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Moving beyond “don’t judge”

I don’t particularly like the idea that we shouldn’t judge other people. It’s a maxim taught to children, and the Golden Rule refers to the dangers of judgement. Yet that’s not really the problem, or

3 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Sam Harris on Death and Religion

I attend a monthly discussion group that often considers philosophical topics. Our host recently sent us a link to a UTube video of a talk by Sam Harris. Some group members said it was terrific, so I

4 hours ago

Theists & Atheists: Communication & Common Ground (Site / Info)

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January 27–Sheltering Walls: Change

What do you do when the space you have seems to be too little?  I look around and ponder. Can I rearrange the furniture?  Sometimes, that works.  Can I create new space within the space to make it mor

4 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Getting Ahead of Ourselves

We passed a milestone today, sooner than expected. Firstborn got his first recruiting packet from a college. It shouldn't be a surprise--he took the PSAT this fall, just as practice, but it was a debu

5 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Martin and Malcolm

On Saturday a couple of weeks back, I went to see the movie Selma. It told me only one thing I had forgotten, that Malcolm X had visited Selma, and talked with Coretta, but did not talk directly to Ma

6 hours ago

Rev. Thomas Perchlik's Weblog (Site / Info)

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No Words

I am at a loss for words. And as a writer, the inability to find words can be a problem. Yet, here I am, in front of my computer, requisite candle flickering beside me, and I can’t come up with the ri

10 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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FUUN Youth Group in February

All youth in ninth through 12th grade are invited to Youth Group. We meet Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Youth Room (aka Norris House Conference Room). Join us for the beginning of the worship

12 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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Adult Religious Education – January 2015

Classes meet on Wednesday nights 7-8:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The schedule is subject to change; please click the link above for the most current info

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I can't speak for everybody

That's one of the pull quotes from what I heard of today's testimony before Idaho's House State Affairs Committee on the "Add the Words" bill, HB2, and it seems a great place to start. I saw just 45 m

14 hours ago

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The Spirit of Truth, 4: Journey Toward Wholeness

Unitarian Universalists have struggled with the legacy of racism created in Colonial America as a way to co-opt indentured servants and minimize rebellion. In the 19th century, Unitarians were at the

16 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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tools and tool boxes...

My first and second grade students are very interested in having their own tools to keep at home, so this week I plan to have them make wooden mallets (a project they requested) and a tool box to keep

17 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

UUs and Social Responsibility: It’s Who We Are

By April Hope Social Responsibility Coordinator I’ve learned a thing or two since I started working for the CUC, but it seems like the more I learn, the less I know. Excited and naïve, I was thrilled

17 hours ago

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Pagan Community Notes: The Pagan History Project, Interfaith in South Carolina, Red Grail Spiritual Retreat Center and more

Pagan Community Notes is a series focused on news originating from within the Pagan community. Reinforcing the idea that what happens to and within our organizations, groups, and events is news, and n

17 hours ago

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

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Will Obama’s Vision of Child Care Overcome Nixon’s Legacy?

Reproductive rights advocate Dr. Carole Joffe looks at President Obama's State of the Union proposal for expanded child care, and compares it with the sad history of child care legislation in the US.

19 hours ago

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Teaching without Terrifying: A New UU Book about Anne Frank

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Call And Response (Site / Info)

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Rocky’s Short, Final Fall

Nelson Rockefeller shortly before his death.  I’m sorry.   I just can’t help myself. On January 26, 1979 Nelson Rockefeller, former Vice President of the United States, Governor of New York, Assistant

20 hours ago

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

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Fear

There is a big storm coming, slow start this afternoon and then time to just be home. I think we want to do too many things right now. Have commercials that say guys shouldn’t just watch football on a

22 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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The Life Inside

From the outside, all is cold, pristine, untouched. But inside the barn is full of the warm breath of cows, the smell of manure, the sound of animals rustling and chewing. Not so pristine, but very mu

23 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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The (forgotten) radical politics of liberal idols

So another year, another day honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King is perhaps the single most warped figure in contemporary America, where his legacy is used to defend the entire spectrum of opinio

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Iola Prep and Comfort

Winter Storm Iola* is already predicted to be a historic storm, with nearly three feet of snow possible in some of the biggest cities of the US East Coast. With heavy snow and high winds, some areas m

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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