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Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
Promoting Spiritual Liberalism

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thelivelytradition

Nationalize the Police

photograph by Beowulf Sheehan Police and criminal justice reform has to be a priority in our political actions now, and into the future. We cannot wait for interpersonal racial reconciliation ... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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RevThom

Interlude: Getting Swole

Click this link to read the previous entry. Click this link to jump ahead to the next post in the series. Before we move along to the next post in the series, here are a few shots of me working out... [read more]

RevThom

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Caute

A Church of the Free Spirit — a brief address for the renewal of my contract and the giving of tenure

Opening Responsive Reading Each of us brings a separate truth here.           R: We bring the truth of our own life, our own story We don’t come as empty vessel... [read more]

Caute

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A Minister’s Musings

Can We Be Creative and Not Change Things?

This is the reflection I offered at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church - Unitarian Universalist in Charlottesville, Virginia on July 19, 2015. Opening Words:  Henry David Thoreau, from ... [read more]

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Planting God Communities

What Feeds Us: Miracles in the 74126, Meditation on The Loaves and Fishes, The Parables of the Whole Wheat Rotini, The Stevia and the Strawberries, The Halloween Nachoes and the 80 Year Old Woman, Ser

What Feeds Us Rev. Ron Robinson, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Sunday, July 19 Reading:If we will have the wisdom to survive,to stand like slow growing treeson a ruined place, rene... [read more]

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Sunflower Chalice

The Miracle (of U2)

My son and I went to see U2 in concert last night in Boston. I’m sure this is true for many longtime fans and couldn’t have been lost on the band: The Ramones were their miracle, and they were ... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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Thousand Voices

Wedding Day

Wedding Day at UUCA was a holy time. Together with other Atlanta-area Unitarian Universalist ministers, I officiated the marriage ceremony of six same-sex couples. What follows is the script that I... [read more]

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Summer Flames – Meditation for Fathers Day, 2015

Flames connect us. You know that it is the sunlight of a million summers, caught by photosynthesis, sealed in the earth, that we burn within car engines, moving us here, or there.  We gather a... [read more]

Rev. Thomas Perchlik

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Bytes of Grass

Moving Forward

As many of you know, there are some significant changes to our music program. This article will explain  how we will move forward in the fall. The choir will be on hiatus in July and August as u... [read more]

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The Liberal Pulpit

GA Notes: Berry Street Essay

Rev. Sean Dennison delivered the 2015 Berry Street Essay. His title: "Mission Impossible: Why Failure is Not an Option"When he says failure is "not an option," he means ... [read more]

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PeaceBang

If It’s Not About You, It’s Not About You – But It’s Really Not About You (On White Fragility)

When I wrote The Intellectual Condescension of White Liberals in response to white liberal response to the #Black Lives Matter movement, the post generated hundreds of comments (256), many of which... [read more]

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Rev. Cyn

South Carolina: It's Time to Take It Down

Dear South Carolina Governor & Legislators,I was born in Charleston.   I'm a daughter of the South.   There's a city in Spartanburg County -- Landrum, SC -- that was named for some ... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

On the Eve of General Assembly 2015

I used to be a GA junkie.   For those of you not in the alphabet-soup "know" of Unitarian Universalism, GA stands for General Assembly, the annual gathering of the tribe from all... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

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Rev. John Morehouse

In The Memory of Trees

I had the opportunity to spend some time in the woods that bear John Muir’s name north of San Francisco.   I wondered what would happen if we tugged so hard on growing our nearby cities if... [read more]

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

A Prayer When Angry

It’s easy to be angry– and justified in that anger– Let us turn that anger into righteousness by using wisdom by using love by using forgiveness to shape our actions so we can cre... [read more]

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

Event: UU Social Media and Membership Growth – May 16, Framingham, MA

Friends, if you want to rock your social media and grow your congregation come the Fall, join me on May 16th for a day-long training at our UU congregation in Framingham, MA.   We have a tiny win... [read more]

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#69 How To Read the Qur’an?

