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Will You Listen to Yourself?

We are often told that the good life is one of “being in the moment,” always aware of what is going on around us in the world. Dogs are really good at that, and it is one of the things we love them fo

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Get your black lives matter lawn sign.

 

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Recognizing Systemic Racism (Site / Info)

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Are police killings of blacks today the same as lynchings in the past?

  Comment - I finished the book yesterday, and I think I can comment on the number if lynching examples Wilkerson is giving.   She equates them with the number of police shootings nowadays. As symptom

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Recognizing Systemic Racism (Site / Info)

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RSR book discussion for November 2020 - How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram K. Kendi

 The book of the month for November 2020 will be How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram K. Kendi. Buy your copy now so you can join in our discussion.

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Recognizing Systemic Racism (Site / Info)

Book of the month. How To Be An Antiracist

Once Upon St. Crispin’s Day

The Battle of Agincourt as depicted in the French manuscript   Recueil des croniques d’Engleterre  by Jean of Wavrin circa 1480.     The Battle of Agincourt, which was fought on October 25, 1415, is u

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

A Little Light

Your little light is not enough to illuminate the whole world. It doesn’t need to be. What tiny thing will you do today to bring brightness to your bit of the world? The Daily Compass offers words and

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Thinking About the Veil Between the Worlds

The Veil Between the Worlds is a metaphor for the boundary between this world and the Otherworld. The term only dates to the 19th century. Knowing our history is important, but it’s also important to

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“Arlo’s Retirement” is Not the Name of a Restaurant. It’s Just the Name of This Post. That’s Why I Call This Post “Arlo’s Retirement.”

I heard from an old friend today who I hadn’t talked to in a while. I remember having lots of great conversations with her, but then the old e-mail bounced and I couldn’t find a new one, and you get b

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Story and Self (Site / Info)

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Online All-Ages Worship (25 October 2020)

Please join us on Sunday (25 October 2020) at 11:00 APM for “What Difference Does It Make?  Unitarian Universalism in 2020” with Rev. Barbara Jarrell and Friends. Our service will be livestreamed on F

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

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Online Religious Education for Children (25 October 2020)

Please join us on Sunday (25 October 2020) at 1:00 PM for our weekly family religious education online class via Zoom. The Zoom link will be on the All Souls Religious Education Facebook group and on

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

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Online Adult Religious Education — 25 October 2020

Please join us on Sunday (25 October 2020) at 9:00 AM for our adult religious education class — UU Elevator Speech — Session 2 — “Writing Your UU Elevator Speech.” This week we continue the “UU Elevat

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

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Middle and High School Virtual Gathering — New Day and Time TBA

We need to find a new time for our weekly gatherings.  As soon as we discover what day and time works for all us, we will let you know. Meanwhile, the middle and high school youth group is also invite

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

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New UU Class Continues This Sunday (25 October 2020)

The “New UU” class will continue this Sunday (25 October 2020) with facilitator Bennett Upton at 1:00 PM via Zoom. This week is Session 4 — “Social Justice Philosophy and Practice.” Bennett has starte

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

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HOW ARE WE FREE? A Meditation on a Zen Koan

HOW ARE WE FREE? Mo Weinhardt Empty Moon Zen   I’ve been thinking a lot about time, and how I experience time — particularly throughout this crazy year of 2020, but really throughout my entire life. A

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Column: “I consider it a challenge before the whole human race”

Manny Tejeda-Moreno reflects on a question originally posed by Jonas Salk: "Are we being good ancestors?” Continue reading Column: “I consider it a challenge before the whole human race” at The Wild H

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Hiking Homilies #3

What is a homily and what does it have to do with hiking? A homily is a “short sermon or religious message that is more practical and uplifting than doctrinal.” As a Unitarian Universalist minister, e

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #69, My grievances hide the light of the world in me.

  Lesson #69 My grievances hide the light of the world in me. When our mind is full of grievances, resentment, fears, anger, I cannot see the light of the world which is deeper down within me. In Unit

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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As Coronavirus Deaths Soar the World Lost a Great Human Being

Randy Jasper, Family Farm Defender also standing for Women's health and rights. Just after the U.S. set another grim record for the greatest number of Coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began.  The

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

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Making a nail box

I've published a short video on making a nail box for my students at the Clear Spring School to assemble and use in their tool boxes.  A number of my books have been on the subject of box making, and

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)