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Mass Moral Voting Rights March July 13: This is Our Selma

On Monday, July 13th, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a federal judge will start the trial of our historical lawsuit, NC NAACP v. McCrory. We will put on our evidence to prove that the voter suppres

3 hours ago

Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

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Tue, 19:09: Critial need for LGBTI asylum seeker's SF housing. What's involved? Check it out... http://t.co/fVbnJfFJTX

4 hours ago

Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)

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Nicholas Winton Dies

Nicholas Winton kept a secret for much of his life. It wasn’t until 1988 when his wife found a scrapbook in their attic that she learned the truth about her husband. Pretty much on a whim canceling a

4 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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FUUN Hosting Same Sex Weddings July 12th!

For more than thirty years, Unitarian Universalists have been celebrating, honoring, performing, and recognizing same-sex marriages around the country. It seems only fitting that we cap these three de

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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FUUN Youth Group on Summer Break for July and August

Our Youth Group is on Summer Break for July and August. While our formal meetings are on hold, we strongly encourage youth to attend services for further enrichment and to deepen their relationships w

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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Mysteries of gym locker doors

Two flavors of locker jerks: Door slammers Don’t close the door types At my local Y, about one in three men are one of those two.  At another Boston Y we used to go to, there is a third variety. There

6 hours ago

Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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We know some terrorists

Yet another instance of Idaho politics in the New York Times , just about never good news. Unless you're "conservative"? It seems a "newly formed group" of a hundred or so are planning a door-to-door

6 hours ago

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Evolution: Turns out it is here to stay

It was on this day in 1858 that the two people who first articulated the theory of evolution through natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin delivered papers at the Linnean Society

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Truth and Fiction in Roseanne

I love Roseanne. My mom hates it and wouldn’t let me watch in her house. So while I saw a few episodes here and there when it aired (hey, nobody’s perfect), I didn’t get to really watch the series unt

8 hours ago

Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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A Symbol For Who We Are

Symbols have power.  This is something we all know to be true.  No matter what it is, from symbols of love and peace to those of war and hate.  Symbols have the power to evoke reactions in each of us

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Religious Freedom through Interfaith Cooperation In North Carolina

LINCOLNTON, North Carolina — Prayer at public meetings is often a battleground with members of minority faiths seeking to have their viewpoints represented, while others argue that such religious cere

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

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salt and pepper...

salt and pepper boxes. I'm wrapping up photos and text for chapter 4 which consists of salt and pepper shakers and similarly designed boxes, all made by using a forstner bit to hollow the interior spa

10 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Pursuing the Gods

There’s a decidedly unhelpful idea in the wider Pagan world that all “real” polytheists are called by the Gods. Some are, but others pursue the Gods on their own. Honoring the Gods is always a good th

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Filtered Light

The loveliest paths to walk can be those that are neither in the full hot sun nor in the dark shade of dense cover, but rather in the shimmering sunlight that filters through many leaves. A flash of w

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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You Lick ‘em—The Birthday of the U.S. Adhesive Postage Stamp

The fist U.S. self-adhesive postage stamps. On July 1, 1847 the United States Post Office issued its first official adhesive-backed postage stamps.   This was only 7 years after the world’s first stam

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

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#WhoIsBurningBlackChurches? Cultural erasure in America

The black church has been a nexus of power and hope for centuries. Urban congregations were the basis of the Civil Rights Movement; in 1963 in Birmingham, no matter how violent and chaotic it got, the

15 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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July 1 – The Playground – Win, Lose, or Draw: Losing

I played basketball when I was younger, from about the first grade (when I was young enough to bug my parents until they gave in) to the fifth grade (when my interests changed).  It can (and probably

15 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Big Springs, Neb., to Avoca, Iowa

As you drive along Interstate 80, the people you meet in desert places, like in Winnemuca, tend to be friendly, tolerant of eccentricity, with a live-and-let-live attitude towards the world. The peopl

19 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Camp NaNoWriMo 2015!

Every November I take part in National Novel Writing Month, writing a truly horrendous first draft of a novel. The same group also sponsors a "Camp" writing month in July, a little less structured but

19 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Writing experiments

Black Churches Burning White Supremacy Burning

  “The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are involved in the investigation into the incidents — though the FBI says it’s too soon to tell if

20 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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