Monday, 22 September 2014, 05:17 pm PDT

Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
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thelivelytradition

Why Social Movements Seem Ineffective

Then Tom Hayden, one of the founders of Students for a Democratic Society, antiwar activist, one of the Chicago Eight tried for instigating the Chicago Convention Riots in 1968, and a California St... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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Caute

Interweaving forms of decent dependency

The hurley burley of a French market at Velleron this summer Friday saw, of course, Jonathan Harrison’s funeral. For those of you who don’t know, Professor Harrison was a regular attender of th... [read more]

Caute

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Our Inherent Worth

Curbside Recycling - Published in Eunice Sunday News on Sunday, September 20, 2014

Our schools do a great job of teaching students the importance of recycling.   By sixth grade, my students often make suggestions about how to “reduce, reuse, and recycle. ”Our state Depar... [read more]

Our Inherent Worth

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The Liberal Pulpit

Conventional Morality: On the Road 4

Neal Cassady Photograph by Ted Streshinksy/Corbis From Jack Kerouac, On the Road:“Where once Dean would have talked his way out, he now fell silent himself, but standing in front of everybody, ra... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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A Jersey Girl In Kentucky

ON PURPOSE

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Ideas from UU World

All are welcome, to a point

IDEAS: Anti-abortion activists interrupted a Unitarian Universalist worship service, then complained when they were ushered out. [read more]

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Rev. Cyn

A Witness on Wheels: General Assembly Misses the Mark

I wrote the following piece right after General Assembly this year, but left it unpublished for a few months to reflect on it.   Reading the UU World piece on "Fired Up: General Assembl... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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Rev. John Morehouse

Holding Up Astonishing Bridges

“Just as the winged energy of delight carried you over many chasms early on, now raise the daringly imagined arch holding up the astonishing bridges. ”The soaring imagery of Ri... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

The Rivers of Our Lives

THE RIVERS OF OUR LIVESRev. Kit Ketcham, Sept. 7, 2014 Pacific UU Fellowship         “I’ve known rivers”, wrote Langston Hughes, “ancient, dusky rive... [read more]

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

FALL 2014 UU Social Media and Membership Growth trainings

Friends, this Fall I’m leading two separate  day-long trainings on UU social media and membership growth.    I hope you’ll join us! Colorado Springs, CO – October 4th, 2014 Pro... [read more]

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Perhaps Love

“Perhaps love. ” “Perhaps love is like the ocean full of conflict, full of pain**. ” It is, isn’t it?   We like to think, oh, no! That is not love.   Love is happily ever after.   Love... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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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]

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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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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]

Sunflower Chalice

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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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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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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]

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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]

ministrare

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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Classrom dynamics

(At the Pot of Gold religious education conference today, I led a workshop on classroom dynamics. As promised to participants, here are three key concepts from the workshop:) When we talk about cla... [read more]

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop’s Youth Part 4 – Not Quite a Girlfriend

Second semester of eighth grade started in late January of 1968, along with Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In on U. S. television and the Tet offensive in Vietnam. My mom worried about an endless U.... [read more]

Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

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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

Exercise Your Right to Read: Banned Books Week Is September 21-27

Though this will be the 32nd annual Banned Books Week, the reality is that book banning is still distressingly common. [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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Pope Francis In Albania Speaks On Religious Violence and Religious Freedom

Pope Francis, on a visit to Albania yesterday, spoke at the Catholic University of Tirana to leaders of various faith communities on issues of religious freedom and religious violence.  Vatica... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Reeb Project aims to fight voter suppression

NEWS: Charlotte congregations and All Souls in D. C. cooperate to work on voters' rights in North Carolina. [read more]

News from UU World

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UUs march for climate change awareness, and other UUs in the media

UUs march for action on climate change  The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church in Elkhart, Ind. , hosted participants in the Great March for Climate Action, a cross-country march to raise a... [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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Protecting half the children, witness on wheels, ordinary heroism, and more

Protecting half the children Liz James is outraged by health policy that only offers the HPV vaccine—which prevents cancer—to young girls, and not to young boys. “Why aren’t we vaccinating... [read more]

the interdependent web

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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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