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The Beauty, Terror, and Grace of Growing Up Black in America According to Imani Perry

By Gayatri Patnaik | Several months ago, when I was in the midst of editing Imani Perry’s biography of Lorraine Hansberry (Looking for Lorraine), I remember stopping and thinking about how special Ima

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

American Society Race and Ethnicity in America Biography and Memoir Imani Perry Beacon Staff Gayatri Patnaik Breathe

Gratitude, Love, and Climate Strike 2020

I still plant trees. I plant trees whose beauty and full growth I will probably never see (remember, that’s usually hundreds of years — the trees I plant will mostly be tree-teens or early adults by t

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The Wonderment (Site / Info)

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Déjà vu—ICE Reactance Echoes Fugitive Slave Law Divisions

U.S. Marshall and a slave catcher attempt to capture a Black woman and child under the Fugitive Slave Act. The infamous Fugitive Slave Act was passed by Congress on September 18, 1850.   It was one pa

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

Mexican War John C. Calhoun Underground Railroad Daniel Webster abolitionists Compromise of 1850 Fugitive Slave Act Henry Clary ICE Resistance Missouri Compromise Popular Sovereignty Stephen Douglas

billions in art

Need a safe climate controlled cataclysm proofed place to hide both your wealth and your art? In absolute privacy and so that it can be traded secretly on an international market without ever facing d

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

To read and review: Allin’s Christ Triumphant

The moment I saw Thomas Allin’s Christ Triumphant: Universalism Asserted as the Hope of the Gospel on the Authority of Reason, the Fathers, and Holy Scripture, I knew I needed to read it. I got my cop

3 days ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Universalism

Smashing It

Rugby is a notoriously intense game, with lots of crashing into other players. People who play the game expect to get hurt. And they do it for fun. Sometimes play is relaxing. Other times play is abou

3 days ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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How to be “10% Happier”

At the end of many classes and events, there is an opportunity to complete an evaluation. The questions are usually standard and unremarkable: what you liked, what might’ve been better, etc. One excep

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Media Roundup: Love calls UUs and others to say ‘no’ to oppression

Heather Christensen A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Mid-Week Message, Rev. Seavey, Sept. 17, 2019

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firstuunash.org (Site / Info)

Blogs Minister's Musings

Religious Education this Week – September 17th

What an exciting and busy weekend we just had! Teacher Prep took place Saturday morning, with Youth Advisor Training Saturday afternoon, Coming of Age Orientation on Sunday afternoon, and of course, o

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Co-Ministers’ Colloquy – September 17th

Dear UUSS~ On this beautiful Tuesday, we are grateful for the vibrant energy of the sun, the clear blue sky, and the yellows, oranges, and reds that are just peeking through the greens. Likewise, we a

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Climate Strike! Act 5

Act 5 Last Act One of Mary Oliver’s best known and best loved poems is “The Summer Day.” Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean-

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Ecospiritual

The Patriarchy Doesn’t Stand a Chance Against Mona Eltahawy’s 7 Necessary Sins

By Rakia Clark | Meeting Mona Eltahawy for the first time is like a bolt of lightening. Bold, vibrant, bright red hair, tattoos on both forearms, big, big smile, the works. Sitting down for the first

4 days ago

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

activism Now More Than Ever Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Beacon Staff Mona Eltahawy The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls Rakia Clark

Climate Strike! Act 4

Act 4. Joy, Compassion, and the Big Picture Stop worrying. Seriously, climate anxiety is a real thing. Some people have gotten so stressed about reports of inevitable near-term social collapse due to

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Ecospiritual

We're Number One

The statistics for the most expensive prison on earth are mind-boggling. The one thing I take as good news is that the number of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay is down to 40. But spending is more than $1

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Faith Development Offerings

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firstuunash.org (Site / Info)

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Letters from UU AWOL - Will impeachment rectify Trumpism?

Calvin went to a discussion group at church about impeachment. The presenter talked about the articles of impeachment in the constitution, the presidents who have been impeached before (there were thr

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Trumpism Letters from UUAWOL

Mr. I Alone Can Fix It

Slippity digit, this guy tweets what he's thinking, before he's thinking, the same way he reads a TelePrompTer: he's in the neighborhood, but something is always just a bit off. Peter Baker's and Davi

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Leopoldo Pomés, o cuando Catalunya se miraba en su fotografía

GABRIEL JARABA La muerte de Leopoldo Pomés significa no sólo la desaparición de uno de los grandes fotógrafos catalanes de todos los tiempos sino un paso más en el proceso de transformación de la Barc

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GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

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