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3 Things – Persephone

Ha…ha…ha. I recorded a video several days ago. I spent an hour on it. 3 takes because I was out of practice and kept losing my place. Unfortunately that meant it was pretty much unusable. I forgot cer

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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Noticing Little Things

I do like to observe and notice things. Like the smiles left behind by fallen bathroom hooks. How wood still smells warm after a chainsaw. Lenny’s play with me dance. Kids running in circles New birds

7 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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1 May 2016 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (1 May 2016) at 11:00 AM for “Righteous Among the Nations” by Susan Caldwell. The title refers to the distinction bestowed posthumously by Yad Vashem (the World Holocaust Reme

8 hours ago

Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

Adult Religious Education — 1 May 2016

Please join us this Sunday (1 May 2016) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class — “Spirit in Practice.” Our series continues with a session on justice practice. One of the essential errors

9 hours ago

Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

Trapped Documentary Screening (30 April 2016)

Please join us on Saturday (30 April 2016) at 7:00 PM for Trapped — a documentary on “Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers” (TRAP) laws and their effects on reproductive justice (link for trailer

10 hours ago

Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Media roundup: Minnesota UUs get sex ed right

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Another cycle ending

The urgency of the political fundraising pitches goes up at the end of every month anymore, and I'm struck by the disconnect between the attempted marketing and what might motivate donors. Today's not

11 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Hair, Glorious Hair

My friend Larry Ladd pointed out that it was today in 1968 that the musical Hair opened on Broadway. While I think attempts to capture cultural moments through such things as a musical are inevitably

13 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Trump, Bullying, and the Legacy of White Supremacist Terror: Let’s Call it What it REALLY Is

By David Stovall The 2016 report issued by the Southern Poverty Law Center (The Trump Effect) reveals a disturbing, but commonly known fact in US public schools: the United States has NEVER intended t

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

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Richard Fariña Packed Up His Troubles 50 Years Ago

Richard Fariña It hardly seems possible now but 50 years ago tomorrow, April 30, 1966 Richard Fariña hopped on the back of a friend’s motorcycle for a quick joy ride in the middle of a partycelebratin

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

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Column: Shamanistic Echoes in the Arctic North

[Today we welcome guest writer Lyonel Perabo joining us from Northern Europe. He is a MA student currently enrolled in the Old Norse Religion program at the University of Iceland. He has written for v

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Sometimes, the most heartwrenching form of oppression is “common sense.”

Sometimes, the most heartwrenching form of oppression is “common sense.” So-called “common sense.” Where there’s this unquestioned certainty that of course any right thinking person believes this …<p>

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Boots and Blessings (Site / Info)

Balanced budget, UUA board reports

Five regional meetings slated for UUA presidential candidates; a third candidate plans to enter race.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Mamahood is not one size fits all

Years ago, in response to Mother’s Day, Strong Families launched something called Mama’s Day- an opportunity to honor all those who mother, especially those most impacted by systemic injustice or who

17 hours ago

Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

The Secret to What Young Adults Want

Julie Brock wrote this newsletter column for First Unitarian Society of Madison and shared it with us given how relevant it is to young adult ministry everywhere.  Thanks Julie! by Julie Brock Having

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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A (Sort-Of) Review of W. Kamau Bell’s United Shades of America or Some Thoughts on Trump and the Klan

The comedian W. Kamau Bell’s United Shades of America premiered on CNN this past weekend. The show’s first episode focuses on the contemporary Ku Klux Klan. A portion of my dissertation is on the 1920

17 hours ago

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

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Interdependent Web: Prayer ablaze

A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism

17 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Evil: Bad Apples or Bad Barrels?

Historically, one of the weaknesses of liberal religious traditions has been a naïve optimism. In rejecting the extreme pessimism of many orthodox religious traditions (a belief in “Original Sin,” the

19 hours ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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The Creative Process

The Witch stares at the blank screen . . . Is she trying to see into the future? or just the amazingly complicated present?

21 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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