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"We are not the first to suffer and fail, and we will not be the last. We are not the first to also..."

“We are not the first to suffer and fail, and we will not be the last. We are not the first to also embody a measure of justice, and we will not be the last.” - Sharon D. Welch (Unitarian Universalist

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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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"Everyone suffers, but not everyone despairs. Despair is a consequence of suffering only when..."

“Everyone suffers, but not everyone despairs. Despair is a consequence of suffering only when affliction cuts us off from others.” - Forrest Church (Unitarian Universalist, clergy, author) Love & Deat

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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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The drug war: where would Jesus stand? Who would Jesus jail?

There was a great story on Al-Jazeera America posted yesterday, regarding the push by faith leaders to end the war on drugs and establish more reasonable sentencing guidelines. The quote that ended th

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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When I start muttering about goats...

Some days life seems overly complicated. Appointments and printer jams and traffic jams and a cell phone that has given up the ghost. I mutter about escaping to the countryside, away from all of this.

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

April 18–Metamorphosis: Good Friday–A Common Story

Today commemorates the Jewish version of an ancient and universal story.  (It has since become known as the Christian story, but it was originally the Jewish version of this powerful story told in man

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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That Estranged Crazy Uncle: What to Do When He Comes to Dinner?

Part 1 The Book of Revelation is the estranged crazy uncle of the Christian Bible. The one who is never invited to family get-togethers, but still somehow shows up. When he does show up, you silently

7 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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A Day Without a Smartphone

Smartphones are amazing things. What would be considered a super computer not that long ago in the palm of your hand. The ablility to send a Tweet around the world. The ability to send a Facebook mess

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Heaven Is For Real – A Pagan View

What are we to make of those who say they died and went to heaven – or to hell? Are their experiences proof of Christian doctrines about the afterlife? Heaven Is For Real gives us an opportunity to ex

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Mama’s Day

An instant classic by William Haefeli in The New Yorker, 2011 The attempt at re-envisioning Mothers’ (or Mother’s or Mothers) Day by calling it Mama’s (or Mamas or Mamas’) Day, by the organization Str

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


And Let Them Know About It!

A colleague pointed out recently to me that I do something fairly naturally which is not something every minister or even every congregation knows how to do, which is to get the word out about signifi

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Rev. Cyn (Site / Info)

Breaking Out of a Closed Circle

Church planting in Unitarian Universalism has been slow, anemic and pitiful.  In a cultural environment where increasing numbers of people seem to be not interested in the churches that are, planting

13 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Supernatural: A word with no useful meaning

I was inspired to write today because a Unitarian Universalist was, once again, bemoaning the “supernatural” elements of religion. I want to voice my clear and unrepentant disregard for such concerns.

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I am UU (Site / Info)

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Without Gefilte Fish or Matzo Balls

It was the day after our little chosen family Seder on Monday evening, the first night of Passover, when the New York Times ran a story about a major gefilte fish shortage.

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Rev. Marti Keller (Site / Info)

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Maundy Thursday With Your Friendly Jesus Person

Today is Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday. Maundy is an old English word or maybe an old French or Latin word that is derived from “mandate,” which Jesus gave during his last dinner party with his be

16 hours ago

PeaceBang (Site / Info)

Theological Reflection

Special Announcement: Annual Membership Meeting

Submitted by UUFP Office Administrator, Mary-Elizabeth ***OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION***2014 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the PeninsulaAnnual Membership Meeting:WhenSUNDAYMAY 18, 2014After second se

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Announcements Events EDITION: May 2014 Reminders Annual Membership Meeting

Pressing Concerns

Categories: Featured, Missional Church The building of my home congregation is wedged between three worlds: a funeral home, where people bring their grief and mourning; an old home subdivided into a s

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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Pack Nothing, Begin Quickly

Dear Friends, As Passover is upon us and Easter is near, this is a special time for millions of Jews and Christians around the world. Tragically, this holy week started off with a shooting rampage at

17 hours ago

NWUUC » Terry (Site / Info)

NeUUs Reflections

The hell?

Unknown name Unknown number calls me up and wants to know if I consider myself a Republican, a Democrat, or an independent. I said "I don't discuss that with strangers over the telephone." (Did I real

17 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Forced arbitration

Just when you thought your corporate overlords' scrutiny and control over your life couldn't get any more intrusive, this comes along: never mind a Facebook "like," downloaded coupon or a sweepstakes

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Equal Pay at the Altar? (and the war of statistics)

My thoughtful feminist husband first told me about it: the latest salvo in the defensive battle being waged against equal pay for equal work by women. It was the grenade tossed by Phyllis Schlafly, fo

18 hours ago

UUWF Blog (Site / Info)


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