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Dragons, giants, and dwarves: Didrik saga translated into English

CUMBRIA, England — For Didrik of Bern, battling a queen who shape-shifts into a dragon, dueling with giants who wield iron bars, fighting alongside the son of Weland the smith, and hanging out with At

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism news U.K. norse mythology scandinavian Poetic Edda Didrik of Bern Ian Cumpstey

Genderqueerness at the art museum

We went to the Musée d’Art Moderne with the express purpose of seeing a mural called “The Electricity Fairy” by Raoul Dufy. Joy’s discovery of this mural’s existence was an occasion for amazement, sin

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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GA in LA 2018

Join us as we broadcast portions of this year’s Sunday morning worship from General Assembly in Kansas City. New UUA president, the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, delivers the sermon.

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


An address for the end of Refugee Week 2018—“When the law of the strong, and of natural selection, took the place of the word of love, it became apparent that giving up the Bible is not always enlightened: Nero’s torches can burn all the bri...

The cover of TIME magazine this week I imagine that, like most of you, I have been truly shocked by the events taking place on the southern border of the USA where, until Thursday morning, the childre

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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What is the one decision which makes all the difference?

Unitarian Universalists are a pretty egotistical bunch. They don't think much of a Higher Power and argue among themselves not only what the Higher Power is like but even if there is a Higher Power at

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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a very simple forge

Blacksmith Bob Patrick sent me a video on making a simple forge with four firebricks in five minutes. https://youtu.be/9cWPBKgVJy8 He notes that the hardware we made for our Viking Chests could have b

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Life is Beauty Full

Life is full of beauty. Which is not to say that life isn’t full of injustice, trauma and tedium. But none of those things stop beauty from growing up in the cracks and then spreading in wild profusio

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


The Summer Solstice: Sharing Each Other’s Burdens

We all bear many burdens, neither fair nor just, for our world is none of these things. Together we preserve Ma’at, an eternal struggle, by nurturing truth and justice. Alone the burden is unbearable,

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

Pagan ritual Denton CUUPS Summer Solstice Ashtet Ma'at Sutekh William Nutt Yamm

Adventures in grilling

It was hot today, so we decided to grill our dinner. I hardly ever eat beef any more, but Carol got some local grass-fed beef from a nearby farm, and we grilled hamburgers and potatoes. That wasn’t qu

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif.

Interrupt Hate, Stand in Love (2016)

It has been a privilege to bear witness to the intelligence, compassion and solidarity spoken and felt here today at City Hall. I was born here in Oregon in the 1970s, and this is the state I have kno

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Radicalhapa (Site / Info)



Hi again from Kansas City! Today we witnessed our faith’s ability to vision a freer future as our General Assembly heard a proposed Action of Immediate Witness on ending family separation and abolishi

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

When I’m 44

It is my birthday today and I spent it with my wife Lanna. It was great to get corned beef hash and eggs, get three books at Book Trader Cafe, enjoy the Yale Art Gallery and get ice cream at the Areth

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Column: Sessions Thumps, Clergy Jumps

The executive branch of the federal government of the United States has gone biblical. On June 14, Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible while responding to criticism of his April 6 announcem

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Cambridge is not only about medieval colleges—The Midsummer Fair

Cambridge is not only about medieval colleges The Midsummer Fair All photos taken with a Fuji X100F Just click on a photo to enlarge

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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The Secrets of Interdependence: Or, Confessing a Universalist Zen Buddhism

      I woke up this morning thinking that the best way to describe my faith stance in this world is as a Zen Buddhist Universalist. I could, with some prodding, even go as simply as a Universalist Bu

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Do we have an authority problem?

Unitarian Universalists don't like authority. They not only don't like it, they rebel against it every chance they get. In my whole life I have never found such a large group of passive aggressive peo

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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Suspicious language

Our quirky visit to Europe just completed (with the arrival of our checked luggage Thursday evening) involved 7 languages in 3 countries, counting the touchdowns in Munich to change planes. German, Ro

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

8 divided by 292,226 is... not a lot

The Daily Beast's terse report of Judge Wood's terse order says that only 8 items out of nearly 300,000 seized from Michael Cohen by the FBI are protected by attorney-client privilege. I read through

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

24 June 2018 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (24 June 2018) at 11:00 AM for “Stay Angry” by Melissa Gibson (All Souls member and activist). It is healthy and understandable to be angry in these times. How do we maintain

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

Worship social justice Religious Education

Mindfulness for All Ages (Summer Fun for 24 June 2018)

On this Sunday (24 June 2018), our children and youth will be  practicing meditation and mindfulness for all ages. Jennifer Russell and James Peck will facilitate a session of activities for teaching

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

Religious Education