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Evidence based social policy advocacy - False confessions

The third largest factor in wrongful convictions in the 367 people exonerated by DNA evidence by the Innocence project was false confessions with  with 28% of the cases, that’s over ¼ or 1:4. Of these

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Criminal Justice Evidence based social policy

Ask Alexa - Is life a prison, a punishment?

Alexa: Is life a prison, a punishment? Only, if you make it one. Alexa: Did you hear about the guy who got a new job where employees get free coffee? Yes, the job had its perks.

4 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Ask Alexa

Daily reflections, Day eighteen, The Road Less Traveled

Day eighteen The road less traveled “Miracles bear witness to truth. They are convincing because they arise from conviction. Without conviction they deteriorate into magic, which is mindless and there

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 4 Seeking Truth Daily reflections

Service — Feast of Immaculate Conception 2019

Here are the words, readings and sermon from the service I did on the “Feast of the Immaculate Conception” at Shawnee Mission UU Church in Lenexa, KS on 8 December 2019. First, the words on “awe,” the

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All-Soulo (Site / Info)

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Pray for DeRay…

We petitioned the Supreme Court because the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals said I can be held civilly negligent for damages caused by an officer allegedly being hit by a rock at a protest I attended. It

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)

justice peace politics liberty black lives matter Louisiana Government 5th Circuit DeRay McKesson

15 December 2019 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (15 December 2019) at 11:00 AM for “The Soul Felt Its Worth” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. We will continue our season of focus on the Jewish and Christian roots of Unitarian Unive

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Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

Worship Religious Education Minister

Reminder — Congregational Meeting — 22 December 2019

The next congregational meeting will happen on Sunday (22 December 2019) immediately after our worship service. You can read about it here.

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Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

leadership communication

Adult Religious Education — 15 December 2019

Please join us on Sunday (15 December 2019) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education classes.  For this Sunday, you have choices: The New UU –Bennett Upton, Facilitator New and not-so-new Unitaria

5 hours ago

Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

Religious Education

Building and Grounds Work Day — 14 December 2019

Please join us this Saturday (14 December 2019) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day. Other than routine cleaning and yard work, the tasks of maintaining the physical

5 hours ago

Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

leadership communication

Plot Twist

One of the unexpected’s most delightful forms is the plot twist, the moment in a story that you never saw coming, but which seems inevitable in hindsight. What is your favorite literary plot twist? Th

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Murfin Winter Holidays Music Festival—Santa Claus is Comin' to Town Plus Jolly Santa and the Thousands Stoops of Light

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town --Dolly Parton Note :   Santa and the Thousands Stoop of Light is one of my own seasonal pieces. A version of the children’s Christmas favorite Santa Claus is Comin’ to T

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

Christmas Chicago 1960's Eddie Cantor Caroling Snowman Dolly Parton Jolly Santa Murfin Winter Holidays Music Festival neighborhoods Polk Brothers Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

Things shared on Dec 14ths

To support the death penalty you have to believe the American justice system never makes mistakes or that it's okay to kill some innocent people in order to kill guilty ones. - Procrastination: The fi

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Things shared on Dec 13ths

"The movement for racial justice has shifted its focus from inequality to “disparity,” while neatly evading any critique of the structures that produce inequality." —Adolph Reed Jr. - You can't convin

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Column: Reenchanting Ceres

Weekend Editor Eric O. Scott ponders how modern Pagans might appropriate secular representations of mythological figures, as seen in the re-installation of the statue of Ceres at the Missouri state ca

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism Culture politics living Perspectives Witchcraft museum pieces Missouri disenchantment CERES Mike Moon reenchantment the state

We Have Sided with Love for 10 Years--Let’s Vote Love in 2020, Join us Jan 12th

I hope this message reaches you surrounded by love. On December 12th, I sat bundled up, marveling at the last full moon of 2019 and this DECADE. I read in different astrological websites that this las

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Our Stories - Side With Love (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web: The heart-shaking risks of proximity and love

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)

A Christmas Tree & a food bank collection box—a shameful juxtaposition and a representation of the "new normal"

This morning (Friday 13, 2019) at the Cambridge Unitarian Church we put up our Christmas Tree but, look behind it at the food bank collection box(Trussell Trust) and remember that, as from today, food

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

Christmas Cambridge Unitarian Church Food Banks Trussell Trust

Ask Alexa - Is death something to be afraid of?

Alexa: Is death ugly? It is something to be afraid of? No, not if you have lived a good life because then death is a fulfillment and is accepted with satisfaction. Alexa: What did the grapes say when

1 day ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Ask Alexa

Daily reflections, Day seventeen, When Time Stands Still

Day seventeen When time stands still “Miracles are both beginnings and endings, and so they alter the temporal order. They are always affirmations of rebirth, which seem to go back but really go forwa

1 day ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Daily reflections

I want to make that.

My younger students see the things that the older students are making and they tell me, "I want to make that." The opportunities in wood shop are endless. Wood lends itself to being transformed into u

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)