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Natura naturans—nature naturing on an overcast day in the Cambridge Univeristy Botanic Garden

It got to lunch-time and I knew simply had to clear my head if I was going to have any chance of getting Sunday's address finished so I took a swift walk over to the Cambridge University Botanic Garde

1 week ago

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

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An Atheist Talks to Her Mother

I’ve recently run across a letter from a young atheist to her religiously devout mom. It’s poignant and well-expressed. See: https://theclosetatheist.blog/2017/03/12/an-open-letter-to-my-mother/ Roger

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Theists & Atheists: Communication & Common Ground (Site / Info)

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“Compassion..gives the person who feels it pleasure even in the very act of ministering to and succouring pain.”-J..B. Mozley, Sermon at Oxford University, 1876 Since writing yesterday’s post, I have

1 week ago

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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Blessing of the Animals

This Sunday, 3/19 , is our Blessing of the Animals service. All well-behaved animals on leashes or in appropriate enclosures are welcome to join us for worship. Special stuffed animal friends are also

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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ELECTION: 2017 Youth Observers to the UUA BoT

VOTE YOUR CHOICE BY APRIL 10, 2017   Learn about the voting process for the Youth Observer to the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees here. (Remember, youth vote as a block with their

1 week ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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Review: Before the Awakening

I finished this almost a month ago and I only took notes on Finn’s part. The others were pretty good, but I loooove Finn and found his the most interesting by far, so I’m going to talk about that most

1 week ago

Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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Though you’ve broken your vows a thousand times [re-covenant in a museum]

  I spent much of this week in a city I deeply love, which is also a place with which I am in the process of becoming something else.  “Visitor” doesn’t quite get there, and “stranger” never will . .

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Raising Faith {dot NET} (Site / Info)

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If I were a poet, like Derek Walcott

If I were a poet, then I could probably make a poem of this story: Some poems of Derek Walcott, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, appear on the website Poem Hunter. Someone comments on one of t

1 week ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


Happiness vs. Joy

The Blues, part 2 “When things go wrong, I’d rather just be quiet with it than to feel nothing at all. It can feel good to hurt, or to at least bring the hurt up to the surface enough to get it out th

1 week ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Blues


This seems like a good time to talk about trust. As a financial supporter of the UU Fellowship (or any group you support) you have placed your trust in the leadership to carefully and mindfully use yo

1 week ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)


Media roundup: Progressive religious activism draws bad and good attention

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

1 week ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web: A boot on the neck of the poor

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

1 week ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Sense of Place

As an earth-centered pagan, everything I do and experience is built around my sense of place.

1 week ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Every now and then I imagine how it could be so different. Word on the internet is that we have a military-heavier, social welfare-lighter budget. I’m dismayed with the HUD cuts. I’m dismayed with the

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a few words here and there (Site / Info)

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Yucky Framing: If It Doesn’t Lead to Good Jobs, Feeding Children is a Waste of Money

In this clip Mick Mulvaney defends cutting programs that provide meals to low income children because he says they have not led to good jobs. He also defends cutting funding for Meals on Wheels becaus

1 week ago

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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“Our Interdependence Calls Us to Love and Justice” – Canadian Unitarian Vision

ENTER THE VISION CONTESTS! 1. Sermon Contest The Canadian Unitarian Council Interconnected Faith Sermon Contest is an opportunity to express your thoughts on any dimension of the CUC Vision and Aspira

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)


Championship round: The most UU thing ever, MMXVII edition

Kenny Wiley Two Utterly UU Things made it to the championship round. Will the victor light the chalice or give life the shape of justice?

1 week ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)


If you want to promote U.S. job growth, electrifying the CalTrain commuter rail line from San Jose to San Francisco should be high on your list of priorities. CalTrain serves Silicon Valley, one of th

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Want to change the world? Let love be your energy.

Want to change the world? Let love be your energy. A better world is possible when we're powered by love. Find the love within. And let love be your guide. We are Unitarians.

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Reignite (Site / Info)

Understanding Trumpism

By Arlene Stein Trump, the presidential candidate, was basically a “paleoconservative.” He adhered to nationalism, free markets, and moral traditionalism. He supported a strident form of anti-immigran

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

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