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Speaking of canoeing

Sara Kehaulani Goo waxes justifiably poetic in describing Hokuleˋa, the Hawaiˋian voyaging canoe and its crew, two-thirds of the way through a four-year trip around the world. Mostly about the boat, t

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web: When worlds collide

A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.

55 minutes ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

A Prayer for West Roxbury—and the World

By Wen Stephenson On Wednesday morning in Boston’s West Roxbury neighborhood, an interfaith group of sixteen Boston-area religious leaders—Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu—sat down and held a prayer

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

activism Environment and Conservation Politics and Current Events Wen Stephenson What We're Fighting For Now Is Each Other

UUWF Advocacy Update: A Full Plate

The UUWF issues survey, which was circulated last year, helps guide our social justice advocacy work on behalf of women and girls. We have continued to focus on reproductive justice, economic justice,

3 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)

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New woodshop design

Last night I attended the reception/exhibit for Plein Air Painters with the ESPA Fest sponsored by the Eureka Springs School of the Arts and the Plein Air Painters of Eureka Springs. Most of the paint

3 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

He Had a Million of ‘Em—Al Jolson

Al Jolson's signature pose. Record keeping was hit and miss and life perilousin Jewish village of Srednik near Kaunas in Lithuania, then part of Tsarist Russia around 1886 so Asa Yoelson was never sur

4 hours ago

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

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Agency and Passivity: The Magic of Increasing Self-Awareness

Just now the magic consists of greeting the altar night and morning, sitting near it to meditate, asking for guidance to the middle way,

5 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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May 27–Belonging: Not by ideas alone

I really was only a participant in the conversation by accidental eavesdropping.  I was passing by a group of people talking in a large institutional building.  I happened to know some of them, so I n

5 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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What is Difficult

“Being good is easy, what is difficult is being just.” ―Victor Hugo Why might it be more difficult to be just than to be good? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Spring Into Action with Social Action Ice Cream Social

Each spring the Social Action Committee sponsors an ice cream social to thank UUCF members for your support during the past year. Last Sunday we enjoyed ice cream with toppings, music, games and activ

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uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)


Panel on Environmental Relationships, Environmental Readings

The second Wednesday morning session of the Sacred Texts Human Contexts conference, titled “Environmental Relationships, Environmental Readings” at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25 included presentations

16 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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News brief: Eight UU clergy arrested at Boston pipeline protest

Climate justice, safety concerns spur fight against West Roxbury lateral pipeline.

18 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Triple Match

If the real Newt Gingrich would stand up, would anyone notice? Maybe the students in one of the classes he's teaching, if he's still doing that. But after the 1990s "Contract With America" turned into

20 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Reflecting on the desert

Not much to add to this link to a post on Viral Forest ; check it out. This Is What Happens When You Put Rows of Mirrors on a Shack in the Desert. Attention to a weathered shack in the Joshua Tree, sq

21 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

The Headdresses of Star Carr

NORTH YORKSHIRE, England — Researchers have completed the first scientific study on the techniques used to create the oldest shamanic or ritual headdresses discovered in Europe. The red deer skull and

21 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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“Roots” Reboot

By Sharon Leslie Morgan On January 23, 1977, more than 100 million people across America tuned their television sets to ABC to watch one of the first and still few programs to truthfully tell the stor

22 hours ago

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

History American Society Race and Ethnicity in America Gather at the Table Sharon Leslie Morgan

DON’T BE A JERK A Review of Brad Warner’s Paraphrase & Commentary of Eihei Dogen

DON’T BE A JERKAnd Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan’s Greatest Zen Master Brad Warner New world Library, Novato, 2016 Don’t Be a Jerk has been sitting at my bedside for a couple of months, and

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


celebration of the child...

Today is our end of the school year program, "the celebration of the child." Kids and our teachers rehearsed all week. It is a lovely event when each student's special gifts are acknowledged. I spent

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Oh, Peugeot of Many Names: on authentically using the term “god”

It Is What It Is Despite what many conventionally religious people appear to think, humanism does not exist to annoy the pious. As a matter of fact, some humanists are pious—in both the positive AND n

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Time to Reflect

Perfect peace. Perfect serenity. Perfect poise held in glowing light above, and reflected in still water below. Yeah, OK, life doesn’t look like that very often, but you could imagine it, right? Just

1 day ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)