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UU AWOL ministries index - Organizational dysfunction in Catholic Church

Number of Roman Catholic bishops who have been accused of inadequately handling accusations of sexual misconduct in their dioceses during their careers = 160. Number of Roman Catholic bishops who have

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

UUAWOL Index

Piling On

Sure, washing the dishes can be a deeply spiritual meditation. But more often the mundane, expected, doable tasks of life pile up into a daunting stack. Sadly, there’s no way to get to the pot at the

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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When We Go Together: On Fear and Courage at the Border

We are not afraid. We are not afraid. We will march for liberation Because we know why we are made.* As our group of interfaith leaders came nearer to the line of Border Patrol agents on Monday, all w

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Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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Murfin Winter Holidays Music Festival—Song to the Lady of Guadalupe

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Queen of Mexico and Empress of the Americas, Patroness of the Americas, and most recently Patroness of the Unborn.   An image of her preserved on cloth in

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

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No Momentum

Another tired day today. I couldn’t even get out to the library. I think.I really needed the rest.

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Dr. Lisa Schwartz, We Will Miss You

By Danielle Ofri | There’s nothing quite like the sucker-punch feeling of turning the page of the newspaper with your morning coffee and suddenly seeing an obituary of someone you know. But that’s wha

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

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Pagans react to the Conference of the Parties

The 24th annual Conference of the Parties, commonly called COP 24, began last week as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate (UNFCC) Change conference in Katowice, Poland.  The con

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Empty Moon Zen’s First Rohatsu

Okay, our little sangha has been going now for a good two and a half years. But, our name, Blue Cliff, was also used by another group, and so we decided to avoid confusion we should change ours. That

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Media Roundup: UUs engage with justice issues nationwide

Heather Christensen A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

An early winter walk around Wandlebury Hill Fort and along the Roman Road to Copley Hill bowl barrow

Along the Roman Road Today was a pearl of an early winter’s day so I decided to take the opportunity on one of my days off to cycle up to the Gog Magog Hills and Wandlebury Hill Fort and then to walk

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

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UU A Way Of Life Reads - Christmas Days by Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson has written a quirky, delightful, collection of Christmas stories that are unconvential enough to be interesting and reassuring that Christmas spirit can heal many anxieties and tre

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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Oscar’s “Mistake”

I was reading an interview with Rupert Everett about his film “The Happy Prince.” “Wilde was a contrary character, and made many bad decisions: keeping in contact with Bosie after his release from jai

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Story and Self (Site / Info)

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The Womb of God

When I was in prayer a few years ago I found myself stumbling across an image that has stayed with me - the image of the womb of God. While trying to meditate I was concentrating on my breath. In and

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Reignite (Site / Info)

Nominate leaders for FUUN

The Nominating Committee needs you to help identify new leaders for July of 2019. We do not know the skills or interests of many of our members. If you refer someone to us, we will talk with them. The

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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UU AWOL ministries idex - Responsibility for extermists deaths in the U.S.

Percentage of extremist related deaths in the US perpetrated by white supremists between 2008-2017 = 71% Percentage of extremist related deaths in the US perpetrated by Islamic  extremists between 200

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

UUAWOL Index

Humanism in Context (Dialectical Theology -- part 3 of many)

A sermon (since converted to an essay) that I wrote in 2015 is useful here. My argument was the sense of being counter-cultural and rebels entered into Unitarian Universalism during the 40's and 50's.

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

The good, the bad and the ugly

Years ago, a spaghetti western starring Clint Eastwood was titled, the good, the bad and the ugly. A similar title could be applied to modern technology. It may be more destructive than bad guys with

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Murfin Winter Holidays Music Festival—Christmas in New Orleans

Although it might not immediately leap to mind, jazz has long been a musical mainstay of the Christmas Season.   Ella Fitzgerald’s holiday songs are among the best.   Bing Crosby may have risen to fam

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

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Fools

“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.” ― Winston S. Churchill When has someone surprised you by being right? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Using Recorded Music In Rituals

Live music in a ritual is great. But sometimes you don’t have good musicians in your group, or you really want to use a piece of recorded music to set up or enhance something in your ritual. I’ve been

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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