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Recognizing Transgender Persons

“A huge number of Americans now have gay family members, gay co-workers ... but most of them don't know a transgender person, and that means we're ripe for scapegoating. There are a lot of people in t

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The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

Transgender "Southern Comfort" gender reassignment gender rights

The Opportunity Equation: Closing the Education Gap

In The Opportunity Equation, Eric Schwarz tells the story of how he founded the pioneering Citizen Schools program to combat rising education inequality.

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Education Eric Schwarz The Opportunity Equation Citizen Schools Progressive Education Education Gap Education Reform Income Inequality

Things They Tell You To Fear

“Warning: No Helmet Can Protect the Wearer Against All Forseeable Impacts.”-Warning label inside bicycle helmet. The United States is a nation founded by risk-takers and revolutionaries. The people wh

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Author Laura Lee (Site / Info)


Are We Ready? A New Church Year Begins

  Ready or not, here it comes.  “It” is of course, a new school year.  The kids in my life (even my own homeschooled kids) are all making transitions this week: new schools, new classes, new teachers,

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Ministry with Youth Nuts and Bolts of Religious Education Religious Education Curricula

When in doubt, choose the side of Compassion

The Thursday following the fundamentalist disruption of worship service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, a Pro-Woman, Pro-LBGTQ, Pro-Religious Freedom rally was planned for City

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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The Graph and the Axes

Cynthia asks in a comment: What are the axes for a graph that you would propose? Would it make sense to frame one where one was government focused on protection from outside threats vs. government foc

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

New Position Supports Innovation and Collaboration

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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Justice, Freedom and Song at Church?

by Maggie Reeder“It’s the song about love between my brothers and sisters …” Finger snapping and joyous voices rang loud and clear this week at Emerson. It was not so much a sermon as a musical docume

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Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)


“Why Peak Oil Refuses to Die”

From Richard Heinberg: Perhaps you’ve seen one of the recent barrage of articles claiming that fears of an imminent peak and decline in world oil production have either been dispelled (because we actu

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog

The God that is rejected by the “unbeliever” may be an illusion and wholly worthy of rejection.

After all, a multitude of conceptions of God, and of the love of God, has appeared in the history of religion; not all of them can possibly be true. Many of these illusions are doggedly tenacious. The

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Stone By Stone (Site / Info)


Pride FEST 2014

by Brad Garbus On August 23, 2014 Town Point Park in Norfolk Virginia was transformed into our regions annual Pride Festival.   The festival organizers anticipated nearly 15,000 people to attend this

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

social justice welcoming congregation EDITION: September 2014 Pride Fest

our destiny is in our hands...

Eloquently stated. A friend alerted me to the World Made by Hand series, written by social critic, James Howard Kunstler. In this fictional series, Kunstler writes about a world stricken by the collap

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

A Rock, the Earth, the Universe, and a Child’s Biggest Questions

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Call And Response (Site / Info)

solstice Children and Spirituality Ecology and Environment awe and wonder rocks star stuff


An opportunity for learning and discussion on a variety of thought provoking topics. Every Sunday morning at 9:30 Schedule for September 2014 Sept.  7—-THE ORIGINS of JAPANESE BUDDHISM—Ray McAdaragh B

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Adult Religious Education EDITION: September 2014

DÍA A DÍA/ Vuelve la mili

La supresión del ser vicio militar obligatorio en España suele ser considerada como un gran logro democrático. Fue la última oleada de un antimilitarismo paneuropeo erigido en ideología central de las

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GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

Día a día Islamismo Democracia

Deconstructing the Messiah church order of service: the text

So, before I break this apart, I want to show you an old order of service from the defunct Church of the Messiah (Universalist) in Philadelphia. (I wrote about Messiah Home, it’s former retirement hom

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Worship Universalism "Independent Universalist"

Consider the "responsible" in a free and responsible search for truth and meaning

"Tommy's gone," my mother had said to me when that long ago boy died. "The diphtheria. They're going to dig a hole and put him in the ground." Mother, you don't say that to a child. Let's set the ages

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Fourth principle My Kind Of Church Music

Story of the day - Haiku: Aren't getting the answers to life's important questions?

Wrong answer if wrong question. The right question makes all the difference. Question the question if stuck.

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Two Family House - a movie depicting the living of the fourth principle: a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.

Buddy Visalo (Michael Rispoli) is a guy with a dream as big as his heart. Defying everything and everyone, including his wife (Katherine Narducci), Buddy decides to follow his dream. When he meets a w

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Films Principle 4 Seeking Truth

A free and responsible search for truth and meaning is not a job for sissies and cowards

The fourth principle of Unitarian Universalism, "we covenant to affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning" is perhaps what true spirituality is all about. Osho said that t

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 4 Seeking Truth