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The April UUA Board meeting packet was published today and the changes in congregational status report was longer than usual. Apart from name changes and two congregations becoming “covenanted communi

2 hours ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalist Association Mission and Polity

“The World Is Full of Smelly Feet”

Veronika sent a photo of hymn number 736 in Anglican Hymns Old and New, Revised and Enlarged (Great Britain: Kevin Mayhew, 2008). The hymn is titled “The Wolrd Is Full of Smelly Feet.” Of course I tho

5 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Musical arts Religion miscellany hymnody

Column: The Neurology of Ritual

Guest columnist Catherine Carr explores the relationship between religious ceremony and neuroscience. Continue reading Column: The Neurology of Ritual at The Wild Hunt.

7 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism science development ritual Biology evolution Perspectives Witchcraft Catholicism neuroscience guest column

Mike Crapo, all in (the swamp)

Idaho's senior US Senator still has a National Debt ticker spinning on top his news releases, either a sad remnant of when he used to rail against deficit spending, or a proud tabulation of his party'

7 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Witness to history

I did not watch yesterday's stand-up routine delivered by Donald Trump's Roy Cohn, the current Attorney General of the United States, live yesterday, but did see Judy Woodruff's lead piece on last nig

8 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Hawk Neighbors

I was sitting at the kitchen table, and glanced out the windows to the back, and saw a big bird perched right on our deck railing outside.  When I moved to get a closer look, s/he flew up to the trees

10 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

spirituality Birds Awake to Earth Garden Earth Community Neighborhood Cooper's Hawk

Poetry That Speaks Truth to Power: A Word About “For Want of Water” for National Poetry Month

A Q&A with Sasha Pimentel | I learned early on that a poet doesn’t start a poem, nor a book, with an idea. Following ideas stunts a poet from following associations in repeating sounds (rhyme, anaphor

10 hours ago

Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

Race and Ethnicity in America Literature and the Arts For Want of Water Sasha Pimentel

Notre Dame: Bearing witness to the grace economy

Heather Christensen A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism

14 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Good Friday 2019 Communion Service at the Cambridge Unitarian Church on Emmanuel Road at 6.30pm

The church this morning ready for the evening service Good Friday 2019 Communion Service  at the Cambridge Unitarian Church on Emmanuel Road at 6.30pm Click here for directions  All people of good-wil

15 hours ago

CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

Cambridge Unitarian Church Good Friday Communion Service

Today's lesson, number 94, "I am as God created me."

Today's lesson, number 94 in A Course In Miracles, is "I am as God created me." How could we be anything else? We have forgotten, though, who we are because of the socialization and conditioning we ha

15 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

First Principle Today's lesson

UUA President, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, speaks on Climate Justice and UU

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. For more click here.

16 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 7 interdependent web

Ask Alexa: Is it true that Jesus died for our sins?

Alexa: Is it true that Jesus died for our sins? No, Jesus taught us a better way and His teachings threatened the powers of the day who felt they were disrupting the status quo just like Gandhi, Marti

16 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Ask Alexa

“Institutional change, not beautiful attitude, is required.”

We must distinguish between serious commitment to social change and the entertainment of noble attitudes. Kindly and seemingly generous attitudes do not suffice to achieve wholeness. Mere attitude can

16 hours ago

Stone By Stone (Site / Info)

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more wood and stone...

The photo shows the inside of the loft of the large stone barn at Nääs, Sweden where I visited a few years back. The photo is fuzzy due to being taken in near darkness, but it shows the kinds of frami

16 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The helpers, Jay Singh, 7-Eleven owner gives hungry shop lifting teenager free bag of food in Toldeo, Ohio

The helpers is a regular feature of the UU A Way Of Life ministries blog which appears on Fridays. From The Week, Good News newsletter, 04/18/19 7-Eleven owner shows shoplifter compassion after findin

17 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

The helpers

American Revolutionary Poetry

The Spirit of '76 by Archibald Willard.  April 19 is the anniversary of the opening battles of the American Revolution in 1776—Lexington Green, Concord Bridge, and the British retreat to Boston. Liste

18 hours ago

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson Henry Wadsworth Longfellow .American Revolution William Blake Phillis Wheatley Paul Revere America a Prophecy American Liberty Lexington and Concord Philip Freneau The Concord Hymn

Passover

The Passover Seder traditionally ends with the declaration “Next year in Jerusalem!” The ceremony, which celebrates Jews escaping slavery and making their way to the Promised Land, concludes with look

18 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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FFS Attn: NSFW

I want to take a moment for a mini-rant on my new “most hated expression.” The fact that we’ve created an acronym for it makes us much more likely to use it and that, to choose an “I Love Lucy” word,

23 hours ago

Story and Self (Site / Info)

Culture Language Aarrgghhh

Beltane events and happenings in the UK

TWH looks at Beltane celebrations scheduled for the UK. Continue reading Beltane events and happenings in the UK at The Wild Hunt.

1 day ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism Culture news May Day living Witchcraft U.K. Morris Dancer Maypole Beltane Fire Society Beltane UK Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Into the Wild Jack in the Green London Pagan Pride March Pilgrim Reception Centre Spirit of the Marsh Beltane Sussex Thornborough Henge

A Zen Priest’s Argument With the Argument from Design

        A Zen Priest’s Argument With the Argument from Design A Bit of a Meander on Why I Don’t Believe What I Don’t, and Why I Do Believe What I Do, Concluding with a Call to Something. James Myoun F

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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