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Whose Streets?

Right now, looking at mainstream media, I would be led to believe that the police in St. Louis have no choice but to don military gear and hurt protestors, in the name of public safety. Yet, that’s no

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Hymn by Hymn Extra: Spirituals in White Spaces

I’m sorry to say I didn’t know this video from May existed until today, but in this amazing piece, First Portland’s music director, DeReau Farrar offers powerful testimony about what it means to sing

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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CUC Shining Lights program

Warm Greetings to All Canadian UU groups from your CUC Congregational Development Staff people: Rev. Linda Thomson & Joan Carolyn. Heartfelt gratitude to everyone for great interaction these past few

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)


Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

Be like the rock that the waves beat against but do not vanquish. I am unhappy because this has happened to me? No, I am happy, even though this has happened to me. I go on, unvanquished and free from

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meditations, translations (Site / Info)

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Three Pointers on the Zen Way: One by a Buddhist

Where were you when I planned the earth? Tell me, if you are so wise. Do you know who took its dimensions, measuring its length with a cord? What were its pillars built on? Who laid down its cornersto

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Pagan Community Notes: URI, Erin Lale, Dirge Magazine and more

The United Religions Initiative (URI) held its global summit leadership meeting in Sarajevo, beginning Sept 11. The weeklong meeting brought together URI representatives from around the world and from

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Othering and belonging

Darrick Jackson Unitarian Universalism is my theological home, but it doesn’t speak to my black identity.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Of course I’m racist

Doug Muder Unlike many Unitarian Universalists, I was brought up openly racist. I’ve made progress, and I still have a long way to go.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Loving the one who scares you

It is written in A Course In Miracles, "There is a course for every teacher of God. The form of the course varies greatly. So do the particular teaching aids involved. But the content of the course ne

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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You've Got Problems

Forgiveness, part 1 You’ve got problems. I kinda know what some of them are. Others, I have no idea of. But even if you’re someone here today who I’ve never met, I know you’ve got problems. We all do.

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


STLT#353, Golden Breaks the Dawn

I wasn’t expecting to have a moment with this hymn. I don’t know what I was expecting – perhaps a morning of wading through information, or trying to ignore my personal exhaustion with nature metaphor

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Tune Recordings Available Mood: Meditative

Why do you or don't you go to church?

Celebrate the ties that unite us is a sermon preached at All Soul's in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Sunday, 09/17/17. It is a wonderful sermon that all UUs and many others not UU can benefit from. Why do you g

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Church Growth

Sometimes You Need a Story to Survive

as preached at the Ashby First Parish Church, September 17, 2017 I am delighted to be with you this morning. It is the first Sunday of a new church year and I have the privilege of serving as your new

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)


solar system models, revisited

Today in the wood shop at the Clear Spring School, we'll repeat a project from 2009, making models of the solar system. http://wisdomofhands.blogspot.com/2009/02/solar-system-models.html I have disks

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Aren’t We All Dreamers?

In order to find Balance, we have to get deeply involved in the emotional underpinnings of what is happening on this planet.

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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In the Room

Even a room that seems empty can be full—of history, of stories, of the presence of those who leave their mark whether they are known by name or not. Truly, we are never alone. Whose presence do you n

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


September 18–Beauty: The Nature of Things

In his work De Veritate Religione, the 4th century Christian theologian, Augustine asks:  “Is a thing beautiful because it gives delight, or does it give delight because it is beautiful?” That can be

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Our landlord is selling the place we live in. Finding a new apartment in the tight Bay Area rental market has become our all-consuming task (we had a lead on one place, but that fell through). If you

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif.

Crashing Hard

I was tired last night but finally got to bed around 11pm. I got up once and saw I slept for four hours with the CPAP.  When I got up again it was 11:15am and I somehow slept for twelve hours and 16 m

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Radical hospitality

Went to church today, Sunday, 09/18/17. First time this new church year. The theme this month is "radical hospitality." The sermon was mush. Preacher seemed to miss the point. Didn't get what I wanted

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

hospitality First Principle