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Why Are We Only Welcoming To Gays and Lesbians?

Why are we only welcoming gays and lesbians? The second most asked question when a congregation undertakes or contemplates doing the Welcoming Congregation process (just after “Aren’t we already welco

03/22/2007 05:10:34 PM

Identity-Based Ministries (Site / Info)

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I remember about 10 years ago overhearing a mid level management executive in his 40s talking to his colleagues.  He smugly predicted that their “generation” of executives would be the last toget by w

03/18/2007 11:01:34 PM

Lori’s Lincoln (b)Log (Site / Info)


The Moral Balance Sheet

I have spent a better part of the last month working with our Public Witness team to develop a moral balance sheet on the Iraq war. What follows is a letter introdcing it, by Bill Sinkford, and the mo

03/15/2007 10:56:00 AM

Adam does DC (Site / Info)

Richard Tarnas–A Brief Review

Parzifal’s dear friend and colleague, The Rev. Elizabeth Green has done a fine job summarizing aspects of Tarnas’ newest book. Please note this is NOT a finished paper or presentation–it is a set of n

03/13/2007 04:13:43 AM

Parzifal\’s Blog (Site / Info)

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Carnival#8 At Suriviving the Workday

You can find the latest carnival online at Surviving the Workday, here.  Thanks to everyone who participated.  If you’re interested in hosting next month, send an email to uucarnival at gmail dot com!

03/04/2007 11:30:48 AM

UU Carnival (Site / Info)

Carnivals Where?

People First Language

Recently, a colleague asked me for a resource that would give her a concise listing of appropriate disability-related language. Language is powerful, and we must be respectful and careful about what w

02/28/2007 11:26:46 AM

Identity-Based Ministries (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Accessibility Concerns Disability


Whose idea was it to make Times New Roman 12 point font the standard for our computers? It must have been someone under the age of 40. For the sake of people whose eyesight is less-than-perfect, can w

02/28/2007 11:25:45 AM

Identity-Based Ministries (Site / Info)

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Midrash on Gnostic World View

This article orginated from:     http://egina2.blogspot.com/ written by Fr. Jordan Stratford+ The Gnostic World View 1. Who we really are is eternal and immortal; we’re not defined by our bodies or ou

02/26/2007 11:33:29 AM

Parzifal\’s Blog (Site / Info)

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Carnival #8: Authority

It seems like most folks want a broader topic for the carnival, so I am opening up March’s carnival with the topic of authority.  You can take this as a jumping off point to talk about The authority o

02/20/2007 12:02:04 PM

UU Carnival (Site / Info)

Carnivals Themes When?

Cross-Cultural Conference

From February 8 th through 11 th I was in Savannah attending the Southeastern Regional Conference on Cross-Cultural Issues for Educators and Counselors. It was a fascinating program featuring a presen

02/20/2007 07:41:00 AM

Adam does DC (Site / Info)

On the Nature of Boundaries

On the Nature of Boundaries by Tom Kenyon Awhile back, at one of my workshops, a woman approached me quite upset. She had been having lunch with other participants in the seminar and the topic of trus

02/20/2007 04:16:23 AM

Parzifal\’s Blog (Site / Info)


History of the Gnostic Catholic Church

History of the Gnostic Catholic Church by T. Apiryon Jules Doinel and The Gnostic Church of France The founder of the Gnostic Church was Jules-Benoît Stanislas Doinel du Val-Michel (1842-1903). Doinel

02/19/2007 02:37:30 PM

Parzifal\’s Blog (Site / Info)

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Stratford+ Extracts

Several Extracts from Jordan Stratford’s+ Blog about Definition 10 Steps Toward a Gnostic Communion: A Call for Dialogue Jordan Stratford+ (from his Blog, April 10, 2005)   It seems to me that the Gno

02/19/2007 02:27:55 PM

Parzifal\’s Blog (Site / Info)

Context Definitions Experience of GNOSIS Gnostic Praxis Stories

UU Carnival is at Peacebang

Check out the most recent installment of the carnival here.  We received two submissions, but I’m sure you have more opinions on the topic.  Check out Peacebang’s commentary on the quote and add to th

02/09/2007 08:45:16 AM

UU Carnival (Site / Info)

Carnivals Where?

February 8, 2007

More on "Religious Identification" in the U. S. You've probably seen these or similar reports in the past few years. They list the percentages of Americans who categorize their religious inclinations

02/08/2007 04:15:00 PM

Faith of the Free (Site / Info)

January 18, 2007

New Message Board Update I want to thank those of you who have already joined the new "Our Choosing Faith" UU message board! As of this morning, sixteen brave souls have joined me there as together we

01/18/2007 07:31:00 AM

Faith of the Free (Site / Info)

January 13, 2007

Hello World! I haven't been posting here because I now have a blog with the Times Union newspaper. If you'd like to visit it, you'll find out more of what I'm currently thinking. Take a look! http://b

01/13/2007 09:38:00 AM

Sam's blogger (Site / Info)

January 11, 2007

"On Growing UU: The Example of Norbert Capek" "It is my ideal that unitarian religion in our country should mean a higher culture. . . new attitudes toward life and practically a new race. . . .The ch

01/11/2007 05:38:00 PM

Faith of the Free (Site / Info)

Eleven Years of History–Keith Kron

Eleven years ago, I started working as the Director of the Office of Lesbian, Bisexual and Gay Concerns. I was still a student at Starr King School for the Ministry finishing my last semester and work

01/11/2007 07:43:00 AM

Identity-Based Ministries (Site / Info)

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The History of Reason

by Lois Cole Recently, I explored the history of reason in Unitarian Universalism for a class paper. My research took me all the way back to the Middle Ages, when Christian society anxiously embraced

01/10/2007 09:08:00 AM

Faith Developments (Site / Info)