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Why Harriet Tubman Still Matters Today

In my previous post on “Why It Matters that Harriet Tubman Will Be on the $20 Bill,” I wrote about Tubman’s early years. (Both posts are inspired by Catherine Clinton’s excellent 2004 biography Harrie

3 hours ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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STLT#144, Now Is the Time Approaching

I can’t decide if I’m just annoyed by this practice right now, or if the songs in this section are annoying me personally right now, or if really, I have stumbled into a difficult section and hymns li

4 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Let Us Never Forget the Battle of Los Angeles: a Small Meditation on the Madness of Crowds

I am fully expecting a moving testimonial sometime today from Mr Trump singing praises of the heroes of the Battle of Los Angeles. It was late night on the 24th of February, in 1942. Air raid sirens b

8 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Asset-Based Community Development

The Social Justice Committee is hosting an Asset-Based Community Development training this Saturday (February 25th) from 1pm to 3pm in the Sanctuary Building.  Come learn how the Fellowship can be a b

14 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Politics and No-Self

What are the political implications of the mass awareness that the self is an illusion? Arriving at and integrating that awareness through a devoted spiritual practice generally facilitates a pro-soci

15 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Why It Matters that Harriet Tubman Will Be on the $20 Bill

The year 2020 will be the one-hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. To commemorate this occasion, the U.S. Treasury Department announced last year that

1 day ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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STLT#143, Not in Vain the Distance Beacons

It is possible I am about to ruin this hymn for some people. If you can’t bear to read about the context of this lyric that might change how you see it,  close this window and go do something else. I

1 day ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

A Toolkit for Resisting Totalitarianism 

For my money the philosopher Hannah Arendt offers the most profound analysis of the causes of totalitarianism. During and after the Second World War, Arendt spent a lot of time researching and thinkin

1 day ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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And then there was Karl Jaspers

Karl Theodor Jaspers was born on this day, the 23rd of February, 1883, Oldenburg, in Lower Saxony, in Germany. He began studying law but changed to medicine, taking his doctorate in 1908. Two years la

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Suspirius

[My retelling of Samuel Johnson’s story of the human screech-owl for the modern age:] We like to distinguish people by the animals we suppose they resemble. A hero is called a lion, the shy and retiri

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Evolving Religion

"Church! Huh! What Is It Good For?" part 3 Religion came to early humans as both a blessing and a curse. Faith community provided a feeling of connection, of at-home-ness, of being with our people, an

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Church! Huh! What Is It Good For?

Minister’s Blog: United Against Hate

In United Against Hate February, I joined a local interfaith group called Schenectady Clergy Against Hate. In my first meeting with them, we discussed a variety of initiatives to promote the positive

1 day ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Hudson Mohawk UU Joint Worship Service

Sunday, March 26 at Doane Stuart School: Unitarian Universalists from the Capital Region and beyond will travel to Doane Stuart School in Rensselaer on Sunday morning March 26 for our 9th Annual Combi

1 day ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Pray with Water Protectors Today

The Water Protectors at Standing Rock have called for a day of prayer today.  The Governor of North Dakota and the Army Corps of Engineers have given an eviction notice to the Oceti Sakowin camp that

2 days ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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STLT#142, Let There Be Light

It is easier to write about things you care deeply about, whether for good or for ill, than it is to write about things that are, well, fine, and don’t really bother you one way or the other. Such is

2 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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THE BIRDS OF HEAVEN: A WAY OF FAITH IN ZEN

THE BIRDS OF HEAVEN: A WAY OF FAITH IN ZEN James Myoun Ford Blue Cliff Zen Sangha Long Beach, California Among my memories of studying with the late British born Soto Zen priest Houn Jiyu Kennett, was

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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A hauntological walk across Fulbourn Fen, along Fleam Dyke to the bronze-age barrow at Mutlow Hill

I was in a decidedly hauntological mood today as I cycled out to Fulbourn Fen for a walk across the fen itself and then on to Fleam Dyke as far as the bronze-age barrow at Mutlow Hill. The photos belo

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Organizing 101: Turning Frustration Into Action

Friday, March 3rd in the Great Hall at UUSS from 5:30–7:00pm.  Civic engagement is fundamental to a democratic society. Learn how most effectively to lobby your government, how to organize at the gras

2 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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The Women’s Alliance: March 2nd

The next gathering of the Women’s Alliance will be on Thursday, March 2 at the Turf Tavern in Scotia at 11:45am.  Lunch is served promptly at noon and lunch choices include Chicken Florentine or​ Pank

2 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Religion and Social Health

"Church! Huh! What Is It Good For?" part 2 “People who frequently participate together in religious rituals achieve a feeling of community that enhances their ability to cooperate and avoid conflict.

2 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Church! Huh! What Is It Good For?