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Beltane – The Coming of the Gods

The Tuatha De Danann had to fight to make a home in Ireland. I do not imagine our struggles will be any easier. But with the skill of Lugh, the strength of the Dagda, and the cunning of the Morrigan,

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Anxiety

“Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.” —T.S. Eliot What endeavors do you worry about? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection and encourage the creation of a mor

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments of Critical Thinking & Democratic Decency—A brief address for the AGM

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) Today is our church's AGM and, consequently, it seems worth briefly articulating why I think it is worth supporting (either by joining as a formal member being associates

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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The Truth About George & the Dragon, Long Suppressed, but Now Revealed

As it happens today is the Feast of St George. Thanks to the scholarly investigations of Stan Washburn, we have access to what really happened in those days of yore when the dragon and George walked t

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Random New Resistance Verse for National Poetry Month

These six women, members and friends of the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry who joined the March for Science in Chicago on Saturday along with a press-reported 45,000 or so

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

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“Alexander Hamilton” (Hamilton song by song, 1)

I’m sorry to add to the sorrows of anyone who didn’t wangle a ticket, but I’m very excited: we are going to see Hamilton in July! Around the time we got tickets, my mom asked what she should give us f

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Flower Moon Drum Circle, May 6

Saturday, May 6, 7-11 p.m., Morgan House Gather/set up/warm up begins at 7 p.m., drumming officially begins after our (short and prompt) 8 p.m. circle. The circling up portion is optional, please part

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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Dates set for Fall OWL Classes

Our Whole Lives, or OWL, is our Unitarian Universalist lifespan sexuality education program, with curricula for kindergarten through adulthood. Due to several complicating factors including calendar c

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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safety, comfort, law and order.

As conversations around racial justice and white supremacy (both covert and overt) dominate our culture and my faith tradition, I have found myself thinking about the difference between safety and com

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Labyrinths

I’ve loved labyrinths for a long time.  Ever since I first walked one.  Probably in San Francisco like 15 years ago.  I finally bought one today I could trace with my hand in ceramic. Unfortunately, t

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Preparing an online version of “Ancient History of Universalism”

I’ve been writing a blog since 2003, and this is post #4,000. I saw this coming and thought it deserved a little something extra. Earlier this week I was speaking with a friend and colleague about Uni

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Pagan Voices: Special Earth Day edition

Pagan Voices is a spotlight on recent quotations from figures within the Pagan community. Today’s edition focuses on Earth Day, which has been celebrated annually since 1970 and has attracted Pagans s

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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A brief thought on commitment in British (English?) liberal religious and politcal circles

The Cambridge Unitarian Church taken today from Christ's Pieces Tomorrow is the AGM of the Cambridge Unitarian Church where I am minister and at this time of year I often find myself thinking about ab

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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La prière chrétienne "Notre Père" en araméen, langue du Christ

"Notre Père qui es aux cieux ! Que ton nom soit sanctifié ; que ton règne vienne ; Que ta volonté soit faite sur terre comme au ciel. Donne-nous aujourd'hui notre pain de ce jour ; Pardonne-nous nos o

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UNIVERSALISME - Monde (Site / Info)

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UNIVERSALISME - Monde (Site / Info)

Column: “You can never tell with the bees,” said Pooh

Hi, my name is Manny and I’m a beekeeper; beek for short. I started off as a normal gardener. You know, cucumbers, basil, radishes. But soon, as is what happens, you more. You want to grow unusual pla

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Earth Day, the March for Science, and Three Things We Should Know

Today across the nation there are a number of public demonstrations set as a “March for Science.” I’m an enthusiastic supporter of anything that holds up science. And, these days of political turmoil

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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