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Transgender remembrance, UUA politics, congregational matters, and more

Transgender Day of Remembrance Barb Greve recognizes the importance of a transgender day of remembrance, but wishes for more. It’s an important act: to memorialize the dead, particularly those killed

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uuworld.org : The Interdependent Web (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web

Column: What Lies Beneath

“My world, my Earth is a ruin. A planet spoiled by the human species. We multiplied and fought and gobbled until there was nothing left, and then we died. We controlled neither appetite nor violence;

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

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My memory is a little messed up. In 2007-early 2008, I had severe back problems and was on pretty heavy pain meds for about 18 months. Within that year, I had three surgical procedures, each one requi

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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Serving the online church

I’ve signed up for so many accounts to manage my business relations with companies lately that I wonder what services a church — say, program-sized or larger — might offer online. I’m not suggesting t

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Growing Religious Exploration, One Sunday Night Supper at a Time

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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Snowed In

For some people there is nothing better than being snowed in, cozy in their favorite retreat without any possibility of intrusion. For others being snowed in is a nightmare in which they are cut off f

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


November 21 – The Kitchen: Bread Magic

Baking bread from scratch is an act of diligence, faith, and extreme patience.  I have found nothing as centering as the task of baking bread.  It is an investment of time and energy and focus – deep

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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I'm taking a couple of days next week to hang out with a couple of friends. Packing has started, in my own special way. #1. Presents #2. Books I might have time to read #3. Groceries for a cooking adv

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Statement Applauding Executive Action on Immigration

The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, issued a statement applauding President Obama’s immigration announcement. It begins, “Today we celebrate Presid

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UUA: Top Stories (Site / Info)

Picture Book Advent For UU Children

One cool idea for Advent that I have seen is to wrap a picture book for each day of advent, then the kids get to unwrap it and you all read it together.  This made me think that there are … Continue r

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Faith Formation At Home Books I Recommend

The Thanksgiving Arms Race

I understand why retailers are opening on Thanksgiving, but I still don't like it. What’s behind the Thanksgiving Arms Race, and more importantly, what can we do about it?

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Board Member Open Discussion

The first Board Member Open Discussion will be Sunday, January 4 at 10:15 in the Thoreau Room. Tom Surface, Board VP, will lead the discussion, which will be about the December Board meeting. Question

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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the impulse for action and work...

"The impulse for action and work makes the child hammer and knead, scrawl and cut whatever falls into his hands. It is the office of education to come to the assistance of this natural striving which

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Jazz At The Movies play "Meglio Stasera" from the film "The Pink Panther" (1963)

L. to r., Joanna Eden, Alan Barnes & Chris Ingham One of the bands I'm enjoying playing with at the moment is "Jazz At The Movies". Last month we played at the Mumford theatre, Cambridge, England, (10

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Join my online party!

Reblog to share my newest venture! Join my online party!. via Join my online party!. Simply stated,   I believe that Barefoot Books are the best cultural and earth friendly children’s books –and they’

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traveling tUUsome (Site / Info)

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Children's story

A couple of weeks ago, the sermon topic was "Achieving immortality," and it was better-attuned to my own beliefs (and lack thereof) than the pie-in-the-sky salvation of some adherents of leading monot

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Auto Addiction

America’s continuing obsession with the automobile continues to astound me. The automobile has given us a level of personal mobility unprecedented in human history; but at an incredible price. It has

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog

Pagan Art Featured in Successful ‘Doorways to the Underworld’ Exhibition

Pagan and mainstream are not two terms you often hear together, but they were a winning combination for a local art show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Minneapolis Collective of Pagan Artists presente

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

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Four years later, and a new country

I was asked to contribute to a  collection of essays by and about partners of transgender and other non-conforming people. More on the book when it’s published next year. We decided to use a reprint o

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She Was the Man of My Dreams (Site / Info)

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Transgender Day of Remembrance: Living into Solidarity

On the eve of Trans Day of Remembrance 2014, Standing on the Side of Love’s Campaign Coordinator Nora Rasman sat down with Lourdes Ashley Hunter, co-founder and National Director of Trans Women of Col

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Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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