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In the Shadow of the Bomb

To the young ones, I can only say, I sorry. I am so sorry that this bleakness is yours to inherit. May you find the support and strength to fight in all the brave ways you can.

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Challenge and Transformation Living with Purpose Courage to Be, Courage to Act Quest Blog

UUA Board of Trustees Appoints Two Co-Moderators

The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Co-Moderators following the passing of our beloved Moderator Jim Key in June. We are del

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UUA.org Top Stories (Site / Info)

The Buried Narrative in the Sources Statement

In the 20th Century, the Liberal Protestant denominations of Unitarianism and Universalism were challenged from within by a Religious humanist movement which questioned the existence of the God of the

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Media roundup: Ohio ACLU leader notes religion’s role in group’s formation, ongoing work

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

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

The Fascinations Underlying Oscar’s Ghost

Thank you to John Cooper for making me aware of his detailed article Finding Oscar, which addresses the question of why Oscar Wilde continues to fascinate more than a century after his death. As Oscar

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Story and Self (Site / Info)

History identity literature Lord Alfred Douglas Oscar Wilde Story Telling Oscar's Ghost Robert Ross Milan Kundera

Column: the Nuclear Ankh

In June of 1981, Israel bombed a not-quite-active nuclear power plant in the suburbs of Baghdad, Iraq. This was the second time in a year that the power plant faced attack from the air: Iran struck at

4 days ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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UUs fight ACA repeal with civil disobedience

Elaine McArdle Unitarian Universalists joined interfaith coalition partners fighting repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Google memo outrage reveals the dream and flaw of left-identitarianism

One of the better pieces about Damore's memo, Sabine Hossenfelder's Backreaction: Outraged about the Google diversity memo? I want you to think about it. notes: The bigger mistake in Damore’s memo is

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


Interdependent Web: The well of white resentment, context and continuity, the path of rebellion

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)

UUSS Paddle! September 12th

UUSS Paddle!  Join UUSS members for an evening paddle on the Mohawk River. Bring your kayak, canoe, or other paddle craft on Tuesday evening September 12th. Launch location and time to be determined.

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Timothy Sprigge - Lord's Prayer

"O mysterious but glorious universe of matter and of spirit, of which each of us is but a tiny fragment May the goodness, which we trust is somehow at the heart of things, increasingly prevail over ev

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the dance of the elements (Site / Info)

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Is Your Religion “Grown up?”

My post yesterday was on “waking up” into different states of consciousness. My focus today is on the second of Ken Wilber’s four touchstones: “growing up” by progressing through stages of development

4 days ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

At last, it is time for you to decide what universe you are a part of and what powers are in that universe. At last you must realize that you have only a short time in this universe, a short time in w

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meditations, translations (Site / Info)

Religion spirituality unitarian universalist philosophy humanism #uublogger #Stoicism

STLT#315, This Old World

Am I the only one who sees the first line of this song and thinks of “Man of Constant Sorrow” from O Brother, Where Are Thou? Really? It’s just me? Can’t be. Anyway…  this is another one I have never

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Mood: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Tune Recordings Available Range: High Content Warning Hidden Gem

How To Use A Myth

How do we use our earth-centered practice when we are in crisis? A distinguishing feature of one of my core spiritualities, my earth-centered practice, was that it was rested on practice and experienc

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Kelly’s Army Hits the Rails to Washington—Jack London Reports

Police in the Bay Area confront members of Kelly's Industrial Army as they were forming for the long trip to Washington.  More than 1000 would head out on commandeered freight trains. It was on this d

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

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We’ve Been Hopping Back on the Wagon for Three Centuries

A Q&A with Christopher M. Finan. For centuries, alcoholics were blamed for their inability to control their drinking, and it was widely assumed that alcoholism was incurable. This began to change afte

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

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And as for ceremony, already the leaves have swirled over, the wind has spoken. Some photos of a walk to Shobrooke, Devon

This morning Susanna and I walked over the hill to have lunch at the Red Lion, Shobrooke. It was a splendid, warm and sunny day so we took our time going and coming back. Along the way we also took th

5 days ago

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

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What Does It Mean to “Wake up” or “Get Enlightened”?

Ken Wilber (1949-) is a contemporary American philosopher who has written a host of books related to what he calls Integral Theory. Wilber has a gift for synthesizing information across diverse fields

5 days ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


On the Suppression of Knowledge

This week a New York Times headline reads “Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Climate Change Report.” The article includes a link to the 693 page report, and can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com

6 days ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

Religion social justice Unitarian Universalist community politics values Faith Development conflict Environmental issues #Humanism #globalclimate