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Spiritually Speaking: What in the World Is Good?

Many good things are happening in our congregation! I want to extend my deep gratitude to the members of the ADORE (A Dialogue On Race and Ethnicity) Team for their creativity, passion, and vision tha

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Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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From Your Community Minister: An Invitation to participate in small group Spiritual Direction.

The term “spiritual direction” is a bit of a misnomer.  Spiritual Direction, at its best, is not really directive at all.  It is not about one person guiding another towards anything other than their

3 hours ago

Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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Piedmont UU hosts Latino Immigration Forum on Tuesday, March 24

All of us are immigrants unless we are Native Americans. Our ancestors came to this country from across the globe, from many dozens of countries and all of the continents. Many came under extremely tr

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Why We Must Fight For Medcaid Expansion

North Carolina’s continued rejection of Medicaid Expansion perpetuates systemic racism 1 . Even as we may work passionately to rid our own souls of every vestige of racism or classism, our failure to

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Using our Anger @thebfuu March 1, 2015

What should we do with our anger? Shall we hold it inside? Until it explodes Scorching the earth with hate Fight like there’s no tomorrow Burn down every bridge that we see? What should we do with our

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

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What I’m reading: March 1, 2015

I’ve not been blogging much lately, and I don’t have much zeal to do so. I’m a little sad that Leonard Nimoy died, but mixed with that hope that I too might live long and prosper. I could walk though

6 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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The Lore vs. UPG – A False Dichotomy

Privileging lore and dismissing experience is the direct result of living in a Protestant-dominated culture. A religion with real Gods is messy, unpredictable, and scary. Even though I’m fond of order

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HEAVEN & HELL: A Love Story

HEAVEN AND HELL A Love Story 1 March 2015 James Ishmael Ford First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island Text One day while walking quietly together, out of the silence the Buddha’s attendant Anan

9 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


an odd position...

I find myself in an odd position that I suspect will sort itself out in time.  We began using the 3-D printer in school because I wanted students to begin to understand the process of designing work.

12 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Thank you, Governor

The new Sunday paper on the driveway provided a nagging reminder that last Sunday's was still in the "vacation pack" pile on the table, part of the "catching up process" that will doubtless wane to a

12 hours ago

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Theme Questions for March – Compassionate Creativity

Questions for Consideration … Choose 1, live it for the month, & see what happens.   Question 1: What is one creative avenue that you have always wanted to explore? Book yourself an artist date each w

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Autobiography of a Yogi

As I write this month, I’m coming to the end of my annual reading retreat and seminary reunion. Each year in February, we gather to discuss a common read, share our favorite reading from the past year

13 hours ago

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Interfaith Connections

March happens to be a month full of holidays on the Hindu religious lunar calendar. This year, the celebration of Holi (a celebration of good over evil) begins sundown on March 5 th and is celebrated

13 hours ago

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And then, Winter

It seems like yesterday that I was writing an article and discussing fall, and then, winter. We seem to be at the cusp of spring, and a few short months until the end of the church year. I want to tha

13 hours ago

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Eating Cake with Holocaust History and Mr. Spock

This past Tuesday some conservative Texas state lawmakers joined by the Lt. Governor of Texas and other conservative leaders held a ceremonial cake cutting celebrating the 10th anniversary of legislat

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Sunflower Chalice (Site / Info)

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Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

There are lots of articles and news of interest to modern Pagans out there – more than our team can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round t

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

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The Oldest Protestants—Those Moravians

Seal of the Moravian Church. Readers of this blog are an educated and sophisticated bunch, which is why you flock to this page in unprecedented numbers.   In particular, many of you are very savvy abo

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

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Do UUs need God?

A Unitarian Universalist was running late for his own wedding. He sped to the church and circled the parking lot three times looking for a parking spot. Frustrated, the man became religious and pleade

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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Do UU ministers manifest an awareness of the inner altar?

Richard Trudeau writes in his book, Universalism 101, "I call on my fellow UU ministers - and, recognizing that it can be hard for old dogs to learn new tricks, I especially call on UU seminarians - t

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Liberation from Body Shame

In her poem “homage to my hips,” Lucille Clifton says: these hips are big hips they need space to move around in. they don’t fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don’t like to

17 hours ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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