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The Century of Progress Thrilled, Employed Chicago

Compared to the famous World’s Columbian Exposition—The White City in 1893 or the New York World’s Fair of 1938, Chicago’s Century of Progress is not well remembered outside of its home town.  But the

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

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The Last Place You Look

That time when an important binder goes missing only to show up in a box of craft supplies... including the stash of empty tequila bottles for bath salts.

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)


May 28–Sanctuary: Separating the Separate

“Separation” comes from a Latin word that means “a severing.”  For millenia, human beings have recognized sacred spaces as places for the most persecuted among them to find refuge.  These places were

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU 7th Principle Sanctuary

A Cold and Broken Hallelujah

I mentioned yesterday that I started writing in a journal as a teenager as a way of giving voice to my inner feelings.   I also noted that the fiction I wrote using that method was self-indulgent and

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Laura Lee (Site / Info)

Writing Failure Publishing

The Obligations of Religion

The freedom of Paganism is a great thing, but let’s remember that good, strong, meaningful religion also carries obligations.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Pedestrians, turned rulers of the asphalt

The fist clenched is only a sign of strength if done by thousands and not ones and twos isolated and rageful, the injustice flowing like table wine at a summer picnic the flag brilliant red is only a

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Covenanting Communities

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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Rarely what there will be then

When the final drop is wrested from the hell-scorched bowels of an earth clinging to what it has, and which we mortal, animate souls should have never approached the sinking sensation of society, fren

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Buzz Coil: May 2015

 Some recent posts from blogs on our blogroll: Broomstick Chronicles: In her May 14 post, Aline O’Brien (a.k.a. Macha Nightmare) describes her reactions to the Marin (CA) Interfaith Council’s “Interfa

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

A walk across Magog Down, to the River Granta and back via Wandlebury — a set of photos and a few words about Knud Ejler Løgstrup (1905-1981)

Knud Ejler Løgstrup Yesterday I cycled up to Wandlebury and then took a lovely walk across Magog Down towards Stapleford and the River Granta, and then back up to the Roman Road and home. I've become

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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An invitation to a conversations about Unitarian Anabaptism

In recent years I've found myself identifying more and more as a Unitarian Anabaptist. This is increasingly feeling like the path for me. But I don't want to plough a lonely furrow on this path, but r

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Reignite (Site / Info)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and America's Ineluctable Machinery of Death

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's guilt was not in question, but that fact did not resolve the moral question of whether to execute him. That he was ultimately sentenced to death despite opposition to that sentence

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

American Society David R. Dow

So much more about my book!

Did you know that I have a book coming out? I’ve been emailing and posting information, but I wanted to give you all a more in-depth reading of the theoretical approach I use as a groundwork for the b

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Adolescent Sexuality by Dr. Karen Rayne (Site / Info)

Books book Breaking the Hush Factor

Pagan Community Notes: Ireland, The Morrigan’s Call, Tanith Lee, West Valley LAPD and more!

On Saturday, Ireland voted “yes” to legalize same sex marriage, making it the first country to do so by popular vote. Susan Large, moderator of the Irish Pagan Movement Facebook page, said, “As Pagans

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

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What Is “The Fourth Turning of Buddhism”?

Ken Wilber (1949-) is a contemporary American philosopher who has written a host of books related to what he calls his Integral Theory. And in general I find many of his frameworks for thinking about

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)



Students are now burdened with 10-11 hours of common core testing. Some parents are worried that their children don't measure up. Other parents and groups of parents are in revolt, threatening boycott

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

CUUPS Mission and Vision Statement

The CUUPS Revisioning process is almost complete. Our new Mission and Vision Statement is open for public comments until Sunday, June 7. At that point, the team will make any necessary changes and pre

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

Uncategorized CUUPS mission statement Revisioning vision statement

Should Christian worship have non-biblical readings?

Having non-biblical readings has become such a canon among mainline Unitarian Universalists that Unitarian Universalist Christians face a crisis on the subject of readings. Is it proper to have non-bi

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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A Door in the Wall

There is a world more lovely than the world you live in. There is a door to that world. The door is in every wall. It is always open. What door do you long to walk through? The Daily Compass offers wo

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


A Dry(ish) Night

The floodwaters at my house receded by morning. Parts of metro Houston are still underwater, and a number of people died in the storms. So it's very much on my mind again tonight. They say that 162 BI

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)