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Paths to Freedom: The Half-Won Blessing, 4

Gloria The chains that bind us might be anger and blame. A few years back, I had friend, call her Gloria -- an activist. Gloria worked for good, for policy changes that would increase fairness and red

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Half-Won Blessing

One way of looking at a blackbird followed by thirteen more whilst I registered the Memorial (Unitarian) Church in Cambridge for same-sex marriages . . .

A blackbird bathes this morning in our church garden  This morning I finally managed to sort out the matter of registering the Memorial (Unitarian) Church here in Cambridge for same-sex marriages. The

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CAUTE (Site / Info)

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Archives search: what is the verb of Universalist fellowship?

When you read the 1899 and 1935 Universalist basis of fellowship, you realize the talk of anti-creedal absolutism isn’t right, or isn’t quite right. But what did Universalist ministers (and presumably

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Kari's Friendly Earth Day Soapbox

About 15 years ago I reached some kind of crack in the sidewalk of my life--nothing discernible happened, or at least nothing stands out in my memory. I just decided that if I really couldn't eat anyt

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chalice spark (Site / Info)

Say Cheese!

For about ten years my kids did not eat dairy. There were good health-related reasons for this at the time, but it was never easy. Restaurant kids' meals are full of mac'n'cheese, pizza, cheeseburgers

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

"What pisses me off the most about the term “special needs” isn’t that it’s cutesy or euphemistic,..."

“What pisses me off the most about the term “special needs” isn’t that it’s cutesy or...

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RevSean (Site / Info)

The Core Issue of Ministerial Nervousness

The Commission on Appraisal laid it out in their report "Who Is In Charge Here." UU ministers have very little positional authority: authority that comes to them simply because they are the minister.

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

"Being a victim of oppression in the United States … is not enough to make you revolutionary, just as..."

“Being a victim of oppression in the United States … is not enough to make you revolutionary,...

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RevSean (Site / Info)

10 Poverty Myths, Busted | Mother Jones

10 Poverty Myths, Busted | Mother Jones: america-wakiewakie: 1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9...

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RevSean (Site / Info)

"If you repeatedly criticize someone for liking something you don’t, they won’t stop liking it...."

“If you repeatedly criticize someone for liking something you don’t, they won’t stop liking...

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RevSean (Site / Info)

Born Again and Again - An Easter Sunday/Flower Communion Homily

Easter Sunday/Flower Communion  Delivered April 20, 2014 - Rev. David A. Miller © Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito A Unitarian Universalist Association Congregation—Solana Beach, Ca B

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Shift Happens (Site / Info)

Earth Day Notes from New Orleans

Last week the Center hosted two groups of youth, one primarily people of color, one primarily white people. As the groups co-navigated the space of the Center and the programming, it was pretty clear

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Ehrman’s “How Did Jesus Become God?” and What Does Resurrection Mean Today?

I suspect that some people might be surprised to learn that in many Unitarian Universalist congregations both Christmas Eve candlelight services and Easter Sunday services are some of the highest atte

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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In a technological society,

in rural as well as in urban setting, the major corporations largely determine the patterns of authority, the definitions of success, the form and content of the mass media of communications, and even

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Stone By Stone (Site / Info)


The coordinated power of the major corporations

enables them to maintain affluent pressure groups at all levels of government and these pressure groups exercise their power by means of a coalition (or better called collusion.)…Because of this featu

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UUA Presidential Search Committee (Site / Info)


Announcements (May 2014)

Goddess Circle will study the Matrikas of the Hindu Traditions May 4, 2014 This is an open discussion circle for both men & women. Goddesses are chosen from various world religions as a starting place

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Announcements EDITION: May 2014

Religious Education for Children and Youth (May 2014)

submitted by Joanne Dingus 1.  “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” –Henry Brooks Adams 2.   “Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Youth and Young Adults EDITION: May 2014

What Makes Ministers Nervous

I recently posted that the one thing that UU Congregations could do to grow the faith was to stop making their ministers so nervous.  Nervous preachers preach mush-mouthedly, and religious communities

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

The Inner Clutter of Old Emotions

The second step on my journey into emptiness was getting to my inner clutter. When I had longer spells of unplanned time, I found myself feeling a little depressed—sometimes sad or cranky. One day, I

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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How to Know God: An Atheist Meditation

How to Know God An atheist mystic meets the goddess of love. In my youth I prayed to know God. I prayed with complete earnestness, with the fullness perhaps only a youth trying to make a deal can must

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


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