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Why Social Movements Seem Ineffective

Then Tom Hayden, one of the founders of Students for a Democratic Society, antiwar activist, one of the Chicago Eight tried for instigating the Chicago Convention Riots in 1968, and a California State

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Interweaving forms of decent dependency

The hurley burley of a French market at Velleron this summer Friday saw, of course, Jonathan Harrison’s funeral. For those of you who don’t know, Professor Harrison was a regular attender of this cong

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

atheism god sermon Edward F. Mooney Søren Kierkegaard Jonathan Harrison Cambridge Clarendon Arms George Pattison non theism religious naturalism Stanley Cavell Wittgenstein

Prayer for Global Climate Change

This prayer was given at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington, NY on 9/21/14. Blessings to the many protestors in NYC today!   Spirit of Change, God of Many Names, Mother of Love, As wo

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RevWho (Site / Info)

UU hope prayer Conservation Portland change protest Climate convenience global Long Island march NYC

Curbside Recycling - Published in Eunice Sunday News on Sunday, September 20, 2014

Our schools do a great job of teaching students the importance of recycling.  By sixth grade, my students often make suggestions about how to “reduce, reuse, and recycle.” Our state Department of Envi

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About Our Inherent Worth (Site / Info)

environment Curbside Landfill Recycling toxic waste waste management

Best Stuff On Earth?

Snapple claims that it's "Made from the best stuff on Earth" For the teas, that's filtered water, sugar (@35-46 grams), citric acid, tea, and natural flavors. The juice drinks are water, sugar, juice,

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Classrom dynamics

(At the Pot of Gold religious education conference today, I led a workshop on classroom dynamics. As promised to participants, here are three key concepts from the workshop:) When we talk about classr

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religious Education

Old Jeans And Congregations

There's a certain alchemy to blue jeans. They start out rugged and unyielding, and slowly break in to the ultimate in practical comfort.  I had a pair of jeans I just loved. The fit was great, the den

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Going Off-grid in Alaska? It can be done!

On October 5th, Laura Emerson will join us for a special presentation at 12:30 in Room 205. Dear Friends: I am so looking forward to seeing many of you on Oct 5!  At 12:30, with snacks available, I'll

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Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)


UU political priorities

I long ago figured out I’m not one of the UU cool kids. Here’s one example of what I mean: My local UU congregation is participating in a week-long nationwide peacemaking campaign from September 21-18

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

social justice peace UUA politics

To Remain True

This is the time of the year when the “old school” among us call for Rank by Rank Again We Stand to start the church fall season. I like the last lines of what is now the final verse: “one in name, in

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

The Little Picture

We’ve already skipped the first step, wherever we start. Besides, the spoon never tastes the soup anyway. Sure, there’s meaning in a jet way up, but down in the ditch the air is sliced other ways. The

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Religion #poem #poetry #uu #humanist

Endowment Trustee Meeting of 7/17/2014

Submitted by Parker Stokes At home of Parker Stokes,  attending: Roy Schilling    and Judy Remsberg   The request of the Board to consider more socially responsible investing by moving the Fellowship’

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Endowment GROUPS

Conventional Morality: On the Road 4

Neal Cassady Photograph by Ted Streshinksy/Corbis From Jack Kerouac, On the Road : “Where once Dean would have talked his way out, he now fell silent himself, but standing in front of everybody, ragge

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

On the Road

Star Island RE handouts

Below are the handouts from the workshop on teaching I led at this summer’s Star Island religious education conference. (Yes, it took me almost two months to proofread these handouts and finally post

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religious Education

Places/Times To Read A Few Pages

So many books to read, so little time, right? Here are my sneaky places.moments to read a few more pages--what are your favorite tricks? *In the car. Mostly while waiting for my kids to be done with c

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Economics is still a choice

Doug Muder sums up Michael Greer's "The Long Descent" and applies it to Ferguson, MO, arguing that car-oriented suburbs are doomed to decline, because of economics. A key paragraph of a long and excel

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Kyogen Carlson: A Brief Remembering of a Zen Master

I was shocked to learn that Kyogen Carlson suffered a massive heart attack and died today. Kyogen was, I wrote “is” at first, and had to correct myself, one of the senior Zen teachers in North America

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


innovation and ministry.

This is a bit more of a personal post than usual. As I come up on the 25th reunion of my high school class, I am thinking about the amazing education I received, and how it has served me. Some people

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Speaking of... (Site / Info)

Personal Reflections

Shaky Ground

(My niece’s kitchen after the Napa quake.) Sometimes (It doesn’t happen often Thank God Or your Lucky Stars) The ground Beneath you moves With such sudden violence It knocks you down Upon your knees A

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

Poetry Religion and Spirituality Earthquake

Why a Children’s Offering?

This year my congregation will be doing things a little differently, and will introduce a Children’s Offering into the elementary age classroom every Sunday.  Previously we had done an offering, but o

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Stewardship Doing Church With Kids