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Using Supercomputers to Understand Wildfire Behavior

The last several years have seen unprecedented wildland fire activity, with 2018 being the deadliest and most destructive fire season on record. This highlights the pressing need to better anticipate,

6 days ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Just wear, tear and the drying out of wood?—On the (non)miraculous appearance of a cross in the Cambridge Unitarian Church

READING: From An Enquiry into Human Understanding by David Hume (from Section X) A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, th

6 days ago

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

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Beautiful Music of Universalism: That Great and Fiery Force

153 years after the founding of the Universalist Church of America, in 1946, a newsletter called “Theologically Speaking” was launched upon the world. Its writers were multiple, their names probably u

6 days ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Cooking a Spiritual Feast in a Potluck Community

A spiritual feast requires spiritual depth, and you’ll never get spiritual depth if you keep sampling a bit of this and a bit of that from the all you can eat religious buffet.

6 days ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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13 January 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (13 January 2019) at 11:00 AM for “Rhythms / Cycles / Circles of Life and Religious Differences” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. This will continue our focus on our third source (“wi

1 week ago

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

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Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 Sexuality Education Class Begins 13 January 2019

First class session for Our Whole Lives Grades 10-12 comprehensive sexuality education program will happen Sunday (13 January 2019) at 3:00 PM. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of All Souls and the

1 week ago

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

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Adult Religious Education — 13 January 2019

Please join us on Sunday morning (13 January 2019) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class. Continuing this season of focus on our third source (“wisdom from the world’s religions which ins

1 week ago

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

Religious Education

For Hearts to Fly

There is so much suffering and grief in this life, in our world. How we do we ever sing anything besides dirges or dance passionately or dream of unknown worlds or launch ourselves into discovering wh

1 week ago

The Wonderment (Site / Info)


"M week" part II

Yesterday my Kindergarten students made marble mazes in celebration of M week in which they are studying words that start with the letter and sound M. Maze and marble. are among many The kids loved th

1 week ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The intersectionalist's mythical history: Combahee River Collective or Derrick Bell?

On social media, I posted, Intersectionality question: Was Kimberle Crenshaw influenced by the Combahee River Collective? Obviously, she was influenced by Derrick Bell, a very problematic figure. Do i

1 week ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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An Open Letter to Congressional Republicans

Dear Congressional Republicans, You’re not helping.  And you know it. The course you are choosing through this shutdown – now the longest in history – is damaging to our country, our democracy, millio

1 week ago

The Song and the Sigh (Site / Info)

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Cheyenne 1956—Winter When it Was Serious, a Murfin Memoir

Cheyenne in the Blizzard of 1949.  It was a worse storm than the one in '56, but ours seemed epic enough. Note —It’s been a mild winter here in Northern Illinois.   Since one good big early storm in N

1 week ago

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

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粗大ゴミの処分法 (Site / Info)


New England UUs – Join us Feb 2 Social Media and Membership Growth Training

Unitarian Universalists leaders in New England, join me at First Parish in Needham, MA on Saturday, Feb 2, 2019, for my next Social Media and Membership Growth day-long training.  We’re going to give

1 week ago

Peter Bowden (Site / Info)

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Simplicity and Belonging

Simplicity, part 3 Simplicity Approach #3: Self-provisioning. Be a Do-It-Yourselfer. Have a garden that provides some of your food. Do your canning. Eat out less. Sew and knit – make your own clothes.

1 week ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


Clergy hit a new low in perceptions of ethics and honesty

Gallup has been polling people in the U.S. since 1977 about perceptions of the honesty and ethics of various professions. These Gallup polls rate the perceived honesty of professions as “very high/hig

1 week ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Interdependent Web: Government shutdown, courage and possibility, powerful women

Heather Christensen A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

The F Word: An Introduction

One question I have for all of our readers, is what was your first memory of the F word? Now, I’m not talking about the four-letter F word, I’m talking about the “ism” with eight letters. Feminism. Wa

1 week ago

BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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Stolen Children

As of this week, 130 migrant children taken under the cruel practice of child separation have yet to be reunited their families, and despite court orders and stated changes in policy, children continu

1 week ago

The Song and the Sigh (Site / Info)

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"M week"

Today in the wood shop at the Clear Spring School, I decided that our lesson for Kindergarten students would be making marble mazes because they are studying the letter "M." This is my first day back

1 week ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)