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Syria’s civil war machine keeps chugging

Last week an estimate came out; with over 1,700 dead, the third week in July may have been the deadliest in the Syrian conflict to date. This combines with a press conference held by a regime defector

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Does he drink Dos Equis, too?

There are a lot of "fascinating" politicians absorbing taxpayer (and campaign donor) dollars without giving back commensurately. While Marc Johnson effuses about what an interesting a guy Raúl Labrad

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Highway to recess

Big news in yesterday's paper that the 2½ mile extension of Idaho 16 is set to open middle of next month, complete with another bridge over the Boise River. We're $111 million into a plan that could c

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Religious Terrorism [Cindy Landrum]

Rev. Dr. Cindy Landrum On July 20, the First Unitarian Universalist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana, became the target of what some have described as "religious terrorism."  It sounds like hyperbole

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

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A Case for Evangelism

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

Spiritual Vitality

Ray Rice, Domestic Violence and The United States of Disorderly Conduct

Three years ago I left my full-time job to stay home with my babies. For ten years, I had been the child advocate in a shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence. I loved my job very mu

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The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)

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Youth and Young Adults on the Frontline of Love

Youth and Young Adults Respond to Operation Save America Targeting Services at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, Louisiana were targeted on Sunday,  July 20, 2014 by members of the a

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Returning

I haven’t posted in awhile.  Transitions are funny things; it is hard to maintain a focus when surrounded by boxes and you aren’t quite sure of the time zone.  We moved from Utah to California on July

5 hours ago

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

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The Road from Phoenix Leads Now to Washington, DC

I am so moved by the commitment of our faith community to keep on pressing for justice, standing on the side of love with immigrant families and children. Four years ago, we converged in Phoenix to st

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Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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Shifting from Identity to Solidarity

In order to transform we must be willing to give up our culture of identity and move toward a culture of solidarity. There is a tendency to belong to groups based on how closely those groups mirror ou

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Religious Transformation (Site / Info)

Why College Campuses Need UUs!

They say that many times as a minister you preach the sermon you need to hear. Well that was true for me on Friday July 18th when I delivered a homily on hope as part of the closing worship at the Nat

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Jordi Pujol i les tricoteuses hipòcrites

Em pregunto: haurem de ser els qui mai no hem votat Jordi Pujol, els qui ens trobem a les antípodes del que ha estat el seu moviment polític, els que hem considerat el “pujolisme” un element involutiu

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GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

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Something New

You may not know, but I made a long desired and delayed trip to Japan in May.  It centered on walking a 5 day Buddhist pilgrim path through the rural Kii Peninsula.  As I have done before, I made a jo

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Aside From The Obvious (Site / Info)

Cautious about “First Principle Euphoria”

there's a painful moment -- which I'm going through now -- of grieving that idealistic universalism and exposing my heart to all the aches and pains of personal relationships

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Politywonk (Site / Info)

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Enlightenment

Quote source: Stabilitas Loci – a spiritual geography of our own place, by Trudy Grienauer Photo by Lorian Kennedy; Design by Melissa Hathaway Tagged: making meaning, meditation, place, prairies, summ

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The Grove (Site / Info)

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Things, People and Places I Will Miss in Greater Portland, Maine

Alex Steed — rare to find an activist who is in such great humor about the world and sarcastic — rare to find someone who can still dance like the silly idiot in Junior High School (which was me) as a

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Dan Halloran Convicted of Fraud and Bribery

Former New York City Councilman Dan Halloran was convicted Tuesday on corruption and bribery charges. The jury deliberated for just under an hour and a half to return a guilty verdict on all five coun

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

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Not Me Who Moved the Rocks

What was that hurt you carried so lightly as we walked but so heavy in you? The way you played those strings, moved your fingers into music . . . was that . . . What music did you play only in the ter

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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Signs of life at UUCF-MIN

[Later. Title fixed.] One of the oldest Internet communities for Unitarian Universalist Christians is the UUCF-MIN list. But as email has lost some of its cachet, and Facebook and Twitter have taken o

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Is winning the only thing? How about fair play?

Vince Lombardi, the former coach of the Green Bay Packers, has been credited with the slogan of UCLA Bruins coach, Red Sanders, "Winning isn't everything, it is the only thing." Many young people in t

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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