Members of the Social Justice Committee will provide interactive exploration of what social justice means to you, as individuals, as well as to the life of our church.
Dear Friends: I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow for our first service of the New Year! I hope that you’ve been weathering the cold and snow as best you can. At my place in Medford we managed
What does it mean to be a spiritual being having a human experience? In every place, and in every time, where people engage the depths and heights of their best and most enlightened values and aspirat
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Under the Ancient Oaks, the video series. January and the season leading up to Imbolc is the perfect time to begin a contemplative practice.
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Please join us on Sunday (7 January 2018) at 11:00 AM for “The Moral of the Story” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. We begin our season of focus on our third source — “Wisdom of the world’s religions, which i
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Please join us on Sunday (7 January 2018) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class. We begin our focus on our third source — “Wisdom of the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical
Embodiment, part 2 The great philosopher and psychologist William James published an influential paper in 1884 called “What Is an Emotion?” “In this paper James put forth the theory that standard emot
Heather Christensen A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism
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I have been invited to give the 2019 Spring Minns Lectures. The Minns lectures are an annual lecture series in Boston that date to 1942. They are designed to be “an innovative force in Unitarian Unive
Life for black Americans is considerably harsher than it is for white Americans -- to a degree largely invisible to many white people. That reality was particularly driven home for me in an NPR report
Is there a lack of genuine Unitarian Universalism in local Unitarian Universalist communities? And what can be done about it?
Take for the moment the following scenario. I know it looks like it’s a bit of an over generalization, but I think it has heaps of truth to it. Local Unitarian Universalist (UU) communities (churches,
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It’s been a while since I wrote one of my appreciations of Ursula K. Le Guin, though I keep reading new and old works of hers. During my sabbatical last year I read Malafrena and Unlocking the Air for
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Rachel Walden A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.
Rumi calls justice “bestowing bounty in its proper place.” I find that a powerful phrase to hold in mind and heart as I consider any sort of justice work that I give myself to. In some real sense, t
My many attempts at daily spiritual practice have often faltered. What would happen if I got really serious about it for a year?
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as preached Christmas Eve 2017 at the First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist, Ashby, MA Perhaps I’d be happy, live content if it weren’t for the light that explodes above the city walls each day
Join our hosts as they chat with Jessica York, Co-Director of Ministries and Faith Development and Annie Scott, LREDA President about the LREDA 2017 Fall Conference and the lessons learned. And due to
Step It Out, Nancy vs. Step It Out, Mary —on the folk process and Holly Near's misstep with a Robin and Linda Williams' song
Back before the internet, many songs effectively had no writers. If a song seemed traditional, people shared it assuming that's what it was. Albums were sometimes released with songs miscredited as "t
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Christopher L. Walton Historic storm surges have flooded Boston’s Seaport District, forcing the closure of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s offices until further notice.