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Nurture Your Spirit, Help Heal Our World

preached by the Rev. Joan Van Becelaere and the Rev. Colin Bossen at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland, October 14, 2007 Part 1: Rev. Colin Bossen Today is Association Sunday, a chance f

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

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Truth and Meaning: Another Senseless Death

By now, it is no secret — I loathe guns. I have shot rifles and pistols at ranges and tried skeet shooting once. But I have never owned a gun and never will. If I feel a strong enough need, I will tak

1 hour ago

uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

justice youth Guns pacifism

Personal Privilege, Protection, and Police

When my sisters and I were growing up, Dad would occasionally take us to a Milwaukee Admirals hockey game. One time we were walking along the concourse and Dad pulled us close to him as we came across

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Market Basket: A case study in Finance Capitalism

Market Basket was a profitable company, owned by one family. Paid employees well and was a good corporate citizen. After some machinations in the owning family, it faced being sold up to powers of fin

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Arrest is a Minor Inconvenience

In the state of Alabama, over 700 people die each year because they lack the resources to afford medical care.  They fall into the gap between eligibility for Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.  Ve

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism justice Standing on the Side of Love alabama politics Governor Bentley Medicaid Medicaid Expansion Moral Mondays Save OurSelves Venus Colley-Mims

Now that I have Finished my Journey

Here I go again, stepping on a wasp's nest this time, perhaps. In a recent Facebook post I questioned democracy as a way of creating justice.  It is a good thing, I said, not because of what it does b

23 hours ago

Aside From The Obvious (Site / Info)

Reflection on Faith

faith (n.) mid-13th-century; "duty of fulfilling one's trust," from Old French feid , foi "faith, belief, trust, confidence, pledge," from Latin fides "trust, faith, confidence, reliance, credence, be

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Reflection

No One is Illegal

preached at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland, October 7, 2007 All human beings deserve the same rights and respect. It does not matter whether you are black, white, Asian, Mexican or Na

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

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HRBOR (Hampton Roads Business Out Reach)

by Brad Garbus Over the last couple months I have been working toward growing Unitarian Universalism in Hampton Roads, specifically in the LGBTQi community.   A while ago I started attending a monthly

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

social justice welcoming congregation EDITION: September 2014 HRBOR

The Good, the Hard and Peeling Potatoes

I am visiting my parents in Minnesota, but not just for fun. My dad had two strokes in the last week. I had to come, even though my mother called me after I booked the flight and emphatically explaine

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chalice spark (Site / Info)

Got A Question?

I'm all about the questions.  I get asked them at work (When is a good time for this event? What's the deal with Buddhism and suffering?)  And in everyday life (Who voices God on The Simpsons? Are the

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

20 years

Twenty years ago this month, I began working as a Director of Religious Education (DRE) in a Unitarian Universalist congregation. During the recession of the early 1990s, I had been working for a carp

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif.

Why Have Black Men Had Such A Hard Time In The UU Ministry?…Broader Questions (#Ferguson)

While this seems to be a moment where UUs are willing to talk about race at more than a superficial level, before looking at the community outside of the congregation it might behoove us to have a con

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

Uncategorized race UU Ministry questions

The New Suffragettes

A quaint term, for sure, Suffragettes, used to describe women seeking the right to vote for females, especially British women who mounted militant protests in the United Kingdom in the early 20th cent

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UUWF Blog (Site / Info)

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Last Day and Last Words

May  5 In the morning we gather for breakfast which has become rather predictable over the days but never boring .  Knowing that today rain was likely, and that this last portion had the steepest asce

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Aside From The Obvious (Site / Info)

Authority and Taqwacores: Boxes Too Small 2

Michael Muhammad Knight (Wikimedia Commons) We need the authority of individual conscience, and we also need religious teachers as guides and companions on the spiritual path to help us see our own de

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Boxes Too Small

Eve Was Framed, the Serpent Was Right!

On August 13, 1971, the cover of LIFE Magazine featured an image of two women standing side-by-side. On the right, an classical painted image of a tall naked woman stands head-and-shoulders above a mo

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism Ethics Spiritual practices mysticism Creation Spirituality Feminist Theology Jungian Spirituality Genesis 3 Jeffrey Kripal lectionary

Growing the Beloved Community, Twelve Months a Year

For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard Not long after I’d moved to Connecticut in early 2001, I learned that there was a Unitarian Universalist congregation just up the road from me.  

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

community Mission Beloved Community classism Tradition privilege For all that is our life! sanitation Summer

What We Do When We Don't Know What to Do

Maybe in our time of not-knowing, we who are white can realize that we should not try to be in charge for a change, that we should support the leadership of people of color, the experts in this moveme

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Rev. Meg Riley (Site / Info)

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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