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2021 Census for England and Wales shows declines in Christian faith, increases in Paganism and other beliefs

The 2021 Census for England and Wales while showing a decline in those who identify as Christian, saw an increase in all other faiths, including Paganism. Continue reading 2021 Census for England and

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Beacon Books Making the Jump from the Page to the Screen

By Christian Coleman | Have you ever watched a Beacon book before? Grab your popcorn and your favorite seat for binge viewing because a handful of them have or will be taking to the screen as narrativ

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

Kindred Beacon Press News An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States Christian Coleman The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks Being Heumann Silencing the Past Storming Caesars Palace

World AIDS Day

Wear your red ribbon, it’s World AIDS Day. (Actually, I always forget to get a red ribbon for World AIDS Day. But that’s because I’m the kind of person who forgets their spouse’s birthday.) Founded in

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Midweek Message December 1, 2022

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December 1, 2022

                                                                      The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles in their 2013 Christmas Spectacular Concert. December 1 is World AIDS Day.   In honor of that

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

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Doing or Being?

I wonder about this word, “wonder.” Do we mean the action of wondering about something? Or do we mean being taken completely in by a thing, as in “the wonder of it all?” I think about experiences that

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

wonder Reflections on the word "wonder" something we do and something we experience.

Rest

This month, we will explore rest. Rest as a spiritual gift. Rest as a divine right. Rest as something we need to approach with reverence. Rest as something we have been taught to avoid, even when we n

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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King’s Chapel and It’s Prayer Book

  King’s Chapel and its Prayer Book John Harcourt Members of Saint John’s visiting Boston may have discovered King’s Chapel on Tremont Street at the foot of Beacon Hill. Those who have ventured inside

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A sound bath can help ground you deeply when meditation is not enough

Recently, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, New Jersey’s Mental Health Task Force held a Creative Arts Wellness Day. This was perfect timing for me. For the past two months my mom

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Nature's Sacred Journey (Site / Info)

Spiritual practice stress Grounding Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair Rev. Foxxy Pullen ground and center Woven Green

sawing la-de-da style

Sometimes you just have to be cute, especially if you are a part of the rainbow group at the Clear Spring School. To clarify,  I'd just instructed the students in my Kindergarten class to take an easi

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U.N. Climate Change Conference makes a breakthrough agreement

COP27 concluded earlier this month, and while it accomplished reaching an agreement on "loss and damage," how the plan will calculate those issues remains complicated. Continue reading U.N. Climate Ch

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Room In The Inn Cancelled This Weekend

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“Alt tet”Alt text” is text that you add to images on your website, so that people who are blind or have impaired vision can use their screen reader to tell them what the image is. I’ve been very bad a

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Sunday, December 4 ~ Our Own Seven Wonders ~ 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, December 4, 10:30 a.m. Our Own Seven Wonders   Are you enraptured by snails, fascinated by a scientific discovery, or filled with awe by a particular place? Out of all of the marvels in the wo

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas— Murfin Winter Holidays Music Festival 2022

Perry Como had the first hit version of It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas by Meredith Willson. There are many subsets in the category of the Golden Age of American Popular Christmas Song .  

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

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Spirited Change

The new Christmas movie this season, Spirited, starring Will Farrell, Ryan Reynolds, and Octavia Spencer, is a new musical comedy take on the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. At the core of every ve

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Grace

“You do not need to be already perfect—or even half-way—to belong in this circle where grace meets us where we are but does not leave us as it found us” -Gretchen Haley (inspired by Anne Lamott) How h

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Recalling the Catholic Nun & Zen Master Sister Elaine MacInnis

      I’ve just learned that Sister Elaine MacInnis, Catholic nun and Zen master died yesterday, November 29th, 2022. If I did the calculations correctly, she was 99 years old. A number of years ago I

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Wednesday

“Wednesday” isn’t “The Addams Family” – if you expect “all together ooky” you’re going to be disappointed. But if you like dark fantasy about someone who has her act together in ways I could only drea

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Wednesday Photo: Advent Star(s)

Taken with a Fujifilm X100V   Just click on the photo to enlarge it   Straight out of camera (though cropped to 4:3) using Øyvind Nordhagen’s “OWH Night” recipe   It’s Advent once again and, as we hav

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CAUTE — Making Footprints Not Blueprints (Site / Info)

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