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Any Interest In A #BlackLivesMatter Shadow GA?

Hello all. Since GA programming too often can’t address pressing issues (for any number of reasons) AND since GA is going to a city that has a history of bad policing practice [is Portland still under

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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An article every writer and would-be writer in the US should read

“Sponsored” by my husband: Why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from - Salon.com All she says applies to the fantasy and science fiction genre. I can't remember whe

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Our Religious Literacy Goals

At OUUC we have three major goals for our religious education program: 1.  UU Identity (includes history, heritage, and involvement in larger denomination outside our congregation) 2.  Religious Liter

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Nuts and Bolts of Religious Education

Abundance Scooped from Abundance: Reflections on Myanmar

homily delivered today at First Parish Church of Groton There is a line from an Anne Sexton poem. I have used it here and nearly everywhere I have been given the chance: Abundance scooped from abundan

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irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

Interfaith Buddhism Generosity hospitality Travelogue Myanmar Burma abundance Changmyay Meditation Center Myanmar Institute of Theology Nyana Ramsi Pwo Kayin Theological School

Life Is Complicated – A Rant

Pretending the world is simple when it’s not just makes you vulnerable to those who would exploit you for their own purposes.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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examining authority.

Examining Authority A sermon by the Rev. Dawn Cooley Delivered at First Unitarian Church on January 25, 2015 There are many perspectives from which we might examine authority. Our moment for all ages

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Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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Church 101: Giving Money (Part 2 of 2)

People new to congregational life are often anxious about pledging. After all, this is a financial commitment you didn’t used to have. Here’s what I hear most often: How much should I pledge? Pledging

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Ministry in Steel Toe Shoes | Ministry in Steel Toe Shoes (Site / Info)

Ministry teaching Church 101 Practical Arts Pledging

Dosho Port Receives Inka Shomei

I am honored to be able to announce that on the evening of January 23rd, 2015, in the ancient and ever renewed ceremony of Inka Shomei I passed on the Dharma as I received it from John Tarrant, who hi

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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THE GREAT WAY OF LIBERAL RELIGION A Meditation on Francis David, George Biandrata, and King John Sigismund

THE GREAT WAY OF LIBERAL RELIGION A Meditation on Francis David, George Biandrata, & King John Sigismund James Ishmael Ford First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island Text In this world there hav

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Sermon: The Longest Road

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on Sunday, January 25th, 2015. “The course of a life is measured in moments. How does yearning bring us back to our purp

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RevWho (Site / Info)

Death UU sermon grief illness mindfulness exercise dying loss endurance depression yearning fitbit openness reverence weight loss

This Morning Again It Was in the Dusty Pines — to divinize nature and naturalize the divine

Dusty pines in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden PROLOGUE The opening paragraph Emerson’s essay “Nature”: Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

unitarian universalist Address Mary Oliver Edward F. Mooney Ralph Waldo Emerson Deus sive Natura God or Nature

What is compassion?

I’ll be joining 1000 Voices for Compassion, which currently stands at the mathematically-pleasing number of 1024 bloggers who will write about compassion on February 20. What do you think compassion i

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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American Witch Prepares for Pilgramage to the Homeland of the Orisha

For many people, Nigeria is a country only known through stories and news reports. Most recently, the country has taken center stage as Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group, continues its violent cam

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

Paganism Nigeria Africa Chantell Herndon Chika Oduah Ifa Lou Florez Orisha Yoruba

bloomery...

This week at the Eureka Spring School of the Arts, the Blackmsiths of Arkansas built a bloomery for making their own iron from ore. It is a rather small device made from clay and the lengthy process s

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Deism and Prayer

Deists have varying thoughts on prayer. Some believe that Deity does not interfere in human affairs and thus prayer is a waste of time. Others like myself believe that prayer connects to the Higher Se

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My Buddhagan Chronicles (Site / Info)

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No Gold

There is no pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. OK, or any rainbow. What you get is the rainbow itself, all the colors of light on brilliant display. What recent experience have you cherished just

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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UU Adult RE: Spirit in Practice #3

What have your experiences been with meditation and prayer? What forms have you tried? What forms of meditation and prayer have been personally meaningful for you? How have your prayer and/or meditati

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My Buddhagan Chronicles (Site / Info)

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Is it 2016 yet?

And then Bobby Jindal dropped by the American Family Association rally on the way to the White House, waving away criticism, saying "the left likes to try to divide and attack Christians." (Even all t

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Another source of “red hymnal” liturgical resources

The Services of Religion associated with the red Hymns of the Spirit drew from many sources. One was Devotional Services for Public Worship (1903), an example of English Congregationalist liturgy; it

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Worship hymns

The privilege amplifier

One of the statistics in tonight's Newshour piece about how past crimes may drive job seekers into poverty sounded familiar. Rebecca Vallas, Center for American Progress: "The fact is that between 70

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)