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Safe spaces, Separatism, Pagan Values and UU principles

I recently heard about a so called “TERF* war” in Pagan spaces. I just saw reference to that same controversy on a UU Facebook page. And I’m remembering the controversy around the Michigan Womyn’s Mus

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Raising an Elephant

It takes a heck of a lot of effort to raise an elephant. Even if you set aside the gestation period of nearly two years, baby elephants often aren’t weaned until they are five years old, and really ar

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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September 26–Love Makes a Bridge: Love, Hope, Peace and Joy

Feeling hopeless can be devastating.  Whatever the source, when we find ourselves hopeless or even approaching hopelessness, it’s as if a great chasm has opened up between where we are in life and whe

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Love Makes a Bridge UU 7th Principle UU 4th Principle

The Beatles Take Their Walk Across Abbey Road, and Then, Well, Then An Era is Over

It was forty-seven years ago today that the Beatles released their eleventh album, Abbey Road. It shares the distinction with Let It Be as their “last” effort, in that while Let it Be was released the

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Unitarian Universalism’s interfaith partners

Building on our long history of interfaith partnerships, Unitarian Universalists forge new ties with Muslims, social justice coalitions, and ‘unchurched’ millennials.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Personal discovery within community

Where is your sanctuary in the midst of life’s catastrophes and chaos? How will you take the time to nurture your soul?

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

At The Meeting House: Ministry With HIV/AIDS [Ep. 9]

Is healing possible when physical healing is not possible? When Rev. Kim Crawford Harvie got her first call as minister to the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Provincetown, Massachusettes, she

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The Pamphlet Podcast (Site / Info)

Podcast Season One The Pamphlet

Watching Golf

I do enjoy it. I didn’t expect four extra playoff holes on the PGA Championship today.  But, I was only kinda watching it. I was actually enjoying some of the old Simpsons Halloween special more. And

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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A Legacy of Defying Hate #Sharpswar

Call to Worship (here) Sermon Notes: Our Unitarian Universalist tradition draws from many sources.  The six primary ones are listed in the front of the grey hymnal, the page before hymn #1, if you wan

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism Sermons Religion and Spirituality #blacklivesmatter Sharps War

September 25-Love Makes A Bridge: Many Bridges are Needed

In today’s worship service I shared a quote from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: What is needed is the realization that power without love is reckless and abusive and love without power is senti

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

relationships justice Love Love Makes a Bridge UU 5th Principle UU 6th Principle

Defying Hate

“Defying Hate”, Sermon audio presented by Rev. John Cullinan on September 25, 2016. Part of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s “Preach-In,” this morning we follow up on the topic of Ken Bu

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

Podcast Social Concerns

Little Celebrations #9: Liturgical Quotables

The seasons have cycled for billions of years. The sun journeys ever toward the next way station on the calendar, bringing light ever new and warmth ever welcome to the land. In the same spirit we gat

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Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

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The Promise of the Unknown

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington, on 9/25/16. It explores the painful sense of our national “new normal” of violence and unrest. We are coming to a close

19 hours ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

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Unleash the Hounds (link roundup)

[Unleash the Hounds is a monthly feature that appears near the end of each month to round up stories of interest to our readers. We can’t cover it all so, as we say, “we unleash the hounds to round th

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Pagan Voices: the Peacock Witch, Nimue Brown, R.M. McGrath and more!

[Pagan Voices is a spotlight on recent quotations from figures within the Pagan community. These voices may appear in the burgeoning Pagan media or a mainstream outlet, but all showcase our wisdom, th

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism Heathenry #mypolytheism Druidry gavin frost Jason Mankey John Halstead Jude Magaro medical marijuana Melissa ra Karit nimue brown P. Sufenas Virius Lupus Pagan Voices Peacock Witch R.M. McGrath Sannion This Pagan Life

The Very Short Sutra on the Meeting of the Buddha and the Goddess

Rick Fields was a poet, a journalist, and author of the first comprehensive history of Buddhism come to America, How the Swans Came to the Lake, first published in 1988, and which went through several

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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What the Bible Says About Homosexuality

Did you know that, in ancient mid-East society, where Israel lay, it was common for military men to establish deep and faithful friendships with each other—friendships which were so deep that, in trut

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism Stories Sermons and Homilies Social Issues World Religions Jesus heals the Centurion's servant Jonathan and David Ruth and Naomi The Bible and Homosexuality

Mainstream Paganism

I’m happy to see Pagan concepts and values make their way into the mainstream culture, but I’m much less happy to see mainstream concepts and values influencing Paganism. Considering the size differen

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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bikes and brews

This has been Bikes, Blues and Barbecue weekend in Northwest Arkansas, and Eureka Springs has been overrun with thousands and thousands of motorcycles. The event is one of the largest motorcycle ralli

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Manny, an environmental engineering student, is a good example of a prophetic man exemplifying our UU second source

The second source of the living tradition of Unitarian Universalism is the words and deeds of prophetic men and women. The second principle of Unitarian Universalism is to affirm and promote the respe

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Second source