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Charlottesville is Us

This morning the nation must look squarely at images of people marching through Virginia with hateful slogans, confederate flags, and Nazi swastikas, who proudly proclaim that White Lives Matter and s

3 days ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism black lives matter White Supremacy Challenge and Transformation Living with Purpose Freedom and Struggle Quest Blog Belonging

STLT#317, We Are Not Our Own

Before I dive into the hymn, a few words about Charlottesville, since my only pulpit today is this one: I am certain I don’t have anything to say that hasn’t been said more publicly and eloquently by

3 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Singability: Moderate Mood: Meditative Mood: Welcoming

Mourning Charlottesville Violence

I strongly denounce and resist white supremacists and white supremacy culture that is pervasive in America. And I denounce and resist the use of violence that happened in Charlottesville to protest th

3 days ago

Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

general

Perspective

As train tracks stretch into the distance they appear to converge. We know the two sides of a track are always at an even distance, but our eyes tell us that the farther they are away, the closer they

3 days ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Long Drives

I had a lot of driving today. I started at my mom’s house in Bethlehem, PA. Picked my wife in Ansonia, CT then went to a party in Cape Cod. I do wish I was better at long driving. It’s something I enj

3 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Shetterly's Free Speech FAQ

1. How old is the idea of free speech? At least 2500 years old. In 399 BC, Socrates said, "If you offered to let me off this time on condition I am not any longer to speak my mind... I should say to y

3 days ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

censorship / free speech

Reading and walking "Raddon Top" whilst Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un talk up the possibility of nuclear war

Looking east towards the lone tree on Raddon Top As I write here in the depths of South Devon hard by the beautiful and ancient Raddon Hills, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un continue to ratchet up the rh

3 days ago

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

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International Pagan, Heathen and polytheist communities: an overview

TWH — Both the United Kingdom and United States are well known to have thriving Pagan, Heathen, and polytheists communities in one form or another. A few of the most commonly found Pagan religious pra

3 days ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism living Liz Williams Josephine Winter Damon Leff Christina Engela Dodie Graham McKay international Paganism lyonel perabo

August 12, 2017

The first principle of Unitarian Universalism is to covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Does this principle refer to the physical body or the spiritual natur

3 days ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 1 Worth and Dignity

Vision Statement: A Hunger-Free Community

That’s a powerful vision statement. The Social Justice committee chose the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia as a Share the Basket partner because together we as a Fellowship can do something. This is

3 days ago

Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Caring for One Another Share the Basket

STLT#316, Tradition Held Fast

The last thing I want to do is write a blog post about a song entitled “tradition held fast” on the morning after a spontaneous alt-right march encircled a church where friends and colleagues were pra

3 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Mood: Moderate Range: Moderate Singability: Child Friendly Singability: Complex but Worth It

headed home...

My students at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking made a variety of boxes during the week. Scott Bultman sent a link to a new Kindergarten trailer with a wood shop teacher at the 52 second m

4 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Tending the Wires

Dr. King said that we are “caught in an inescapable network of mutuality,” and many of us identify with the Interdependent Web as an image of the complex web of relationships which encompasses all bei

4 days ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Soto School Scriptures for Daily Services in English

  About The Book (from the forward) This book is based on the Japanese edition of the Soto School Scriptures for Daily Services and Practice (Sōtōshū nikka gongyō selten 曹洞宗日課勤行聖典),also published by t

4 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Religion Buddhism liturgy Zen Soto Zen

Fabulous Floyd Feted Today and Murfin Verse

Floyd in Fedora. Floyd Packer Murfin-Bean a/k/a Fabulous Floyd had his first birthday back on August 4, but his legions of fans will gather today to pay homage to his magnificence at the rambling, com

4 days ago

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

Chicago Murfin Verse Patrick Murfin 1st Birthday Emmy Bean Fabulous Floyd Floyd Packer Murfin-Bean Ira S. Murfin

13 August 2017 Worship Service and Summer Fun for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (13 August 2017) at 11:00 AM for “Understanding” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. This Sunday’s Summer Fun activity is seed bombs with Cindy Mandarino.  Seed bombs are a creative way

4 days ago

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

Worship Religious Education Minister

Adult Religious Education — 13 August 2017

Please join us on Sunday (13 August 2017) at 9:15 AM as we continue in the spirit of the #uuwhitesupremacyteachin that we started on 30 April 2017. We continue our discussion of Waking Up White by Deb

4 days ago

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

Religious Education

Building and Grounds Work Day — 12 August 2017

Please join us on Saturday (12 August 2017) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day — tasks inside and out for all ages and all levels of ability. Come for a little while

4 days ago

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

leadership Events communication

The Founder ***1/2

I just watched “The Founder” on Netflix. Very good, Michael Keaton is a phenomenal actor. He plays Ray Kroc who helps franchise the idea of fast food from one McDonald’s he sees in San Bernardino, Cal

4 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Your update

Last week we talked about Alan Sheeler being on vacation. As treasurer, one of his jobs is minding our bank balances. Every week he enters the Fellowship’s income into our books so that you get credit

4 days ago

Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

Standing on the Side of Love Stewardship Finances