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Glacial Speed

We speak of things moving with glacial speed, the inch by inch pace of social change or changing a deeply-held habit. But while glaciers may not move rapidly, they reshape everything in their path as

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


August 28–The Garden: Wonder and Peace

A new day dawns, once more the gift is giv’n. Wonder fills this moment shared together. The light of peace here shines upon each face. May it  bring faith to guide our journey home.* The wonder of a m

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Choose Life: A Response to Despair

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre, it was Peter Mayer who ultimately saved my soul.  Though I waded through the mire of those dark weeks following the devastating news-  clinging to recent retrea

6 hours ago

Walking the Journey (Site / Info)

Like oil

Sound rolls forward as a rogue wave, hear war-chants dusted off, their meter steeped in the old way, new purpose flows forth like oil over all crenelations that stand in opposition.

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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First Week of School Finances

Oh, yes, it's the first week of school here. Tuesday we had to send in $20 per kid for gym uniforms. Tonight we went shopping for school supplies. Most every class requires its own binder and dividers

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Polytheism is the Future

From where I stand, the growing devotion to many Gods is the most important trend in today’s Pagan world. Polytheism isn’t a relic of some primitive past. Polytheism is the future.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Z Budapest, Temple of Diana, Claudiney Prieto

As far as I know, this is the first public publication of the response of Dianic High Priestess Ruth Barrett and the Temple of Diana to Z Budapest's recent announcement concerning what transpired duri

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

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The Arc of Justice Runs through Ferguson

Many have cast the young protesters in Ferguson, MO, as dangerous and reckless and not living up to the legacy of the civil rights movement. In fact, according to Jeanne Theoharis, they are following

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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New Environments

From the Intern Minister, by Christina Hockman Last week I got a foster dog.  My terrier-mix Enzo (a.k.a. Evil Puppy) has been in need of canine company since my other, elderly dog passed away in May.

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Some of his random thoughts

Speaking of stuff that should have been "off the record" but wasn't, here's Mitch McConnell talking to his billionaire pals at the Koch Brothers Donor Summit. MITCH MCCONNELL: "Is this working?" [Yes

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Did I say that out loud?

The United Dairyman of Idaho intended their letter to their dear dairy producers to be CONFIDENTIAL but someone kicked over the pail and the Idaho Statesman posted a small, but readable image, along w

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

What's Wrong with this Picture?

The picture is explained by this article by Tobin Grant at Religion News Service, and is based on data from the Pew Research Group. What's wrong with it? Aside from the fact we call ourselves Unitaria

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Our Beautiful Brokenness

This past week I was away helping staff at a youth leadership school.  While we were there, we broke a ceramic chalice that belonged to the congregation hosting us.  I’ll admit to being aggravated tha

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Loved For Who You Are (Site / Info)

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Covenant of the Goddess: A Very Southern Merry Meet 2014

This year, the Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) held its annual business meeting, Grand Council, in the southern city of Atlanta, Georgia. The meeting was sponsored by Dogwood Local Council (DLC), the At

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

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Prayer for the End of White Privilege

Our hearts this evening are heavy.  They are heavy from crying out in grief and pain for yet another unarmed young man is shot and killed by those who are called to protect and serve.  How long shall

18 hours ago

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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Michael Brown

On Monday, August 25th, I conducted a memorial service as an act of solidarity with the Brown family in Ferguson, Missouri. Here are the words I shared with my congregation: I speak as a white man who

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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Becoming an All-Expense Paid Guest of Uncle Sam—Epilogue

Note— I know I promised to wind up this series on my Vietnam era Draft, justice system, and prison experiences with yesterday’s tenth post.   Evidently, I lied.   Actually, I left a few loose ends dan

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

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Good Morning, Baltimore

Just, well, just ’cause…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Faith Leaders Call on Obama to End Inhumane Immigration Enforcement

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC  20500 August 27, 2014 Dear Mr. President, On July 31, over 100 faith leaders and immigrant rights activists were arreste

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Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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Quote source: Stabilitas Loci – a spiritual geography of our own place, by Trudy Grienauer Photo by Brenda Jackson; Design by Melissa Hathaway Tagged: meaning making, meditation, place, prairies, summ

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The Grove (Site / Info)

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