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Between the World and Me – Changing a World Steeped in White Supremacy Culture

Book Discussion on “Between the World and Me” by Ta Nehisi Coates — a letter to his son on the meaning of being black in a society steeped in white supremacy culture.  A three-week discussion series o

9 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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What’s revealed by a few phone calls

Yes, yes, condolence calls don’t bear much scrutiny and it’s time to stop analyzing what each of these poor people had to endure, or what they appreciated, about a call from our 45th, in chronology an

11 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Changing the world? Us? (part 2)

”Robbing Peter to pay Paul.” If things get a little tight, you may have to do this. Poor Peter. But churches shouldn’t have to do this, right? And yet, we seem to expect non-profits to live from paych

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Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

Standing on the Side of Love Caring for One Another Community Building

Fairy Barf

We went for a walk in the woods near Sitka today, and Kari pointed out a kind of lichen called Fairy Barf (Icmadophila ericetorum):

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Zen at the End of Times: A Small Meditation on Despair & Gratitude

  Last weekend Jan & I joined the Empty Sky Sangha and its teachers Doug Phillips and Mary Gates for a three-day sesshin in West Cornwall, Connecticut. These are old friends and there is something ama

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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STLT#387, The Earth, Water, Fire, Air

This is not the chant I thought I knew. And thank all that’s holy that no one else was around, because I was blissfully singing the chant I know (very similar, but not exact – the version I know inclu

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Singability: Simple/Easy Mood: Welcoming Range: Low Genre: Chant

Changing the world? Us? (part 1)

Yes! *When there’s a need to join our voices, we load up buses and head out! Whether it’s women’s health care under attack or the systemic racial injustice that affects our country, we are there. *Whe

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Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

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When I Find Myself in Times of Trouble by Reverend Tom Capo, preached on Oct. 15, 2017

On October 2, 2017, while my family and I were still in Houston celebrating my mother’s 80th birthday, my wife Martha noticed a private message someone had sent the church Facebook Page and called my

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The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Immigrants Make America Great

“I remember standing in the hallways of that same CNN where Lou Dobbs worked, and meeting the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Elie Wiesel, who survived the Holocaust. This person, who is the most unlike me,

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Zen in the OC: A Day Long Zen Meditation Retreat With James Ford & Gesshin Greenwood

BLUE CLIFF ZEN SANGHA An Independent Soto Zen Buddhist Community   Join us for a day-long Zazenkai, a Zen meditation retreat on Saturday, the 28th of October. The retreat begins at 9am and ends at 5pm

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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STLT#386, Alleluia Chaconne

Next on the Countdown, it’s the original one hit wonder. (I’m apparently channeling the late Casey Kasem right now… a throwback to my misspent youth.) While a working organist, composer, and teacher m

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Mood: Moderate Range: Moderate Tune Recordings Available Singability: Choir or Soloist Singability: Moderate

Sitka

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

A case of Russell Logic and not Pretzel Logic? A reminder to be aware of the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in our cities

I had to nip into town for a few moments this afternoon (it's never a pleasant experience) and on the way I saw the scene shown by the picture on the right. In the centre background (behind the stall)

2 days ago

CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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STLT#385, Gloria

I feel like I should be writing something elegant and insightful and perhaps a bit humorous about Taizé , about glorias, about chants and canons. Just yesterday I spoke of how this practice has never

2 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Mood: Joyful Tune Recordings Available Genre: Round Genre: Taize

D. T. Suzuki & the Dawn of Zen in the West

Teitaro Suzuki was born on this day, the 18th of October, in 1870 in Kanazawa, in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. He was born into a Samurai family, his father, like his father, and then his father before

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Progressive Values and Scouting Today: Understanding the GSUSA and the BSA

By Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum I’ve been involved with Girl Scouts USA for eight years as a troop leader and one year as a Juliette mentor – a guide for an independent Girl Scout. But when I first got

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Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)

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An Accessibility Audit

The theme this month is Courage, and in our religious education classes we are exploring many different kinds of courage. This last Sunday our example of courage was Christopher Reeve, a UU, a “Super

3 days ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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The Care and Feeding of Black Children’s Souls pt.4

As I’ve said before, some of my favorite people in Unitarian Universalism are religious educators. So I think about them when I read stories about children; children of color in particular. If you fol

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Biases and Anxiety

What Other People Think? part 3 We Need Our Group. So Find One that Values Changing Your Mind. I find it helpful to keep in mind: We are able to not care what some people think – THOSE people – by car

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Confession of a Married Monk: A Small Zen Meditation Without a Clear Conclusion

      For me the whole project of Zen has been about awakening. A bit more than fifty years ago I began Zen practice knowing almost nothing of what I was getting myself into. Other than one thing. Not

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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