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My wife and daughter and I arrived in Portland last night to attend the wedding of a niece. It was late and we hoped to catch the last train to our hotel. Unfortunately, the train was delayed. There h

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Free Speech in the Free Church in Wartime

by Frank W. Carpenter Contributing member UU Peace Ministry Network   World War I was a time when the government and civic organizations inthe United States — including Unitarian congregations — conte

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Column: Living the Superunknown, A Letter to Chris Cornell

It goes without saying that there is music beyond the Pagan label that feels quite comfortable in a Pagan setting. Bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Dead Can Dance, Nine Inch Nails, and on and o

4 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism Culture suicide Perspectives Chris Cornell soundgarden

Texas Time

Greetings from Dallas, Texas which despite rumors is still part of the United States.   My wife Kathy and I are ensconced at the Hyatt Regency at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.   Kathy attended her an

6 hours ago

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

Vacation Patrick Murfin Aamon Carter Museum Bishop Arts District Dallas Texas Dealey Plaza Fort Worth Holocaust Museum JFK 6th Floor Museum Kathy Brady-Murfin Texas School Book Depository

Big Day.

Seven years ago, I was trying to figure out what direction I was headed in, trying to hear God’s voice, trying to figure out what was actually next for me. I look back at those posts from 2010, and I

8 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Women discernment Musings Answers

STLT#238, Within the Shining of a Star

Oh my goodness. It’s the morning of my ordination. Just think – tomorrow, you’ll be reading the words of The REVEREND Kimberley Debus… how about that? Anyway, on to today’s carol, which is a light lit

8 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn


There’s a lot to be said for persistence, for sticking it out and finding a way to solve difficult problems. But sometimes the best—or only—solution is to escape, to leave behind something that won’t

9 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Tony Hillerman, He Who is Afraid of His Horse, is Born

It was a delight to notice that today is the birthday of Anthony Grove “Tony” Hillerman. Only two days ago I finished Song of the Lion, his daughter Anne’s third installment of her continuation of his

11 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Culture Murder mystery Navajo Tony Hillerman

28 May 2017 All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (28 May 2017) at 11:00 AM for “Along the Road: A Bridge and a Tunnel” — all all-ages worship service celebrating the transitions of our children and youth along with the gradu

16 hours ago

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

Worship Religious Education

Adult Religious Education — 28 May 2017

Please join us on Sunday (28 May 2017) at 9:15 AM as we continue in the spirit of the #uuwhitesupremacyteachin that we started on 30 April 2017. We begin our discussion of Waking Up White by Debby Irv

16 hours ago

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

Religious Education

Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales

There’s a bit of formula to Dead Men Tell No Tales, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Here’s the bottom line: I enjoyed it. A lot.

19 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

Uncategorized movies Magic Dead Men Tell No Tales Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean

A handy timeline of Islamist terrorism in the West and Western meddling in the Middle East

People who blame Islam for Islamist terrorism cite the long clash of empires, which makes as much sense as blaming Christianity for the brutal conquest of the Americas—empires expand for profit, and r

20 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Islam handy list

Single ladies need not apply, presumably?

From the endless stream of fundraising, yet another lottery for dinner... with the Veep! No, not Julie Louis-Dreyfus, I would sign up for that, this is for the "real" VPOTUS of the day. Dinner. With h

22 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Media roundup: Oklahoma minister pleads guilty to pornography charges

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

23 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)


A couple months after Meech Davis died while being detained by the Buffalo Police Department (which was ruled a homicide), there was an incident in what’s nominally my neighborhood where the police sh

1 day ago

FIELD NOTES (Site / Info)

Social Justice Commentary

Obscure Unitarians: Annie Upton Lawrence Corbert

A schoolteacher and supporter of women’s suffrage, Ann Upton Lawrence was born on Nantucket Is., Mass., on Oct., 1840, to Frederic W. Lawrence and Susan Hussey. Since her birth is recorded in the Quak

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religion: people & places Unitarians in Palo Alto

Next Steps, New Phase: A Graduation Reading List

Graduation is a rite of passage that takes us either to the next step in education or our first step in a career. As a stage of new beginnings, it can be a time of uncertainty, but it’s also full of p

1 day ago

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

activism James Baldwin The Third Reconstruction Progressive Education Angela Saini Danielle Ofri Eileen Pollack Inferior The Only Woman in the Room Man's Search for Meaning: Young Readers Edition Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II A Time to Break Silence Christopher Emdin For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood Laura A. Jacobs Laura Erickson-Schroth Martin Luther King, Jr. Notes of a Native Son The Miracle of Mindfulness The Radical King Thich Nhat Hanh You're in the Wrong Bathroom

After The Teach-In

Maggie Beaumont shares her impressions of the recent White Supremacy Teach In that two thirds of all UU Congregations participated in.

1 day ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Unitarian Universalism Spiritual practice civil rights spiritual growth White Supremacy Teach-In

Column: πάντα ῥεῖ

True story: The Earth is not the center of the universe. Neither is the sun. Most likely, the universe has no center; it’s at once both infinite and bounded, but tell that to the wrong person, in say

1 day ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism Pantheism monotheism Perspectives creed Giordano Bruno

Rights Reading

This week's wrap-up includes intersections between environmental justice and racial justice, the human story behind our current immigration policy, and Trump's disappointing praise of Philippine Presi

1 day ago

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

Blog Environmental Justice immigration racial justice Homepage Feature intersectionality deportation Duterte expanded sanctuary