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Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
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The Liberal Pulpit

Joy and Happiness, Evolution, Money

Joy, part 1 I do believe there’s a difference between happiness and joy. A British website called psychologies explains it this way:“Joy is more consistent and is cultivated internally. It come... [read more]

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Caute

A Time for Prayer: A piece written for the Brahmo Samaj, India following the 2005 7/7 London bombings and offered again, today, after the suicide attack in Manchester

My Brahmo Samaj Manual of Devotions & Rituals & Brahmo Dharma Naturally, the dreadful suicide bombing in Manchester this week brought back memories of the last suicide attacks here in the U... [read more]

Caute

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#74 After the “Death of God,” new gods?

Many in the West associate the “Death of God” with the 19th Century philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. Some are also aware of the 1960s death-of-God movement (more accurately called the wish-God... [read more]

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A Minister’s Musings

But I'm not a ...

Yesterday I promised that I would return to one of the most frequent responses people who identify as white have to the use of the term "White Supremacy" as the way to describe the do... [read more]

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

UU Chalice with Hands Image for Word Art

Originally posted on Alice the Chalice: The following image was originally designed for a New England Leadership School t-shirt.   Featuring the hands of the Rev. Amy Freedman and Peter Bowden, th... [read more]

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thelivelytradition

The election of the UUA President -- The Big Picture

Alison Miller, Jeanne Pupke, Susan Frederick Gray I have been observing the UUA Presidential Election since it began. Sue Phillips In the beginning, I committed early to the candidacy of Sue Philli... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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Calling Ministers - Examining and interviewing for UU ministry

Hope and Hopium, or Where are the Princess Bride & Westley When We Need Them? Part IIIf you haven't read Part I, please do so before you continue. As Paul Harvey used to say, and now for ... [read more]

Calling Ministers - Examining and interviewing for UU ministry

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RevThom

Poetry Sunday 2017 - Links to all the poems I mentioned

On Sunday, May 14, 2017 I preached a sermon called, "Poetry is Resistance. " Here are all the poems I read from or mentioned during the service:For the Call to Worship I read a gently... [read more]

RevThom

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Warning

Years ago the Motivators posters were all the rage.  You can still see them on office walls today. They have beautiful, high-resolution photos of something like a group of people rowing a boat ... [read more]

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

The Backside of Beltane

THE BACKSIDE OF BELTANERev. Kit Ketcham, with Monica Van Steenberg May 14, 2017, PUUF            Thanks, Monica, for your help with this servi... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Celebrating the Women in Our Lives

Last week was huge for me in celebrating some of the women in my life. My twenty-five-year-old daughter Sophia was married to the man she loves. It was a beautiful moment for me and for her mother ... [read more]

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Does Saying I live in a White Supremacy Culture make me a White Supremacist?

The short answer is no. But let’s put this into a much larger historical context. In 1452, Pope Nicholas V authorized King Alfonso V of Portugal to place Muslims and pagans into “perpet... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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ministrare

乱交パーティー 岡山 不倫サイト ヤレる出会い系

出会い系サイトを悪用した使い方にも、さらに細かく分類することができますが、その中でも子供への卑劣な行いは、より一層目を光らせている... [read more]

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Celestial Lands

Character and Grace

(Sermon given at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, Maryland, on March 19th, 2017) As a minister serving a Unitarian Universalist congregation, you can’t just buy a car. A few years ago, be... [read more]

Celestial Lands

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Sunflower Chalice

Our Hearts are Broken, Our Mission is Not:  Statement on the Arrest of Ron Robinson from the Unitarian Universalist Missional Cohort

Some years ago a handful of Unitarian Universalists began preaching the good news of a missional approach to church.  We called ourselves the Red Pill Brethren and  our unofficial symbolic leader... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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Bytes of Grass

Tell me all your thoughts on God

The one-hit wonder band Dishwalla’s song “Counting Blue Cars” might be an anthem for all who wonder about the big question of “God? ”: Tell me all your thoughts on God... [read more]

Bytes of Grass

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RadicalHapa

Feminist Journey

I am who I am in part due to male privilege, unearned benefits and opportunities that I’ve had more access to than women and transgender persons. Every day as part of my religious life, I ref... [read more]

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Rev. John Morehouse

Be Who You Are

Many of us have had what is called a sophomoric crisis, me included. What is a sophomoric crisis you ask? As the Latin hints at it is when we think we know more than we do and begin to question ou... [read more]

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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]

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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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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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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Obscure Unitarians: Emily Sophia Elliot Pardee Karns Dixon

Emily Elliott was born March 3, 1853 in Kane County, Ill. , daughter of Wilson and Maria J. Elliot, both born in New Hampshire. Her family left Illinois and moved to a farm in California’s Centra... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to Europe Part 39 – Max

It was still Wednesday December 5th as I stood on the stern of the ferry crossing the North Sea, and watched the Dutch coast disappear over the horizon. The stormy sea was now the only thing to see... [read more]

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traveling tUUsome

The Prairie State

After a long journey getting 2017 rolling (and traveling to New York in March only to miss services to care for Austin during his unfortunate flu-ridden weekend), I was able to take a quick mid-wee... [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

4th Circuit En Banc Upholds Preliminary Injunction Against Trump's Second Travel Ban Executive Order

Today the U. S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals sitting en banc upheld (with a minor exception) the nationwide preliminary injunction entered by a Maryland federal district court barring enforcem... [read more]

Religion Clause

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A DREAMer in Need: What Being Undocumented Means

Beacon Press author Eileen Truax illuminates the stories of the men and women fighting for their right to live here legally. Continue reading A DREAMer in Need: What Being Undocumented Means. [read more]

Unitarian Universalist Association: Top Stories

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Doomsday Vault or Genetic Diversity?: Saving Seeds to Save Humanity

By Claire Hope Cummings The flooding of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault comes as a warning. Although the seeds are safe for now, this close call should caution us not to assume we can control and pr... [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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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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