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Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
Promoting Spiritual Liberalism

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The Liberal Pulpit

It Must Be Said

Black lives matter. It must be said. Look, there’s lead in the water in Flint, Michigan. Various people, including at least one of the leading candidates for President of the US, have observed th... [read more]

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thelivelytradition

The Fruits of Rightwing Demonization

For 24 years now, the right wing in this country has been depending on gender and racial demonization as a way to emotionally bind the public to their program, even though their  program ... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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A Minister’s Musings

We Are a People of Desire

This is the sermon I delievered on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church - Unitarian Universalist.  As always, you can listen to the podcast. This morning I want to... [read more]

A Minister’s Musings

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Rev. John Morehouse

The Roots of Love

“Roots hold me close”, wrote Carolyn Mc Dade, in her prayer, now made a hymn “Spirit of Life”. Hold me within the love of my people, and hold in my place in the cosmos. We may not fully un... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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Caute

"Firm ground is not available ground"— everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man or woman who built their house on sand.

The sand dunes at Wells-next-the-Sea Readings: Matthew 7:24–27  “Hearers and Doers”Jesus said: Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man w... [read more]

Caute

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Thousand Voices

Salvation?

Five hundred years ago, it was Faustus Socinus, a Polish theologian widely considered to be the architect of modern liberal religion, who said that yes, Jesus saves, but not by virtue of his death.... [read more]

Thousand Voices

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Bytes of Grass

Keep UCE?

Many of you have asked why I haven’t shared my opinion, which you suspect may be a strong one, about the proposed church name change. In a word, curiosity. Despite my own feelings, I have wan... [read more]

Bytes of Grass

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Chaos and Grace

WINTER REFLECTIONS:  CHAOS AND GRACERev. Kit Ketcham, PUUF, Jan. 10, 2016            Seth Tichenor’s message last Sunday really rocked ... [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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PeaceBang

PeaceBang Reviews “In The Heart Of The Sea: The Musical!”

  (What is that thing, Jay? ) Okay, it wasn’t a musical. It was a film by Ron Howard, starring Chris Hemsworth as the steely-eyed first mate of the whaling ship Essex that left Nantucket... [read more]

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Sunflower Chalice

Aunt Gloria and the Best Christmas Gift Ever

My favorite part of Christmas when I was growing up was when my large extended Portuguese family would gather in Fairhaven with grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, and great aunts and great un... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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Planting God Communities

Christmas 2015 in the 74126: "They Made Known To Others What They Had Seen"

Christmas 2015 Common Meal and Candlelight Worship: Lessons and Carols and Communion The Welcome Table: A Free Universalist Christian Missional Community We eat our meal together, and worship tog... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Anti-Racist vs Non-Racist

I came across the following article today:  “I don’t trust white people, even the liberals, and science backs me up. ”   It is a good article that exposes the difficulty white ... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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RevThom

My Top 10 Albums of 2015

Each December I look forward to the AV Club’s list of the best albums of the year. In previous years, those lists have turned me on to some great bands like Japandroids, Dirty Projectors, and Clo... [read more]

RevThom

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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]

The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

World War III

In response to the violence in France. We should condemn as evil the attacks upon Paris and call all in metro Saint Louis to respond in ways that affirm the greater power of compassion, and peacema... [read more]

Rev. Thomas Perchlik

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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]

Just Wondering

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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]

The Reverend Dr.

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

Join us for RE Without Walls: Technology, Theme-Based Ministry, and Full Week Faith!

October 22-25, 2015 * Morristown, NJ Behold the awesome!   It is the LREDA … [read more]

UU PLANET Ministry and Media

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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

Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to Europe Part 17 – Rue Titon

Part 17 – Rue Titon On Thursday November 8 1973 Steve and I left the hotel where Walter had put us up for the night after picking us up hitchhiking just outside Hendaye in southwestern France... [read more]

Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

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traveling tUUsome

Maps, beaches and a bucket list

As we continue to work our way to even more UU communities, I can’t help but take joy in the loving and accepting people our faith attracts!   Our growth from your shared knowledge is immens... [read more]

traveling tUUsome

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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]

Sexuality and Religion: What’s the Connection?

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DiscoverUU.com

Trying to work with an open heart chakra

Sometimes when I’m on my way to work a song or news event will open me up. I’ll start feeling things. I’ll feel connected to the universe and ready to interact with it in a whole ... [read more]

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What's Your Real Religion?

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UU News

Rediscovering Our Black Forerunners: A Black History Month Reading List

Black History Month is as much about rediscovery as it is about celebration and commemoration. At Beacon Press, the books we publish that cover black history reintroduce us to long-forgotten or hid... [read more]

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New York Regulations Aim To End Conversion Therapy

On Feb. 6, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a series of executive actions to prevent the practice of LGBT conversion therapy in the state:The New York State Department of Financial Ser... [read more]

Religion Clause

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UUs in the Media now at new address

New posts to UUs in the Media now appear as part of the main UU World website, at uuworld. org/hashtag/mediaroundup. Archived posts are still available here. [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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Interdependent Web now at new address.

New posts to the Interdependent Web now appear as part of the main UU World website, at uuworld. org/hashtag/blogroundup. Archived posts are still available here. [read more]

the interdependent web

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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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Featured Podcasts

The Pageless Book

Hire Reputation Management Expert to Achieve Positive Standing Position

Corporate customers and companies are recommended to get links with the specialized reputation management expert in order to fetch benefits. As a matter of fact, we offer the best ORM services onli... [listen to the episode]

The Pageless Book

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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]

Bull Run Unitarian Universalists

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