving Religion

"Church! Huh! What Is It Good For?" part 3 Religion came to early humans as both a blessing and a curse. Faith community provided a feeling of connection, of at-home-ness, of being with our people, an

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Church! Huh! What Is It Good For?