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The day President Johnson upstaged Fannie Lou Hamer.

Fannie Lou Hamer, a civil rights activist, working for voting rights gets marginalized by President Johnson when he calls an impromtu press conference which makes the broadcast networks swivel the TV

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Recognizing Systemic Racism (Site / Info)

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In the Desert

“Sometimes I knew in all my mind and heart why I had done what I had done, and I welcomed the sacrifice. But there were times too when I lived in a desert and felt no joy and saw no hope and could not

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Serving as an Oracle: When the Messenger is You

Regardless of why, the Gods occasionally employ humans as oracles to deliver messages for Them. What do you do when you have to give someone a message from a God?

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Salt of the Earth—The Real Story Behind the Classic Labor Movie

In reel life and in real life--women were the heroes of the mid-century Southwestern mine strike made famous in the film Salt of the Earth . When workers went on strike against the Empire Zinc Corpora

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

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Peeking in on the United Universalist Convention, 1939

Eighty years ago today, the United Universalist Convention began at the Universalist National Memorial Church, Washington, D.C. It’s my home church, so a moment of pride. The convention was not for th

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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Pagan Voices: Season of the Witch

TWH shines the spotlight on some of the recent writings and musings found around the web that bring into sharp focus the unfolding season before us. Continue reading Pagan Voices: Season of the Witch

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Are We Doomed? Yes! No! Don’t Know!: A ‘Bad Buddhist’ Manifesto for Climate Change

By Wen Stephenson | Speaking honestly about the climate catastrophe is hard. One reason for this at times excruciating difficulty is that it requires us to acknowledge and to live with what we know—as

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

Politics and Current Events Now More Than Ever Environment and Conservation Wen Stephenson What We're Fighting For Now Is Each Other

Are the current "debates" really democratic?

I tried to watch the "debate" among the Democrat candidates for the U.S. President last night and just couldn't. After 10 minutes I turned the TV off and went to bed to read "Regarding the Pain Of Oth

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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Becoming an American

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Recognizing Systemic Racism (Site / Info)

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The Cardiff Giant—The Classic American Sucker Hoax

By an astonishing coincidence a professional photographer just happened to be on hand when the Giant was raised from the ground in Cardiff, New York. Americans have always loved and fallen for hoaxes,

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

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An Armful of Flowers

We humans have such a hard time being generous, particularly compared with nature, which seems to want to just fill every nook and cranny up with beauty, whether we deserve it or not. What bit of beau

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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My Bhutan Pilgrimage-ish, Part Tourism, Part Leaning into the Spirituality of a Himalayan Buddhist Country

    When Marla and Charles from Two Truths invited me to come aboard as teaching staff for their trip to Bhutan I said no. I begged off being old and fat and not up for something seriously physically

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Norse Mortuary House Found, Fear and Veneration

New discoveries in Norway that may shed light on the funerary practices of ancient Norse Pagans. Continue reading Norse Mortuary House Found, Fear and Veneration at The Wild Hunt.

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Climate crisis invites us to imagine regenerative economy

Lily Hartzell The crushing interconnectedness of our world’s problems can be leveraged to create a comprehensive solution.

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Thursday, October 24 ~ Halloween Storytelling and Harry Potter® Wizarding Feast and Activities

Halloween Storytelling & Harry Potter ® Wizarding Feast and Activities Thursday, October 24 Storytelling, 4:30-6pm ~ Feast/Activities, 5:30-8pm Experience a Harry Potter ®  wizarding feast and activit

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Friday, October 18 ~ Pub Theology ~ 7-9pm

Pub Theology ~ Mixing Spirits with Spirit! UCMH is delighted to reintroduce this popular program as a new collaboration with our neighbors at the First Parish Church of Berlin. We welcome atheists, ag

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Fun for UUSS Volunteer Opportunities!

Give back to the congregation that has given you so much by helping organize an event. The scope and scale is up to you, bring your creative and organizational powers to bear in your unique way while

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Religious Education This Week – October 15th

Sunday, 10/20: Everyone will begin together in the Great Hall and stay through the Story for All Ages. Following SFAA, K/1 Children will be led by their teachers to their classroom in the church hallw

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Co-Ministers’ Colloquy – October 15th

Dear members, friends, and visitors of UUSS~ What a glorious Fall day! As we write, the light in our church office is bright and golden, shining off of the trees that line the creek that runs between

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Mid-Week Message, Oct. 15

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firstuunash.org (Site / Info)

Minister's Musings Mid-Week Message