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Pandemic Elf: Holiday music

Hello, I am the Pandemic Elf. I am your trail guide through the Holiday Path winding through the Pandemic Forest. My job is to point out detours, sinkholes, and other dangers so they don't catch you u

1 week ago

Boots and Blessings (Site / Info)

Action Alert: Join us to #SaveChildcare and Pass Dedicated COVID Relief

    Congress’s refusal to #SaveChildCare could cost mothers $64.5 billion in wages and economic activity, cost the federal government $12.2 billion in tax revenue, and set gender equity back a generat

1 week ago

News – Promise the Children (Site / Info)

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Reverse Advent Calendar

An advent calendar is a lovely way to build anticipation during the holiday season. Who doesn’t love opening those tiny doors each day and getting a tasty piece of chocolate? But a “Reverse Advent Cal

1 week ago

BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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An unshakeable desire

Elaine McArdle Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout’s music ministry.

1 week ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

What Does It Take To Be An Honorable Opponent?

In his victory speech, President-Elect Biden said “we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy.” While I want people to agree with me, if we agreed we would be allies, not opponents. We will all

1 week ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness, part 1

See: "Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness: Intro" I come today to re-tell an old story – to look again at what it tells us about being human and being animal. Before I get into Joseph and his brothers,

1 week ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


Resilient and Enduring: A Reading List for Native American Heritage Month

Two things come to mind this Native American Heritage Month. Compared to whites, Native Americans have been hit hard with a higher percentage of COVID cases, not to mention severe COVID outcomes. On t

1 week ago

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

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Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness: Intro

STORY (adapted from Genesis, illustrations by R. Crumb) Jacob had 12 sons -- Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin – and one daughter, Dinah.

1 week ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


Media roundup: Religious responses to Election Day, and more

Sonja L. Cohen, Christopher L. Walton UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray ‘incredibly buoyed’ by turnout; in other news, organ donors celebrated in Michigan, UU banners vandalized in Florida.

1 week ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

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Sat, 17:23: Watching Laura Benati #livefromthewestside https://t.co/JHl4E21w4s

1 week ago

Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)

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That New Universalism: A Smallest Meditation on a Religion of the Heart

    On Facebook religious historian Gregory Holmes Singleton was recommending a book Edward Baring, CONVERTS TO THE REAL: CATHOLICISM AND THE MAKING OF CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY. Cambridge, MA: Harvard U

1 week ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Possum still feels stressed, part one

A few months ago, Dr. Sharpie showed Possum some spiritual practices that might make him feel less stressed. Possum says those spiritual practices don’t work any more for him, but Sharpie has an idea…

1 week ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religious Education Story for All Ages video series Possum Sharpie

Circles of Care and Concern

How do circles of family & friends help us in the process of healing? . . . → Read More: Circles of Care and Concern

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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White Supremacy Culture & Burnout in Caring Professionals

This post is part of a presentation for my Sustainable and Resilient Spiritual Leadership class at Starr King. Links and Articles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbwcXDunxA8&pbjreload=101https://www.

1 week ago

The Journey So Far (Site / Info)

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Live the questions now — Living well in the In-Between of question & answer.

A podcast of this piece can be found by clicking on this link  In my own ministry, one of the things I regularly notice when in conversation with people who, on the one hand, are curious about how wit

1 week ago

CAUTE — Making Footprints Not Blueprints (Site / Info)

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Magic in the midst of illness

Because of chronic illness and its deep fatigue, I haven't felt very spiritually focused lately, not much energy for deep ritual. But it seems like the ancestors and spirits are reaching out to me non

1 week ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Facing the Devastation of Hurricane Eta in Honduras

A humanitarian crisis, on top of a public health crisis, on top of a political crisis

1 week ago

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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Reflections 11.3 | Go Ahead and Follow Your Wyrd

First off, don’t forget! Going into the Dark is just about a month away, and there’s still time for you to arrange calendar, relationships, obligations to give yourself the gift of a day of love, a da

1 week ago

The Way of the River (Site / Info)


Friday the 13th and all that fear – debunking the superstition

Two weeks ago one of my senior co-ministers at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, New Jersey, entered the Facebook Live chat during the worship service and said, “It’s Nov. 1 – rabb

1 week ago

Nature's Sacred Journey (Site / Info)

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Four Years of Grassroots Struggle Achieve Electoral Wins for Justice

UUSC committed to supporting grassroots power in 2016; now, organizers are making those pledges a reality

2 weeks ago

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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