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Column: A Robot and a Replicant Walk into a Bat Mitzvah…

I recently stumbled upon three unrelated articles examining new ways of combining technology and religion. The first reports on a robot Buddhist monk, the second asks if apps believe in God, and the t

1 hour ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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(6-25) 3 weeks out near Alma, Wis.

My kind of low = clear & sunny w/ a west wind Tues. A.M. So nice to have it behind. Flew to Hastings, the hill before was a grand view & elated coast to town. Look ma no hands. Over & east of the Miss

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Media roundup: Votes, speakers at UUA General Assembly make the news

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

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Box making at MASW

We concluded our 5 day class at MASW with a small exhibit of work a shown along with my students who made all these boxes with their own hands, new skills and design inclinations. Today I start a two

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Breaking New Ground Over a Long Haul—Olympia Brown

Young Olympia Brown. Note— The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) gathers this week in Columbus Ohio for its Annual General Assembly.   The theme this year celebrates crossing borders of religio

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

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Combinations

Whether with paint colors or food ingredients or with friends at a party, you never quite know what you are going to get when you put disparate things together. How do you like to experiment with surp

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Snail

              There are times I want To pull tight into myself Like a small garden snail Knowing the ground before me Is covered in salt Which will suck me dry If I am not careful   The gardener watch

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

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Dominion vs. Magic

I have to say I had more fun tonight playing my new gift Dominion: Empires with my wife tonight than Friday Night Magic last week. Dominion starts even. Everyone had 7 one money cards (coppers) and ev

15 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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GA: Friday, June 24, 2016

(Phyllis is shown to the left at the registration table.) Today started off with UUA President Peter Morales discussing research on growing a congregation that shows growth is based more on being a be

16 hours ago

uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)

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Reflections on Religious Democracy

I am currently attending my sixth consecutive General Assembly (GA) of the Unitarian Universalist Association of congregations (UUA).  Unitarian Universalism is a "covenantal" religion. There is no ag

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Infinite Dominoes (Site / Info)

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TAPROOTS FOR A NEW UNIVERSALISM Zen Buddhism & Unitarian Universalism, Encounter, Conflict, New Visions

TAPROOTS FOR A NEW UNIVERSALISM Zen Buddhism & Unitarian Universalism, Encounter, Conflict, New Visions James Ishmael Ford 24 June 2016 Delivered as the Conrad Wright Annual Lecture Unitarian Universa

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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The truth is out there. Way out there

The semi-major axis of our solar system's outer known planet (Neptune) is just over 30 astronomical units (AU), 4.5 billion km. That is of course 30 times earth's orbital radius of 1 AU. So about yay

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Trumpsubstantiation

Jonathan Chait is pleased that the New York Times has finally stopped repeating the Trump Steaks lie, and that, well, he's got a reason to exercise his "minor fixation" with the March incident in whic

21 hours ago

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Interdependent Web: Thirsty for justice

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

21 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Why This Jewish Woman Says InshAllah

By Susan Katz Miller Photo credit: Susan Katz Miller This essay appeared originally on Interfaith Ramadan. I happen to be a Jewish woman who says inshAllah. And, Alhamdulillah. Quite a lot. So earlier

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

Religion American Society Being Both Susan Katz Miller

Mass Death at a Gay Bar—The Forgotten Atrocity

Stunned community members tended victims of the UsStairs Lounge arson fire. Forty-three years ago on July 24, 1974, long before an enraged guy with a couple of high-powered semi-automatic weapons loos

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

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A World of His Own

  In the world he has built for himself, the presumptive Republican Nominee for President of the United States has never had to think about or navigate his own racial identity. Growing up in privilege

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Rev. William Barber brings crowd to its feet at racial justice rally

Public witness event features interfaith leaders, young adults

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Great England

Interesting times after the United Kingdom's vote yesterday, leaving us to sort out who's in what anymore. The odds-makers were favoring the status quo, the markets were ebullient ahead of what was as

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Summer Solstice reflection

This post is developed from a spoken reflection from notes that I offered to my CPE colleagues in prayer time on Wednesday, in observance of the solstice, which occurred Tuesday. Breathe in… Breathe o

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The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

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