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Liberal Religion & Buddhist Modernism: Or, We Can Blame the Whole Mess on Descartes

    Some years ago I wrote something and in it referenced the term “liberal religion.” One reader, a theologically trained person, in fact a Roman Catholic priest, wrote to me that he was concerned th

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Exciting times supported by the UUFP basket

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Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

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Enter Victoria Woodhull

“If you spliced the genes of Hillary Clinton, Madonna, Heidi Fleiss and Margaret Thatcher, you might have someone like Victoria Woodhull.” Atlanta Journal & Constitution Victoria California Claflin wa

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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STLT#358, Rank by Rank Again We Stand

I don’t even know where to begin, so I guess I’ll begin with this morning’s experience of singing. As frequent readers know, I’m an Anglophile – a lover of British television, British film, the Britis

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Tune Recordings Available Range: High Singability: Moderate Content Warning Mood: Strong/Resilient

Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

After you have done something, ask yourself: Was that right to do? Should I be sorry? Soon enough, I will be dead and gone. What more can I do, as long as my action is in accord with that of an intell

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Shaping Change – Transforming our Congregations and Communities

Fall Gathering sponsored by the Hudson Mohawk Unitarian Universalist Congregations and NY State Convention of Universalists Transforming Our Congregations & Communities Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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A ride out to Girton and Oakington to see a member of the congregation and to pay quiet homage to Agnes Arber (1879-1960)

This morning I cycled over to Midfield Lodge Care Home in Oakington to see there a very elderly member of the congregation who is slowly recovering from a serious stroke. My route took me past Girton

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Transitions in Unitarian Universalism preached by Reverend Tom Capo on 9/17/2017

“ Come into this place of peace and let its silence heal your spirit; come into this place of memory and let its history warm your soul; come into this place of prophecy and power and let its vision c

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The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Islam in America

This post is a continuation of yesterday’s theme of “American Muslims.” Regarding the first line of President Obama’s speech in Cairo that I ended with yesterday (“Islam has always been a part of Amer

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What’s better than TV?

No remote to look for and your dinner is included—no clean up! And entertainment and pizza for your kids. Get the whole package NOW! Live entertainment This Sunday is the last one for tickets or do it

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Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

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Entrustment Ceremony

Entrustment Ceremony (by Rev. Anthony Makar) The transfer of parental rights from one family to another in an open adoption is bittersweet. The role of a ritual, called an entrustment ceremony, to hon

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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STLT#357, Bright Morning Stars

I started singing this morning before I opened the hymnal, because I knew what today’s song would be. “Bright morning star’s a-risin’…” I sang. And then I looked at our lyrics – “Bright morning stars

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Tune Recordings Available Singability: Moderate Content Warning Mood: Haunting/Mystical

A Feast for a Zen Master: Recalling Master Dogen

Eihei Dogen died on this day, the 22nd of September, in 1253. He is recalled as the founder of the Japanese Soto school (Caodong in Chinese) and as one of the great spiritual writers of all time. Doge

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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A rabbi in hurricane land

Abs sent me a link to a Washington Post article about Rabbi Michael Feshbach, an old college friend of mine who is the new rabbi at the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Yes, St.

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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A minor deity

Here’s a small figure, probably a deity, from the Ifugao people of the Philippines. This figure sits on top of a small container used for holding agriculatural lime (a misture consisting primarily of

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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American Muslims

There are approximately 1.5 billion Muslims in the world today, making it the world’s second largest religion. (Christianity is the first largest, with 2.1 billion adherents. And the Hindu Tradition i

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STLT#356, Will You Seek in Far-Off Places?

Among the things I have learned in almost a year of doing this practice is that I am sometimes the outlier – sometimes I see something in a hymn others don’t see that makes me anxious or angry or bore

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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leaving Indivisible Kentucky.

It is with deep sadness that I announce that I am severing my ties with Indivisible Kentucky. Like many of you, I was distressed at the outcome of the November election. It was clear to me that I had

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God is Alive, Magic Is Afoot: Recalling the Wondrous Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen was born on this day, the 21st of September, in 1934, in Westmont, an English-speaking enclave of Montreal. His mother was the child of a renowned rabbi and scholar, his father th

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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