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Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
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thelivelytradition

Market Basket: A case study in Finance Capitalism

Market Basket was a profitable company, owned by one family. Paid employees well and was a good corporate citizen. After some machinations in the owning family, it faced being sold up to powers of ... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Arrest is a Minor Inconvenience

In the state of Alabama, over 700 people die each year because they lack the resources to afford medical care.   They fall into the gap between eligibility for Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act... [read more]

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The Liberal Pulpit

Reflection on Faith

faith (n. ) mid-13th-century; "duty of fulfilling one's trust," from Old French feid, foi "faith, belief, trust, confidence, pledge," from Latin fides "trust, fa... [read more]

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Our Inherent Worth

Sugar Loading At Recess - Eunice Sunday News Commentary Published Aug 24 2014

No matter where your child goes to public school these days, there are all kinds of restrictions about what they can eat during the day. Typically, students can not bring their own canned or bottle... [read more]

Our Inherent Worth

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

How You Can Respond to Ferguson

This week I have gotten many requests to help us here in the Saint Louis area. Often the offers have been for donations of food. This is my response. Thank you so much for your compassionate outrea... [read more]

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#68 Suffering on Trial

In my latest article for the UU World magazine, “Suffering on Trial,” I explore how suffering plays a key role …Continue reading → [read more]

The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

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Rev. Cyn

The Meaning of #Ferguson

Generally I write about things on my blog that are not the same things as I'm preaching on -- the blog is an outlet for thoughts that aren't about something I will be preaching on, but still want... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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A Minister’s Musings

Left Behind

This is the sermon preached on August 17, 2014 at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church -- Unitarian Universalist in Charlottesville, VA.  If you would like to hear it, click here. The sermon ... [read more]

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Ideas from UU World

Suffering on trial

IDEAS: Three liberal theologians take on the problem of suffering. [read more]

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Sunflower Chalice

I with Mournful Tread Walk the Deck my Captain Lies

I find myself grieving the loss of actor Robin Williams the way I would a member of my family.  I’ve been puzzled by my own reaction. Like many people, I am a huge fan of his work, especially hi... [read more]

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Caute

A farewell until September 10th . . .

The Buddha in our Cambridge backyard Well, it's that time of year again to down tools and take a rest from blogging for a month.  I'm back in the saddle from the 10th September and, I imagin... [read more]

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RevThom

A Few Thoughts On Life In North Carolina So Far

I arrived in North Carolina almost exactly one month ago. Here are a few reflections on life so far here in Chapel Hill. The house we bought in Chapel Hill is lovely. It was built in 1977, the year... [read more]

RevThom

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Rev. John Morehouse

Becoming Courage

Two Sundays ago, while the congregation of the First Unitarian Church of New Orleans was in worship, during that most sacred time of prayer and meditation, visitors who had come in wearing jackets ... [read more]

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Planting God Communities

The Spirituality of Missional Messiness

By Rev. Ron Robinson Preached in Bartlesville, OK, Sunday, July 27, 2014 This past month at the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association in Providence, Rhode Island, I led a works... [read more]

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PeaceBang

Dear Mother Universalism

Scott Wells, a foremost historian of Universalism (writing exclusively on-line), offers a pointed correction to the simplistic and sentimental treatment of Universalism proffered in too many UU ser... [read more]

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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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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

UU Gotta Tweet at #UUAGA video Crash Course

Friends, I told people using the UUA’s mobile General Assembly event app that I’d make a quick tutorial on how to get started on Twitter.   Here it is! In this video I walk you through... [read more]

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Flowers For our Fathers

  FLOWERS FOR OUR FATHERSRev. Kit Ketcham, June 15, 2014            On Fathers’ Day and Mothers’ Day, we honor the parents who ga... [read more]

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Carrots and Ginger

Mrs. McNeil Music of Ithaca’s Top 5 ways to support local music:

5. Get the Door: If a musician walks past you carrying an amp/ drum/ bass-cabinet/harp grab the door for them. That stuff’s heavy, and it’s nice to know you care. 4. Get it Live: Planning a wed... [read more]

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Just Wondering

Millennials and Unitarian Universalist Identity: A Reaction to Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley

I recently attended a barbecue at the home of a retired Unitarian Universalist minister. As he offered a blessing for the meal, the host gave thanks for the eras of ministry represented in the gath... [read more]

Just Wondering

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ministrare

女性に喜んでもらえる告白

女性からすれば、男性から告白をされると嬉しいものです。 自分が気になっている、または好意を持っている男性のほうから告白されたら、最高... [read more]

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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

20 years

Twenty years ago this month, I began working as a Director of Religious Education (DRE) in a Unitarian Universalist congregation. During the recession of the early 1990s, I had been working for a c... [read more]

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop’s Youth Part 2 – Summer of Love & Respite

I felt the profoundest sense of relief when the last bell rang ending the last day of my first year at Tappan Junior High School. All us students spilled out onto the big front lawn on the south si... [read more]

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traveling tUUsome

LGBT cake and a Corona, it’s my life!

Rhonda and Alyssa 2014 South Lake Tahoe, California [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

Another Controversy Over Religious Symbols and Public Schools

Two elementary schools in Midlothian, Texas are the latest focus of controversy over religious symbols on public property. As reported by today by Courthouse News Service, the plaques, featuring tw... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Committee aims to amend U.S. Constitution, and other UUs in the media

Citizens for Economic Justice argues only human beings are people An offshoot of the social justice committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Fairhaven, Conn. , Citizens for Economic Just... [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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Too soon to heal, love is not enough, and more UU writing

Too soon to heal Kim Hampton resists pressure to begin the healing process after the death of Michael Brown. Too often in the U. S. , black people and black communities are asked to start the heal... [read more]

the interdependent web

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Toward a Better World: Following the Way of Martin Luther King

Michael K. Honey, a lifelong follower of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , on how following the way of Dr. King has led him to a better, more meaningful and engaged life. Honey is the editor of ... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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Interfaith Leaders Urge President to Act on Immigration

In the wake of Congress’ inability to act, UUA President Rev. Peter Morales and other national faith leaders have delivered a letter to President Obama today, urging him to take administr... [read more]

Unitarian Universalist Association: Top Stories

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Featured Podcasts

The Pageless Book

Give a Push to Your Career through Inem

Inem will be able to ensure that you get a push to your career in the way that it needs to be pushed. This is because the job market has become strictly stagnant because of periods of recession tha... [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... [listen to the episode]

DMUUC Message

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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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