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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


The Third Reconstruction: Jan. 30, Feb. 6 & 13

UUA Common Read: The Third Reconstruction, by The Rev. Dr. William Barber.  Barber calls on us to ground our justice work in moral dissent, and to do the hard work of Coalition Building in society tha

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Youth Ministry Training Webinar 6

Inclusive Youth Group Dynamics If you’ve found yourself here on Blue Boat it’s a fairly safe assumption that at some point in your Unitarian Universalist life, you’ve created a covenant with a youth g

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

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UPDATE: the Rectory loses its space, founders clarify reasons

MONTREAL — It was announced Jan. 11 that the Rectory, a newly-created Pagan ritual and learning space, would be closing its doors as of Feb. 1. Located in an historic building owned by an Anglican chu

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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News brief: UUA endorses Women’s March on Washington

Christopher L. Walton The Unitarian Universalist Association, UU Women’s Federation, and Black Lives of UU endorse January 21 march in Washington, D.C.

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Courageous Love: Relationships and Movements

Welcome to Thirty Days of Love 2017. Over the next four weeks, we will be sharing a weekly message alongside a companion worksheet and short video. We hope you find these sharings and stories of use t

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Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

“With No Force At All”

A Unitarian Universalist Welcome by Leslie Mills After I graduated college, with my family of origin in turmoil, I moved to a place where I knew no one outside of the job I was working. As I young per

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

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Unseasonably warm

It is unseasonably warm here in Arkansas. We've had little in the way of winter. My supply of firewood for the wood stove is largely untouched. In the meantime, the incoming trump administration promi

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

MLK: Feeling Our Way

What Do We Do Now, Dr. King? part 2 Tom Rosenbaum (CUUC member) suggested to me that we might learn something from looking at the ways that King himself discerned to which threats and goals to devote

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

What Do We Do Now Dr King?

What We Love Can Be Saved

The following ritual is for social justice warriors AND for people of conscience who have never used the words “social justice” before. As we act, we need to find the source of our strength. As we act

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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STLT#106, Who Would True Valor See

One of the tropes in musical theatre is the ‘my way’ trope: somewhere in the first act (usually toward the end of the act), a major character sings their song of defiance – the song that tells the aud

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn


Climate change means that we are looking at the devastating possibility of a world in which glaciers and sea ice have simply melted away. Gone. What change do you grieve? The Daily Compass offers word

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


The Master Rujing Explains Mu

The current conceit would have it that in Zen koan introspection is something that Rinzai people do, but not Soto. Of course there is an element of truth in this assertion. In Japan where for some goo

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Molly Goldberg—Bringing Bronx Jewish Family Life into Goy Living Rooms

The Goldbergs premiered on CBS Television in 1948 after twenty successful years on radio in various incarnations. On the evening of January 17, 1948 The Goldbergs premiered on CBS Television.   Most h

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

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Dear Clinton Democrats, respectfully, this is why I'll no longer engage with you

I understand you are committed to your support for Hillary Clinton. Humans cling to their beliefs for as long as they can. Admitting you're wrong is one of the hardest things we can do. But you're wro

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Kitty Chair Takeover

I can see why I have no room when both cats are in my armchair with me. They can both take most of the chair without me. I absolutely love my dudes. Lenny and Squiggy are totally awesome. 

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Do I stay or do I go?

Is this group/place useful to me? Am I useful to it? Do I have anything they/it needs that couldn’t be found easier in someone else? Do I have what they/it needs at all? Are they/it better off without

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a few words here and there (Site / Info)

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How did we get here?

Kathleen Parker asks the $64 billion question: Did we really elect Donald Trump? The Electoral College gave him the nod, we know that, based on a well-distributed minority of the votes cast. And there

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Guest at Your Table

Every year, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), a nonsectarian group, invites others to participate in the inter-generational program Guest at Your Table. This program, which focuses

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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Of Words and Wonderings

Language is weird, English especially. We park in driveways and drive on parkways. While slim and fat are antonyms, slim chance and fat chance are synonyms, just like tie up and tie down mean the same

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)


America’s deadly theological crisis

My special holiday guest blogger is Rev. Jim Foti, assistant minister at the congregation I serve. He delivered a version of this reflection over the Martin Luther King weekend. The first clear though

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UU Collective (Site / Info)


My tweets

Sun, 13:21: I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/FxucdSSFTl The Living End - End Of The World Sun, 13:21: I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/Wfj1fwNeoe Tom Lehrer - So

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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


Furious at Martin Luther King, President Johnson says why he matters so much

After King publicly opposed the Vietnam War: President Johnson stopped taking meetings with King. “What is that goddamned nigger preacher doing to me?” Johnson reportedly remarked after the speech. “W

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Martin Luther King

Our Fucking City: A Review of Patriots Day

My interest in going to see Patriots Day was a mixed bag. I don’t have much of a taste for disaster films or their closely related. And I was, I admit, mildly put off by the idea of a “heartfelt tribu

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Hearings – Week 2

Republicans are trying to fast track the hearings of Trump’s nominations. No point explaining their excuses for shortcutting the process, why waste words on their lies. They hope to fast track appoint

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Speak UP, Nation! (Site / Info)


The Iegitimacy of Donald Trump

Four reasons why Trump is an illegitimate President, in order of importance: 1. He lost the popular vote. The Electoral college is a anti-democratic vestige of the Constitution which violates the prin

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Speaks Out on the Limits of Northern Liberalism

By Jeanne Theoharis While Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks are typically associated with the South, both spent a great deal of their lives challenging the racism of the Jim Crow North. Yet this part

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

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Weekly Call to Action! Jan. 16, 2017

Sanders and Warren inspired many protests this weekend over the Repeal of the ACA. [The following phone # can be put in your phone’s contacts for quick access. This is to the DC switchboard. You choos

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Speak UP, Nation! (Site / Info)


Pagan Community Notes: Martin Luther King Jr., The Rectory, King Arthur, and more!

UNITED STATES —  On this day each year, the U.S. honors Martin Luther King Jr. Public schools, government offices, and many businesses are closed in order to recognize his work and sacrifice, as well

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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The People Have No Inherent Authority

There is a myth that underlies much of American society, and this myth is the greatest support to those who wield authority in our country.  It is the myth that “We The People of these United States”

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Celestial Lands (Site / Info)

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