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Pagan Community Notes: Week of September 27, 2021

In this week's Pagan Community Notes, Fort Bragg Open Circle celebrates 20 years, a Norsependant find, Banned Book Week and more news. Continue reading Pagan Community Notes: Week of September 27, 202

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The Taliban, Texas Abortion Laws, and Shariah Ignorance

By Sumbul Ali-Karamali | In this age of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion movements, twenty years after the tragedy of 9/11, why is it still acceptable to denigrate Muslims and what they believe without

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Religion American Society Politics and Current Events Demystifying Shariah Sumbul Ali-Karamali

All Souls Stands for Reproductive Justice

Women and all genders will march in defense of reproductive rights on Saturday, October 2 at 10 am, at the Federal Building to Guthrie Green— and All Souls plans to be there. Join us Wednesday, Septem

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MAGIC LANDS: Zen, Makyo, and the Loosening of the Bonds of Perception

      MAGIC LANDSZen, Makyo, and the Loosening of the Bonds of Perception James Ishmael Ford As we embark on the spiritual path what we may have spent a lifetime thinking was real and concrete, rather

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The Train Wreck That Inspired Country Music’s First Hit

The wreck of the Fast Mail not only inspired the song, but this dramatic painting by regionalist master Thomas Hart Benton. There seems to be something about a train wreck that inspires a song.  Just

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

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The simple lamp in the corner casts a warm glow around the room. It makes possible reading, or sewing, or a game of cards. How are you using your light to make things possible for others? The Daily Co

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Brazil high court suspends Indigenous land rights case

Indigenous people in Brazil are challenging a court ruling that their constitutional claim to their traditional lands only applies to lands they have inhabited since 1988, but the case has been indefi

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Paganism news politics Brazil World Indigenous Latin America Brazil’s Indigenous People Articulation (APIB) Jair Bolsonaro

A Blessing for Month 19

When loveFeels like the trenchesAnd the only way outIs through hell –And you have seen enough of hell,Thank-you-VERY-much –And giving upIs the onlyLessDesirable option – Breathe. Be heldBy whatever-th

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The Transient and the Permanent

as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, September 26, 2021 It is good to be back in the pulpit. I have missed you. I have not been gone from First Houston these past weeks.

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Enter the Wild with Care, My Love

Rev. Janet Newton is the senior minister at the First Parish Church of Berlin in Berlin, Massachusetts. Janet was born and raised Unitarian Universalist in the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, NM. She

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Good as new

Yesterday I mentioned repairing a mirror that had fallen and come apart at the joints. This is what it looks like now with the joints re-glued. The  outer frame is cherry and the inner frame walnut, i

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Weekly Bread #139

Even when you have climbed to the top of a mountain – and we did an 8 and a half miler this week to the top of Mount Tamalpais, you still don’t know what you will be able to see from the top or what i

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Intrigue and Betrayal in Saigon—The Surprising First American Death in Vietnam

OSS Lt. Col Peter Dewey as a captain.  The dashing and well connected young officer accidently became the first American casualty in Vietnam.   Lt. Col. Albert Dewey cut a dashing figure and had disti

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What It Means To Put Your Gods First

Putting your Gods first doesn’t mean giving Them your whole life – leave that for those who are called to that level of service. Rather, it means doing the things you’re called to do on a consistent b

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T S Eliot and the Religious Quest

      (Thomas Stearns Eliot was born on this day, the 26th of September, in 1888. He was an important thinker in my life. Should say is. I wrote a version of this appreciation  in 2018. From time to t

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Fall Day

Spirit of life, we are joined today in a moment of gratitude for a perfect fall day — for a last blaze of sunshine in a sapphire sky, before the rain and snow — for gold and crimson leaves, before we

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Conspiracy theories and religion

In the latest podcast at the Religious Studies Project, Carmen Celestini, a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre on Hate, Bias, and Extremism, talks about her research into conspiracy theories. She begin

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Fall 2021 Week 1. Recreating the Performing Arts: Transcending the Pandemic

23rd September 2021: Martha Nielsen lead a panel discussion with  Patrick Aiken, Organist and Choir Director, Central Congregational Church, Providence, RI   Josh Short, Artistic Director, The Wilbury

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Column: Watching the Tomatoes Grow

Guest contributor Jacqueline Mathers writes about her gratitude for, in the midst of the pandemic's disruptions, finally being able to plant tomatoes. Continue reading Column: Watching the Tomatoes Gr

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a surprise inside

Yesterday a friend returned a mirror I'd made in 1978 for repair. The line from which it was suspended had broken. The mirror fell onto a table and then onto the floor, causing three corners of the fr

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