Wednesday, 01 October 2014, 01:10 am PDT

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Caute

"The Religion of Autumn" and "Unity" by John Goodwyn Barmby (1820-81) — a nineteenth-century Unitarian Christian Pantheist

Today I spent a long while in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden mostly walking and thinking but also reading a few selected passages of Henry Bugbee's "Inward Morning" and Bash... [read more]

Caute

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thelivelytradition

Obama's War?

Spreading Pink Ink It's an intellectual shortcoming to not see differences where they exist. People see patterns and continuations as though nothing ever changes, especially when moral frames are ... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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The Liberal Pulpit

Continuous Gift-Giving: Faith Like a Chalice 4

Living in the present doesn't mean you don't ever plan ahead. Planning ahead and forming strategy, however, can be engaged as present-moment doing. Let goals and outcomes and plans for achieving ... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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Planting God Communities

Life = Mission Trip, a sermon in New Orleans

Life = Mission Trip Sermon by Rev. Ron Robinson at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 Today I will talk about what a very few people can become and do when t... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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Ideas from UU World

Challenging the surveillance state

IDEAS: First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles is suing the National Security Agency. The church knows from experience how invasive government surveillance can be. [read more]

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Our Inherent Worth

Bomb Threats Are Not Jokes - Published in Sunday Eunice News on September 28, 2014

A plague recently invaded Louisiana. Teenagers have been making bomb threats in our public schools at an alarming rate across the nation.  In the past few weeks, we've had four bomb threats ... [read more]

Our Inherent Worth

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Rev. John Morehouse

Beyond the Gates of Struggle

Struggles whether for a group of people or for us individually, is part of the human condition as the Buddha observed 3000 years ago.   Struggle born of not having enough, struggle born... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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PeaceBang

A Different Fat Narrative

A friend sent me this article by Lisa Respers France, a Senior Producer for CNN, a woman struggling with compulsive overeating and weight issues. I should start by saying that in America, it is ass... [read more]

PeaceBang

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A Jersey Girl In Kentucky

ON PURPOSE

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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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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]

Rev. Thomas Perchlik

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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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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]

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]

ministrare

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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Stiches

Thirty-six years ago, my mother called up her best friend Dorothy Lob, and asked Dorothy if she would come help with some sewing. I was about to head off to college, and my mother wanted to sew nam... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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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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UU News

Will Amending Pennsylvania’s Hate Crime Law Actually Prevent Gay Bashing?

Do hate crime laws prevent gay bashing? Ann Pellegrini, co-author of “You Can Tell Just By Looking” and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People, has a surprising answer. [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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Successful DOMA Challengers Denied Attorneys' Fees Award

In Mc Laughlin v. Hagel, (1st Cir. , Sept. 23, 2014), the U. S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals held that plaintiffs who successfully challenged the constituitonality of Sec. 3 of the Defens... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Yellow shirts for climate action

SPIRIT: More than 1,500 Unitarian Universalists took part in the People's Climate March. I was one of them. [read more]

Spirit from UU World

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Holy ordinary, all in this together, a side of racism, and more

Holy ordinary For the Rev. Elizabeth Curtiss and her wife, living with a progressive illness is like living in the shadow of a volcano. When I wrote fondly last week about my joy at playing house... [read more]

the interdependent web

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UU church added to Virginia Landmarks Register and other UUs in the media

UU church may become national landmark The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Va. , has been named an historic landmark in the Virginia Landmarks Register, and may soon also be named to th... [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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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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