Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 06:33 am PST

Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
Promoting Spiritual Liberalism

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The Liberal Pulpit

What Is Mercy?

Here's how the Random House Dictionary defines mercy:compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or other person in one's power; compassion, pity, or benevolence: Have... [read more]

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Caute

Winter Reeds in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Winter Reeds in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden Taken with a i Phone 6+ and the Hipstamatic App(Just click on a photo to enlarge it) [read more]

Caute

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Thousand Voices

Embodied Spirituality

“You do not have to be good,” says poet Mary Oliver. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body l... [read more]

Thousand Voices

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thelivelytradition

Simple Messaging for Trump Supporters

Forget converting them ! The goal is to neutralize them by diminishing their enthusiasm. Many people liked Trump because he was (1) wealthy (2) a success at business and therefore (3) beyond corrup... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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A Minister’s Musings

Can You Be Anybody You Want to Be?

This is the text of the sermon I delivered on Sunday, February 19, 2017 with the congregation I serve, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist.  As always, you can listen to the p... [read more]

A Minister’s Musings

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Rev. Cyn

The Painful Steps to Justice

When I came to Jackson, MI in 2004, it took me a while to realize how unsupported the LGBTQ community felt here. During my seminary years, all my LGBTQ friends and colleagues were entirely out of t... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Standing on the Side of Love: a sermon

STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVERev. Kit Ketcham, PUUF, Feb. 12, 2017            LOVE!   When I was a kid in Sunday School, I learned th... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Sanctuary

WORDS SPOKEN AT A VIGIL IN SUPPORT OF A CITY COUNCIL DECISION TO DECLARE OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, AS A SANCTUARY CITY 2017-FEB-7 My name is Reverend Thomas, lead minister at the Olympia UU Congregation... [read more]

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PeaceBang

Fetus Worshipers All Over Again

In January of 2001 I stood on the steps of the Maryland State House and referred to George Bush as the “semi-elected” president and to his anti-choice friends as “fetus worshipers... [read more]

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RevThom

Considering Economic Protest (1st post in the series)

Every dollar you spend you spend is a vote for Trump. Every dollar you spend is a vote for the Republican-led congress. This is a striking statement, but I believe it to be true in two ways. First,... [read more]

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Celestial Lands

Petitional Protest Legitimizes Power

There are four primary directions of protest that I see enacted in American Society.   For purposes of this article, I am separating them so that they can be seen, knowing that in the real world t... [read more]

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Bytes of Grass

Entitlement

People often struggle with the word “entitlement. ” What does it mean? Do I have it? Here’s an example. I was investigating an online eyeglass store this week and looked at the re... [read more]

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#73 Will Her Methodist Faith Help HRC Make a Comeback?

In a rare glimpse of mettle since she conceded the race to Donald Trump last November, Hillary Clinton showed up …Continue reading → [read more]

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Rev. John Morehouse

Reclaiming Prophecy in Troubled Times

I had the honor of moderating a conversation between the Norwalk Policy Chief and representatives of the Black Lives Matter movement at a breakfast held on MLK Day. The event was full of speeches ... [read more]

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Planting God Communities

Rejoice and Resist: A Post-Inaugural Sermon

Rejoice and Resist Sermon at Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Jan. 22, 2017 Rev. Ron Robinson So here we are. I started writing this sermon at noon on Friday as the inauguration was u... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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Sunflower Chalice

The Courage to be Uncomfortable

None of us like being uncomfortable.  Our recent frigid weather reminded many of just how much we do not like being cold. Being physically uncomfortable, even on the walk from the house to the car... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Finding Courage

In the early evening on December 1st, 1955, a woman leaving work sat on a bus in Montgomery. In the early evening, a tired woman leaving work sat down on a seat on a bus in Montgomery. In the early... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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The Reverend Dr.

Stand by This Faith, Rally, March

Love trumps hate, really and truly. .. but we need to plan for the long game, and we cannot merely play at it for an election cycle; the stakes are too high and we need to be in it to win it. .. an... [read more]

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iMinister

The Major Cost of Entering MInistry

The UU World published an article on this topic here,   It's a very important issue which affects our future as a denomination, but it doesn't talk about an important part of the problem. Th... [read more]

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MACRO MICRO AND VICE VERSA

Chuck A. was the first abuser, starting when I was 12.

Coming to realize that my rage toward candidate and abuser Donald Trump is also rage at my parents' acquaintance Chuck A. (not an uncle and not the delightful and winning Chuck Law), who started g... [read more]

MACRO MICRO AND VICE VERSA

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

#StateofEmergence Tweet Cheat Sheet

Due to the threat of severe weather, the Public Witness has been moved to the… [read more]

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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Take action on affordable housing

Housing advocates worry that funding for Section 8 housing may not be fully funded by the current Congress. Jane Graf, president and CEO of Mercy Housing, a nonprofit that provides provides afforda... [read more]

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traveling tUUsome

Epiphany

Still with the goal of seminary swishing around in my thoughts, I decided to take some graduate courses in literature.   With my bachelor’s degree in English, I chose a liberal studies progr... [read more]

traveling tUUsome

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to Europe Part 35 – Otto & Anne

It was Monday afternoon December 3rd when I finished my walk from the Heineken Brewery back to the big Amsterdam train station on the south shore of the Ijsselmeer, the huge human made lake just no... [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]

Sexuality and Religion: What’s the Connection?

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What's Your Real Religion?

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UU News

Pakistan Supreme Court Takes Action Against Fraudulent Hajj Tour Operators

In Hussain v. State, (Pakistan Sup. Ct. , Feb. 27, 2017), the Supreme Court of Pakistan denied bail to defendants charged with defrauding a large number of Muslims seeking to perform Hajj by c... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Passing on Historical Trauma Through Whupping Black Children

A Q&A with Stacey Patton People think that hitting a child is a form of teaching. We think it will protect them. And people grow up to invert the violence they experience as children as someth... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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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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Action Alert: Gaza

Sadly, the dismal conditions in Gaza are causing enormous hardship for the people there, with particularly harsh effects on children. Churches for Middle East Peace, a coalition founded in part by ... [read more]

Inspired Faith, Effective Action

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New Survey

Want to do this survey of 18+ individuals who grew up in a UU religious education program and/or participated in YRUU/LRY? All responses are anonymous and confidential. No personal or private info... [read more]

YRUUlogy

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Featured Podcasts

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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