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The source of enlightenment is already within you.+

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This means to most people the freedom from creeds and orthodoxies which is a firs

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

enlightenment Principle 4 Seeking Truth

A Note from Your Minister, May 21, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of First Parish Church: Yesterday during the service I let the congregation know that I will not be able to renew my contract with the First Parish Church for a second year. I

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

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The Triumphant Return of the Red Marvel, a short story by Will Shetterly

The Triumphant Return of the Red Marvel by Will Shetterly “I am sorry,” the woman said, as he expected and feared she would. “The shelter is full.” He nodded to reassure her. She was a kind woman. She

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Will Shetterly stories

News brief: Board names Carey McDonald executive vice president

Elaine McArdle At May teleconference, UUA Board of Trustees also discusses ongoing work of Commission on Institutional Change, names new youth observer.

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

slingshots...

Yesterday at the Clear Spring School we made sling shots. The project began when one boy started making one last week. It was obvious that there were some things about sling shots, based on what I saw

4 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Freedom of Choice

“But the Hebrew word, the word timshel—‘Thou mayest’— that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a [person]. For if

4 days ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Magic In The Office – 3 Things I Do At Work

I don’t work magic to get results for my employer. I work magic to keep me safe and in the proper frame of mind. If I can do what I need to do without unnecessary stress, the company will get what it

4 days ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Putting the Phone Away

I’m really looking forward to getting off the grid at Rites of Spring in the Berkshires on Wednesday. It’s great to live in an information age where we can Google nearly anything on our phones but it’

5 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

The Blog The Ecq Review

Starting as the Senior Interim Minister, First Unitarian Universalist Church, Greater Houston, Texas

Dear Members of the First Houston Community: I am thrilled to be joining you this August as your senior interim minister. A time of ministerial transition is a very special time for a congregation. It

5 days ago

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

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Daily Bread (Week 4 Day 5)

  It is a fragile balance, the likes of which I expressed in the soup.  A cortisone shot helped my knee and my potassium is back in the normal range based on a blood test this week.  My blood pressure

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

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Black Theology Saved The World Once, And It Can Do It Again pt.2

There was a wedding over the weekend. This post is about the sermon. Back in January I wrote a post saying that if the resistance paid attention, Black theology could save the world. I think Bishop Cu

5 days ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Roy Zimmerman’s ReZist Tour Comes to Tree of Life UU in McHenry

Roy Zimmerman brings his acclaimed ReZist Tour to Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry this Friday, May 25 at 7 pm.   Zimmerman is a master of pointed hum

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

Joni Mitchell McHenry Illinois Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation Jim Scott Paul Krasner ReZist tour Roy Zimmerman satire Tom Lehrer topical songs

New Effective Altruism guide to download

I mentioned the concept of Effective Altruism in the last post. I think it’s a helpful framework for making life decisions about charitable work and giving. Maybe because I’m an American, I tend to se

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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Prayer for the day

The name sounded vaguely familiar, sort of Pavlovian, or being John Malkovich, but after checking his blog's "About," I'm pretty sure the link offered by a friend on Facebook is the first time I've cr

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Media roundup: Poor People’s Campaign begins actions across United States

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

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Black Lives UU & Love Resists Partner for Public Witness at GA: Let's #EndMoneyBail

Public Witness 2018 hosted by Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism! We are excited to announce that Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) has agreed to take on the lead role for Public Witness

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UUA.org Top Stories (Site / Info)

Black Lives UU & Love Resists Partner for Public Witness at GA: Let's #EndMoneyBail

Public Witness 2018 hosted by Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism! We are excited to announce that Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) has agreed to take on the lead role for Public Witness

5 days ago

UUA.org Top Stories (Site / Info)

Black Lives UU & Love Resists Partner for Public Witness at GA: Let's #EndMoneyBail

Public Witness 2018 hosted by Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism! We are excited to announce that Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) has agreed to take on the lead role for Public Witness

5 days ago

UUA.org Top Stories (Site / Info)

Critters

  So I was sitting on the deck, just writing in my journal, and this little being came within a few feet, just looking at me.  No fear, just curiosity.  We live together in this beautiful place, and p

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

spirituality Awake to Earth Awake to Mystery Awake to Each Other Garden Spiritual Journey Skunk Critters Ground Squirrel

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ****

Really good movie and series of epic epicness. And all of the endings. Although I still need to read the book. Fun to watch on demand with Lanna tonight. ****

6 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

The Ecq Review