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Dear Ben Affleck, My Ancestors Were Slaveowners, Too

Ben, America won’t change until enough white people change. You have the unique benefit of using your celebrity to make a difference. All people of European descent can use our power and privilege, to

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

History activism Biography and Memoir Inheriting the Trade Race and Ethnicity in America Tom DeWolf

On neoliberalism, "hate speech" suppression, Charlie Hebdo, Garry Trudeau

I love/hate Twitter; it's a fine place for me to draft my thoughts, which really annoys people sometimes, and I'm sorry for that. Today, Steve Brust tweeted a link to Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trude

1 hour ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

censorship / free speech

How to Do Just About Anything

“How to write: Butt in chair. Start each day anywhere. Let yourself do it badly. Just take one passage at a time. Get butt back in chair.” — Anne Lamott My first job out of law school was at a large l

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Zombie campaigns

The gift of being on the e-list of "Romney for President Inc." keeps on giving, paid for by the NRSC, to "strengthen our Republican Senate," and I'm sure they would really like it if I sent some money

1 hour ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Pagan Community Notes: Dragon Ritual Drummers, Pagan Freedom Day Movement, Rev. Patrick McCollum and more

It was announced this week that Dragon Ritual Drummer founder and elder Flint has lost is battle with cancer.  Flint was diagnosed July 2014. The doctor’s gave him only two months to live, but he foug

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The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

Paganism South Africa Rev. Patrick McCollum Auburn University Bringing Race to the Table Damon Leff Derry Diagram Prize Diana Rajchel Divorcing a Real Witch Dr. Katharyn Privett-Duren Dragon Ritual Drummers Flint Mja Principe Obergefell v. Hodges Pagan Freedom Day Movement Pagan Musings Podcast Pagans for Marriage Equality Patrick Carberry

Why Does Job Suffer?

The Book of Job. When you think of Job, your first thought is probably about a man subjected to a test to see if his faith stands up. Job has been a blameless and upright man. The Satan suggests that

3 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Job and Transcendence

Set Good Boundaries to Create Covenant

“Good fences make good neighbors” – Now as Then My best friend from college taught me a phrase I’d never considered using before and hold dear to this day. That phrase is “that’s not ok.” See, until I

3 hours ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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Planting Seeds

This is a sponsored post. I received compensation from Hallmark in exchange for putting my heart to paper for Mother's Day.  Although this post is sponsored, all words are surely my own as Hallmark do

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The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)

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getting serious about math...

The following is from Number Sense and Nonsense, Understanding the Challenges of Learning Math by Nancy Krasa and Sara Shunkwiler Although the ingredients of age-appropriate informal math education ar

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

THREE APPLES FELL FROM HEAVEN A Meditation on the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide

Three Apples Fell From Heaven A meditation on the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide by Janice Dzovinar Okoomian Delivered at the First Unitarian Church of Providence April 26, 2015 Paree Louees: Good

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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A Pagan Perspective on Grace

Does the idea of Grace belong in Pagan religions? I certainly think so!

7 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

Paganism Uncategorized Unitarian Universalism Pagan CUUPS Molly Khan

Butterfly Garden

Some view society as a manicured lawn. They treat unconventional people as weeds to be mowed down or poisoned. A more eco-friendly design is to see everyone as wildflowers and let them bloom. Then our

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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April 27–The Grove: A Refuge

Thirty five years ago on March 24,1980, then Archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero, was killed by the bullet of an assassin while celebrating mass at the altar of a chapel.  His death riveted awake

8 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

The Grove UU 7th Principle

Monday Meditation: Each of Us Is a Minister

Each of us is a minister. Each of us has a message that can only be shared by one person. Your voice matters in Unitarian Universalism, because a central point of our theology is that there is one tap

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I am UU (Site / Info)

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National Poetry Month— Nikki Giovanni, Ever Evolving

Young Nikki Giovaniti Nikki Giovanni was born in 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee in a close knit family.   She was inspired by her grandmother, a natural story teller, to explore the use of words.   Afte

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

SNCC National Poetry Month Black Judgement Black Power Caldecott Medal Fisk University Nikki Giovanni Rosa Virginia Tech

What do we mean when we say ‘religious experience’?

IDEAS: The answer depends on whom you ask, of course.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Cambridge church will host shelter for homeless youth

NEWS: First Parish partnership with Y2Y Harvard Square will shelter 20 young adults.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Never the Bridesmaid...

Greetings from Austin, Texas, where I'm preparing to celebrate the installation of the Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford at Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church. In our denomination, this is the ritual

13 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Mechaically Moral Univese?

I signed up with Disaster Chaplaincy Services this month, so when I finish their training, I’ll be on call to be part of the spiritual care response in the New York area whenever there’s a disaster. F

14 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Job and Transcendence

Pacific Central District Assembly – worship notes

Opening worship: Bless this Morning Bless this day Bless this good company Of faithful seeking hearts We have come to worship To learn and grow To find our way in a changing world From small fellowshi

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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