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Clean Energy as a Human Right: from a technical solution to a moral imperative

“When was the last time you changed your mind about something?”   For many of us who’ve been working on environmental issues, we’ve become experts on particular things, and - truth be told - it’s a lo

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Blog - Side With Love (Site / Info)

Climate Justice

Navigating Conflict in Our Climate Work: Recording & Resources

Conflict is inevitable. What plan do you have to engage? Let’s get together and explore ways to transform harm and restore relationships in our congregations with Wendy Weirick, a Restorative Circles

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Blog - Side With Love (Site / Info)

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Noting Buddhist Meditation Master S N Goenka

            Satya Narayana Goenka died on this day, the 29th of September, 2013, at his Mumabi home. He was survived by his wife Elaichi Devi Goenka, six sons, and a generation of Vipassana meditation

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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The Gift of Welcome

This month, we have been focusing on the gift of welcome. The writers here have shared with us many dimensions of that gift. Words. The words we speak to one another do matter, and how we choose to sp

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Gift of Welcome Recap of Gift of Welcome

Long Before Google Answers Were Found at the Office of Addresses and Encounters

Mid-17th Century London, London bridge on the right. On September 29, 1650 Henry Robinson, a noted religious dissenter, philosopher, writer , merchant, and sometimes government official, opened the Of

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

Living through Extreme Weather: Finding Empowerment through Relationships with the Land

Our correspondent, Elyse Welles, reflects on how relationship with the land fortifies her during extreme weather. Continue reading Living through Extreme Weather: Finding Empowerment through Relations

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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old work

  I have been at my work for some time now, and some of it has travelled far from home. A woman contacted me, asking "Is this your work?" and included two photos of a mirror and frame I'd made and sol

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)


My mother called me “tender hearted.” At times, I would cry for prolonged periods, and she would tell me to stop before I got a headache. She was right, as mothers sometimes are. I was tender hearted,

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Gift of Welcome What if something we called a weakness were welcomed as a gift

Repairer of the Breach

Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt;     you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach,     the restorer of streets to live in. -Isaiah 58:12 (

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


It’s not Finding What’s Always Been There But Realizing What You’ve Got

Alexander Flemming in his Laboratory at St. Mary's Hospital, London. On September 28, 1924 Dr . Alexander Fleming, a Scottish physician and researcher, stumbled on one of the most significant accident

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

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Why we should follow the URJ’s lead

The Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) is in the middle of a restorative justice effort around various forms of misconduct. They released a message for Yom Kippur this year talking about how they will “mak

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Requests open for UniversalistChristian.net

I’ve build some of my sites, including hymnsofthespirit.org, universalistchristian.net (documents) and universalistchristian.org (original writing and perhaps more) using the Jekyll static site genera

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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Expert panel updates blood pressure treatment guidelines to include meditation and mindfulness

A panel of experts and several international organizations recommend meditation, yoga, and mindfulness as additional tools to help fight high blood pressure. Continue reading Expert panel updates bloo

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Sunday Worship: October 1 ~ “Partnership On The Journey” ~ 10:00 a.m.

NOTE: UCMH is traveling this Sunday to the First Parish Church of Stow & Acton,  located on the common at the intersection of Rts. 117 & 62, 353 Great Road, Stow, MA  **Worship starts at 10:00 am, wit

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)


Opening My Heart to Emotion

Emotions are hard; they hurt and sometimes linger for years and years causing deeper pain and anguish. Sometimes emotions are soft and joyous and fleeting. If we could only hold onto the joyous emotio

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Gift of Welcome Welcoming all our emotions

Truth and reconciliation again? How to move out of shame and into accountability

Truth and reconciliation again? How to move out of shame and into accountability Introduction September 30th is known across Turtle Island as Orange Shirt Day, or Canada’s National Day for Truth and R

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Canadian Unitarian Council Conseil unitarien du Canada (Site / Info)

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Joseph Estlin Carpenter’s 1909 review of Tada Kanai’s “The Praises of Amida”

The contrast between different ways of dealing with sin in modern Shinto ritual and Buddhist preaching receives remarkable illustration in the sermons of Tada Kanai, of the Shin Shu Sect (the True Sec

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CAUTE — Making Footprints Not Blueprints (Site / Info)

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Our Bodies Already Know

Julica Hermann de la Fuente Our bodies are so wise, and they hold so much information. Continue reading "Our Bodies Already Know"

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UUA Top Stories (Site / Info)


“When we have broader conversations about reparations or what it looks like to repair—particularly the harms that have been done to indigenous communities, black communities, other communities of colo

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Wearing Pagan Jewelry and Clothing is a Lot More Than Advertising

An atheist asked why religious people “feel the need to advertise their belief?” with jewelry and clothing. There are many reasons – most of which have nothing to do with advertising. And the question

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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