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July 22 ~ The Alchemy of Aha! with Nan Rogers

The Alchemy of Aha! Transformation in the Moment of Mindfulness with Nancy “Nan” Rogers Elusive as it is, Mindfulness is THE crucial element to carving out a life of abundance and authenticity.  And m

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July 15 ~ We Go Entwined with Rev. Stephen Shick

We Go Entwined with Rev. Stephen Shick In our 7th principle we “affirm and promote the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”  Yet, we celebrate our individuality, some say we wo

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July 8 ~ Join Us for “Safari Sunday!”

  “Safari Sundays”   are a series of services in collaboration with the Unitarian Universalists of the Boroughs and Blackstone region, where we travel to fellow congregations as a UU adventure! On Sun

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Beacon Behind the Books: Meet Daniel Barks, Print Planning and Digital Production Manager

It begins the same way all these stories do: I’ve loved books all my life. I started working in a bookstore in college (shout out to Left Bank Books in St. Louis!), and there I realized that as long a

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

Beacon Behind the Books

A Modest Proposal for Democratically Packing the Supreme Court in the Interest of Its Institutional Legitimacy

Bob Bauer, former counsel to Barack Obama, makes the standard case against packing the Supreme Court as well as it can be made in (what else?) Don’t Pack the Courts. It’s short–read it. He is right on

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Lectio Divina and Tarot

One way to look at Lectio Divina is as a form of divination - a search for divine guidance through a particular bit of something. Hmmm… what does that remind me of? So, like I said, one day it occurre

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Nature's Sacred Journey (Site / Info)

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Yemen TPS Decision the Latest Blow to U.S. Values Under Trump

DHS extends Yemen's TPS, but fails to offer it to Yemeni immigrants who arrived in the United States after March 2017, leaving them vulnerable to deportation to incredibly unsafe country conditions.

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#EndFamilyDetention Now!: The Human Drama of Detained Migrant Families

A Q&A with Margaret Regan | On a blazing 99-degree day, I visited the US Port of Entry at Nogales, the border town sixty miles south of my Tucson home. On the Mexican side, I saw something I’d never b

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

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PERSONAL BRAND For egyptian students at the UAB

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My reasoning for "Awkward US Independence Day facts for Americans"

This morning, still a bit sleepy, I tweeted (and Facebooked): Awkward US Independence Day facts for Americans If we had not rebelled: 1. Slavery would've ended decades earlier without a war. 2. The av

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Daily Bread (Week 11 – Gun Violence, Demonstration, and a Car Crash))

What a week it has been, and it hasn’t even been a week.  We met on Monday night this week because this Wednesday, our regular day, is a holiday. Having class on Monday was difficult, and they even mo

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The Blessing of One Voice

(Click here to listen – as delivered at the UU Congregation of Saratoga Springs, NY – thanks to soloists Nancy Kass and Laurie Singer) Fans of the TV show The West Wing are familiar with character Pre

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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The Wildean and Credit Where It’s Due

The new edition of The Wildean is coming out this week. I’m pleased to have an article in it. (It’s on the relationship between some of the solicitors involved in the Wilde case and the blackmailers.)

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Story and Self (Site / Info)

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Why left-identitarians hate Martin Luther King

Just had an identitarian block me on Facebook after she insisted white men should not quote King. And I realized this, which I shared there and on Twitter: I am often surprised by how much identitaria

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Keeping Stories

Last week, while cleaning out my files in the office at church, I was remembering so many wonderful stories of the work of this congregation on behalf of social justice.  I found myself wondering, “Wh

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Prison System in Denmark by Grace Pires

Prison reform is a frequent subject of discussion in our newsletters, and with good reason. Incarceration for minor crimes such as drug possession can break apart families, leaving children without th

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News – Promise the Children (Site / Info)

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What Harlan Ellison's haters won't tell you #2: A tiny bit about Ed Kramer

Ellison's haters accuse him of, to use one hater's phrase, "being supportive of child rape" because, like many writers, he had been friendly with Ed Kramer, a founder of Dragon Con who was exposed as

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The Suburbanization of Liberal Religion

Once upon a time, Unitarianism was an urban religion. Our most prominent and successful churches were in the cities, embedded in the urban culture and community where they were. Yes, there are many ex

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Suggested slogan for Paris

(Consider this backdated a week. I have been too tired from full days of museum-walking and street-exploring to do much blogging.) In case Paris decides it needs a new slogan, I suggest “It lives up t

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Fire Light

The quality of light Is different Filtered through smoky air. The quality of life Is different When a child is crying. The quality of your soul Will suffer If you ignore their cries. May the fire of t

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