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Midst the Great Railway Strike of 1877 a Commune Rises in St. Louis

  Unlike much of the country during the Great Railway Strike of 1877, under a declared Commune and strike committee, closing the rail yards and warehouses was orderly and spread into the first General

4 hours ago

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

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After the Fire

In 1988 hundreds of thousands of acres of Yellowstone National Park were burned in massive wildfires. The devastation was immense, but the lodgepole pines that make up most of the park’s forest depend

4 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Erie, Penna., to Hudson, Ohio

Front page headline on this morning’s Cleveland Plain Dealer: TRUMP TIME NOMINEE VOWS, ‘I WILL WIN FOR YOU’ Speech caps mixed week for GOP, but Cleveland gets high marks I have an uncle who lives in H

12 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Road trips

Roseland Apizza vs. Chili’s

We probably eat out too much. I like to eat and actually like to cook and need to try new things. On Tuesday night we went to Chili’s. I actually wanted ice cream for dinner at an ice cream stand whic

12 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


A moment with St. Margaret of Antioch

I know today is the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, equal-to-the-apostles, but you’ll forgive me if Iook back two days to St. Margaret of Antioch, a fourth century virgin-martyr who is reputed to have be

15 hours ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)


A Path to Simplicity

The Gift to be Simple, part 3 The Greeks had a concept of paideia . They meant that life at its best was a continuous self-transformation of our person; that this lifelong project of transformation wa

16 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Gift to be Simple


Shall we tremble and shake Hide in our homes Afraid of the streets No neighbors around Just a posse of hate As a madman demands we Cast our ballots in fear   I want to be brave As the flowers that blo

18 hours ago

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

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Media roundup: Getting out and getting organized to end systemic racism

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

18 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Youth Pilgrimage to our Partner Church in Transylvania

From July 4—16, 2016, eight youth and 4 adults visited Transylvania (which is in Romania) to foster deeper understandings of our shared historical Unitarian roots as well as to enhance mutual understa

18 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Four years later

Facebook pops up with these "memories" of things I posted "on this day," however many years ago. Today, it popped up a memory from this blog; really, one of the last public blog posts I made since ent

19 hours ago

Seeking Divinity (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web: Law and order

A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.

19 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Culture And Community: Challenging the Narrative (Part 1)

Every community has common stories, images, histories, and practices that help to shape and define a narrative. This very narrative can serve as a thread of culture and togetherness among the communit

20 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Who is Willing to Destroy a Piece of Their Own Heart?

At my Community Office Hours last Wednesday, a small group of us had gathered and had been sharing in coffee and conversation for about an hour – we’d been talking about tools of comfort and meaning f

20 hours ago

Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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Promise the Children UU 2016:Income Inequality

 Promise the Children UU’s goal for 2016 is to get our advocates (you!) to ask the presidential candidates about important issues that affect pre-K children. This is your chance to bring awareness to

21 hours ago

Blog – Promise the Children (Site / Info)

Action Alerts

I Am Your Voice. I Alone Can Fix This. Someone is Running for Dictator

I understand Mr Trump’s acceptance speech was well received, at least according to the over night polls. I had a different experience. The text of Mr Trump’s speech is resplendent with references to h

21 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Throwback Friday

Remember when... the right wing demonized Barack Obama for how self-centered he is? The non-profit Media Research Center, fulfulling its mission "to create a media culture in America where truth and l

21 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

It Won't Be Trump (Except it Might Be)

After watching the orange man give his "acceptance speech", I am now officially scared. Of course not scared of the things he obviously wants all American's to be scared of: Immigrants (i.e. brown peo

22 hours ago

Infinite Dominoes (Site / Info)

The Drone Eats With Me: A Celebration of Life in a Time of Death

A Q&A with Atef Abu Saif I have to say that I did not write a diary to publish. I had a habit of writing sort of personal narratives now and then, to use in writing my fiction and to keep for future

22 hours ago

Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

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Down the Trump escalator

Even sound bites were too much for us; it was too awful. Watching the replay of the individual time trial in the Tour de France was much more appealing to me. I suppose there must be some people talki

22 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

End of Summer (feminist) Reads

In our neck of the American woods (as a famous network meteorologist is want to say), it has been the hottest summer in at least 20 years, and dry to boot. The only consolation is that (1) my husband

23 hours ago

Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)