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The Malcolm X Code of Behavior

“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.” – Malcolm X “Obey the law” does not mean submit to authority. Martin Luther

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Malcolm X / Malik El-Shabazz

STLT#266, Now the Green Blade Riseth

Live from New Orleans – it’s Hymn by Hymn with Friends! Today’s guest is the sweet Rev. Marcia Stanard.  We had such a great conversation, wherein we challenged ourselves to lean into the particularit

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

We support women!! (Actually, everyone)

What’s possible in the near future? Will politicians recognize that everyone deserves quality healthcare or will they legislate that only some do? Keeping clinics open is a major struggle but achievab

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UUFP Changing the World (Site / Info)

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Pride and Criminalized Queers

By Kay Whitlock Here’s a thought I keep coming back to during this tradition month of Pride celebrations (and protests by some LGBTQ folks against the growing corporate influence and welcoming of stro

5 hours ago

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

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Column: Sweat, Tears or the Sea

Welcome to the other side of the solstice: light is waning but abundant, still at its strongest and letting us stare deep and long into the world and into ourselves. This solstice is the triumph of li

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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The GI Bill—The Steroids that Bulked Up the White Middle Class

President Franklin Roosevelt passes a pen used in signing the GI Bill in 1944 On June 22, 1944 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the G.I

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

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June 23, 2017

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RestorativeConversations (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web: You got to love it, being made a people, love beyond beliefs

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

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

The wind comforts us as fondly as our mother's arms / The sunlight is like our best friend's recognizing laughter

As regular readers of this blog will know I've recently begun to read Jerome A. Stone's splendid new book "Sacred Nature: The Environmental Potential of Religious Naturalism." In the first chapter he

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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I’m at the annual meeting and conference of Unitarian Universalists, General Assembly: this year, in New Orleans. Instead of bringing knitting to occupy my hands through the many meetings and workshop

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Cranberry Blueberry Sunrise

Cranberry Blueberry Sunrise Recipe1 Cup Cranberries1/3 Cup Blueberries1 Lemon - peeled3 cups romaine lettuce1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 scoop whey protein powder1 teaspoon matcha green tea1 cup almond milk

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A Perfect World (Site / Info)

the problems educational policy makers do not want to fix.

The problem is cheaping out. The wealthy will pay huge amounts to send their own children to schools where the student-teacher ratio is more favorable, and their children can associate with their own

14 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Summer Haiku

Allison Ehrman writes about how the Japanese can evoke a whole sense of season with just a keyword or two. A practice that makes the art of haiku possible.

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Social media connects people around the world, making possible relationships that could otherwise never have existed. It also creates the temptation to view our experiences through the lens of what we

15 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Zen and the Boundless Way: Reflecting on the Blue Cliff Record, Case 61

Fengxue said, “If you raise a speck of dust, the nation flourishes. If you don’t raise a speck of dust, the nation perishes.” (Xuedou held up his staff and asked: “Do any of you, at the bottom, live a

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Pounding flowers

One of the best projects we did in Nature Camp last week was “Pounding Flowers,” a project from the book A Little Bit of Dirt: 55+ Science and Art Activities To Reconnect Children with Nature by Asia

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Hoping for Magic

I have been watching the NBA draft and previews since I got out of work.  Very curious to see how the Lakers change.  If the process finally works for Philadelphia. And how Jimmy Butler turns the Minn

21 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Nevertheless, She Persisted: A PeaceBang Love Letter To Miss Bette Midler As Dolly Levi

I saw Bette Midler play Dolly Gallagher Levi, the legendary leading role in Jerry Herman’s musical “Hello, Dolly!” on Wednesday night, June 14th. It was the twentieth anniversary of my ordination and

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PeaceBang (Site / Info)

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Denying "standing": how identitarians marginalize the marginalized who disagree with them (focusing on 4th St. Fantasy)

At Followup On Fourth Street, Hopping689 told Steven Brust, Your opening address was in no way aggressive and I heartily approved of it. Speaking as a disabled woman.  If a writer has nothing to say a

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Her Eyes Weren’t Watching God: The Empathetic Secular Vision of Octavia Butler

By Christian Coleman Reveling in science fiction/fantasy for an openness she saw lacking in other genres, Octavia E. Butler gave us gene-trading extraterrestrials, psionically powered mutants, a genet

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

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