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Seizing An Alternative

My job is change the narrative we hear in congregations during our worship services from one of thoughtless abundance to one of cultivated sustainability. And I truly believe that narrative will come

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Travel in Time

In costume and in collective imagination, re-enactors travel in time to Renaissance Fairs or Civil War re-enactments or the Victorian world of Charles Dickens, to name only a few. Of course, these env

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


November 25–Harbor: Seeing, Hearing, Valuing

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Life on the Hotseat

I drove my mom’s car today with the heated seats on. Definitely not my thing. Nice to have her here, nice to be able to borrow her car to get to class tonight. I was planning to take the train. Weird

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Read this: Five Black Lives Matter activists shot in Minneapolis

Three men shot five Black Lives Matter activists who were protesting the police killing of Jamar Clark in Minneapolis.

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

How Do You Know You’re on the Right Path?

In the moment I never know if I’m doing the right thing or not. It’s only after the fact, when I can look back and see how far I’ve come and what new opportunities the path has presented, that I can s

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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John Milton Laid It All On the Line for Freedom of Speech

Note— This one is a day late due to time spent in research. John Milton knew just what he was risking—his freedom, his very life perhaps when he published a pamphlet named Areopagitica; A speech of Mr

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

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A Black Lives Matter Sermon by Lena K. Gardner

This sermon was delivered at the Michael Servetus Unitarian Society in Fridley, Minn. on Sunday morning, the 15th of November 2015, as Jamar Clark lay in hospital fighting for his life, shot by Minnea

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Please donate to our Holiday Swap & Shop!

Holiday Swap & Shop Guidelines Saturday, December 5th, 12pm to 4pm Do you have a lot of things around your home that you don’t use and want to get rid of?  How about some clothes that don’t fit or a b

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Why Is the ‘Fox’ in Charge of the U.N. Tiger ‘Hen House’?

By J. A. Mills Photo source: J. A. Mills “China farms tigers? Why didn’t I know that?” This is the most common comment I hear when I talk about China’s industrial tiger farms and my book Blood of the

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Transcendence for Atheists

Let’s begin with a neurological reality: we humans are limited in what we can experience. The finite human nervous system can only absorb about 10% of the information around us. The other 90% goes unp

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Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

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Mountain Desert District Middle School Retreat

SAVE THE DATE for “What makes you Come Alive-CON” Unitarian Universalist Mountain Dessert District Middle School Retreat At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, CO March 4th – 5th 2016, 7 pm

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Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)

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Quuest and Spirit Quest Save the Date!

QUUEST AND SPIRIT QUEST SAVE THE DATE! Both camps together again. July 4-9th. Celebrating our INTERdependence!!! La Foret Camp and Conference Center. Registration opens Feb 1st. Mark your calendars. :

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Mountain Desert District (Site / Info)


Malcolm X's response to identitarianism (after he left the Nation of Islam)

"I believe in recognizing every human being as a human being, neither white, black, brown nor red. When you are dealing with humanity as one family, there's no question of integration or intermarriage

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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" . . . named after an utterly forgotten divinity" — a set of Hipstamatic photos from Wells-next-the-Sea

Susanna and I have just returned from a week away on the North Norfolk coast at Wells-next-the-Sea — a lovely, calm and restful time was had by us both. When we got there the cold, overcast and windy

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Tips for Intentionally Inclusive Congregations

Walking with Your Visitors Visitors to your congregations might be feeling uncertain or anxious about their reception or how to behave. Remember what it’s like to walk into a new situation for the fir

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Fear Not

“The one most frequently repeated command in the Bible is not “love your neighbor,” but “fear not.” And if there is one thing that we need in our world, if there’s one thing that we should write on ou

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Book Review: The Book of the Great Queen

Review: The Book of the Great Queen: The Many Faces of the Morrigan, from Ancient Legends to Modern Devotions Written by Morpheus Ravenna. (Concrescent Press, pp 506) I’ll be honest. I have never been

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

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What will we make today?

Last year my great niece Olivia visited here in Eureka Springs for Thanksgiving, and we did a few simple projects in the wood shop. We made tops and toy cars and so one of Olivia's first questions thi

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)


Ma-ku is a Taoist deity of longevity. In Chinese art, she can be identified by her hoe and a basket of the fungus of immortality. Westerners often misappropriate her as the Goddess of Marijuana becaus

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)