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The Fruits of Rightwing Demonization

For 24 years now, the right wing in this country has been depending on gender and racial demonization as a way to emotionally bind the public to their program, even though their  program is contrary t

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

As Things Fall Apart

In the Way of the Elders family of Buddhism the Buddha’s death is folded together with his birth and awakening into a single holiday, Vesak or Wesak, usually observed in May. However, within the tradi

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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ZEN BUDDHISM, UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM, AND FINDING A LIFE THAT MATTERS

Zen Buddhism, Unitarian Universalism, and Finding a Life that Matters, Or, Like Someone in the Middle of the Night Reaching Behind Her Head for the Pillow A Sermon by James Ishmael Ford 7 February 201

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Prayer for Justice (Black History Month 2016)

Spirit of Life, God of Many Names, Source of Love, Gather us this hour as a people of hope, in the face of adversity, as a community of justice, where we see inequity, as a faith for healing, in a wor

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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Losing Ourselves

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on 2/7/16 looking at the negative sides of daily small desires. [Begin by telling the story of the Rabbi and the Dream]

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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"Firm ground is not available ground"—everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man or woman who built their house on sand.

The sand dunes at Wells-next-the-Sea  Readings: Matthew 7:24–27  “Hearers and Doers” Jesus said: Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his hous

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Salvation?

Five hundred years ago, it was Faustus Socinus, a Polish theologian widely considered to be the architect of modern liberal religion, who said that yes, Jesus saves, but not by virtue of his death. No

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Feminist Theology Part 1

What is feminist theology and how has it impacted our world? Consider these words from Women in the World Religions (edited by Arvind Sharma):   The symbolic manifestations of a people’s sex role plan

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The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Enter the Sultan of Swat

George Herman Ruth, Jr, was born on this day in 1895. Better known to us as “the Sultan of Swat,” the “Bambino” and, of course, simply as “Babe.” The Babe was a left-handed pitcher for the Red Sox, bu

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Big Weekend!

The First Sunday is awash with opportunities to support St. Paul’s Good Fridays, our Share the Basket partner. Volunteers help prepare and serve meals every 3rd Friday of the month year-round for the

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Launch of DiEM25 — Democracy in Europe Movement — an encouragement to join

On Tuesday, February 9th in Berlin the Democracy in Europe Movement  — DiEM25 — is being launched. You can see a live stream of the event at the following link: http://www.volksbuehne-berlin.de/livest

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Happy birthday, Bill!

Bunches and bunches of years ago I was working in Moe’s bookstore in Berkeley. Moe told me that William Burroughs was going to do a reading at the store and he, Moe, wanted me to make a flyer to post

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Trayvon Martin Would Be 21 Today…..the UU Question (#BlackLivesMatter)

Today is Trayvon Martin’s 21st birthday. Unfortunately, he only get to see 17 of his years. The UU question…if 21-yr-old Trayvon Martin walked into a random UU congregation (or a UU congregation that

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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One More Thing that UU's Should Have learned

When the first openly GLBT ministers were being considered for settlement, and even when just the first openly GLBT minister was being considered for settlement in a particular church, we learned this

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

The Always and Already Guilty Perps

The narrative about the Clintons, spun now for nearly a quarter century, is always the same. Whatever they are doing, they are up to no good. Give us enough time, give us enough documents, we will be

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Sabbatical Leave

Our Fellowship’s agreement with Rev. Andrew calls for him to be able to take a sabbatical after four years in our pulpit.  (He is now in his sixth year with us.)  This is standard practice for Unitari

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Open Doors to Many Rooms

Originally posted on UU Fellowship of the Peninsula: For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard One of the activities that’s part of our quarterly Orientation to Membership workshop is the

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Life's Too Short To Sing The Melody (Site / Info)

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Happy Birthday, Rosa!

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born on this day in 1913. The world, at least our corner of it, is a better place because of that…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Love Thy Neighbor As . . . 

There’s an old Buddhist story that goes like this: Once a mother found her baby extremely ill. She was afraid it would die. She had heard that the Buddha was teaching nearby, so she grabbed up her bab

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Preaching in Hopedale

I've add another preaching date in Hopedale, MA. I'll be at the Hopedale Unitarian Parish this coming Sunday (February 7, 2016). 

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)

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