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Interdependent Web: Angry preachers

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)

This Veteran’s Day, Support Survivors of Sexual Violence

By Lynn Hall: Last month, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) released the results of their annual member survey, and the statistics regarding military sexual assault were, as always,

1 week ago

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

Politics and Current Events Biography and Memoir Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Caged Eyes Helen Benedict Lynn Hall The Lonely Soldier

Why I'm an agnostic

In second grade, I understood why God approved of Samson burning the fields of the Philistines, but I couldn't understand why he approved of Samson doing that by setting fire to the tails of foxes. Th

1 week ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

A Prayer for the World

A Prayer for the World  By Amy Petrie Shaw For all who die in war    We lift up our hearts For all who live in suffering in the aftermath of violence    We lift up our hearts For all … Continue readin

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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News brief: UUSC President and CEO Tom Andrews steps down

Christopher L. Walton Andrews, who led the UU Service Committee since July 2016, is leaving to start a human rights advocacy group focused on the  Rohingya of Burma.  

1 week ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Paris Agreement: Be a citizen supporter

The United Nation’s climate negotiations are underway here at the Conference of the Parties (“COP23”) in Bonn, Germany. As the global community drafts roadmaps for achieving goals set in the […] The p

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Recent Updates – Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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Persecutions Sometimes End

Witches, part 2 By the fall of 1692, people in Salem were beginning to come to a semblance of their senses. Many were questioning the sheer number of accusations – finding it improbable they could hav

1 week ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Worthless Words

I have finally figured out this week why the words “I never meant to hurt you” are so infuriating and frustrating. (I’m a slow learner!) “I never meant to hurt you” or its close cousin, “I never meant

1 week ago

PeaceBang (Site / Info)

Mind of the Minister

Social Media's Role in Lifting Up "For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y'all Too"

University Press Week runs each year in November and was first established by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 to recognize “the impact, both here and abroad, of American university presses on culture a

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

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood Chris Emdin

The Big Questions of Life – A Pagan Approach

The Big Questions of Life call us to step beyond the immediacy of our day to day lives and to think about deeper matters. They ask us to live our lives consciously and intentionally. And sooner or lat

1 week ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

Pagan philosophy evil polytheism Foundations and Context Brendan Myers Big Questions M. Scott Peck Pagan philosophy

Annual Program Contribution Update

On behalf of the CUC Board of Trustees, here is an update on the status of the Annual Program Contribution (APC) decision process. After thoughtful discussion at its September 2017 in-person meeting,

1 week ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Feeling the Ripple Effects of Mass Shootings

By Abbey Clements and Brian Clements: It’s now November, and we’re approaching the five-year mark of the tragedy that befell Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut. We know what it’s like to walk t

1 week ago

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

Politics and Current Events Now More Than Ever Bullets into Bells Brian Clements

From the frontlines of UN climate talks

It’s begun! The world has gathered for critical climate talks and to evaluate the implementation of agreements to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to climate change. UUSC and our partners […] The pos

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Recent Updates – Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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Danica Roem paves way for transgender politicians

Among the many pieces of positive election news today is this: Danica Roem was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates and will be the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislatur

1 week ago

She Was the Man of My Dreams (Site / Info)

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I will tear down your false god…

For this people’s heart has grown dull, and their ears are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes; so that they might not look with their eyes, and listen with their ears, and understand with

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What's My Age Again? (Site / Info)

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Sunday, 11/12 ~ We’re Still Standing: Stories of Resilience and Strength

The slogan is true—Life is Good! But life is also filled with tragedy, trauma, injustice, and pain. This Sunday, four members of the congregation will share their reflections on resilience in times of

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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The practice of our faith

Susan Frederick-Gray This is no time for a casual faith. And we Unitarian Universalists must remember that we are not in this alone.

1 week ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

54 of 99 Weight Loss Smoothies: Nectarine Dream

Nectarine Dream Recipe1 nectarine (used 2 red plums)1 Lemon, peeled3 cups Spinach3 cup Mixed Greens1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 scoop protein powder1 teaspoon matcha green tea2 cups almond milk1 tbsp Stevia

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A Perfect World (Site / Info)

“Daring Democracy”

Democracy was born in ancient Athens. 2,500 years ago, around the turn from the 5th to the 4th century B.C.E., when revolts against the rule of tyrants gave people (δημο/dēmo–) the power (κρατία/-krat

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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To Call on the Divine in Troubled Times

I dreamt of a fall moon service-sized ritual at sunset. The Stone Circle. A smallish group. Eric Eldritch, you had on your black tunic, only it was these striped, jagged yellow slashed lines. Jonathan

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The Way of the River (Site / Info)

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