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5 Things I’m Thankful For This Year

It’s good to be thankful and giving thanks is part of my daily spiritual practice – even though gratitude isn’t everything. As we approach the American Thanksgiving holiday, here are five things I’m e

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Gender-balanced kids’ book of Bible stories

An interesting new children’s book of Bible stories is being funded on Kickstarter. The goal: a kid’s book that’s gender-balanced. Why? Because for the majority of children’s Bible story books, “femal

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Slow drawing, 100 days of art

Have I been doing art every day? Yes, but this piece is so slow, and my time with it so short each day, that it’s only half done. I’m really liking it, though.

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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UU Minute #62

The Hollis Chair of Divinity Harvard Divinity School’s Hollis Chair of Divinity was established in 1721 by a donation from the wealthy merchant, Thomas Hollis. The Hollis chair is the oldest endowed c

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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We who believe in freedom cannot rest.

“Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a White mother’s son—we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.”

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Blog - Side With Love (Site / Info)

Guest Post: 2 Holiday-Themed Activities That You Can Do With Kids At Home

    Guest post by childcare professional Stephanie Manhardt.      November 1st seems to have transformed into the unofficial start of the Holiday season. This is such a magical time of the year and th

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News – Promise the Children (Site / Info)

Preschool Childcare Ed: Preschool & Grades 1-3

Hidden Moon

I’m starting to write this early in the morning. The clouds are covering the sky, and the eclipse of the full moon is happening now, invisible, but I can feel it in how dark the outside has become. A

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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21F Week 9. Reflections of a Street Doctor

FOCUS TALK: Mary Rose Muti, a WomenExplore participant. Click here to play the focus talk (28 m) MAIN LECTURE: James O'Connell, MD, President, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Assistant Pr

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TOP of My Mind (Site / Info)

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(Re)membering Is Not Optional for Black Women Teachers—It’s Where The Work Begins

A Q&A with Cynthia B. Dillard | The inspiration for this book? I think it is the other way round. This book has inspired me. It has literally been writing me all of my life! It is the story of what ha

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

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The Way Things Are Isn’t The Way They’re Meant To Be

A fundamentalist says “humans were made to read.” This is clearly false and it demonstrates the problem of assuming that the way things are is the way they’re meant to be. We got here through a proces

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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What I Learned in the Hospital

  Nobody likes to be in the hospital, but my recent five day stay gave me important insights.  Surprisingly hopeful lessons came from lying flat on my back.   On Friday, I went into the ER at Presbyte

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REVOLUTIONARY SPIRITS: Faith, Politics, Opinion (Site / Info)

Reconsidering Rationality, part 1

Consider this question – a test of your rationality. Suppose that: The prevalence of a certain type of cancer – cancer X -- is 1%. The sensitivity of a test for cancer X is 90% -- meaning the true-pos

2 weeks ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Sunday, November 21 ~ The History We Hold in Our Bodies ~ 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, November 21, 10:30 a.m. The History We Hold in Our Bodies: Trauma and Healing in the Midst of a Pandemic A hybrid worship service with Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann   From knots in our shoulder

2 weeks ago

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Presentation at the American Academy of Religion 2021

This Saturday I’ll be presenting a paper at the AAR on “The Universal Black Men Catechism: The African Orthodox Church and Marcus Garvey’s Populism” as part of a panel on “A Century of African Orthodo

2 weeks ago

Colin Bossen (Site / Info)

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Making Strides Toward Lasting Systems Change

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, we have witnessed many global systems fail those who depend on them most — rather than provide people with safety, stability, and freedom, they have often deepene

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Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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Words Fail

David Glasgow Spirit of Life who dwells before and between and beyond all words… we open ourselves to you. Continue reading "Words Fail"

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UUA Top Stories (Site / Info)

Making Ways Out of No Way: A Native American Heritage Month Reading List

Well, the timing is just right. At this year’s tribal nations summit, skipped over the previous four years by you know who, President Joe Biden signed an executive order for the US to take steps to pr

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

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Action Alert: 1 Way You Can Support The Build Back Better Plan

    “The Build Back Better Act provides a historic opportunity to move toward an economy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and corporations.” — Americans for Tax Fairness     The Build Ba

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News – Promise the Children (Site / Info)

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Guest Post: 3 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Make Good Choices

    Guest post by Janice Russell with Parenting Disasters. Image via Unsplash.     All parents want the best for their kids. This includes wanting your child to know how to make good choices. One day

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News – Promise the Children (Site / Info)

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Gratitude: A Winning Strategy For Life

The world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, Robert Emmon, has done research that demonstrates that practicing gratitude has a number of significant physical and mental health benefits. His stu

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BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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