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Column: Spartacus and the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement

In nomine Spartaci, Sibyllae, et Furoris Bacchici The name of Spartacus has withstood over two millennia of slavery and empire, and become immortalized within the insurrectionary tradition. The person

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism Dionysos Heather Heyer Prison Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement Rojava Spartacus Walter Benjamim

In times of tragedy from whence comes Grace?

During September, 2017 we continue our discussion of the UUAWOL fiction book for the month which is Dave Eggers' novel, Heroes Of The Frontier. Heroes Of The Frontier doesn't have much a plot and is n

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

compassion First Principle Second principle

Today is Mexican Independence Day—Accept No Substitutes

Revolution and religion mix in this homage to Padre Miguel Hidalgo with the banner of the Virgen de Guadalupe and an angel bending to kiss his brow. Note:   Versions of this have run previously in thi

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

Cinco de Mayo Diez y Seis de Septiembre Mexican Independence Day Criollos El Grito de Delores Enrique Peña Nieto Gachupines Ignacio Allende Indios meztizos Padre Miguel Hidalgo Virgin of Guadalupe

STLT#351, A Long, Long Way the Sea-Winds Blow

So… yesterday I kinda made fun of the whole “time cliché” thing. And this morning I realized we’re in the Here and Now section, so of COURSE we are singing songs about time and being present. I don’t

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Mood: Bittersweet

today in the wood shop.

I have many small projects that require attention to complete. The object of completion is to get them out of my way and placed and sold (hopefully) to make room for further production. In Sweden in t

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Oscar Wilde Shrine and The Acts of the Apostles

“You killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.”-Acts 3:15, English Standard Version If you pay attention to things Oscar Wilde, you’ve probably seen the stori

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Story and Self (Site / Info)

Bible Lord Alfred Douglas Oscar Wilde Story Telling Oscar's Ghost Robert Ross

Ferlinghetti and the Good of Poetry

Poetry Celebration: Ferlinghetti, part 2 The news has a crazy addictive attraction. I'm not talking so much about the storm and flood news about Harvey or Irma. I'm mostly talking about the news from

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Ferlinghetti Poetry Celebration

Light and Shadow

Oddly, it is the way in which the trees block the light that makes the rays of sunlight—light more distinctively visible than the unfiltered light. Sometimes obstruction gives us a clearer view. What

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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The Problem of Our Suffering: A (Modernist) Zen Buddhist Meditation

  I’ve found myself tangled in a conversation with the always wise Dosho Port. He is wondering what a modernist Buddhist might be. And as he is aware I worry about that issue a lot, kind of like a dog

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Buddhism wisdom Zen critical thinking Buddhist modernism Buddhist soteriology naturalist Buddhism secular Buddhism Stephen Batchelor

17 September 2017 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (17 September 2017) at 11:00 AM for “Home in a Community of Seekers” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell.  This is our annual homecoming service. Whether you have been a longtime member,

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

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Beyond Galilee Screening — 17 September 2017

Please join us on Sunday (17 September 2017) at 6:00 PM for a screening of the documentary Beyond Galilee. In August of 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was invited to Shreveport, Louisiana to delive

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

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Adult Religious Education — 17 September 2017

Please join us on Sunday (17 September 2017) at 9:15 AM as we continue in the spirit of the #uuwhitesupremacyteachin that we started on 30 April 2017. We will discuss the next four chapters — Chapter

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

Religious Education

Seeing Friends

I should travel more and see people. It really is great to catch up.  Had the offer five years ago to stay with friends I finally took tonight and had a great day.  I am definitely a lightweight thoug

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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ICE Moves to Destroy Records of Abuse

We are gravely concerned by reports that ICE seeks to destroy records pertaining to the sexual abuse, death, and solitary confinement of people in detention. We need more light shed on this secretive

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Recent Updates – Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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Read this: Jewish Unitarian Universalists say ‘notice and name’ antisemitism

Christopher L. Walton Letter from Jewish-identified UU clergy  to Unitarian Universalists: ‘W hite supremacy culture and anti-Semitism are bound up together and must be challenged.’

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Learn the difference between a donation and a contribution

We use them interchangeably but they are different and both are important. Donation Reaching in your pocket for some bills to put in Santa’s kettle at the mall or in the basket on Sunday is a donation

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Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

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Media roundup: UU minister runs for U.S. Congress

Rachel Walden A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

My Very First Green Card

By José Orduña: When I was ten my dad gave me my first wallet—it was green, with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the outside. Then he handed me my identification card, my first green card, which w

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

activism American Society Now More Than Ever Race and Ethnicity in America Biography and Memoir Literature and the Arts José Orduña The Weight of Shadows

Column: Connecting with the elders at the 7th Pan African Festival

This year the Pan-African Festival celebrated it’s 7th year of festivities September 3 in Oakland, California at historic Mosswood Park. The event was filled with people of all types enjoying the fres

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism Oakland ancestor egun Pan Africa Festival Yoruba

Cassini's final dive

Here we were, looking at Cassini, looking through Cassini looking at Saturn looking at us (smiling). A 13-(earth-)year roller coaster ride of amazement, ending today, as our school bus-sized interplan

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)