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Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
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The Liberal Pulpit

This Week's Prayer

“It doesn’t have to be the blue iris. It could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones. Just pay attention. Then patch a few words together – and don’t try to make them elaborate. T... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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Thousand Voices

The Great Journey

This morning we begin with an insight from writer Jeremy Dowsett that stems from his experience as a bicyclist. He rides a bike, and that’s taught him something. “Sometimes it’s dangerous for... [read more]

Thousand Voices

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Rev. Cyn

Walking Alongside: Remembering a Friend

My friend the Rev. Laurie Thomas passed away this month. As I've been thinking about her and our times together, one memory that sticks out for a number of reasons is the time we traveled to Bost... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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A Minister’s Musings

We Need to Talk

I was recently part of a particularly long thread on the Facebook page Are UU Awake, a group that is intended to function as "a Racial Justice PAC (Political Action Committee) within the U... [read more]

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thelivelytradition

Can't Have One without the Other

reactionaction The Black Lives Matter Move-ment has brought the question white privilege to the forefront of white America's consciousness. For most, it has been profoundly disturbing, blowing up ... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Comfortability

I admit it.   I was uncomfortable with the Black Lives Matter protest at Bernie Sanders’ rally in Seattle. I thought their point was made at the Netroots rally a few weeks before.   And I t... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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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 Fall Conference with a focus that all Unitarian Universalist congregations and their religious leaders need to wrap their... [read more]

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Why We Are Here

“Why We Are Here” Rev. Thomas Perchlik  Remarks at UU Kickoff for the one year anniversary weekend of the Ferguson Uprising. 2015-08-07 I am the Minister of the First Unitarian Church of S... [read more]

Rev. Thomas Perchlik

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Bytes of Grass

Building relationship

A few weeks ago I received a funny chain mail message in my e-mail.  It was titled, “The Perfect Rabbi. ” The results of a computerized survey indicate the perfect Rabbi preaches exac... [read more]

Bytes of Grass

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Caute

A religious naturalist holding post until Sunday 6th September

It’s that time of year again when I down tools and stop blogging for a month during my summer vacation.  First of all, I would like to thank all of you — whether or not I know you — for ... [read more]

Caute

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RevThom

Interlude: Getting Swole

Click this link to read the previous entry. Click this link to jump ahead to the next post in the series. Before we move along to the next post in the series, here are a few shots of me working out... [read more]

RevThom

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Planting God Communities

What Feeds Us: Miracles in the 74126, Meditation on The Loaves and Fishes, The Parables of the Whole Wheat Rotini, The Stevia and the Strawberries, The Halloween Nachoes and the 80 Year Old Woman, Ser

What Feeds Us Rev. Ron Robinson, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Sunday, July 19 Reading:If we will have the wisdom to survive,to stand like slow growing treeson a ruined place, rene... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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Sunflower Chalice

The Miracle (of U2)

My son and I went to see U2 in concert last night in Boston. I’m sure this is true for many longtime fans and couldn’t have been lost on the band: The Ramones were their miracle, and they were ... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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PeaceBang

If It’s Not About You, It’s Not About You – But It’s Really Not About You (On White Fragility)

When I wrote The Intellectual Condescension of White Liberals in response to white liberal response to the #Black Lives Matter movement, the post generated hundreds of comments (256), many of which... [read more]

PeaceBang

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

On the Eve of General Assembly 2015

I used to be a GA junkie.   For those of you not in the alphabet-soup "know" of Unitarian Universalism, GA stands for General Assembly, the annual gathering of the tribe from all... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

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Rev. John Morehouse

In The Memory of Trees

I had the opportunity to spend some time in the woods that bear John Muir’s name north of San Francisco.   I wondered what would happen if we tugged so hard on growing our nearby cities if... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#69 How To Read the Qur’an?

How to approach the Qur’an? This is a pressing question, given the Qur’an’s powerful influence on decisions and events that …Continue reading → [read more]

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The Reverend Dr.

Despite It All

Just recently, the conductor has once more begun calling my train stop by name. Each time I hear it echo, I feel a touch more relieved, a bit closer to home. When I hand him my green Metro-North Ra... [read more]

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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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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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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

traveling tUUsome

Fall 2015 Route = Heading west!

Our route is locked in.   Didn’t plan on the extra miles for Oregon and Washington this trip but just couldn’t see going all the way to Berkeley and not hitting them!   Taking it easy... [read more]

traveling tUUsome

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to Europe Part 6 – Rivers

I left Christiane and Volcker at the Munich train station on Wednesday October 10 1973 and headed out by train using my rail pass, on my own again, this time headed to Mainz to take a boat up the R... [read more]

Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Journal on childhood and religion

Noted recently on the Religious Education Association blog: an online journal devoted to childhood and religion. The Journal of Childhood and Religion is a peer-reviewed journal providing “an... [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

Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases

In Aziz v. Cruzen, 2015 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 111862 (ND CA, Aug. 21, 2015), a California federal district court permitted inmates to move ahead with their complaint that correctional officer... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Obama’s Efforts to Fight Climate Change: Two Small Steps Forward, One Large Step Backward

By Robert Oswald and Michelle Bamberger Photo credit: Pete Souza In August of 2013, President Barack Obama released his “Climate Action Plan” that was to form a roadmap for transforming our ene... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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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]

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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

Reflect your Faith with the Help of Christian Shirts

It is a real fact that clothes of people always reflect their thinking, belief and personality. Therefore use of Christian shirts is getting immense fame in the United States. More and more people ... [listen to the episode]

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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 tend to... [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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