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“Rumi (for Coleman Banks)” and “Such Silence” by Mary Oliver

When Rumi went into the tavern I followed. I heard a lot of crazy talk and a lot of wise talk. But the roses wouldn’t grow in my hair. When Rumi left the tavern I followed. I don’t mean just to pick a

3 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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On Wisconsin!

To the Elegant Eight! (Or whatever it's called...)

3 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Quote of the Day: “The Less People Read, The More Books They Buy.”

As the leading publisher in France, Jonas’s father was of the opinion that books, because of the very slump in culture, represented the future. “History shows,” he would say, “the less people read, th

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Books and Reading Publishing Book Marketing

A Unitarian Universalist ‘Black Lives Matter’ Theology

“If, while I hear the wild shriek of the slave mother robbed of her little ones, I do not open my mouth, am I not guilty?” –Lucy Stone In the Denver community I strive to be a racial justice activist.

6 hours ago

A Full Day (Site / Info)

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Be Careful Who You Pretend To Be

We become what we do. We become what we tell ourselves we are. We become what we pretend to be. If we pretend to be harmless suburbanites, sooner or later we will be harmless suburbanites.

7 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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“Relationships And…”

  There Are Only Three Important Words   This is part two a multi-part series of reflections the by Director of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Unitarian Universalist Association

11 hours ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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Parading Our Banners

Bob Armstrong, coordinator of the banner parade, has a special message for congregations and their banner carriers: I will be the MC for the banner parade at the CUC ACM in-gathering on the Friday eve

11 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

e-News ACM 2015 Annual Conference and Meeting

Book of Mormon Published

It was on this day in 1830 that the Book of Mormon was published in Palmyra, New York. It purports to be the record of the lost tribes of Israel and what happened when they came to the Americas. The p

12 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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The Fight Over America’s Rails

Rail is the most environmentally sound long distance land transportation.  For that reason it’s an environmental  issue.  The article below is from: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/fight-ov

12 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke (Site / Info)

Green Team Blog

Make This A Sophia Fahs Sunday!

Bring multigenerational faith formation to the center of congregational life with Sophia Fahs Sunday! With an eye toward excellence in shared ministry, multicultural diversity, multiple learning style

13 hours ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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How 1965 turned out to be a landmark year (and an embarrassing discovery)

In The Boston Girl, the latest novel by Anita Diamant (author of The Red Tent), in a chapter titled “I figure God created Margaret Sanger, too,” the lead character Addie Baum’s friend Filomena attempt

15 hours ago

UUWF (Site / Info)

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‘So Help Me, God’ and the Air Force Academy Honor Oath

In October 2013, the United States Air Force Academy announced that the words “so help me, God” would be optional when cadets recite the Honor Oath. In response, several GOP Congressmen proposed legis

15 hours ago

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

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Mencken’s ghost blows a smoke ring and knocks the ash from his cigar

“Why aren’t these unindicted co-conspirators–President What-Me-Worry, who pratfall’d his way into the history books, and Uncle Darth, the cold-eyed war ‘droid who lined his plutocratic pockets with th

15 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Zoroaster’s Uncertain Birthday

A depiction of Zoroaster from a late Persian text. All founders of great religions need a feast day to be celebrated by their followers.   Most often the feast is identified with the birthday, death d

16 hours ago

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

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Excluded by intersectionality: David Kassick

Cop charged with homicide for shooting unarmed man who was tasered and lying facedown in the snow: "Pennsylvania police officer Lisa J. Mearkle was charged yesterday with criminal homicide in the shoo

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Religious Arguments: Where Are the Grownups?

RABBITS In November of 1726 news reached London that a physician had assisted a woman named Mary Tofts as she gave birth to . . . a rabbit. The rabbit, unfortunately, died. Mary Tofts got quite a lot

18 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

Religion spirituality relationships Unitarian Universalist politics values diversity Faith Development World Community hospitality conflict #humanism #humanist

size matters...

From an administrative point of view, an effective teacher can manage a classroom of 30-35 children. The New York Public school system will allow 35 children in a class, but some classes have 36 due t

19 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

UU Growth: Alternatives to the "Community Building Strategy"

Disclaimer: We are never NOT building a community. Building up the community around what we are doing is an essential part of organized religion. However, we don't have to make that the central piece

19 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

UUA #uupublictheology #uugrowth

Upon Acquisition of Even More Technology (prayer)

I am hardly a Luddite. Yes, I raised my children without cable and without commercial television. Though this may seem “out there” to you, dear reader, there are countless people where I live, in our

20 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Jump

Do you know why lambs jump and cavort in the spring fields? Because it’s fun, of course. Sometimes “Because I feel like it” is a perfectly good reason. What will you do today just because you feel lik

20 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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