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The “holy” thing in life

is the participation in those processes that give body and form to universal justice. Injustice brings judgment and suffering in its train. It is tolerated only at the peril of stability and meaning. 

4 hours ago

Stone By Stone (Site / Info)

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A student from this year's class at Marc Adams School of Woodworking contacted me about an upcoming visit with his grandson and his desire to share his love of box making. He remembered seeing my pivo

5 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Chateau d’If

On Bastille Day I took my son and Judith Walgren’s son on a day trip to Marseille. We didn’t see much of the city. We really only had two destinations in mind: the Chateau d’If and Ratonneau, a small

5 hours ago

Colin Bossen: Preacher, Writer, Organizer (Site / Info)

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The Bayonet Charge at Stony Point —Mad Anthony Wayne’s Little Masterpiece

Continental General Anthony Wayne earned the name Mad Anthony from his troops for his conduct at the Battle of Stony Point. As Revolutionary War battles go it was neither large nor in the long-run tha

5 hours ago

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

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Wonderful

There is much to be said for subtly, for nuance and appreciating the quiet and unassuming. But there’s also a great deal to recommend the outrageous, the splendid, the catch-your-breath wonderful. How

6 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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How Do You Facilitate Engagement and Make a Group Grow?

My half-awake short answer was “you give them something to be engaged with, something they’re passionate about.” But this is a deep question that requires a lot more than a quick answer.

7 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Liberate

Rise like a single ember caught in ecstatic swirling tendrils of soft smoke Rise like the first shoots of a tentative spring Rise like the Sun greeting the East Rise, rise together.  

14 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Pagan Community Notes: EPA approves pesticide affecting bees/wildlife, First Nations raise environmental concerns in BC , “witch-hunt” news, and more!

In this week's Pagan Community Notes, the US EPA approves a pesticide potentially affecting bees/wildlife, First Nations raise environmental concerns in BC , new one-woman-show about the actress who p

17 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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To Catch a Thief: Retelling an Ancient Hindu Story

        The story that forms this sermon is inspired by a tale recounted in Simons Roof’s Journeys on the Razor-Edged Path. From that place I try to outline the arc of a spiritual life.

17 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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The F Word: 7 Months In

Now, on month 7 of The F Word series, I wanted to highlight the voices that have been shared with us so far. We’ve had personal accounts, fears shared, poetry, book reviews, photos, historical starts,

18 hours ago

BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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De-Arrest Every Single One, Free Them All

It’s not clear what the legacy of Donald Trump’s presidency will be. A lot is contingent on whether he leaves in 2021 or 2025 (or maybe stays beyond that, who really knows). It could be his links with

20 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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We’re right here

TRUUsT Members of TRUUsT, an organization of transgender and nonbinary UU religious professionals, share their stories.

22 hours ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Big-picture economics

If the numbers can be believed ("economists widely doubt the veracity of the overall Chinese growth figure," the story says), China's lowest-in-three-decades annualized growth of 6.2% would have its e

1 day ago

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Ask Alexa: How did a narcissistic psychopath get elected President of the United States?

Alexa: How did a narcissistic psychopath get elected to be the President of the United States? It is an example of the mob rule which the founding fathers were worried about which led to the creation

1 day ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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We had great fun

We had great fun making box guitars and I was pleased the class went so well. It followed five intense days of box making at ESSA. I'm exhausted, not so much from seven straight days of class, but fro

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

THREE TENETS OF A FAITH FOR THE FREE

The first tenet of the free person’s faith is that our ultimate dependence for being and freedom is upon a creative power and upon processes not of our own making. The second tenet of the free person’

1 day ago

Stone By Stone (Site / Info)

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Small Wonders

“Small change, small wonders – these are the currency of my endurance and ultimately of my life.” —Barbara Kingsolver What small change in your life has filled you with wonder? The Daily Compass offer

1 day ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Wisdom help us develop stronger teamwork as we turn towards...

Wisdom help us develop stronger teamwork as we turn towards life’s troubles with persistent bold compassion

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A Unitarian Universalist Pipeline to the Right? II: Feedback and Insight

Five days ago, I released my first blog post in a long time (a very long time if we’re talking about UU-related content), “A Unitarian Universalist Pipeline to the Right?”. I’ve had one other UU post

1 day ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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More daily drawings

After drawing the above two–and keeping up a streak of drawing daily–I fell ill with a bug whose main effect was to drain me of energy so that it was hard even to stay sitting up for long. So I didn’t

1 day ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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