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Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

How the Unitarians and the Universalists Saved Christmas

HOW THE UNITARIANS SAVED CHRISTMASRev. Kit Ketcham, Dec. 21, 2014 Pacific UU Fellowship PART I,  THE ROOTS OF CHRISTMAS         I hope I don’t sound t... [read more]

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PeaceBang

A Mouse On A Cat On A Dog

[I wrote this as a church newsletter column in 2000. Enjoy. - PB]   A Mouse On A Cat On A Dog After a lunch appointment one day last year in downtown Washington, DC, I walked around a corner a... [read more]

PeaceBang

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The Liberal Pulpit

Our Holiday

Christmas! It’s OUR holiday. What do you mean? Unitarians made this season what it is. Consider: what does Christmas mean? It means the mass of Christ, the celebration of the birth of a Palestini... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Dear Mary: A Letter to the Mother of Jesus

One of the best-known images of this season is that of the Manger. The figures tell the story of a mythic scene from 2000 years ago, and they are perfectly silent. A wall of silence separates THEN ... [read more]

Thousand Voices

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Bytes of Grass

I long to be proven wrong

For the December newsletter article, please see my Dec. 12 entry. This is something I posted in a Facebook comment that captures my understanding of how church giving in the future will play out, a... [read more]

Bytes of Grass

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A Minister’s Musings

On Colorblindness

As the debate goes on about whether it's appropriate to chant "Black lives matter! " or whether that should be changed to say, "All Lives Matter! " I keep hearing pe... [read more]

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Rev. Cyn

Tonight's Statement to the Jackson City Council

Earlier this year, Jackson Together, with the support of the HRC, Jackson Area Civil Rights Awareness Association, PFLAG, and more, asked once again for this City Council to take up the issue of a... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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Ideas from UU World

James Lord Pierpont and the mystery of 'Jingle Bells'

IDEAS: The debate over where the Unitarian wrote the holiday favorite rages on. [read more]

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Caute

"And now, in the leaping of this fish, how wonderfully, laughingly clear everything becomes!" — Exploring Advent with Henry Bugbee (3)

Winslow Homer, "Leaping Trout" (1889)When Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) met Henry Bugbee (1915-1999) in August 1955 Heidegger asked him ,“What occasion prompts philosophical reflecti... [read more]

Caute

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RadicalHapa

The Evils of Weaponizing Campus Security Forces

The forces of fear and ignorance are alive in Portland.  The Portland State University Board has authorized arming security forces with weapons that can kill.  Check out Rebel Metropolis.  As ou... [read more]

RadicalHapa

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thelivelytradition

Why We're Not Waiting for Rosa [by Cindy Landrum]

There are many people who lament that Michael Brown is the particular focus of these rallies and protests.   Most recently, in Time, John Mc Whorter writes, "I mourn Brown as we all do,... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Advent 2014

This is meant to be a season of great joy Watching children’s glee grow brighter With every ornament placed on the evergreen tree And with every strand of light hung on windows Shining like myria... [read more]

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Rev. John Morehouse

We Are The Hands of God

I went into the ministry looking for God. It wasn’t until I started working with a Catholic priest doing work with AIDS patients that I really understood God. I was in my first ministry ... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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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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RevThom

Emerson's Ecstasies: Taking Religious Experience Seriously

This lecture was delivered on 9/11/2014 at The Community Church of Chapel Hill, Unitarian Universalist, as the kick-off for the 2014-2015 Spiritual Education for Adults program. The topic I’ve ch... [read more]

RevThom

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Sunflower Chalice

Building Beloved Community out of the Political Mess, Part 1: Disenfranchisement and Technical Fixes

I wake up this morning to find that the nightmare of election results was no dream.  Conservatives won everywhere, even Massachusetts.  All the while Americans continue to say to the polls and th... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

Peter’s video on “Welcoming Newcomers” with song by Joe Uveges!

One of the highlights of my years of  guest speaking at Unitarian Universalist congregations happened October 5th, 2014! I was leading the service at High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church in C... [read more]

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Planting God Communities

God's Starting Point: Today's Communion Service and Homily at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa

PTS Chapel Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014coming World Communion Day Leader: Rev. Ron Robinson“The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazi... [read more]

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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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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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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Caroling

Jenni suggested the Ferry Building in San Francisco, so that’s where Ray, Tara, and I met her a little after three this afternoon. Both our tenors were ill, but we figured no one would notice... [read more]

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop’s Youth Part 7 – Limping to the Finish Line

Among other presents, my brother Peter and I got the Beatles’ White Album and Simon and Garfunkel’s Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme for Christmas, both on our list that our mom had solicited ... [read more]

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traveling tUUsome

Join my online party!

Reblog to share my newest venture! Join my online party! . via Join my online party! . Simply stated,   I believe that Barefoot Books are the best cultural and earth friendly children’s book... [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

Cert. Petiiton Filed In 6th Circuit ACA Non-Profit Contraceptive Mandate Case

On Dec. 12, a petition for certiorari was filed with the U. S. Supreme Court in Michigan Catholic Conference v. Burwell.  (Docket entry). The full text of the petition is available on Westlaw ... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Heartbroken in America, Blue Christmas, and human connections

Heartbroken in America Jim Foti challenges us to live up the the American ideal—extending to all the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We are a country of mass d... [read more]

the interdependent web

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Justice march draws thousands, and other UUs in the media

D. C. -area UUs join giant ‘Justice for All’ march Washington, D. C. -area Unitarian Universalists joined thousands of people in a ‘Justice for All’ march organized by the... [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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Cuomo’s Fracking Ban Is a Good Start, But There’s More Work to Be Done

On Dec 17th, Governor Cuomo announced that he would ban fracking in New York State because of health concerns. It's a huge victory for activists, say Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald, authors ... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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Nominees for 2015 Elections Available Now

The slate of nominees for the 2015 elections to be held at General Assembly in Portland, OR, is now available. Please take this opportunity to learn more about the positions and the process for run... [read more]

Unitarian Universalist Association: Top Stories

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Featured Podcasts

The Pageless Book

How Purchasing Facebook Likes Is Beneficial?

Are you attempting to get enjoys for your own Facebook page but are not able to take action? Well, it is an issue which a lot of the Facebook page proprietors encounter following the updating of Fb... [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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