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Henry Bergh—The Man Who Was too Kind

Henry Bergh was a softy.   A sentimental fool who could not abide to witness the sufferings of animals and small, helpless creature.   And that made him a damned annoyance, and worse, a meddlesome nui

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

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Spiritual encouragement requires a mind of one's own

In the third principle, Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations and often have difficulty in compreh

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 3

You’ve Got Mail

This mailbox looks as if it’s been waiting for the mail to come for some time, with deliveries, perhaps, few and far between. What have you waited and hoped for the longest? The Daily Compass offers w

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Perspectives: Is interfaith work necessary or a distraction?

Perspectives is a monthly column dedicated towards presenting the wide variety of thought across the Pagan/Polytheist communities’ various Paganisms. The Wild Hunt received responses from four members

3 hours ago

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

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The Good, the Hard and Peeling Potatoes

I am visiting my parents in Minnesota, but not just for fun. My dad had two strokes in the last week. I had to come, even though my mother called me after I booked the flight and emphatically explaine

6 hours ago

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Got A Question?

I'm all about the questions.  I get asked them at work (When is a good time for this event? What's the deal with Buddhism and suffering?)  And in everyday life (Who voices God on The Simpsons? Are the

7 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Social Action Tidbits, August 29, 2014

• Monica Greene Visits Sally Lockhart in Oregon While visiting family in Oregon City, Monica had lunch with Sally Lockhart, who recently moved to Brownsville, OR. Here they are at a nearby UU church.

10 hours ago

uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)

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20 years

Twenty years ago this month, I began working as a Director of Religious Education (DRE) in a Unitarian Universalist congregation. During the recession of the early 1990s, I had been working for a carp

13 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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The Human Spirit

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UUpdates - Recent Site Additions (Site / Info)

Plum Takes on Preschool. Wins.

Dang, baby girl.  You went to preschool this week. FREEGING PRESCHOOL! And you have taken this step with the sauce that only you possess. I can't even. I just can't believe how you conquered this.  Wa

13 hours ago

The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)

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Why Have Black Men Had Such A Hard Time In The UU Ministry?…Broader Questions (#Ferguson)

While this seems to be a moment where UUs are willing to talk about race at more than a superficial level, before looking at the community outside of the congregation it might behoove us to have a con

13 hours ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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new shop

 I have my new wood shop/classroom almost ready to go and will have my first class in the morning. I particularly like my new pegboard tool carts, that allow me to put tools aside when not in use,  an

14 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The New Suffragettes

A quaint term, for sure, Suffragettes, used to describe women seeking the right to vote for females, especially British women who mounted militant protests in the United Kingdom in the early 20th cent

16 hours ago

UUWF Blog (Site / Info)

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Essential Skills for a Modern World

Again I’ve been disappointed while on the internet. I should know better than to expect scientific accuracy and critical thinking skills in the world of social media, where opinions are valued over tr

17 hours ago

Quarks and Quirks (Site / Info)

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Last Day and Last Words

May  5 In the morning we gather for breakfast which has become rather predictable over the days but never boring .  Knowing that today rain was likely, and that this last portion had the steepest asce

17 hours ago

Aside From The Obvious (Site / Info)

Authority and Taqwacores: Boxes Too Small 2

Michael Muhammad Knight (Wikimedia Commons) We need the authority of individual conscience, and we also need religious teachers as guides and companions on the spiritual path to help us see our own de

19 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Boxes Too Small

Eve Was Framed, the Serpent Was Right!

On August 13, 1971, the cover of LIFE Magazine featured an image of two women standing side-by-side. On the right, an classical painted image of a tall naked woman stands head-and-shoulders above a mo

19 hours ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Growing the Beloved Community, Twelve Months a Year

For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard Not long after I’d moved to Connecticut in early 2001, I learned that there was a Unitarian Universalist congregation just up the road from me.  

19 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Summer camp for Pagan youth?

“Time and again, parents and community leaders have recounted to me how the American conception of camp offers an opportunity for a cultural, religious and, in some cases, linguistic immersion with ot

19 hours ago

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

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Emmett Till—The Lasting Lynching

Emmett and his mother Mamie Christmas , 1955.  Good times. It may have been pure coincidence.   Probably was.   And I don’t remember his name being mentioned through the long program that afternoon th

20 hours ago

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

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