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It’s a warm day, the windows are open, and I heard some sort of chanting or singing somewhere outside. Some kind of religious chanting is what it sounded like, but I didn’t really pay any attention. I

2 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religion miscellany Bay area, Calif. San Mateo

Easter for a (former) Christian…

On Monday Heather and I went to a Passover Seder. Even though I’m not Jewish, I found it powerful to be in solidarity with my friend, her culture, her friends and others around the world in rememberin

5 hours ago

What's My Age Again? (Site / Info)

Religion Unitarian Universalism spirituality UU Christianity History Easter Passover Judaism thin places

A roundup of reader suggestions

The Rev. Heather Christensen, in addition to curating the Interdependent Web and blogging at Nagoonberry , is the administrator of a Facebook group for UU bloggers. This week, in Heather’s absence, we

6 hours ago

uuworld.org : The Interdependent Web (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web


Recently, I’ve been going through some spiritual turmoil. Now hearing about other people’s spiritual turmoil can be boring. Nevertheless, spiritual turmoil is a common enough problem that I think it’s

6 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Practical religion

“For we were strangers in the land of Egypt…”: Passover, Radical Empathy, and Reconciliation

The process of reconciliation, like the celebration of Passover, requires a leap of imagination, asserts Louise Steinman, author of THE CROOKED MIRROR: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation.

7 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Passover Judaism reconciliation Seder Louise Steinman The Crooked Mirror Jewish-Polish memoir Polish The Souvenir

UU Young Adult Leads on Reproductive Choice

Reproductive Choice is not an option The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has led on the issue of reproductive rights since 1963 – ten years before abortions were legal in this country. In thi

8 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

leadership UUA Young Adults reproductive justice Stories and Voices

Hope and Surrender

Warm weather + flip flops + quiet time to write = me happy as a clam. *********** Saturday: 75 degrees and sunny. Sunday: 55 degrees and rainy. Monday: 40 degrees and snow?!? Ah, the changing weather

8 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism spirituality faith Spiritual practice Spirituality and Religion

Welcoming in the Age of Social Media

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8 hours ago

InterConnections Tipsheet (Site / Info)

Resources Growth

Humanism and the future of Unitarian Universalism, and other UUs in the media

Humanism is losing ground to ‘anythingism’ In her interview with Religion News Service, Maria Greene of the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association (UUHA) says that an important goal of the UUHA i

9 hours ago

uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info)

UUs in the Media

XKCD doesn't understand free speech—or the difference between legal and moral rights

The cartoon Its mouseover text: "I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the m

11 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

censorship / free speech XKCD

Pagan Leadership Revisited: New Visions for a New Age

Changing times in society cause shifts in the needs of the average person. While each community has distinctly different aspects, there are commonalities that exist within every community. The needs o

12 hours ago

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

Paganism leadership Pagan leader

Nature Pic of the week: 4/18/2014

12 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog

Lent (Day 39) — Jimmy Breslin, “The Church that Forgot Christ”

In one of the final chapters, Breslin speaks of talking with a Katherine Grimes, MD, a psychiatrist regarding the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal.  The conversation turns to the matter of the semi

13 hours ago

All-Soulo (Site / Info)


Simple Prayer, Profound Meditation

please… please.. please…please. I whispered the words softly, quietly. As I stood in the bridal waiting room at the back of the church, ten years ago, ready to step out to a church filled with family

13 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

spirituality prayer

No Easy Thing: The Half-Won Blessing, 2

Did you hear about the guy who was addicted to brake fluid? He said he could stop any time he wanted. . . . We all have our addictions. Whether it’s full-blown alcoholism or drug addiction or somethin

13 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Half-Won Blessing

Town Hall with UUA Moderator Jim Key on May 3

Safety Net, an action team of Social Justice, is delighted to invite you to a town hall with Jim Key, the UUA's Moderator and Board Chair, and Rev. Sarah Lammert, Director of UUA Ministries & Faith De

14 hours ago

FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

social justice

With the increasing number of the unchurched in all of the colonies,

the problem of maintaining church commitment became all the more acute. This commitment could not be automatically transmitted from generation to generation. What initially had been a voluntary self-s

14 hours ago

Stone By Stone (Site / Info)


Detroit-area choirs gather for music, community

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14 hours ago

InterConnections Tipsheet (Site / Info)

music Events choir music ministry

Signing and finishing...

I use  fine line Uniball black pen to sign the undersides of my boxes. Where there is enough room for it, I also write the names of the woods used, and with some of my inlaid boxes, that means writing

15 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

A Journey Into Emptiness

Become totally empty Quiet the restlessness of the mind Only then will you witness everything unfolding from emptiness                                            Lao Tse In order to enter the consciou

16 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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