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A welcoming address, part one:

In 1900 the Eastern Manual Training Association met in Cleveland, with the opening remarks of Henry C. Muckley, Superintendent of Cleveland Schools. This short address lays out the original vision of

1 hour ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

First Rail Passengers Roll on the Good Ol’ Swansea and Mumbles Railway

An early photo of open car horse drawn service on the Swansea and Mumbles Railway.  Probably a vary pleasant hour or so on a lovely spring day, but undoubtedly miserable in Wales's snowy winters. Over

3 hours ago

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

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Broken Promises

“I know it is a bad thing to break a promise, but I think now that it is a worse thing to let a promise break you.” ―Jennifer Donnelly When have you broken a promise in order to keep yourself whole? T

3 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Shetterly's Iron Fist guide—which episodes to skip for a better overall experience

Iron Fist's greatest problem is the writing, which means you have to blame Scott Buck, the show runner. There's enough material for a good eight episodes, but it's stretched out for thirteen. A dedica

8 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)


It’s Nice to Be Home

After going out two straight nights it’s really nice to be home.  It’s also so much easier to see a show in Fairfield then NYC.  And I should definitely see more line music in the future.  Are any ear

9 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Don’t follow me on Instagram

Right now, in the flesh, I’m wearing a lot of makeup and constantly drawing the curtains. I’m fine, it’ll pass. But you can still catch me in a highly censored way on social media, that is, when I’m n

10 hours ago

a few words here and there (Site / Info)

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The buck stops over there

So, #45 cold-called WaPo reporter Robert Costa to complain about how the Democrats sunk his healthcare initiative. Seriously. It's Chuck Shumer's and Nancy Pelosi's fault. "There's something preposter

11 hours ago

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Column: Come Gather ‘Round People

I have trouble watching Cabaret, the 1966 musical that choreographer Bob Fosse would direct in an Academy Award-winning film 1972. It’s a scary work of art.  Cabaret is set in the Berlin of the Weimar

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Ok, one more

TrumpCare was written in secret on the back of a napkin. Obamacare had: 79 public meetings. 181 experts testify. 121 accepted amendments. — Indivisible Guide (@IndivisibleTeam) March 24, 2017

14 hours ago

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All the Water Is One Water #3

In honor of World Water Day, part 3 of my chapter “All the Water Is One Water”from Finding Our Way Home. At the Earth Activist Training we learned about Permaculture, a science of designing systems th

15 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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I guess it's never then

Big, big challenge for the folks who thought the GOP go at healthcare would have been a disaster to stay quiet and just let the proponents of DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING, IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW POORLY COCKE

15 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Rights Reading

This week we are featuring the amazing work our partners are doing on the climate justice, protecting refugees, and to improve working conditions in the food industry. The post Rights Reading appeared

16 hours ago

Recent Updates – Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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Canvass Update

The 2017 pledge drive to support the UU Fellowship may turn out to be the most successful in our history! And it makes sense if you think about what we have to offer. If you have kids, the religious e

16 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)


Youth Ministry Training Webinar 8

For a long time many Unitarian Universalist congregations have successfully used the traditional model of youth ministry consisting of a weekly youth group, maybe some off-site trips or overnights, an

17 hours ago

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

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Talk Amongst Yourselves, I’ll Give You a Topic…

Cojourners on the Spiritual Way The Unitarian Universalist Association Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries has two new discussion guides for youth based on Summer Seminary sermons: Grappling wi

17 hours ago

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

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Interdependent Web: Falling short of inclusion

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

17 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Three and a half things I believe about writing and "cultural appropriation"

1. "Write what you know" does not mean we should limit our writing to our history. It means we should research the things we don't know, and we should research the things we think we know. When we get

18 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Why Beacon Press Took the Risk to Publish “The Pentagon Papers”

By Allison Trzop On August 17, 1971, Beacon publicly announced that it would publish The Pentagon Papers. Nobody on staff was naive about what such a commitment entailed: “A Beacon spokesman said yest

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

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Media roundup: UUs show support for Affordable Care Act

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

18 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Smells Like White Racism

A friend posted on Facebook, upset that a qualified person of color had been overlooked for a position of denominational leadership, and a white man hired instead. There were a lot of words in all cap

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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