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SETTING A PLACE FOR ELIJAH: Welcoming Into the Circle as Spiritual Practice

SETTING A PLACE FOR ELIJAH Welcoming into the Circle as Spiritual Practice James Ishmael Ford 1 May 2016 Pacific Unitarian Church Rancho Palos Verdes, California Not long ago Vivian Hao and I were sit

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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May 1-Belonging: Someplace We Belong

Outwitted: He drew a circle that shut me out – heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: we drew a circle that took him in!        — Edwin Markham When … Continue reading →

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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In search of lost cheekiness: Cynicism, kynicism, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the Padstow ‘Obby ‘Osses and the Rebel Clown Army

Diogenes of Sinope Readings: Ecclesiastes 8:14-15 There is a vanity that takes place on earth, that there are righteous people who are treated according to the conduct of the wicked, and there are wic

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Owl Life

Today I took a walk to the ponds at Evergreen and started looking at the pines where the mother owl and her babies have been living.  Today I brought binoculars and our little camera.  I watched for a

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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The Demanding Tree (A Re-Telling of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”)

“The Demanding Tree” by the Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein, revised Earth Day 2016 Once there was a tree.  And she loved a little boy. And every day the boy would come, and he would gather her leaves and

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PeaceBang (Site / Info)

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at home in your bunny slippers...

Please, don't try this in your bunny slippers. Yesterday, after bending wood for a box guitar, I changed my mind and decided to make ukuleles instead. Once you have wood ripped thin enough to boil and

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Identitarian classism: Oxford student refuses to tip waitress because she is white

Oxford student behind Rhodes Must Fall campaign says he refused to tip waitress because she is white | Daily Mail Online

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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May Day

Through the peculiarities of history, May Day has become both a celebration of spring and fertility and an honoring of the struggle for workers’ rights. Not two things one would ordinarily put togethe

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Bringing Emotional Intelligence to the Work

Just this past week, after winning five primaries, He Who Shall Not Be Named offered this jewel of wisdom: “Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The o

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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May Day, Labor Day, and the Haymarket Monument

A colorized version of one of the widely circulated images of the so called Haymarket Riot.  With Samuel Fielden on the wagon platform the police charged and someone threw a bomb into their midst Note

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

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Calling Forth Justice

How many of you have a decent relationship with the Bible —as in, you’ve had at least a couple of conversations and neither of you left angry?

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Anger and Justice

The only word repeated more than once in our seven UU principles is the word “justice.” We are called to justice.

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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A Public Voice for Justice

At the CLF we strive to be a public voice for justice and to curate a conversation that leads to deeper understanding of how we can build a more just world.

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Justice Behind Bars

Three of our CLF prisoner members wrote pieces for Quest Monthly on the theme of Justice. What follows are excerpts from these pieces.

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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From Your Minister

When it comes to justice-makers on the front lines, one group of people often shows up—mothers. And when mothers truly know that, as the saying goes, “there’s no such thing as other people’s children,

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Epictetus, from The Handbook

43. There are always two handles by which to grasp something— one is good to grab, the other useless. You’ve been wronged? Don’t grab the handle labeled “injustice.” You can’t carry wrongs that way. D

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meditations, translations (Site / Info)

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Unbreakable

I think we are all very breakable. We all have our own traumas. Our own strengths. And we all need love. And “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is fun and ridiculous.

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Everything is Nothing, With a Twist

Wisdom from Kurt Vonnegut. In case you were wondering. Of course, we find it in older texts, as well. From the Heart Sutra we hear it all summarized as “Form is emptiness. Emptiness is form. Form is e

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Jack Hanna Once Again Spews Nonsense About Orcas and Animal Rights

A mother and calf pass close by the lighthouse at Lime Kiln State Park, San Juan Island. Hoo boy. Here we go again. It seems as though everybody loves Jack Hanna. He's every cable network's favorite T

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Orcinus (Site / Info)

Merry May Day

For many Pagans, Heathens and polytheists around the world, this weekend is one to celebrate. The days surrounding the first of May mark many traditional spring festivals and religious holidays celebr

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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