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The secret lesson of the vegetarians

I’m a vegetarian, and have been for (what? ) a year or two. Not for health reasons, or ecological ones, but for ethical and religious reasons. More about that later, maybe. And when you read ... [read more]

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Signs of life at UUCF-MIN

[Later. Title fixed. ] One of the oldest Internet communities for Unitarian Universalist Christians is the UUCF-MIN list. But as email has lost some of its cachet, and Facebook and Twitter have tak... [read more]

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Boy in the Bands

A summertime analogy for ministerial formation

Summer is at its peak. It’s hot. And for reasons outside your control, the otherwise-reliable power supply has been cut. No air conditioning, and since you don’t know when it’s go... [read more]

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Boy in the Bands

Evening prayer alterations: Prayer for the President

Twice a day now, I pray for the President of the United States and others “in civil authority” as part of my morning and evening prayer practice. It is not only a hallowed practice, but... [read more]

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Silver Line opens; new way to Dulles Airport

So, my husband and I rode to the eastern terminus of the Washington Metro Silver Line on opening day yesterday. This is the first new subway — really, an elevated line — since 1991, and... [read more]

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R&E Newsweekly: Expulsion of Iraqi Christians

It’s been a hard week in the news. Central American children in the borderlands. The deaths in Gaza. The Malaysian flight downing. Frightening news — let’s hope not all true ... [read more]

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Boy in the Bands

Universalist Register 1912: Cross and Crown!

Another advertisement from the 1912 Universalist Register was for the “Cross and Crown” system of pins and accessories, to award Sunday School participation. You still see these for sal... [read more]

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An unexpected source of Universalist prayers

The Optimist’s Good Morning is a book of prayers and written selections, published by Little, Brown in 1907 but it’s also a Universalist Publishing House title, and so not-surprisingly ... [read more]

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Boy in the Bands

My sympathy

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Universalist Register 1912

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Hurrian Hymn No. 6

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I’ll blame Putin