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Sunny Side Up with a Side of Racism

Yesterday after church, my family and I stopped at a favorite cafe in Hartford. It’s a funky kind of place with a diverse clientele and a good Sunday brunch. I walked in while my spouse got the baby o

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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why so many kids can't sit still in school...

There is an epidemic of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) diagnosed among children in school. You can read about it in this article in the Washington Post. Why So Many Kids Can't Sit Sti

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Why I’m Voting This November

“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” –Emma Goldman Increased voter turnout from People of Color, young people, and low-income communities in elections over the past six years has chan

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Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)


Scary bumper sticker

This morning I was behind a car whose bumper sticker read, IMAM AZIZ MUHAMMAD HIGH SCHOOL Home of the Jihadis As I got closer and we waited at the light, I realized I’d misread it. It said, ARCHBISHOP

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Perverse Incentives: Paying People More to Make Life Ugly than To Make it Beautiful

“We allow people to make huge profits doing any number of things that will hurt the poor, but we want to crucify anyone who wants to make money helping them,” Dan Pallotta told the New York Times. Sur

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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REVIEW: The Mythology of Eden

The Mythology of Eden by Arthur George and Elena George, Hamilton Books 2014, trade paperback, 458 pages. Also available as an e-book. What a fascinating book! Though it starts with and returns to an

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

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2014-15 Campus Pride Lil’ Purple Backpack Student Leader Resource Guide Now Available – Order Free for Your Campus

2014-15 Campus Pride Lil’ Purple Backpack Student Leader Resource Guide Now Available – Order Free...

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RevSean (Site / Info)

Exercise Your Right to Read: Banned Books Week Is September 21-27

Though this will be the 32nd annual Banned Books Week, the reality is that book banning is still distressingly common.

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Two Weeks Notice: A New Grace for Liberal Religion

When my partner and I were preparing for the arrival of our twins, we made a pact.  For the first two weeks, we would suffer from selective amnesia.  If things got tough (which they invariably did) an

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Piedmont Preacher (Site / Info)

A Blessing at the Start of a Ministerial Internship

For my new Teaching Parish Committee   We are artists, not evaluators…   Though there are tools that will be offered, carefully crafted grids for assessment and measurement, guidance for feedback and

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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Happy Autumnal Equinox

September 23nd, 02:29 UT, will mark the Autumnal Equinox (the evening of the 22nd in North America) which signals the beginning of Fall in the northern hemisphere (our friends in the southern hemisphe

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

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Might there be interest in a fellowship united around the Winchester Profession?


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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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How not to be ignorant about the world

According to studies most people are ignorant about the world because of personal bias, outdated facts, and media bias. It seems that on many topics the media supplying the facts are most ignorant of

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 4 Seeking Truth

September 22 – The Labyrinth: What Happens Next

The ancient myth of the Minotaur and Theseus in the Labyrinth has, apparently, several – if not many – versions.  The stories vary from each other in both minor (was it annually or every nine years th

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)


In Balance

The equinox marks the moment of the year when light and dark are in balance. Whether you are in the Northern or the Southern Hemisphere, the day and the night are of the same length. Of course, knowin

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Be flexible: The long march to environmental justice

There is tension in the movement attempting to prevent or mitigate the effects of climate change. There is always tension in any coalition of people. Historically, the center-left and left have been p

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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At least 1,500 Unitarian Universalists join People's Climate March

NEWS: Unitarian Universalists came from across the U.S. to the People's Climate March in New York City.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Reeb Project aims to fight voter suppression

NEWS: Charlotte congregations and All Souls in D.C. cooperate to work on voters' rights in North Carolina.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

As I Sit Here Weeping...

watching Steel Magnolias for the umpteenth time, I wonder-- is there some horrendous life experience Sally Field hasn't acted out yet?   Thank you, Clairee, for breaking the tension.

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)