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No one should be confused about it

Among last night's forum statements, I was struck by John Kasich's opening round "answer" to the immigration "question," and his weird insertion of "God-fearing": "With the 12 million, we need to find

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Role-Specific Emails Help Smooth Transitions

One of the CUC’s top priorities in working with congregations and communities is to keep leaders and members informed and connected. Staff rely heavily on email and lists to share information, resourc

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Congregations, Charities, and Best Practices

“Congregations, Charities and Best Practices” is a series of articles in the Canadian Unitarian Council’s eNews, published every even-numbered month. The articles are aimed at sharing information abou

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

governance e-News

A Summer Standing on the Side of Love: My Story

Unitarian Universalism is in my blood. I am here today because my parents met at the UU church in Birmingham, Alabama many years ago when they were seeking spiritual community in young adulthood. Desp

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Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

First forum fatigues

We learned that 14 people are too many to squeeze on to a stage all at once (although they could've done it with risers), even if you put three of them in a video link from Washington so that they can

2 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Reflections on General Assembly

“We Were Moved and Inspired” By Bill Johnston and Monica Bennett Why would a Canadian go to the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (GA)? For many of us, our ho

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

leadership governance e-News

ʼŌraḥ Qaḏǝmōnī: Reconstructing a Canaanite Religion

“Pagan” is most commonly used in our interconnected religious communities as an umbrella term for any of the religions that either seek to revive a pre-Christian religion, or belong in the New Religio

2 hours ago

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

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Happy birthday, Satchmo!

Louis Armstrong was born today, in 1901.

3 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Tips for Intentionally Inclusive Congregations

Take Note Have a look around the congregation when you attend services and activities. Ask yourself, “Is there someone I haven’t seen in a while?” Consider sending a quick email or making a phone call

4 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Sustainable development and the whole child...

In my wood shop, I am continuing my exploration of Japanese puzzle boxes, as you can see in the photos at left and below. In the early days of the progressive education movement and among those who pr

4 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

From Long Ago and Many Lands….to Here and Now!

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Call And Response (Site / Info)

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Prayers at Dawn for our Housing Search

I wake today about 5 a.m. and feel called to come outside to pray in the dawn light. It rained during the night and the morning is misty and golden. I am visited by a cardinal, whose silhouette on a b

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Magenta

Maybe you’d call it fuchsia or hot pink or even scarlet. One way or another, this flower in its magenta dress with the lemon yellow trim is eye-popping. It might not be the kind of color you’d wear to

7 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Burning the Temple—A Pebble Ripple in Time Becomes a Tunami

As the Temple and City of Jerusalem burn Titus's Legions make off with the loot including the Menorah from the Holy of Holies.    By tradition it was on this date in 70 CE that Roman Legions under the

9 hours ago

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

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August 4–Culture and Tradition: Language

We are exploring the seven different elements that make up what we call “culture.” Language is the vehicle by which culture is passed on.  Should English be the legally defined national language of th

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU 4th Principle Culture & Tradition

Slippery Slopes and Other Tales of Failed Caution

Once upon a time, I got myself into a lot of trouble. It was a slippery slope that I did not recognize or realize was such until I was at the bottom of the hill. It was a tall mountain, … Continue rea

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ChristineSlocum.Net (Site / Info)

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August 1, 2015 – Goldfinch “Feeder”

A sunflower popped up inches from the kitchen window. Mr. Goldfinch pulls seeds out of the sunflower and places them on the “table.” And then proceeds to get the meat […]

15 hours ago

high hopes gardens (Site / Info)

Farm - All

death of shop class

That shop classes have been endangered in the US will not come as any surprise to most of my readers who are likely amazed that any remain at all. Early in the Spring, one of my friends who taught woo

15 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Many Gods West

What do you get when 180 polytheists gather to honor the Gods, ancestors, and spirits, and to share thoughts and practices on the best ways to deepen our devotion and service? You get an amazing weeke

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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drawing my friend Katie coming to visit me. First, she has to go...

drawing my friend Katie coming to visit me. First, she has to go on the airplane from her house to Portland. I might draw the Oakland airport, which would be a little out of order, but oh well.

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inexplicable beauty (Site / Info)