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Beltane – The Coming of the Gods

The Tuatha De Danann had to fight to make a home in Ireland. I do not imagine our struggles will be any easier. But with the skill of Lugh, the strength of the Dagda, and the cunning of the Morrigan,

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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“Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.” —T.S. Eliot What endeavors do you worry about? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection and encourage the creation of a mor

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments of Critical Thinking & Democratic Decency—A brief address for the AGM

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) Today is our church's AGM and, consequently, it seems worth briefly articulating why I think it is worth supporting (either by joining as a formal member being associates

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

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The Truth About George & the Dragon, Long Suppressed, but Now Revealed

As it happens today is the Feast of St George. Thanks to the scholarly investigations of Stan Washburn, we have access to what really happened in those days of yore when the dragon and George walked t

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Random New Resistance Verse for National Poetry Month

These six women, members and friends of the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry who joined the March for Science in Chicago on Saturday along with a press-reported 45,000 or so

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

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“Alexander Hamilton” (Hamilton song by song, 1)

I’m sorry to add to the sorrows of anyone who didn’t wangle a ticket, but I’m very excited: we are going to see Hamilton in July! Around the time we got tickets, my mom asked what she should give us f

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Flower Moon Drum Circle, May 6

Saturday, May 6, 7-11 p.m., Morgan House Gather/set up/warm up begins at 7 p.m., drumming officially begins after our (short and prompt) 8 p.m. circle. The circling up portion is optional, please part

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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Dates set for Fall OWL Classes

Our Whole Lives, or OWL, is our Unitarian Universalist lifespan sexuality education program, with curricula for kindergarten through adulthood. Due to several complicating factors including calendar c

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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safety, comfort, law and order.

As conversations around racial justice and white supremacy (both covert and overt) dominate our culture and my faith tradition, I have found myself thinking about the difference between safety and com

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Speaking of… (Site / Info)

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I’ve loved labyrinths for a long time.  Ever since I first walked one.  Probably in San Francisco like 15 years ago.  I finally bought one today I could trace with my hand in ceramic. Unfortunately, t

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Preparing an online version of “Ancient History of Universalism”

I’ve been writing a blog since 2003, and this is post #4,000. I saw this coming and thought it deserved a little something extra. Earlier this week I was speaking with a friend and colleague about Uni

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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Pagan Voices: Special Earth Day edition

Pagan Voices is a spotlight on recent quotations from figures within the Pagan community. Today’s edition focuses on Earth Day, which has been celebrated annually since 1970 and has attracted Pagans s

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Earth Day TWH Features Pagan Voices John Halstead Average Pagan Ed Hubbard Selena Fox Wendy Griffin

A brief thought on commitment in British (English?) liberal religious and politcal circles

The Cambridge Unitarian Church taken today from Christ's Pieces Tomorrow is the AGM of the Cambridge Unitarian Church where I am minister and at this time of year I often find myself thinking about ab

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

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La prière chrétienne "Notre Père" en araméen, langue du Christ

"Notre Père qui es aux cieux ! Que ton nom soit sanctifié ; que ton règne vienne ; Que ta volonté soit faite sur terre comme au ciel. Donne-nous aujourd'hui notre pain de ce jour ; Pardonne-nous nos o

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UNIVERSALISME - Monde (Site / Info)

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UNIVERSALISME - Monde (Site / Info)

Column: “You can never tell with the bees,” said Pooh

Hi, my name is Manny and I’m a beekeeper; beek for short. I started off as a normal gardener. You know, cucumbers, basil, radishes. But soon, as is what happens, you more. You want to grow unusual pla

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Earth Day, the March for Science, and Three Things We Should Know

Today across the nation there are a number of public demonstrations set as a “March for Science.” I’m an enthusiastic supporter of anything that holds up science. And, these days of political turmoil

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Since it's the weekend, something in a recreational vein? I liked this little item I saw Friday night, the Business Insider cherry-picking one of the the results of a poll this week, concerning the ma

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Happy Earth Day...

Scott Bultman has a new trailer for the History of Kindergarten project, and it now includes short b roll views of some of my students at work. https://vimeo.com/214080852/5b3a212cdf I found it lovely

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

STLT#202, Come Sunday

I wonder how many denominations have Duke Ellington in their hymnals? A hat tip to our hymnal commission for finding a place for this piece. And, as I’ve talked about before, this fits in the ‘not eve

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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Earth Day

Earth Day is not just a celebration of our glorious planet—it is most importantly a reminder of the responsibility each of us holds to protect and promote the health of the living networks we belong t

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Lessons On Leadership

April 5, 2017 Dear Colleagues, I have been in leadership since I was eight years old when my mother came home from the hospital after her first suicide attempt (and her divorce from my dad) and told m

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Calltrepreneurship (Site / Info)

Earth Day, Science March and Poetry

Today is the 47th annual international celebration of Earth Day.   Launched in 1970 with unexpectedly mass marches the event marked the graduation of the infant ecology movement from the provenance of

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

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Ambien Fun

I took an Ambien last night because I couldn’t sleep.  Probably should have waited longer.  Wicked groggy today.  Unlike Patton Oswalt though I don’t have crazy dreams.  Hopefully an easier sleep toni

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Rights Reading

This week, we are focusing on Climate Justice, as Climate Justice Month comes to an end. The post Rights Reading appeared first on Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

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

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Science, Not Silence: A March for Science Reading List

The critical role that scientific research plays in our health, safety, understanding of the natural world, and future as a species is under threat. With an administration that is pushing to suppress

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

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A Love Song to Unsplash

I adore mornings. My typical retired day starts with: cuddling the cat as he walks over my chest, sits on my face, etc., etc.; splashing cold water on my face; meditating; making coffee; and then with

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Happy Web Diva (Site / Info)

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