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Occupy Hong Kong, Gene Sharp, and nonviolent revolution

If there is one modern thinker that I think needs larger exposure, it is nonviolent struggle academic Gene Sharp. Now a frail old man in his mid-80s, Sharp has spent the last sixty years studying coun

2 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Occupy Hong Kong: through rain, lightning, and tear gas…

American media accounts tend to focus on the umbrella- now only four days in immortalized as a revolutionary symbol- as a way to deal with pepper spray. What gets left out is that Hong Kong has a subt

3 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Yes, the CDC has confirmed that a patient in Dallas has the Ebola virus. Am I worried? Not so much.  Dallas is a four hour drive from here. The patient is in isolation. We have some of the best medica

6 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Preaching to the Choir

The frogs will be singing their evening chorus regardless of anything you have to say. But there’s something very rewarding about a wide-eyed audience, so preach away. What are you unable to resist sa

9 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


The case of the purloined pixels

It took four years for a seemingly dormant regulation to come to a full boil, but now that it's in the public eye, there is some explaining needed. Start with the mid-Willamette Valley's Statesman Jou

9 hours ago

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The Journey Into Spirit

Kristoffer Hughes’ new book is really three books in one: his personal story of service to the Reaper, cosmological speculation about what comes after death, and a very down-to-earth, very helpful loo

9 hours ago

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Will Amending Pennsylvania’s Hate Crime Law Actually Prevent Gay Bashing?

Do hate crime laws prevent gay bashing? Ann Pellegrini, co-author of “You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People, has a surprising answer.

12 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Message Toolkit for Bold Reproductive Justice

The gathering a couple of weeks ago in Washington, D.C. of nearly 200 reproductive justice advocates from all over the country under the auspices of the All Above All coalition to restore and sustain

14 hours ago

UUWF (Site / Info)


Pain and Suffering

"Pain is Inevitable. Suffering is optional.” Contemporary Japanese writer, Haruki Murakami Last week I had the flu.   High fever, body chills, sweats, coughing, congestion, body aches…<span>  You get

14 hours ago

The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Teaching About Ferguson: Not “Optional” for White People

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Call And Response (Site / Info)

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Met the deadline

Not to go all partisan on you or anything, but you could look it up, when the end-of-quarter campaign finance reports come out.

15 hours ago

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Even When My Heart is Broken

By Rev. Linda Thomson Congregational Developmental Staff – Central & Eastern Regions I don’t know about you, but when I first became involved, as an adult, in congregational life, I thought, “Well thi

15 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Beyond Curriculum: Teaching Science and Scientific Thought (Essential Skills Series)

See Essential Skills for a Modern World for an overview of this series on science and critical thinking skills.  I discuss science and scientific thinking in the post Follow the Ant and curriculum in

16 hours ago

Quarks and Quirks (Site / Info)

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A Summer Memory

for Maggie and Lewis   As the dimming fall welcomes me back, a summer memory feeds me still. We have risen with the sun, the smell of toaster waffles, and the demand that I read to you. Last night’s b

16 hours ago

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Don't believe everything you think

Today is the last day of September, 2014, and we are finishing up the theme of the month which has been on the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. In October, 2014, the theme of the mon

17 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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"The Religion of Autumn" and "Unity" by John Goodwyn Barmby (1820-81) — a nineteenth-century Unitarian Christian Pantheist

Today I spent a long while in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden mostly walking and thinking but also reading a few selected passages of Henry Bugbee's "Inward Morning" and Bashõ's "Knapsack Note

18 hours ago

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Growth in Pagan Pride Movement Causes Struggle With Outreach

[Terence P Ward is one of our talented weekly staff writers. He brings you the news and issues that most affect the Pagan and Heathen worlds. If you like his work and that of our other weekly reporter

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DIA A DIA/ Del coro al Caño

Llevo unos días sin quitarme la cabeza el titular de portada de El País el domingo 28.9.2014, en que se aludía a las masivas demostraciones cívicas de Cataluña, que superan el millón de participantes

20 hours ago

GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

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Preachers of Love

September 30th is a big day in American Universalist history. Elhanan Winchester was born in Brookline, MA (apparently in those days Brookline was called Muddy River Village…) on this day in 1751. And

20 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


hands on science...

Yesterday I watched for a few minutes as our science teacher worked with the younger group of our elementary school students. We've started the year with the whole school engaged in the study of ornit

21 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)