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
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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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
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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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
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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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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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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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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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
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
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
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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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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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
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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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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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Just, well, just ’cause…
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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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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