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Boise School District election gets strange

"admin" over at the unattributed "Best Education News" is making a curious statement about education. The lede is readable enough, one of the candidates has publicly complained about procedures. The h

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UUA Statement on the Events in Ferguson, Mo.

The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued this statement following the continued violence in Ferguson, MO: “The images from Ferguson, Missouri, are prof

49 minutes ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Social Justice Saves

One Congregation – 3 Social Justice Ministries   The power of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron (Ohio) Social Justice Ministry on Immigration, Food Justice and LGBTQ Rights and Welcoming Cong

3 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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FixHobbyLobby

This past week has been heart-wrenching for those of us seeking dignity, justice and equity for all people. The African American men, women and children in Ferguson, Missouri, have been subject to and

3 hours ago

UUWF Blog (Site / Info)

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feeling impotent about Ferguson.

As a minister, I am called to pay attention; to pay attention to what is going on in the world around me, particularly when I would rather focus on much easier topics. To bear witness to the highs and

3 hours ago

Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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Go 90: Intercultural Sensitivity 5

The fourth stage in the development of intercultural sensitivity is acceptance. At this stage, there is nonjudgmental openness and curiosity about differences but a lack of skills for entering into th

4 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Intercultural Sensitivity

The Parliament is Coming to America in 2015

The Council for a Parliament of the World Religions made two big announcements this month. On Aug. 8, the Council reported that its Parliament would now be held every two years. Then Aug. 15, the Coun

4 hours ago

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

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You Don't Live Here

I can't tell you how frustrating it is to here people pontificating on the circumstances of Ferguson when they don't even live in the area.  Ferguson, and the St. Louis metro area as a whole, is compl

5 hours ago

Everyday Unitarian (Site / Info)

The Only Fight

The symbol to the left is normally used to denote support for cancer awareness.  I’ve turned it upside down as a symbol of my commitment to end the cancer of racism.  Upside down, its shape is also a

5 hours ago

spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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to awaken (and not put to sleep) the love of learning...

Learning is the human being's most vital function, and the thing most natural but for the beating of the child's heart. And yet, in schooling due to the undue emphasis on standardized testing, and our

7 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Story of the day - Is your compassion medically necessary?

John was aware of the power of groups. He had been a counselor for years and had facilitated many groups which were intended to be therapeutic. In the substance abuse field this activity was called "t

7 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Story of the day

Deepening in Faith Together, with Theme-Based Ministry

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8 hours ago

Call And Response (Site / Info)

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Micro-alterations in liturgy

One of the principles I brought into my morning and evening prayer practice is that I would read the prayers as printed until became accustomed to them. I would borrow their voice and let it become mi

9 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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The blind leading the blind or a transcendent miracle?

In Chapter 9 of her book, The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture , Mary Pipher writes about the growth the Nebraskan coalition to fight the TransCanada XL pipeline crossing their s

9 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Pipher

Noting a Revolution as It Births

It was on this day in 1858 that the Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London published two articles, one by Charles Darwin and the other by Alfred Russel Wallace, both outlining the

9 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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No Parking

Who, do you suppose, really wants to park alongside this ramshackle building? And don’t they have larger concerns to worry about? And yet, so many of us expend energy defending ourselves against the r

10 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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#68 Suffering on Trial

In my latest article for the UU World magazine, “Suffering on Trial,” I explore how suffering plays a key role …<p>Continue reading →

11 hours ago

The Naked Theologian (Site / Info)

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Becoming an All-Expense Paid Guest of Uncle Sam—The Interim

The IWW's General Defense Committee adopted me as a Class War Prisoner. Note:   This is the fifth in a series of posts about my experiences with the Draft and Justice System during the Vietnam War era

13 hours ago

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

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What My Cat Taught Me About Perceiving Others

I am a cat person. For those of you out there who are cat people as well, this one is for you. For those of you who aren’t really that fond of cats, this one may also be for you. I’ll invite you to ke

14 hours ago

Loved For Who You Are (Site / Info)

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UUA President's Statement on Ferguson

UUA President Rev. Peter Morales has issued a statement following the continued violence in Ferguson, MO. It begins, 'The images from Ferguson, Missouri, are profoundly unsettling: tanks, tear gas, mi

15 hours ago

UUA: Top Stories (Site / Info)