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The Passion of Emmett Till

It was on this day in 1955 that fourteen year old African American Emmett Till was brutally tortured and murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman in Mississippi. Pictures of what they did to

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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The Transient and the Permanent in Liberal Religion

preached at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland, September 30, 2007 My theme this morning is the transient and the permanent in liberal religion. When I talk about liberal religion I mean

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)

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6H for a Relentlessly Useful UUA (Cooley)

We all know that as the world around us changes, congregations need to change as well. Doing it the way it was done 50 years ago doesn't work anymore. And I don't believe it will work for our Unitaria

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Everything that Dies Someday Comes Back... and then it goes the other way, too, Boss.

Remember the Springsteen song, Atlantic City? When it came out, it was a resurrection song, a good one too. That wasn't too long before I left New Jersey for seminary, the ministry, and pursuits that

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A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

All I care to say about Anita Sarkeesian

Just left this comment at a friend's Facebook regarding Sarkeesian driven out of home by online abuse and death threats: I confess, I would love to know how much money she makes. She has the same prob

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Anita Sarkeesian

The Spiritual Practice of Agnosticism

Wolf! The Aesop fable about the boy who cried wolf has long been viewed as a cautionary tale about lying. The boy knowingly cried “wolf!” merely to disturb the villagers. The boy eventually pays the p

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Ubuntu Linux for Ministry: Use templates for often-used forms

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Have we become co-creators with God of the universe?

In Chapter Twelve of The Green Boat, her last chapter, Mary Pipher discusses hope as an ingredient in a life well lived. "I have learned that reviving the planet and reviving ourselves are not opposed

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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Glacial Speed

We speak of things moving with glacial speed, the inch by inch pace of social change or changing a deeply-held habit. But while glaciers may not move rapidly, they reshape everything in their path as

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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August 28–The Garden: Wonder and Peace

A new day dawns, once more the gift is giv’n. Wonder fills this moment shared together. The light of peace here shines upon each face. May it  bring faith to guide our journey home.* The wonder of a m

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Choose Life: A Response to Despair

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, it was Peter Mayer who ultimately saved my soul.  Though I waded through the mire of those dark weeks following the devastating news-  clinging to recent retrea

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Walking the Journey (Site / Info)

Like oil

Sound rolls forward as a rogue wave, hear war-chants dusted off, their meter steeped in the old way, new purpose flows forth like oil over all crenelations that stand in opposition.

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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First Week of School Finances

Oh, yes, it's the first week of school here. Tuesday we had to send in $20 per kid for gym uniforms. Tonight we went shopping for school supplies. Most every class requires its own binder and dividers

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Polytheism is the Future

From where I stand, the growing devotion to many Gods is the most important trend in today’s Pagan world. Polytheism isn’t a relic of some primitive past. Polytheism is the future.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Z Budapest, Temple of Diana, Claudiney Prieto

As far as I know, this is the first public publication of the response of Dianic High Priestess Ruth Barrett and the Temple of Diana to Z Budapest's recent announcement concerning what transpired duri

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

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The Arc of Justice Runs through Ferguson

Many have cast the young protesters in Ferguson, MO, as dangerous and reckless and not living up to the legacy of the civil rights movement. In fact, according to Jeanne Theoharis, they are following

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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New Environments

From the Intern Minister, by Christina Hockman Last week I got a foster dog.  My terrier-mix Enzo (a.k.a. Evil Puppy) has been in need of canine company since my other, elderly dog passed away in May.

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Some of his random thoughts

Speaking of stuff that should have been "off the record" but wasn't, here's Mitch McConnell talking to his billionaire pals at the Koch Brothers Donor Summit. MITCH MCCONNELL: "Is this working?" [Yes

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Did I say that out loud?

The United Dairyman of Idaho intended their letter to their dear dairy producers to be CONFIDENTIAL but someone kicked over the pail and the Idaho Statesman posted a small, but readable image, along w

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

What's Wrong with this Picture?

The picture is explained by this article by Tobin Grant at Religion News Service, and is based on data from the Pew Research Group. What's wrong with it? Aside from the fact we call ourselves Unitaria

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)