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The Wolf Takes Possession of the Hen House

Well, here we are. Enough people who are terrified at how the rich have been getting richer and the poor getting poorer while the middle class upon which our civilization has been based is rapidly fal

2 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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All Set?

In April 1989, my then-14-year-old daughter, 65-year-old mother, and I flew from California to Washington, DC for the National Organization for Women’s March for Women’s Lives. I remember camping out

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Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)

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Preparing Your Children to Take Place in a March or Large Event

With the Women’s March approaching, there is a lot more discussion about how to include children in these large events, rallies, and marches. I encourage parents to take their children to engage in pu

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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“Great Men” and the Tide of History

“Hindsight is 20/20” goes the cliche. And in my experience a lot of people want to say “I told you so.” I have to say I’m a terrible pundit—over and over in the last US presidential election cycle I p

19 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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STLT#108, My Life Flows On in Endless Song

This is one of those cases where, given the times in which we live and the still unbelievable event about to happen on Friday, all I can do is let the lyrics of this beautiful song of joy and resistan

23 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Finding Myself Thinking of “You Nazty Spy!” Can’t Imagine Why…

While Charlie Chaplain’s Great Dictator was in the can, in fact the very first film in popular distribution in America to mock Adolf Hitler and his Nazi movement were, of course, the Three Stooges. To

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Resistance & Resilience for Trump’s Inauguration

I was honored to speak this evening at a Multifaith Candlelight Vigil of Unity & Hope on Inauguration Week in Frederick, Maryland along with local colleagues and politicians. The following is the tran

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Chelsea Manning: Obama Did the Right Thing

Human beings are called to feel, to reason things out, and to practice compassion. Because without those higher inclinations, our own weakness, desire, fear, and the ways of the mob, trample all human

1 day ago

Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

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Being a part of something great!

  During the summer we gathered canned goods for the Foodbank. And, we also collected money—$252.     Here’s what happened The Foodbank distributed 11.7 million pounds of food in 2016 which is the equ

1 day ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Thinking of Zen Master Bernie Glassman on his Seventy-Eighth Birthday

I notice I usually write appreciations of people after they’re dead. I thought, well, for once, perhaps an appreciation of someone while they might get a chance to see it would be in order. So, here y

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Super Bylaws Sunday is coming, February 5th

Remember how our congregation has been working on improving our governance system for the past 2 1/2 years? Well, it is time to revise and update our Bylaws so that governance change can take effect.

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Religion in the Future! February 4th

5pm Potluck & 6pm Presentation & Discussion in the UUSS Dining Room. Child care provided!  How are the changes in our culture and the expectations of new generations changing the way we “do religion?”

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Climate Justice Workshop: January 29th

With Rev. Fred Small, 12-2pm at UUSS following the Sunday service on January 29th, please join us in an interactive workshop “Give Light: Spiritual Nurture for Climate Activism” led by Rev. Small. As

1 day ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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STLT#107, Now Sing We of the Brave of Old

Each morning, as I sit down to write about my singing experience, I sometimes find poetry flows out; other times theology or history; other times musicology; often humor and snark. This morning, only

1 day ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Can't Fix Everything?

What Do We Do Now, Dr. King? part 3 A Few Questions Not Entirely Political, Jeanne Lohmann, 1990s Slamming into us, the wind pushed our placards off the iron railing outside the federal building Wanti

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

What Do We Do Now Dr King?

The Nation versus the State

The current American State was created by the Constitution, a document written in 1787 and adopted by the thirteen states in 1789. By that act, the first post-revolutionary state, the government creat

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

A winter walk around Wandlebury and along the Roman Road

Today was a beautiful sunny, winter's day and for the first time in a while I felt energised enough to cycle out of town to Wandlebury and the Roman Road. It was a hugely restorative trip. As always I

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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The Third Reconstruction: Jan. 30, Feb. 6 & 13

UUA Common Read: The Third Reconstruction, by The Rev. Dr. William Barber.  Barber calls on us to ground our justice work in moral dissent, and to do the hard work of Coalition Building in society tha

2 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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MLK: Feeling Our Way

What Do We Do Now, Dr. King? part 2 Tom Rosenbaum (CUUC member) suggested to me that we might learn something from looking at the ways that King himself discerned to which threats and goals to devote

2 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

What Do We Do Now Dr King?

STLT#106, Who Would True Valor See

One of the tropes in musical theatre is the ‘my way’ trope: somewhere in the first act (usually toward the end of the act), a major character sings their song of defiance – the song that tells the aud

2 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn