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Earth Day 2015

In the early 1980s, we all lived under the pale of mutual nuclear destruction.  Are you, dear reader, old enough to remember? I was in high school then and I took this very personally.  While others w

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Military Ministry: Serving Wholeness in Congregations and Beyond

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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How strange is it that I am now a certified Zumba instructor?

Perhaps the most unlikely thing I’ve done in my life was getting certified last Saturday to teach Zumba. This doesn’t mean I'll teach it soon, or ever, but I’ve started down that path. It began two ye

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Standing in awe of heaven . . .

My last post dealt with what I see as one of the most deeply problematic aspects of formal religion — particularly Christianity in its orthodox, doctrinal forms. In a nutshell,  it mostly just drives

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Drill baby drill

Once upon a time, there was this temporary balance of power maintained by can't-make-this-up covert maneuvering, shaking hands with Saddam Hussein, looking the other way when he used poison gas on the

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Denise’s Ordination: Save the Date!

The Worship Committee is thrilled to announce that, together with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville, we of FUUN will be ordaining longtime member and Membership Coordinator Denise Gyauch

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National Poetry Month—Speculative Poets Flying Far and High

Lurid but exciting covers like this attracted generation of young science fiction fans.  Poetry helped elevate speculative literature of all types reach wider and more adult audiences. Science Fiction

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

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A Glimpse into History: “A Spell of Witchcraft” Radio Programs Re-released

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND –The year was 1971 and, despite the death of Gerald Gardner some years before, Wicca was continuing to gain adherents. The high priest and priestess of the Sheffield coven of witche

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

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Bound to go (inter)national

Kirk Johnson sums things up succinctly in his lede for the NYT, dateline Post Falls, Idaho (away up yonder): "It took five years for negotiators to work out the details of a multinational treaty on ch

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The Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith has taken the stand that “Advancing the human rights of communities affected by climate change is a moral imperative.” The UU Commit2Respond call to action declar

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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In writing, dancing, and everything you learn, seek mastery skills, not performance skills

From What are the best tricks to keep yourself motivated? - Quora: What surprised Halvorson was how the two groups dealt with the challenges. The ones in the “get-better” group remained unfazed and so

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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An interesting take on privilege theory among US Maoists in the 1960s

Privilege and the working class | SocialistWorker.org makes a fascinating claim to an old-timer like me: At the height of the American civil rights movement, when theories of oppression might be expec

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

privilege theory

Stop! Look! Pay your pledge!

Seventy Seven percent of the Fellowship’s budget is made up of pledges. So, it’s important to keep your pledge made last year current. You can do this in three ways:             On-line with VANCO (fa

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)


The Candle of Earth Day

No, Earth Day isn’t enough. But it’s still better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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And a Blessed 21st of April to All!

Some days its impossible to choose which holiday you want to honor. For me out of the thicket of possibilities I find today, the 21st of April, boiling down to two: The foundation of Rome! Hard to wan

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RevSean (Site / Info)

CUUPS is Pagan Lite, So Untrue!

Within my CUUPS chapter there are people following multiple paths, our rituals together reflect a silent tenant of CUPPS, that all paths have value in seeking divinity. It is this ethic that demonstra

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

Uncategorized spiritual growth CUUPS Peter Dybing

Come hear me preach, Sunday, April 26

I’m glad to be invited back to preach at Universalist National Memorial Church this Sunday. Using images of the Good Shepherd, I will (try to) explore what it mean to be a Christian in a pluralistic a

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Listen to Your Heart

A stethoscope is a clever device that doctors use to listen to a patient’s heart. It would be great to have something that would work so handily to help us listen to our own hearts. What helps you to

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


April 21–The Grove: In Touch

The human need to be in touch with wild nature is inherent in us.  That need is often masked, but with just a little probing, it’s there for all to see.  Our vacations are almost always to some place

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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