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Supreme Court declines to hear New Mexico Ten Commandments case

WASHINGTON DC —  The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought forth by two Pagans concerning the Ten Commandments monument previously erected in front of Bloomfield City Hall. Because SC

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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We Remember Charley Shively, Visionary of the Gay Liberation Movement

By Michael Bronski: Charley Shively, one of the pivotal figures in the Gay Liberation Movement, died Friday, October 6 at the Cambridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He

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

History Queer Perspectives Michael Bronski

A case of Russell Logic and not Pretzel Logic? A reminder to be aware of the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in our cities

I had to nip into town for a few moments this afternoon (it's never a pleasant experience) and on the way I saw the scene shown by the picture on the right. In the centre background (behind the stall)

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

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STLT#385, Gloria

I feel like I should be writing something elegant and insightful and perhaps a bit humorous about Taizé , about glorias, about chants and canons. Just yesterday I spoke of how this practice has never

2 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Mood: Joyful Tune Recordings Available Genre: Round Genre: Taize

D. T. Suzuki & the Dawn of Zen in the West

Teitaro Suzuki was born on this day, the 18th of October, in 1870 in Kanazawa, in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. He was born into a Samurai family, his father, like his father, and then his father before

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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33th semi annual

This Saturday is the 33rd semi annual meeting of the New England Association of Woodworking Teachers (NEAWT). It is being held at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire, and I was proud to have att

2 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Under the Snow

A blizzard is an invading force, an unstoppable take-over. Or snow is an insulating blanket, bringing silence and an insistent peace. Like pretty much anything, what it feels like depends largely on w

2 days ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Progressive Values and Scouting Today: Understanding the GSUSA and the BSA

By Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum I’ve been involved with Girl Scouts USA for eight years as a troop leader and one year as a Juliette mentor – a guide for an independent Girl Scout. But when I first got

3 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)

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Eugene V. Debs Honored in Woodstock

Eugene V. Debs, bottom row far right, and the entire Executive Board of the American Railway Union were held in the McHenry County Jail in Woodstock, Illinois  in 1895 following the Pullman Strike.  P

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

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Pleasure Reading

I’ve been flying through a bunch of romance novels on the Kindle. Mostly Jenn Roseton recently BBW curvy women often with cowboys. They are just fun. Although it’s hilarious how often they think being

3 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)



The clever rejoinder that comes too late… Thank you to the Ann Arbor District Library for inviting me to come and speak this evening– my first speaking engagement on Oscar’s Ghost. I was pleased that

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Story and Self (Site / Info)

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‘People’s lives are falling down on us as ash’

Tina Porter California Unitarian Universalists offer their homes as fires overwhelm communities.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

An Accessibility Audit

The theme this month is Courage, and in our religious education classes we are exploring many different kinds of courage. This last Sunday our example of courage was Christopher Reeve, a UU, a “Super

3 days ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)


Q and A

Let's go back to yesterday's question in the Rose Garden: “Why haven’t we heard anything from you so far about the soldiers that were killed in Niger?” No answer was given. The press is now devouring

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Pagan chaplain joins Red Cross team offering spiritual care

TWH –Whether it’s a shifting climate, rising intra-cultural tensions, or terrible luck, many natural and man-made disasters have been covered in the news of late. Hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, a

3 days ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Black Lives of UUs: Teach-in/Talk Back after services, Oct. 22

As part of Black Lives of UU’s call to have tough conversations about white supremacy in our congregations, we are hosting a teach-in/talk back after this Sunday’s services. Join us on Sunday, Oct. 22

3 days ago

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

social justice announcement Special Events Acting on our values in the broader world

The Care and Feeding of Black Children’s Souls pt.4

As I’ve said before, some of my favorite people in Unitarian Universalism are religious educators. So I think about them when I read stories about children; children of color in particular. If you fol

3 days ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Biases and Anxiety

What Other People Think? part 3 We Need Our Group. So Find One that Values Changing Your Mind. I find it helpful to keep in mind: We are able to not care what some people think – THOSE people – by car

3 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

What Other People Think

Yee-Haw! It’s the annual Barn Dance, Chili Supper & Auction, Nov. 4. 5-8:30 p.m.

Polish your boots and iron your skirts because there’s gonna be a hoedown. You don’t have to know how to dance, you just have to know how to have fun. There will be live music and a square dance calle

3 days ago

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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Young Adults Invited to Dine, Oct. 22

Join the young adults for fellowship after the second service on Sunday, Oct. 22 with lunch at the Australian themed restaurant, The Cookery. The Cookery provides culinary training to some of Nashvill

3 days ago

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

announcement Special Events Fellowship Event