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Spotlight: UU Young Adults of Tallahasee

Welcome to the Spotlight Series! Each month we’ll feature a different Unitarian Universalist congregation or community that is doing effective, innovative or otherwise interesting ministry with young

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Scientific Rigor and Spiritual Evolution: The Work of Jeffrey Kripal

This post is part of a summer-long Patheos series on 2014 Religious Trends. This week, the focus is the Spirituality Channel on “Is the Veil Thinning? Time, Consciousness, and Spiritual Evolution” Thi

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Thank you Margot Adler

I was in the car this morning, on my way to work, when I heard that Margot Adler had died in her home yesterday.  She was 68, and had been battling endometrial cancer for three years.  If you don’t kn

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musings of a kitchen witch (Site / Info)

Paganism Pagan Margot Adler Drawing Down the Moon

Margot Adler Signing Off

Adler at her spiritual home, New York's Church of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation as she was about to preach from her last book. Word came yesterday of what seemed like the sudden death

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

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Margot Adler 1946 – 2014

“I don’t believe in objectivity, but I do believe deeply in fairness.” – Margot Adler The first time I met author and journalist Margot Adler in person, we were having lunch together at PantheaCon in

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

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A summertime analogy for ministerial formation

Summer is at its peak. It’s hot. And for reasons outside your control, the otherwise-reliable power supply has been cut. No air conditioning, and since you don’t know when it’s going to come back (it

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Unitarian Universalism is a religion for the mature, the courageous, the brave

Dr. Ovid Byron, the entomologist's wife, Juliet, an anthropologist,  has come from California to visit with her husband as he does his field work on the Monarch butterflies in Tennessee. The couple is

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Story of the day - Butterflies and feminazies

"What do you think of that book, Flight Behavior?" asked Alex. "I didn't read it all," said Brian. "Why would she ask us to read a book about butterflies? Jesus!" "It really wasn't about butterflies  

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Story of the day

You’ll Never Walk Alone

Although this man appears to be entirely solitary on his walk by the beach, he is accompanied not only by the unseen bugs, birds and other wildlife that are always present, but also by the people, liv

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Smiles, sparkling

The water locks eyes with the sky and smiles, sparkling for under a clear, fatherly sun, there is no place for quarrel.

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Erupts staccato

The flute-like vine erupts staccato daylight fireworks each flower yawning sprawling green naiveté now pastel pink each day deepening shrinking, stepping aside for a new performance is about to begin.

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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July 29–Departures: Fire Practice

What you will need for this practice: A small piece of paper something to write with a match a small bowl or pan Take a moment to get yourself quiet and centered. Let your body settle into a calm and

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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The Last Day Of Vacation

Tomorrow I head back to the office. So today? I didn't set an alarm, but didn't sleep the day away, either. There was delicious coffee. I encouraged some small household projects into happening. I loo

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

indulgence in the improbable...

I am in Indiana, and have completed day one of box making at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. I will have 18 students in this week-long class in box making, and then will have an equal number of

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Following Our Bliss: Summer Camp

There is little else more excellent than watching your children bloom. I mean, right? It can bread and butter even the most composed of parents. But let's be real. I'm nowhere near composed. I'm a dam

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The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)


In Memoriam: Margot Adler 1946-2014

With a great sense of loss yet gratitude for a life well lived, I inform you of the death today of Margot Adler from cancer. She was 68. Many are they who came to Goddess and Paganism through Margot's

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

In Memoriam Margot Adler

Rev. Dawn Cooley with a new twist on an Old Question

Today I am welcoming the Rev. Dawn Cooley to the Lively Tradition.  Dawn is the minister of the First Unitarian Church of Louisville, KY.   Is Unitarian Universalism a Christian denomination? Some say

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O.W.L. Facilitator Training

Our Whole Lives Facilitator Training for Sexuality Education Levels K-1 / 4-6 OR 7-9 /10-12 September 19 – 21, 2014 Hosted by First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque, NM Sponsored by the Mountain Desert D

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Just Because You’re Paranoid, Doesn’t Mean You’re Wrong (on the Death of Eric Garner and Emmett Till)

July 25th, had he lived, would have been Emmett Till’s 73rd birthday. July 17th, had he lived, would have been just another day in 43-year-old Eric Garner’s life. Both of their deaths show the ability

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Why We Can't Wait: The 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Classic

On the 50th anniversary of its publication, Dr. King’s 'Why We Can't Wait' reminds the world why we must continue to struggle toward a nation of peace and social justice.

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