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What a Polytheist learned from Unitarian Universalists

Although it is safer to be a heretic today than in the past, claiming that identity carries certain obligations: you can’t flaunt your non-conformity while simultaneously demanding conformity from oth

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Sermon: Walking Toward Trouble

This is the first in a three part sermon series looking at the 2014 Ware Lecture by Sister Simone Campbell (of the Nuns on the Bus fame.) It looks at how communities affect change. We’ve had quite a b

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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To live in this world you must be able to do three things — a this-worldly understanding of immortality

Trees and a bench at Wandlebury on Monday Last Monday I took myself off into the beautiful woods at Wandlebury. Although it was a cold, damp and overcast day I was very pleased to be out of the house

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

Death Address Mary Oliver Paul Wienpahl Wandlebury Country Park funeral George Santayana Henry Bugbee Spinoza The Inward Morning

Happy Imbolc

Tonight and tomorrow is when many modern Pagans celebrate the fire festival of Imbolc sacred to the goddess Brigid, patroness of poets, healers, and smiths. Today is also the feast day of Saint Brigid

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

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CUC Month Quiz!

Ever wondered how you compare to some of the famous Unitarians and Universalists in History? Our UU history is filled with inspiring women and men who challenged the status quo, created positive chang

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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going Ga Ga

A story about our Clear Spring School ga ga court has been published on the National Association of Independent Schools Inspriation Lab website. It is a site set up for NAIS Independent Schools to sha

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Care of the Soul

“Turn your wounds into wisdom,” says Oprah Winfrey. She’s on the same page as countless others. “Do you not see,” said the poet John Keats, writing hundreds of years earlier,” how necessary a world of

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

Nature Sermons and Homilies Spiritual Growth and Development Human Nature Vocation and Calling Health and Wellness Care of the Soul Thomas Moore


Even in hard times, there are moments when we get a slight fizzing in the blood, joy bubbling up from wherever it is that joy resides. The trick is to keep watch for those moments of lightness, and to

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


The World’s First Movie Studio—So Cramped it Was Named for a Paddy Wagon

On February 1, 1893 Thomas Edison completed construction of what was the world’s first film production studio building to accommodate making product for his new money-making project—ultimately the pub

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

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Quiet Service

The church I serve has this half court in the back parking lot.  It's a simple, relatively inexpensive, and passive community service. Most every Saturday there are games going on out there.  We also

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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This Week's Prayer

Dear What Is: We don’t always notice the reality we are in the middle of – like fish that forget about water because they are always immersed in it. We would like to notice. Wonder and beauty surround

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


Nashville Evangelical MegaChurch Declares Full Acceptance Of LGBT Members

I grew up as a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian. In high school I remember writing letters to newspapers stating that "homosexuality is a sin" as my country (Canada) was debating same-sex marriag

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The Loving Room (Site / Info)

Spiritually Speaking: What Are You Sowing?

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” ― Mahatma Gandhi    I must admit that there are times when considering the state of the world I long for a c

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Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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1 February 2015 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (1 February 2015) at 11:00 AM for “Finding the Need for Peace” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. Join us as we welcome Barbara back to the pulpit this morning. The All Souls choir will

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

1 February 2015 Adult Religious Education

Please join us on Sunday (1 February 2015) as we resume our discussion of Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic by  Matthew Stewart. We will be covering Chapter 5 (“Self-Evident

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

Just business (as usual)

Robert Reich, posted on Facebook: "At most, according to the State Department’s initial review, the Keystone XL pipeline would create 35 permanent jobs. But it would wreak dangerous environmental da

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February 2015 Newsletter Available

The February 2015 newsletter is now available online.

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

Interview with Carey McDonald: the UUA.org launch

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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fingerjointing boxes and smalll chests...

This morning in the wood shop I made a new jig for routing over-sized finger joints for large boxes and small chests. It is simply made and works on the order of the Gifkins Jig. The matching parts ar

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Long, Happy Life of Mr. Cub

Note:   I began to draft this upon learning of Ernie’s death.   But I couldn’t get it finished in time for a straight obit, so I finished it and am posting it now on his birthday.   I don’t think he w

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

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