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The Free Will of a Free Guy

Summer movies return! This time out, we take a look at last year's hit, Free Guy , and what it has to tell us about free will and being human. [And join us the evening before, 6/25, at 6:30 in the San

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Weekly Bread #176

On the road in more ways than one. We were in Portland for the general assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association when we heard the news about Roe. Of course we joined in a spontaneous demonst

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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Tables at ESSA

Steve Palmer's furniture design class returned to ESSA this last week as students gathered to make tables. You can see in the photo that it was a successful 5 day class, with each student making a tab

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Religion is Inherently Political and I’ve Chosen a Side

A question on Twitter asked “is there space for the non-left, or pro-life in Paganism or Polytheism anymore?” I gave a Twitter-length response, but the question deserves a more in-depth answer.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Isabel Florence Hapgood: A Very Small Meditation on how Eastern Christian Mystical Theology Begins to Touch the West

        Today, the 26th of June, the American Episcopal Church celebrates the life of Isabel Florence Hapgood. For me she’s particularly interesting in that she opened some fascinating doors for spiri

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Olympia Brown Broke the 19th Century Glass Ceiling on the Ministry

                                                       Olympia Brown as a young woman. On June 25, 1863 Olympia Brown was ordained as a minister by the St. Lawrence Association of Universalists in New

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

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Chamberlain, S.D.

We spent the day in Chamberlain so I could participate in an online workshop for General Assembly, the big annual meeting of Unitarian Universalists. In the morning we headed to the Akta Lakota Museum

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips 2022 road trip

Opinion: Thor, Odin, and the High Cost of Fundamentalism

Karl E.H. Seigfried delves into the ways we interpret and misinterpret the texts that shape our lives - whether those texts are Old Icelandic poems or the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Co

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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A pleasant conversation...

  I had a pleasant reading, book signing and conversation at the Two Friends Book Store in Bentonville, AR today. And it was particularly pleasing that three woodworking friends came to it. I have lon

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

All-Ages Potluck Brunch and Sunday Morning Worship from General Assembly (Portland, Oregon — 26 June 2022)

Please join us on Sunday (26 June 2022) at 11:00 AM for an all-ages potluck and viewing of the Sunday morning worship service at the UUA General Assembly in Portland, Oregon. Bring a dish to share and

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

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Adult Religious Education Class On Break — Resumes 10 July 2022

The 9:00 AM adult religious education class will be taking a break for three Sundays (19 June 2022, 26 June 2022, and 3 July 2022). We will come back together on 10 July 2022 for check-in and to talk

1 day ago

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

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Children and Youth Religious Education Joining Today’s Potluck (26 June 2022)

Children and youth are invited to the potluck this week. Activities will be provided to keep small and not-so-small hands busy.

1 day ago

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

Religious Education

Zoom Lunch Now on Tuesdays (28 June 2022)

Please join us next Tuesday (28 June 2022) at 12 noon for our weekly Zoom lunch. Bring your lunch and meet up with your All Souls friends, have lunch, and just catch up.

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

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Unitarian Universalists Remain Committed to Reproductive Justice

From the Unitarian Universalist Association President Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray: Boston, Mass. (June 24, 2022) – The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its decision in the Dobbs v.

1 day ago

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

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Noting the discovery of the wonderful, the astonishing, the amazing Dunhuang Library

      For me, today, the 25th of June is something of a holy day. I’ve described this day before. It is, as I said, a holy day for me… On this day in 1900 the Daoist monk Wang Yuanlu, was at work salv

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Founding a true Commonwealth upon a real common wealth

The Widow's Mite — William Teulon Blandford Fletcher (1858–1936) A short  “ thought for the day” offered to the Cambridge Unitarian Church as part of the Sunday Service of Mindful   Meditation  (Click

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CAUTE — Making Footprints Not Blueprints (Site / Info)

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All of You

“All of who you are is sacred. All of who you are is welcome” In this community of faith, you are recognized as whole, as holy, and as beautiful. How does knowing you are sacred change you?

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Matilda and the Four Little People—Murfin Verse

                                        Granddaughter Matilda and the Old Man at a Memorial Day ceremony in Crystal Lake a few weeks ago. Matilda and the Four Little People June 23, 2022   The child g

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

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Gillette, Wyo., to Chamberlain, S.D.

We got a late start (again), so this will be a short post. Heading east from Gillette, Wyo., we left the Far West behind and entered the Great Plains. It’s still spring, so the grasslands were brillia

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips 2022 road trip

A United State of Inequity

The most inequitable activity on the planet is the continued erasure of women’s agency to their full humanity.  We see this in rape as a weapon and as a result of political conflict or as an expressio

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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