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Rowing that Boat

In the Diamond Sutra we are called to Think of this fleeting world as A star at dawn A bubble in a stream A flash of lightening in a summer cloud A flickering lamp A phantom and a dream. Or, as we lea

1 hour ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Hipster Food Palace in Boston

Hipsters, foodies and the dwindling herd of yuppies have a new (and clean, make sure to say clean) food shopping place i Boston. The Public Market opened yesterday after a couple of years of planning.

1 hour ago

Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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completion of day 5

My  students and I (along with assistants Doug Dale and and Jerry Forshee) finished our 5 day box making class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking and I am on my way back to Arkansas. It was a great w

2 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Morales: ‘Voter suppression law,’ like Confederate flag, must come down

Hundreds of Unitarian Universalists join North Carolina march challenging restrictive voting laws.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

For White Activists Devastated and Feeling Defeated by Racist Violence

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6 hours ago

Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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Go Set a Watchman, post 2 of 4: Not the same Scout

Go Set a Watchman has been described as a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. After all, we see Jean Louise Finch, her father Atticus, her uncle and aunt Jack and Alexandra, in the town of Maycomb, Alaba

6 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Five Thousand Unitarian Universalists Walk Into a Facebook Page…

There is no punchline to that, but it is a heck of a set up, because it is hard to believe. For a project focused on Unitarian Universalism, and saying things that a lot of UUs don’t particularly care

6 hours ago

I am UU (Site / Info)

Social Media faith sharing news Religious Education Stories community Facebook Outreach celebrations metablogging Personal Stories doing good Evangelism Free and Responsible online discussion I Am UU News beyond Sundays RE

Interdependent Web: Say her name

A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.

7 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Help Wanted!! The Nursery is Hiring!

The nursery is looking for new people that enjoy playing and caring for children! This is a paid part time position that consists of around 4 to 6 hours per week. The nursery’s primary hours are Sunda

7 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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Nationalize the Police

photograph by Beowulf Sheehan Police and criminal justice reform has to be a priority in our political actions now, and  into the future. We cannot wait for interpersonal racial reconciliation to act

8 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

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Road Trips to The Mall; or, What I Did on My Summer Vacation

By Kim E. Nielsen Photo credit: Kim E. Nielsen In the last three months The Family and I have twice piled into the car for eight-plus-hour (one way!) road trips to Washington, D.C. As family road trip

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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More Than Slayers of Social Justice Cause Dragons?

I Am UU posted a series of writing challenges, one of which was to write an elevator speech (how you would explain your org in a few sentences, as if you were on an elevator with someone and only had

10 hours ago

A Curious UU (Site / Info)

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A Blessed Lughnasadh

This weekend, many modern Pagans, Polytheists and Heathens are observing the summer festival of Lughnasadh, also called Lammas, Lughnassa, and Harvest Home. Typically celebrated on August 1, Lughnasad

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

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Sunday, August 2, 2015 – May I Change Your Mind?

Sunday, August 2 at 11:00 a.m. – May I Change Your Mind? – Some years ago a Buddhist magazine, Tricycle, sponsored “Change Your Mind” Days across the country, involving meditation events in public pla

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The Interlake Unitarian (Site / Info)

Cattle Cars and Concentration Camps

Unofficial Logo made by BeavorDesign for a contest run by DesignCrowd People like Donald Trump will say the darnedest things. They pride themselves on being uncensored, on just saying what they think,

12 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

A Clearer View

There are people in the world who are willing to go to great, even dangerous, lengths to provide us all with a clearer view of the world—who strip away the grime of old assumptions and prejudices, who

15 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Major League Baseball’s Ordeal—The Bitter Strike of 1981

On July 31, 1981 a strike against Major League Baseball (MLB) ended after the loss of 713 games—38% of the regular season.   Negotiations between the owners and the Major League Baseball Players Assoc

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

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July 31 – Washrooms: Washing to Reveal

Twenty six years ago I had recently returned to the Methodist Church after a young adult hiatus of 6 or 8 years.  That’s when my first baby was born.  I had a beautiful hand-made Christening gown that

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Pocatello, Idaho, to Winnemucca, Nev.

The day did not start well. I awakened in the midst of a dream about work — you know a vacation is almost over when thoughts of your job work their way into your dreams. And then when I got to the Min

19 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

The fantasy of perfection: student suicide and the lies that cause it

There is a corridor of collective hysteria in this country. It is the stretch of land between the 101 and 280 freeways, starting in San Francisco and moving south, eventually ending when the latter tu

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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