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Rebuild the Churches. Black Lives Matter. Go USA.

This week: black churches burned, our the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association passed an Action of Immediate Witness in support of the Black Lives Matter movement calling for “po

4 hours ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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The Dawn of the Age of the Automobile Age

Karl Benz, creator of the first modern internal combustion engine automobile. On June 3, 1886 inventor Karl Benz rolled his latest creation, the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, a light weight three wheeled ca

4 hours ago

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

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Interdependent Web: If black people did not have to stand alone

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

4 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Best comment on Bernie Sanders and the Sheepdog Theory

Something two or three of you might find funny. Or infuriating. And the rest will go "Huh?", which may be best, but I'll give a short preface to try to explain this anyway: US socialists can currently

6 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Column: The Magic of Play

Let’s try something.  Here’s a simple task developed by psychologist Nancy Napier (2014). Take a sheet of paper and draw two horizontal lines a couple of inches apart. Now start a timer and write “I a

6 hours ago

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

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Samuel Battle and the American Flag

This weekend will see the flourish of red, white, and blue return as Independence Day festivities fill the streets. No other symbol has been more emblematic of our country’s independence than the Amer

6 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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So, any take away thoughts from General Assembly?

Even though I didn’t go to General Assembly this year — there was a very nice family wedding the same time — I tried to keep up with the news as best I can. And saying that, I’m glad I didn’t go. Ther

7 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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a new tiny box...

I began working on a new design tiny box yesterday using inlay that I made last week. These are so easy that I know my readers will love making them. I also made 20 golden mean detector wands to share

8 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)


submitted by Mary-Elizabeth  …an easy way to pay Like any church, we need funds to support our general operations, in summer keeping the A/C on, the grass cut, etc.  In winter we need heat and year ro

8 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)


SCOTUS and the Rest of Us

As Americans waited for the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage, most who knew and watched the court anticipated that the final outcome would rest with Justice Anthony Kennedy. During oral a

9 hours ago

Ravenstone's Reflections (Site / Info)

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Cambodian Bananas

Did you think that bananas were long and yellow? So much of the world is beyond our experience, and so beyond our comprehension, or even our imagination. What will you do today to broaden what you kno

10 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


I could use a thousand spiders right now...

Wettest May on record...and June had its moments, too. The mosquitos are carrying away newborns and making us all anemic. Maybe not. But the bug bites may start a new fashion trend, or at least make u

15 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)


Joliet, Ill., to Geneva, Ohio

It was not a pleasant day of driving. I left my rain coat at the motel, and lost over an hour driving back to get it. Traffic on the interstate south of Chicago was bad, as usual, made worse by the be

16 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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San Diego District 9 race: Sarah Saez is in to win

Labor and community activist Sarah Saez is running for San Diego City Council in District 9 as an independent left candidate. The District is undergoing heavy gentrification that threatens the large p

17 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Malcolm X, "A very beautiful thing", Bahar Mustafa, and #KillAllWhiteMen

In 1962, while Malcolm X was still part of the Elijah Muhammad’s Nation of Islam, Air France Flight 007 crashed carrying 122 white art patrons from Athens, Georgia and ten crew members. All of the pas

20 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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It's Not Your Fault

Buffy Boke asked me to elaborate on why I chose to include this scene from "Good Will Hunting" in a blog post about UU history. For those who don't know the movie, Matt Damon is the protagonist of the

21 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Media roundup: UUs celebrate SCOTUS marriage decision

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

22 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

5 Reasons You Can’t Find the Right Spiritual Path

Religion used to be simple: you learned the religion of your family growing up and that was that. Now there are more spiritual and religious options available now than at any time in history. But more

23 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Only One

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one” — John Lennon, lyrics to Imagine I’ve been quieter here, in this online space, than usual. Maybe you’ve noticed. Maybe not. There are a couple of

23 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

The I Am UU project is in a bind, and we need your help. The short explanation is that we’ve had a computer fail at the worst time. It means that we will be publishing fewer new images and blog posts,

23 hours ago

I am UU (Site / Info)

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