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What Hungary’s “Cautionary Tale” Can Offer the United States

A new report from UUSC examines how the United States is quickly following Hungary down the path to dismantle asylum.

1 hour ago

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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Black Deaths

It may go without saying Upon seeing my brown face That I will always And emphatically insist that Black Lives Matter. I have heard the arguments And listened patiently to the counterpoint Knowing I a

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Today in the wood shop.

I have been working on Arkansas Governor's Quality Award bases. My hope is to have them ready to assemble before I leave for Indiana on Friday where I'll teach for a week at the Marc Adams School of W

4 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Gluttony

Somewhere on the other side of abundance lives gluttony, a state in which we grab all that we can in a frenzy of desire, out of touch with what we really need, with what would truly make us feel satis

7 hours ago

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15 Random Thoughts From Mystic South

The second Mystic South conference was even better than the first, and not just because the hotel air conditioning stayed on the whole time. Here are my thoughts and observations from a wonderful week

8 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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“Dietland” by Sarai Walker ****

It’s super fun to be totally engaged in a book. I think this book hits a lot about diet culture, rape culture and the male gaze while just being a blast to read. I look forward to more books by Sarai

15 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Pagan Community Notes: BBC petition, Cherry Hill Seminary, Arnold Crowther, and more

As we reported in the past, a U.K.-based petition has been making its way around the internet. Its mission is to urge the BBC to be more considerate of Pagan religious views. Created in January 2018 b

20 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Who do you believe?

U.S. Intelligence agencies or the Russian President? "President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today." “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant.

21 hours ago

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Saving Lives from Suicide

Research suggests that approximately 75 percent of people who attempt suicide do something, or say something to let others know before they act and that for every suicide, there are an average of 25 a

22 hours ago

BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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Odonate

Just before noon, Abby and I took a walk along the recently-opened Bruce Freeman Rail Trail that runs from Chelmsford, Mass., through Acton. The part of the trail we walked, around the Route 2A crossi

22 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Interlopers from a House Wren’s Point of View

Raucous Birds of Summer Their fierce yellow eyes cop a glare at the sky. They puff their bronze-sheened feathers like hair rising on the back of a black dog’s neck, cop a glare at the sky, kick, shake

22 hours ago

Nature's Sacred Journey (Site / Info)

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Damage control

The long twilight approaches Helsinki, after the "Treason Summit," but a different headline with the phrase above caught my eye. The NYT's "Trump brings his own style to a day of damage control in Bri

23 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

91 of 99 Weight Loss Smoothies: Strawberry Glee

Strawberry Glee Recipe 1 Cup Strawberries – frozen 1 Lemon peeled 2 cups Swiss Chard 4 cups Romaine Lettuce 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 scoop protein powder 2 cups almond milk 1 tsp Matcha Green Tea 1 tsp

23 hours ago

A Perfect World (Site / Info)

Know any saints?

Some people say that the function of the church is to produce saints. The function of the church is to help people to become holy. Are there saints among us? Have there been in recent times? Has Unita

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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Gravestone, Salem, Mass.

In Salem, Massachusetts, yesterday, we spent a half an hour wandering around the old burying ground. There are some seventeenth and eighteenth century stones there, and I could have spent a couple of

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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jigs.

Yesterday I was using a jig that I'd made over twenty years ago from flimsy nailed together stock.  It had been quickly made but worked, was kept and served year after year. It broke as it started int

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Save the Date! Bubbly by the Sea on Friday, July 27th at 6:00 p.m.

Kathy Lique and Becky Richardson invite you to drink a toast, eat a bit, and join with friends to celebrate the launch of a partnership between: Promise the Children and The REAL Program When: Friday,

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52 Springs

I feel as if God had, by giving the Sabbath, given fifty-two springs in each year. —Samuel Taylor Coleridge What practice gives you a sense of renewal? The Daily Compass offers words and images to ins

1 day ago

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Our radical teachers

Air Nonken In Nicaragua, women cultivate power and share their wisdom with UU feminists from the United States.

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Memorial

We went up to Swampscott today to see the memorial at the train station for the 1956 Swampscott train wreck. The memorial reads: IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED IN THE SWAMPSCOTT TRAIN WRECK FEBRUARY 28,

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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