Sunday, 29 May 2016, 12:09 pm PDT

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Caute

A faith of the faithless that is an openness to love

As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, as part of my sabbatical I intended to re-read a couple of Simon Critchley's books. Well, I've just finished his "Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of ... [read more]

Caute

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

At the UU Meeting House

This video comes via the Rev. Edmond Robinson of the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Chatham, MA.   A light hearted outreach video featuring lyrics that nicely describes their congregation... [read more]

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thelivelytradition

A New Party !

They're talking about a new party again ! Some of the disappointed Sanders voters are going to start a new party ! Feel the excitement ! There has not been a successful new party start up in the U... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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RevThom

Foucault at the Wake County Jail (Getting Arrested Part 2 of 2)

If there was anything that surprised me about getting arrested it was the sheer bureaucracy involved. After we were placed under arrest in a legislator’s office (for protesting House Bill 2) the ... [read more]

RevThom

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The Liberal Pulpit

The Fourth P

Each one of today’s new members had a conversation with me before they signed the membership book. Toward the end of the conversation, I talked about the four Ps of membership. These are not requ... [read more]

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Bytes of Grass

The Year Past, The Year Ahead

I continue to be overwhelmingly proud to serve the Unitarian Church of Evanston. It is a lively, growing, and vibrant community. I brag about you (perhaps too much) to colleagues, friends, family, ... [read more]

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Our Mothers' Gifts

OUR MOTHERS’ GIFTSRev. Kit Ketcham, May 8, 2016 Let’s pause for a time of silence, thinking of the many mothers and mother figures we know who have given of themselves to help us become the mot... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Ten Commandments for Talking About Religion With Kids

Kids ask parents over 300 questions a day. Every two minutes 36 seconds, on average. 105,120 questions a year. That’s the finding of a recent survey in Britain involving 1000 moms with children b... [read more]

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A Minister’s Musings

You Already Know

I know what to do. You know what to do, too. We know what to do      in spite of that voice      in our head telling us that we don't; telling us that we have no ide... [read more]

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PeaceBang

Outliving A Parent

When I turned fifty in January, it was big for one reason: my dad had died at fifty. Had it not been for that, I wouldn’t have cared much. Age doesn’t bother me but this milestone bothe... [read more]

PeaceBang

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

An Open Letter to Chief Justice Roy Moore

  29 April 2016 Dear Chief Justice Moore: As a citizen of Alabama, I am rather disappointed in your press conference comments.   Not only did they portray the events on January 12th incorrect... [read more]

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

My Dear People: Unitarian Hobbits

Remarks made at the First Unitarian Church of Saint Louis, April 23, 2016 My Dear People, long ago according to Mr. Tolkien, Bilbo Baggins gave a speech at his one-hundred-and-eleventh birthday par... [read more]

Rev. Thomas Perchlik

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Rev. John Morehouse

Going to the Promised Land

I have always loved the exodus story despite its contradictions. Why did God have to harden Pharaohs heart and make it so hard to let the Hebrews go? And why did God have to make it so gruesome at... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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Planting God Communities

A Missional Charge To Church: Hope Unitarian Church

Charge to the Congregation, Hope Unitarian Church, installation of the Rev. Cathey Edwards, Sunday, April 17, Tulsa, OKRev. Ron Robinson It is a special privilege to be asked to charge THIS congreg... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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Sunflower Chalice

The Last Imperfect Day

The Last Imperfect Day Once upon a time in America there was a last imperfect day. A last day when not only the churches, but the temples and the mosques stood calling people to prayer; a day when ... [read more]

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RadicalHapa

Oregon’s White Struggle

   Unfolding yet again in Oregon is an epic struggle of White Americans fighting for their soul.  Unsurprisingly the media shares little of the white supremacist and xenophobic ideol... [read more]

RadicalHapa

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#71 Islam, the Imagination, and Human-Caused Climate Change

NOTE: This post is based on an academic talk presented at the American Association of Religion (AAR) conference in late November …Continue reading → [read more]

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Just Wondering

Keep to the Path: In Response to Vandalism

About a week ago, Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation joined Unitarian Universalist congregations around the country in displaying a Black Lives Matter banner on our campus. Our banner symbo... [read more]

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Rev. Cyn

Review: UUA Wordpress Theme -- A Further Look, Part 3 (UUA Services Plugin, Ideas for the Future, Content)

The really neat thing about the new UUA Wordpress Theme is the UUA Services Plugin.   This solves the problem I didn't even really  know I had, and does it very elegantly. Sunday Service... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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The Reverend Dr.

Church Yoga

Like a goodly number of women in my particular demographic, I have my certification as a yoga instructor. I was certified more than a decade ago, when the Scorpion was a far easier pose for me than... [read more]

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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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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Interfaith, international

The Sacred Texts Human Contexts conference was an international conference. I met people who held passports from Canada, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Japan, Turkey, and the Philippines; and pe... [read more]

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to Europe Part 22 – Firenze

It was Tuesday November 20 1973 when I awoke in the male bunk room of the youth hostel in Florence, or as I was referring to it now by it’s suaver sounding real Italian name, “Firenze”. I had... [read more]

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traveling tUUsome

Hawai’ian views

There are never enough pictures to share the awesome creation that Hawai’i is! [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

Complaint Alleges Inn Owner Refused Interfaith Wedding Service

ACLU of Illinois reports on a complaint it filed last month with the Illinois Department of Human Rights charging Bernadine’s Stillman Inn in Galena, Illinois with religious discrimination. ... [read more]

Religion Clause

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A Prayer for West Roxbury—and the World

By Wen Stephenson On Wednesday morning in Boston’s West Roxbury neighborhood, an interfaith group of sixteen Boston-area religious leaders—Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu—sat down and held... [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

The Pageless Book

Why you need Google Autocomplete Reputation Services?

The concept of Google Autocomplete is a decent one because it is more related with helping the internet users with finding the content which they are seeking in a rapid fashion. However, it can als... [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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