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The Essentials—Murfin’s Thanksgiving Rules and a Poem, Damn It!

Does your Thanksgiving table look like this?  I didn't think so.  But if it does I will have to suppress a deep urge to parade your head around the town on a pike.... It’s Thanksgiving Day and no one

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

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Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving..

The pies are baked. The inlaws are here. Charlie Brown has been watched. Chairs have been counted (and folding chairs recruited.) My sons have fallen asleep on the couch, on either side of me. And I'm

5 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

November 27–The Kitchen: Thanksgiving

(If you do not have a Thanksgiving Day Prayer, you are invited to read aloud the following poem of Mary Oliver followed by the short reflection that follows.  Your own prayer may unfold from just the

6 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

The Kitchen UU 7th Principle

The Wellspring of Decency

The wellspring of decency is loving this life in which people die, people suffer, there are limits, and we make mistakes.

6 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Big Questions

How Much Do We Deserve?

A friend of mine says that the real secret to every sermon lies in the experience that made the minister want to preach it.

7 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Big Questions

27 November 2014 Thanksgiving Potluck

Thanksgiving Day Potluck at All Souls Thursday (27 November 2014) at 2:00 PM Whether you are by yourself this Thanksgiving or your family simply doesn’t want to do all the cooking, you are welcome to

7 hours ago

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

The Question of Evil

What is it that makes something Evil, and not just really bad, or unfortunate, or wrong? And why does evil exist?

10 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Big Questions

Sin Brought Me Back

Sin is what caused me to leave the church and give up religion, and sin is what brought me back.

10 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Big Questions

The Gift of Sin

On a sunny day in September...a stern-faced, plainly dressed man could be seen standing still on a street corner in the busy Chicago Loop.

10 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Big Questions

Books for Burma (or is it Myanmar?)

In just over a month, I depart for Burma.  Or Myanmar.  Same difference. At least that’s the answer I get from the couple of people with whom I have talked who are from there.  Given my left-leaning p

10 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

Interfaith Travelogue Burma Christian-Buddhist Eboo Patel interfaith engagement Myanmar

UUA Publications Update, December 2014

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

Organizational Maturity Associational

Looking for WordPress superhero costume

In the grand pantheon of WordPress heroes I’m a minor goddess, but it’s a matter of perspective. Really we can all be a hero to somebody. I have loved using WordPress for over 5 years and eventually s

13 hours ago

Pamela Wood Browne (Site / Info)

WordPress My Tech Life

Seeing is Believing

In the wake of Ferguson, in the wake of Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant and the 12-year-old boy with a pellet gun who was recently shot by a police officer in Cleveland and all the other young Black me

13 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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We’ve Removed Amazon Link

You may have noticed that there is no longer a link to Amazon on our home page. This decision was made because of some of Amazon’s practices which don’t seem in line with our principles. If you want t

14 hours ago

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Who We Are

Unitarian Universalism (UUism) is a liberal religious faith grounded in the principle of covenant. UU communities come together in covenant of our shared principles. Our beliefs are diverse, and we wa

15 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

Who's UU

Heavy Gratitude

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Obviously. Maybe if I keep saying it, it will start to sink in and feel more real. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Most years, I

16 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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No justice, no peace—UUs blog the Ferguson Grand Jury announcement

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, this is a short week for UU World . We thought about skipping this week’s column, but the outpouring of blogging about the Ferguson grand jury announcement needed

17 hours ago

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

Interdependent Web

Making The Breast Out Of The Situation

This morning as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I happened upon a post by a nearby radio station, which featured a censored topless picture of a model. The reason that the radio station post

17 hours ago

The Loving Room (Site / Info)

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A gig with Tina May and the Chris Ingham Trio at the Hoste in Burnham Market, Thursday 27 Nov, 6.30pm–10.30pm

Tina May and Chris Ingham A gig with Tina May and the Chris Ingham Trio at the Hoste in Burnham Market, Thursday 27 Nov, 6.30pm–10.30pm Tina May’s enthusiasm for the creative invention of jazz combine

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Culture and Community Special Edition: The Unfolding of Ferguson

On Monday the grand jury announced that it would not indict officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 8 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. While protests were already in full

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

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