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When Pop Music Responded to Refugees—Band Aid

The back cover of the Band Aid extended play single included this group photo identifying many of the participants in the marathon recording session of Do They Kow it's Christmas? November 29 , the si

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

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November 29-Harbor: There’s No Place Like Home

Those big eyes stare at me from the Facebook posts … Ringo, Bailey, Kyleigh, Anastasia, Constance, Harriet, Ross … the list goes on and on. Big, sad, longing eyes of dogs and cats seeking forever home

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Lenny on my leg

Lazy Saturday. Lenny on my leg. Reading “Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich” by Robert Frank published in 2007. The Bush tax cuts pushed a whole lot of

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


The Fellowship’s inheritance

Did you know that you can endow a chair at some colleges for as little as one million dollars ($1,000,000)? But, did you know that you can endow a church (your church) for a heck of a lot less? Here’s

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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A handy list of black mass murderers who were taken alive (for people who think being taken alive for mass murder is a "white privilege")

I only put a few minutes of googling into this, so consider it a starting place if you want to keep researching whether, as some internet memes insist, being taken alive is an example of "white privil

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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A Reflection on Buddhism, Christianity and Unitarian Universalism by James Ishmael Ford Yesterday I posted a blog post in honor of the Feast of Sts Barlaam and Josaphat, where I mused on my fantasy of

11 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Donald Trump May Not Be a Fascist, But He is Leading Us Merrily Down That Path

People who have studied the extremist right as a historical and sociopolitical phenomenon in depth are acutely aware of a simple truth: America has been very, very lucky so far when it comes to fascis

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Orcinus (Site / Info)

29 November 2015 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (29 November 2015) at 11:00 AM for “Fall in the Soul” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. It is “Give Away the Plate Sunday” at All Souls where we give all of our non-pledge contribution

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What's the Matter with Marin?

A recent New York Times article titled "Who Turned my Blue State Red"  opens with : It is one of the central political puzzles of our time: Parts of the country that depend on the safety-net programs

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Adult Religious Education — 29 November 2015

Please join us on Sunday (29 November 2015) at 9:15 AM as we continue our discussion of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. We will cover Chapter 4

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

Black Friday

57 is close enough to my age to arrest attention with a booking photo. Robert Lewis Dear, the latest over-armed American to make the news looks a little too much like the guy I see in the mirror every

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On ten years of blogging

Happy birthday to this blog! Well OK, Reignite's birthday was in August. I did mean to note this at the time but I was on holiday, and then the busyness of September hit etc etc. The fact that the ten

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Reignite (Site / Info)

A Conspiracy of Presence not Presents

Habits are hard to break. Change is difficult for all of us. It is easier to act our way into a new way of thinking than it is to think our way into new patterns of behavior.  Therefore, this Christma

17 hours ago

Sunflower Chalice (Site / Info)

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Column: “Death, She Speaks Through the Birds”

I. The Other “I don’t practice what I preach because I’m not the kind of person I’m preaching to.” – Rev. Ivan Stang Sitting on my patio, I looked up from the clay in my hands and was suddenly and imm

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

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Sunday Service: Through Eyes That Have Cried

How can we see through eyes that have cried? At this Sunday’s service Rev. Colin Bossen reflects upon stories gathered from undocumented and deported migrants and the ongoing need for a transformation

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)


Because All Lives Matter … We Stand for Black Lives Matter

By the Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann, minister at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough & Hudson Last spring, when my 13-year-old daughter learned about the murders of the 9 African American men and wome

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Peas-work, also called cork-work or “sticks and peas” was identified by some early authors as Froebel’s 19th gift in his invention of Kindergarten. It consisted of dried peas, softened in water before

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Stuck in Traffic

Few things are more frustrating than having somewhere you are eager to go or somewhere that you absolutely need to be and finding yourself stuck in traffic, blocked in by hundreds or thousands of peop

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


A Hero in a Unitarian Uniform

Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova, founder and Executive Director of the Unitarian Service Committee of Canada. The refugee crisis—actually make that multiple crises —that is engulfing the Middle East, Levant, a

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

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November 28–Harbor: Rest and Relaxation

“What?  No Words today?”  inquired the Dolphin. That’s right.  On Saturdays, we take a writing break, but we hope that you will look back through this week’s reflections or the month of November and f

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)