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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Wild Horses

Wild horses aren’t, properly speaking, wild. They are feral animals, once domesticated, but now living free in nature. It turns out that for both horses and humans there are benefits and down sides to

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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April 29–Nature: The Power of Sh*t

I admit that the title was a cheap sh*t and an attempt to get your attention.  I want to talk about a compost bin that we once had in our backyard.  Something happened there that I know happens in mos

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Five Styles of Soto Zen in the West

Five Styles of Soto Zen in the West The project of Zen is awakening. Awakening is seeing past the illusions of our isolation and permanence and into the real world of causal play, where we understand

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Mental illness as disability in college

So I was reading a 2012 report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) recently. Over 750 college students were surveyed, with NAMI attempting to determine views of mental illness among youn

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Two May Day Events—You Should Take One In

It is May Day on Sunday.   For some it is a gay Spring fertility festival with ancient roots most famous for being celebrated with May Pole Dances and in some place little May Baskets left anonymously

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

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The Radical Roots of Mother's Day

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Top 5 from Musicians (mainly)

I’ll start with other catagories Top 5 Books: Slaughterhouse Five, 1984, Pyongyang by Guy Delisle, Where the Wild Things Are, and A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut (I’m thinking fast) Top 5 Mov

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A Zen Meditation on Pain

A Zen Meditation on Pain Chris Amirault After a series of upbeat updates, the last half day has been pretty brutal. I’m writing in the middle of the night thanks to at least five different aches and p

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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A Pilgrimage to Orkney

I first felt a connection to Orkney during an OBOD meditation ten years ago. It was a feeling that there was something in Orkney I needed to do. I just didn’t know what that was until I got there.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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