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Pain and Suffering

"Pain is Inevitable. Suffering is optional.” Contemporary Japanese writer, Haruki Murakami Last week I had the flu.   High fever, body chills, sweats, coughing, congestion, body aches…<span>  You get

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The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Teaching About Ferguson: Not “Optional” for White People

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Call And Response (Site / Info)

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Met the deadline

Not to go all partisan on you or anything, but you could look it up, when the end-of-quarter campaign finance reports come out.

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Even When My Heart is Broken

By Rev. Linda Thomson Congregational Developmental Staff – Central & Eastern Regions I don’t know about you, but when I first became involved, as an adult, in congregational life, I thought, “Well thi

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Beyond Curriculum: Teaching Science and Scientific Thought (Essential Skills Series)

See Essential Skills for a Modern World for an overview of this series on science and critical thinking skills.  I discuss science and scientific thinking in the post Follow the Ant and curriculum in

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Quarks and Quirks (Site / Info)

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A Summer Memory

for Maggie and Lewis   As the dimming fall welcomes me back, a summer memory feeds me still. We have risen with the sun, the smell of toaster waffles, and the demand that I read to you. Last night’s b

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Don't believe everything you think

Today is the last day of September, 2014, and we are finishing up the theme of the month which has been on the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. In October, 2014, the theme of the mon

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 4 Seeking Truth

"The Religion of Autumn" and "Unity" by John Goodwyn Barmby (1820-81) — a nineteenth-century Unitarian Christian Pantheist

Today I spent a long while in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden mostly walking and thinking but also reading a few selected passages of Henry Bugbee's "Inward Morning" and Bashõ's "Knapsack Note

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Growth in Pagan Pride Movement Causes Struggle With Outreach

[Terence P Ward is one of our talented weekly staff writers. He brings you the news and issues that most affect the Pagan and Heathen worlds. If you like his work and that of our other weekly reporter

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

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DIA A DIA/ Del coro al Caño

Llevo unos días sin quitarme la cabeza el titular de portada de El País el domingo 28.9.2014, en que se aludía a las masivas demostraciones cívicas de Cataluña, que superan el millón de participantes

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GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

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Preachers of Love

September 30th is a big day in American Universalist history. Elhanan Winchester was born in Brookline, MA (apparently in those days Brookline was called Muddy River Village…) on this day in 1751. And

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Yesterday I watched for a few minutes as our science teacher worked with the younger group of our elementary school students. We've started the year with the whole school engaged in the study of ornit

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Quote of the Day: Story is a Powerful Tool

Story is a powerful tool, used to build up our identities, both personal and communal. We share stories to convey our understanding of the universe and our place in it, our strengths and weaknesses an

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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The could-have-been Southern seminary

With the building sales at Meadville Lombard, the leadership crisis at Starr King, the closure of Bangor and the God-knows-what at General (Episcopal) (one, two)… well, it’s easy to have misgiving abo

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Babi Yar —The Horror, The Horror

  Schutzpolizei, German Police mobilized for service under the SS, conducted the mass executions at Babi Yar. Seventy-three years ago on September 29 and 30, 1941 most of the Jews of the Ukrainian cap

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

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This earth belongs to the people

I hold aloft my spirit extended to blot out a harsh sun, unaware its setting has begun I hold aloft my spirit, we come in twos and tens neighbors become fellow soldiers empowered, enraptured I hold al

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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September 30–The Labyrinth: Requirement

Labyrinths not only invite us, but once we have accepted the invitation to look at them, to walk one, to trace one with our fingers, or even to go out into the land and make one, they begin to require

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Shut it down: Occupy Central and the global economic system

One of the strongest, most incendiary things an individual, or a group, can do is to seize a physical place and refuse to leave. The action of occupation is as old as mass movements, and predated the

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Youth Cons, and Why to Try One

What is a Con?  Cons, short for Conferences, are gatherings of Unitarian Universalist youth or young adults from many congregations, usually for a weekend of immersion worship, workshops, and crazy fu

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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Auras

A couple of hours ago, a kaleidoscope started in my eyes. it was beautiful and fascinating but also terrifying because ...my eyes. And then I remembered that it was likely a migraine coming on. I took

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)