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Social Action Committee Meeting Notes: June 20, 2017

Social Action Committee Agenda and Meeting Summary Tuesday, June 20, (snack 5:00 pm) at 5:30 pm UUCF, Room 113 Present: Mike Morse, Di Creedon, Patricia Cronin, Gary Magnuson, Marilou Barratt, Tom Bar

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uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Gary Magnuson Arc of Frederick County Belief-O-Matic Di Creedon Islamic Center of Frederick Marilou Barratt Mike Morse Tom Barratt UUSJ for Capital Region

Loving Judy is Not a Test of Sexual Orientation

I fell in adolescent lust for Judy Garland in her post-War Technicolor MGM musicals like Meet Me in St. Louis and never got over it. In the 1996 flick My Fellow Americans —which by the way seems downr

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

A Star is Born CBS TV Dear Mr. Gable Francis Gumm Judy Garland London Paladium Louis B. Mayer Meet Me in Saint Louis MGM MIckey Rooney Palace Theater The Wizard of Oz Vidapone Vincent Minnelli

A River Moving

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” — Rumi How do you know when you are doing things from your soul? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spirit

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Love Beyond Beliefs: Or, My Unitarian Universalism

The other day I posted a letter I wrote to a Unitarian Universalist ministerial search committee. In it I pointed out what I consider a terrible problem facing UU churches, particularly smaller ones.

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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I’m a Fan of Fans

I’m a fan of fans and air conditioning.  Although, this time of night I might leave the windows open if we didn’t live in town on the first floor. 

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Summer Solstice Magic

Margy and I collected ten buckets of seaweed, took our first swim of the season in the bay at Winslow Park, and floated on the water, and even saw horseshoe crabs mating in the shallows.  What a lovel

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

spirituality Awake to Earth Awake to Mystery #waterislife Magic Summer Solstice Horseshoe Crab Seaweed

Three thoughts about cults

If you know a cult's buzzwords, you know when people who say they want discussion are only after your conversion. Secular cults are harder to spot than religious ones. But not much harder. Cultists al

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


Funds released!

“If we just had the money, our committee could…” The UUFP Trustees have released some of the endowment funds for a worthy, interesting, and appropriate proposal. The guidelines state that projects sho

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UUFP Changing the World (Site / Info)

Endowment Planning for the Future

The bit of Jewish liturgy hidden in plain sight in the red hymnal

For reasons too long to go into now, I was tracking down threads in the Classic Reform tradition of Reform Jewish liturgics a couple of weeks ago. Suffice it to say that it was in parallel with some o

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Hymns of the Spirit (Site / Info)


The bit of Jewish liturgy hidden in plain sight in the red hymnal

For reasons too long to go into now, I was tracking down threads in the Classic Reform tradition of Reform Jewish liturgics a couple of weeks ago. Suffice it to say that it was in parallel with some o

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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My tweets

Tue, 16:20: Celebrate Pride and Honor World Refugee Day by donating to San Francisco's Refugee Guardian Group https://t.co/sFh2pBJ9rl

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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


Hot Moon Drum Circle is Friday, July 7

7-11 p.m. in the Morgan House. Gather/set up/warm up begins at 7 p.m., drumming officially begins after our (short and prompt) 8 p.m. circle. No specific beliefs required. Everyone is welcome! Bring a

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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Five Myths About Muslims and Mental Illness

By Haroon Moghul Ever notice how, when a disturbed young Muslim commits an act of violence, it’s immediately blamed on his religion—but when a disturbed white and non-Muslim man commits an act of viol

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

Religion Biography and Memoir Haroon Moghul How to Be a Muslim

Efforts made to quell disease concerns at Four Quarters

ARTEMAS, Penn. — A popular festival venue for Pagan events recently experienced an outbreak of suspected dysentery. Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary says it’s working with the Pennsylvania Departmen

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism health news U.S. board of health dysentery Four Quarters Farm viral outbreak virus

A Feeling. Mostly.

On the subject of freedom, and speaking of fathers . . . I was seven years old when, at dinner one night, my father off-handedly mentioned that there’s an idea that everything you do is known in advan

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


STLT#264, Now in the Tomb Is Laid

Live from New Orleans – it’s Hymn by Hymn with Friends! Today’s guest is the wonderful Rev. Lyn Cox.  Lyn and I sat down to sing, and while it looks on paper as though it would be easy to sing, it’s o

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

FUUN Hires Director of Music Ministries

From the Search Committee Welcome to our new Director of Music Ministries We are delighted to announce that Jaie Tiefenbrunn has accepted the position of Director of Music Ministries, effective Aug. 1

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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This Saturday: A One Day Zen Sit With Zen teachers James Ishmael Ford & Gesshin Greenwood

Zen in Orange County Join us for a day-long Zen meditation intensive led by Roshi James Ishmael Ford & Sensei Gesshin Greenwood. This event is sponsored by the Blue Cliff Zen Sangha & the Orange Coast

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Paper Presentation: Unitarian Universalism and the White Supremacist Theological Imaginary

I will be presenting a paper entitled "Unitarian Universalism and the White Supremacist Theoligical Imaginary" at the 2017 meeting of Collegium. Here's the text of the accepted paper proposal:  This e

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


Cranberry Blueberry Bliss

Cranberry Blueberry Bliss Smoothie 1 cup cranberries 1/3 cup blueberries 1 cup arugula 2 cups romaine lettuce 1 lemon peeled 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 teaspoon matcha green tea 1 scoop whey protein p

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A Perfect World (Site / Info)