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Dusty White

I spent Saturday afternoon in a Presbyterian Church I’d never heard of, in a suburb I rarely visit, for a racial justice training. I’d do it again. Show Up For Racial Justice is an anti-racist organiz

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ChristineSlocum.Net (Site / Info)

Social Justice Commentary

Sometimes We Just Have Fun

There are times when our youth group is busy pursuing a more just world, or going deep with ideas and spirituality, or seeking to be of use to others in the world. And then there are times when we jus

1 hour ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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3 Things: Blogging

This will be an odd one. I realized it was time to do another one of these and couldn’t really think of a uniting theme for fandom or game things like I’d usually do. But I’ve been doing quite a bit r

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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“Born This Way” or “Choice”?: Understanding the Development of Sexual Identity

By Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico Attempts to explain what causes homosexuality have a long, and often ugly, history. Various medical theories that pathologized homosexuality have

6 hours ago

Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

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Pagans and the Past – It’s Complicated

Stick around for a while and you’ll find a lot of people in love with the past. It connects us to our origins, and it reminds us that what we see on the streets and on the television isn’t the only wa

7 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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The Dark Side Does Have Cookies

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A famous internet meme tells people to come to the Dark Side because there are cookies. The Satanic Temple of Minneapolis (TST) turned that statement into reality when it hosted i

8 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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The word properly required only for this sentence, not for the next or the next and not the Word of the Lord, nor of any of the Philosophical Fathers

Geneva Bible Circumstances mean that I currently find myself in situations in which two different groups of people with whom I need to engage are convinced they have, not only the Truth, but the last

9 hours ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Protecting the Owyhee canyonlands in Oregon

The now-more-famous-then-ever Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is in Harney County, Oregon, not next-door Malheur County. Malheur County is the SE corner of the state, next to Idaho's SW corner, Owyhe

10 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Savings vs. Profits

Sometimes it is the juxtaposition of articles that gives them meaning. A couple of days ago I recall a meme that flashed through my Facebook feed. (I tried to find it again to link to it here, but aft

12 hours ago

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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A DiEM 25 (Democracy in Europe Movement) group has started in Cambridge

As regular readers of this blog will know, in February I became a member of DiEM25, the Democracy in Europe Movement an initiative started by, amongst others, Yanis Varoufakis. As a recent post of min

13 hours ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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A Year of Good Things

I started doing Three Good Things ago a year ago today. I wonder if I started it in a journal. Since I was probably at Rites of Spring. It’s an excellent practice just like 6 months or so of this blog

14 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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A ride over to Lidgate Castle

A meadow on the way out of Cambridge Yesterday I took a longish spin on the Copenhagen-Pedersen out into Suffolk to visit the site of Lidgate Castle which was built c. 1143. As you'll see in the follo

14 hours ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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the science of touch

Tim Holton sent this article about touch: What the Science of Touch Says About Us. And what we can hope is that someday education begins to make use of what science knows about learning. So far, they

14 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Seneca, “On The Shortness of Life,”

No age is closed to us if we wish to expand our minds—we roam through the ages.

16 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Spiritual practice Stoicism

Toleration as Far as it Goes—Not Very Far at All

King William shown giving his assent to the Act of Toleration.  His wife and co-monarch Queen Mary concurred. All in all it sounded like a much bigger deal than it was when on May 24 William and Mary

16 hours ago

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

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It’s the job of the referee to know the rules of the game, and to make sure that everybody plays by those rules. There’s many a work place, marriage or community that could benefit from having a refer

17 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


May 24–Belonging: Caught By Surprise

Just the day before, running errands after work, I had seen him walking along the overgrown grassy side of a rush-hour four lane.  He was a grown man but seemed to be wearing a football uniform that b

19 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Like A Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan Turns Seventy-Five

Robert Allen Zimmerman was born on this day in 1941. Bob Dylan provided a great deal of the background music of my youth. And, somehow over the years he just kept rolling along with one reinvention af

19 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


"Believe the Victim" — a cartoon

Related: Lynchings: By State and Race, 1882-1968 The National Registry of Exonerations has recorded 1,792 cases since 1989 of people who were convicted, then later found to be innocent. Some of those

22 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Catherine Keller on “Ecologies of Diversity”

Catherine Keller, author of From a Broken Web, was the keynote speaker at the opening session of the 2016 Sacred Texts and Human Contexts conference at Nazareth College, Rochester, New York. This year

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)