How to approach the Qur’an? This is a pressing question, given the Qur’an’s powerful influence on decisions and events that …Continue reading → [read more]

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The Reverend Dr.

Despite It All

Just recently, the conductor has once more begun calling my train stop by name. Each time I hear it echo, I feel a touch more relieved, a bit closer to home. When I hand him my green Metro-North Ra... [read more]

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RadicalHapa

The Evils of Weaponizing Campus Security Forces

The forces of fear and ignorance are alive in Portland.  The Portland State University Board has authorized arming security forces with weapons that can kill.  Check out Rebel Metropolis.  As ou... [read more]

RadicalHapa

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Our Inherent Worth

Choose Carefully! As published in Sunday Eunice News on November 30, 2014

As the holiday season begins, our television stations, movie theaters and sales racks are filled with touching holiday stories that melt the heart, and sometimes, make you think about how you could... [read more]

Our Inherent Worth

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Auspicious Jots

It's like that thing when something does you know

I have a bad case of CRS. It's better than Alzheimers but worse than just being a dingbat. CRS for you youth who don't have to worry yourselves with these sorts of problems is Can't Remember Stu... [read more]

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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Pocatello, Idaho, to Winnemucca, Nev.

The day did not start well. I awakened in the midst of a dream about work — you know a vacation is almost over when thoughts of your job work their way into your dreams. And then when I got t... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to Europe Part 5 – Oktober War

It was Thursday October 4th 1973 when I debarked the train from Bern Switzerland in Munich Germany, fifty pound (or should I say 22 kilo) pack on my back, bleary from lack of sleep, but happy to re... [read more]

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Sexuality and Religion: What’s the Connection?

#Bringbackourgirls For Mother's Day

It’s been almost a month since more than 270 young women were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria, and only a week since the world’s news media, the United States, and the Nigerian Presiden... [read more]

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What's Your Real Religion?

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UU News

Road Trips to The Mall; or, What I Did on My Summer Vacation

By Kim E. Nielsen Photo credit: Kim E. Nielsen In the last three months The Family and I have twice piled into the car for eight-plus-hour (one way! ) road trips to Washington, D. C. As family road... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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Sympathetic Court Nevertheless Rejects Claim That Chimpanzees Are "Persons" Entitled To Habeas Relief

A New York state trial court judge yesterday in a 33-page opinion sympathetic to plaintiffs' claims nevertheless rejected attempts by animal rights activists to obtain a writ of habeas corpus on b... [read more]

Religion Clause

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UUs in the Media now at new address

New posts to UUs in the Media now appear as part of the main UU World website, at uuworld. org/hashtag/mediaroundup. Archived posts are still available here. [read more]

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Interdependent Web now at new address.

New posts to the Interdependent Web now appear as part of the main UU World website, at uuworld. org/hashtag/blogroundup. Archived posts are still available here. [read more]

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Olbermann: GOP self-destruction imminent

In a Special Comment, Countdown’s Keith Olbermann advises Republicans that clinging to obsolete ideas and resorting to extremist rhetoric will only undermine the party's relevance and America wi... [read more]

Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann

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Featured Podcasts

The Pageless Book

What you Need to Know about Family Dental Care

Looking for dental care is one of the best choices that you are going to make for the health of the family. There are numerous benefits that come with finding a dentist that will provide needs of t... [listen to the episode]

The Pageless Book

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DMUUC Message

Resting in the Neutral Zone: Revs. Heather and Cathy Rion Starr

Jan. 12, 2014 - Between one ending and another beginning lies what William Bridges describes as the “neutral zone. ” Once we have accepted that there has been an ending in our lives, we tend to... [listen to the episode]

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Bull Run Unitarian Universalists

"Now is the Time: Stewardship Sunday" - April 10, 2011

Come celebrate the gift of our beloved community as we reflect on what this moment in our congregational history calls us to do. We'll also have a child dedication at this service. [listen to the episode]

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