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Celebrating our Differences!

October 27th, 10-3pm: Unitarian Universalist congregations are called to celebrate multiculturalism and to be inclusive of all. On the surface this is an easy theological statement. In practice, we’ve

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Drop in for A Brief History of Uu

This Sunday, October 21st, come to the Emerson Room at noon for a 30 minute overview of Unitarianism, Universalism, and Unitarian Universalism! This talk by Ernie Hall is perfect whether it’s your fir

3 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

news Upcoming Activities

A Network of Caring Folks

The UUSS Caring Team is interesting in learning who is willing to be part of a Caring Network, a list of people who are occasionally contacted by a member of the Caring Team to respond to folks in our

3 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

news Circles - Highlights

Don't be evil (until the price is right

On the road to three internets, this jolly tidbit from the NYT Editorial Board (with links to The Intercept from the original): "...Google is working on a search engine for China known as Dragonfly. I

3 days ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Community Oversight Board Public Forums, Oct. 17; Oct. 28

On Nov. 6, we will be asked to vote on “Charter Amendment 1” establishing a Community Oversight Board which will provide independent civilian oversight of the Metro Nashville Police Department.  Join

3 days ago

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

social justice news announcement Acting on our values in the broader world Forum

Komorebi & Ibrahim ibn Adham in the Beechwoods on the Gog Magog Hills

This morning Susanna and I thought we’d go together to visit the Beechwoods where I went last week (see this post). Our decision to go was taken whilst the morning was still decidedly overcast and gre

3 days ago

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

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A Halloween Tale with a Unitarian Twist

The bell rang, and Bobby Murdock ran down the hall to find his friend, Beverly. “Hey, Bev,” he shouted. “Walk home with me? I want you to meet my Mom. She’s swell. You’ll like her.” “I guess so,” she

3 days ago

BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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Layman Pang’s Beautiful Snowflakes: Blue Cliff Record, Case 42

  Layman Pang’s Beautiful Snowflakes The koan followed by comments and then a Dharma talk by James Ishmael Ford The Case Layman Pang was leaving Yaoshan. Yaoshan ordered ten of his Zen students to see

3 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Let’s try again

Apologies for the confusion.  You see, it sounded like a good idea to dedicate this space to all things about our new RV life except… Even campgrounds that advertise WiFi – free or otherwise – probabl

3 days ago

Gathered by the Fire (Site / Info)

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an introduction.

The dog is Rosie and we pick her up this morning. She is an 8 1/2 week old golden doodle, joining our small family. We've been without a pet for years now and take the adoption and training of a pup v

3 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Off the Rails

There are times when stubborn determination is not such a great idea. Driving a train faster toward broken tracks is simply a recipe for disaster. Persistence is not staying on the track toward broken

4 days ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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8 Things to do for Samhain as a Solitary Pagan

Many traditional activities for Samhain are designed for large groups, but many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. Here are eight things you can do to celebrate Samha

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Learning to Love Diversity

We know that there’s discrimination. Blacks are less than 13% of the populations, yet, as best we can tell since many police departments do not report, blacks are 31% of all fatal police shooting vict

4 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Cultural Diversity

Feel the Heat

Seems like it’s moving to the cold part of the year. I finally turned the heat on yesterday. The time of leaving the a/c and the heat mostly off is over. Thankful to have gas. Thankful we can afford i

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Litmus test

It astounds me to get drawn into this ridiculous drama, but let's all have a look at Senator Elizabeth Warren's DNA test results because our president* is a flaming racist? Who knew that there was a u

4 days ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Pagan Community Notes: Wendy Griffin, Allegations in Canada, Athens Pagan Pride, and more

LONG BEACH, Calif. — It was recently made public that author and teacher Wendy Griffin suffered a major stroke. After the announcement was made public, friends began lighting candles and offering pray

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Halloween Storytelling with Organ Accompaniment ~ Thursday, October 25

Spooky organ music accompanies our annual Halloween storytelling. Swing by the church during Hudson’s Downtown Trick-or-Treat and you will surely be treated, not tricked!  Great for kids of all ages a

4 days ago

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Preaching for Parishioners ~ Begins October 23

Do you have a sermon in you? This class will walk participants through the process of writing and delivering a sermon. Together we will consider topics such as the purpose of worship, the role of the

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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A Conversation with Rural Community Workers Alliance

Rural Community Workers Alliance (RCWA) has been making strides in rural America to build welcoming, inclusive communities for refugee and immigrant workers and Latinx populations. The organization ha

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Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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Five Approaches to Zen, Fingers Pointing to the Moon

            In the early Ninth century the renowned Chinese master of both Zen and Huayen, Guifeng Zongmi, spoke of five styles of Zen. In the Twentieth century the Japanese Zen master Haku’un Yasutan

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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