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Up in Flames

Sometimes things in life go up in flames in the worst possible way, leaving us stunned and bereft. But sometimes it is a relief to consign aspects of our lives to the flames, letting go of what no lon

2 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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September 1–Culture and Tradition: Creativity

The creative adult is the child who has survived. Ursula K. LeGuin There is an automaticity built into the way human beings act–especially around children. Within any culture, within any subset of a c

2 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Culture & Tradition UU 7th Principle

September 1, 1939—How it Looked From a Barstool

It seemed like a lark--laughing German soldiers take down a Polish border road barricade to begin their invasion....</div> The beginning of unimaginable horror is hard to pin down by date.   Was it t

5 hours ago

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

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Apologies and Forgiveness

Rev. Lynn Ungar shares a story about offering the right kind of apology, one that asks real forgiveness.

10 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Adin Ballou: Peace and Forgiveness

This month, we explore the theme of forgiveness with a story of a community that practiced radical forgiveness.

11 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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gaycommunion: Stonewall Riots + 5 Names To Know

gaycommunion: Stonewall Riots + 5 Names To Know

12 hours ago

RevSean (Site / Info)

SMART CYCLING BASICS

Saturday, September 26 This 6-hour class utilizes League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling program curriculum, instruction, and resources to facilitate safe and enjoyable cycling. Smart Cycling (Ba

15 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog

In New Orleans, ‘a big humanity reclamation act’

Thousands of volunteers have been transformed in the ten years since Hurricane Katrina through the Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal.

16 hours ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

My tweets

Sun, 13:13: Happy to be back in San Francisco. This was yesterday on a walk with a friend. @ Marina Green Park https://t.co/VZOrgZqHyZ Sun, 15:00: My Life as a Birthright Unitarian #uusf #uu http://t.

17 hours ago

Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)

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Poems, Prayers, and Mary Oliver

For LoraKim, who rose with Mary for a year, and then more than a year, and then ever afterward, and shows me every day that my work is loving the world. SPOKEN INVOCATION “The Summer Day” by Mary Oliv

18 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Pagan Community Notes: Four Quarters, City of Refuge, Pagan Pride Day and more

Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary, a farm and campground located in Pennsylvania, was in the news after a festival-goer reported being attacked. Four Quarters opens its land to a number of yearly ext

19 hours ago

The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

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The Karma and Rebirth Debate Within Contemporary Western Buddhism: Some Links to Follow

Way back when he reviewed the Buddhist monk Stephen Batchelor’s lovely book “Alone With Others,” The Western Buddhist John Blofeld wrote an introduction praising the young monk scholar and his writing

20 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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The Movement For Black Lives Convening In Cleveland—A Transformative Experience

The Millennials who planned, organized, and attended the MBL convening are folks who could be highly successful in the halls of academe or commerce. They have the smarts, the drive, and the education.

21 hours ago

Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

Happy B’Day, Jerry!

Jerry Ivan Allison was born on this day in 1939. He was the drummer for the Crickets and continued as their leader following Buddy Holly’s death. A fun factoid, his then namesake and later wife is the

21 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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virtuous reality?

Can you imagine sitting around in classrooms with each student's face glued to a digital device? Socrative works cross-platform, so students can use windows or mac or their iPhones or other some other

22 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Tips for Intentionally Inclusive Congregations

On some level life in a Unitarian Universalist congregation doesn’t look that different than one from another faith group. And so it is easy, at times, to assume that the dominant theology in a congre

22 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Epictetus, from the Handbook

12. If you hope to get better, you’ve got to stop saying, “If I leave time for thought, I will starve to death.” Isn’t it better to starve than to survive in agitation? Peace of mind has a cost. Tagge

23 hours ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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MultiSite Ministries: the promise of partnership

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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UN Says Veganism Can Save the World From Destruction

UN Says Veganism Can Save the World From Destruction: Great article from Eater.com. The UN is in support of going Vegan and says that it can help prevent climate change. Good ideas here and I think an

1 day ago

A UU Vegan (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism vegan open discussion

Thoughtfulness, Social Justice, Chaplaincy and Staying Present – Life as a UU Pagan

This coming Sunday’s sermon, in the UU congregation where I am a member, will be about justice – economic justice, immigration justice, the idea of a just harvest. Our senior minister will be joined i

1 day ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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