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America’s Obsession with Personal Freedom is Lethal

By Kavita Das | America, “the land of the free, and the home of the brave” has long been a beacon to people around the world who journeyed to this country seeking freedom from political, cultural, or

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A Brief Pause to Recall Nestorius, Late Patriarch of Constantinople, the Church of the East, and the Luminous Religion

          According to the good folk at Wikipedia, it was on this day, the 3rd of August, in 435 that Nestorius, who’d been deposed as patriarch of Constantinople was exiled by the emperor Theodosius

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Letters from Hilton, NY - Letter #3 - On miracles

Letter #3 - Miracles It’s been quite a month in Hilton, NY. Harry Hollywood has been doing miracles. He does a few every day. Sometimes people notice, but most of the time they don’t. It makes no diff

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Letters from Hilton NY

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #3 - I don't understand anything

Lesson #3 - I do not understand anything I see in this room (on this street, from this window, in this place.) Often we are so sure we are right. We overlook implicit bias, confirmation bias, and the

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Good news for 08/03/20 - Jon Batiste chats with John Lewis about love in action

Barbershop Shop stories with Jon Batiste and Congressman John Lewis back in November, 2016. Congressman John Lewis spent a lifetime "preaching" by living a life affirming and promoting the Unitarian U

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Without Fighting

“Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.” ―Jack Kornfield How do you relax your body? The Dail

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Faith Leaders and Compassion for Campers Have Gear for the Unhoused in Woodstock

St, Ann's Episcopal Church in Woodstock will houst the next camping gear for the homeless event. The Faith Leaders of McHenry County and Compassion for Campers will distribute camping gear and supplie

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

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A new film remembers Walter, con “Mucho, Mucho Amor”

Manny Tejeda-Moreno reviews "Mucho Mucho Amor," a new documentary about the astrologer Walter Mercado. Continue reading A new film remembers Walter, con “Mucho, Mucho Amor” at The Wild Hunt.

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UUSC Condemns Border Patrol Raid on No More Deaths Aid Camp

Border Patrol continues to intimidate and harass humanitarian aid workers, migrants, and protesters.

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Possum is stressed, part one

The first installment in the Possum series of videos: Here’s the script, pretty much as it is in the video: OPENING TITLE:Possumfeelsstreesed Possum: Our human friends, they’re all worried about COVID

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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After the Dust Settles

Wallidah Imarisha writes, “Nature has taught me that a storm can be used to clear out branches that are dying, to let go of that which was keeping us from growing in new directions." How can we use th

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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The Craziest Thing: The Zen Priest’s Song of Awakening

      As it happens, today, the 2nd of August is observed in the Russian Church as a feast for Basil, sometimes called the fool, sometimes called blessed, and on occasion the Wonderworker. I rather li

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Spiritual Book Discussion - The Spiritual Child - Parenting is the emodiment of God's love in the world

Parenting is the embodiment of God’s love in the world In the first decade of life, the child advances through a process of integrating his or her spiritual “knowing” with other developing capabilitie

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The Spiritual Child

A Course In Miracles Workbook Lesson #2 - I give all the things I see the meaning it has for me

Lesson #2 - I have given everything I see in this room (on this street, from this window, in this place) all the meaning it has for me. Flip Wilson, the comedian, when he did his Geraldine routine, wo

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Runners

In a way it seems odd—runners pounding the pavement for miles, only to end up back where they started. But isn’t that the way of any journey? What matters is how you are changed by the going. What sma

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The Darkness is Returning – And That’s a Good Thing

I don’t know when I’ll be able to eat in a restaurant or see a movie or attend a Pagan ritual in person again, so I’ll take a bit of beauty where ever I can find it. For me, that comes with darker mor

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Aces and Eights—Wild Bill’s Luck Runs Out

James Butler Hickok had been made semi-legendary as Wild Bill in the penny press and dime novels.  As a genuine celebrity his death was breathlessly covered by the popular press. On August 2, 1876 Jam

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Online All-Ages Worship (2 August 2020)

Please join us on Sunday (2 August 2020) at 11:00 AM for “Committed and Connected” with Eleanora Lawrence and Gretchen Upton. This week — when we remember the life and legacy of the late John Lewis —

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

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Online Religious Education for Children and Youth On Vacation — Resumes 16 August 2020

Religious education for children and youth is taking a break for a few weeks and will return on Zoom (with a surprise) on 16 August 2020. Meanwhile, we will still post ideas and projects for you to do

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

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Online Adult Religious Education — 2 August 2020

Please join us on Sunday (2 August 2020) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class via Zoom. We have just finished the Faith Forward series on Spiritual Practice. We’ll use this piece by Thic

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

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