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Polytheism is the Future

From where I stand, the growing devotion to many Gods is the most important trend in today’s Pagan world. Polytheism isn’t a relic of some primitive past. Polytheism is the future.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Z Budapest, Temple of Diana, Claudiney Prieto

As far as I know, this is the first public publication of the response of Dianic High Priestess Ruth Barrett and the Temple of Diana to Z Budapest's recent announcement concerning what transpired duri

2 hours ago

Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

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The Arc of Justice Runs through Ferguson

Many have cast the young protesters in Ferguson, MO, as dangerous and reckless and not living up to the legacy of the civil rights movement. In fact, according to Jeanne Theoharis, they are following

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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New Environments

From the Intern Minister, by Christina Hockman Last week I got a foster dog.  My terrier-mix Enzo (a.k.a. Evil Puppy) has been in need of canine company since my other, elderly dog passed away in May.

4 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Some of his random thoughts

Speaking of stuff that should have been "off the record" but wasn't, here's Mitch McConnell talking to his billionaire pals at the Koch Brothers Donor Summit. MITCH MCCONNELL: "Is this working?" [Yes

5 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Did I say that out loud?

The United Dairyman of Idaho intended their letter to their dear dairy producers to be CONFIDENTIAL but someone kicked over the pail and the Idaho Statesman posted a small, but readable image, along w

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

What's Wrong with this Picture?

The picture is explained by this article by Tobin Grant at Religion News Service, and is based on data from the Pew Research Group. What's wrong with it? Aside from the fact we call ourselves Unitaria

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Our Beautiful Brokenness

This past week I was away helping staff at a youth leadership school.  While we were there, we broke a ceramic chalice that belonged to the congregation hosting us.  I’ll admit to being aggravated tha

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Loved For Who You Are (Site / Info)

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Covenant of the Goddess: A Very Southern Merry Meet 2014

This year, the Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) held its annual business meeting, Grand Council, in the southern city of Atlanta, Georgia. The meeting was sponsored by Dogwood Local Council (DLC), the At

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

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Prayer for the End of White Privilege

Our hearts this evening are heavy.  They are heavy from crying out in grief and pain for yet another unarmed young man is shot and killed by those who are called to protect and serve.  How long shall

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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Michael Brown

On Monday, August 25th, I conducted a memorial service as an act of solidarity with the Brown family in Ferguson, Missouri. Here are the words I shared with my congregation: I speak as a white man who

9 hours ago

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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Becoming an All-Expense Paid Guest of Uncle Sam—Epilogue

Note— I know I promised to wind up this series on my Vietnam era Draft, justice system, and prison experiences with yesterday’s tenth post.   Evidently, I lied.   Actually, I left a few loose ends dan

9 hours ago

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

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Good Morning, Baltimore

Just, well, just ’cause…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Faith Leaders Call on Obama to End Inhumane Immigration Enforcement

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC  20500 August 27, 2014 Dear Mr. President, On July 31, over 100 faith leaders and immigrant rights activists were arreste

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Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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Quote source: Stabilitas Loci – a spiritual geography of our own place, by Trudy Grienauer Photo by Brenda Jackson; Design by Melissa Hathaway Tagged: meaning making, meditation, place, prairies, summ

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The Grove (Site / Info)

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From Cleveland to Chiapas and Back Again

preached at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland, September 23, 2007 My message this morning is that it is possible to build a better world, a world decidedly more fair than the one we live

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)



 Yesterday was a big day for classrooms in the Stowe family. At Clear Spring School, friends and co-workers helped to move the benches and large tools from the old school wood shop to its more central

11 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

UUAWOL Book of the month for September is This Road Will Take Us Closer To The Moon

The book we will be discussing in September, 2014 on UU A Way Of Life is Linda McCullough Moore's book of short stories, This Road Will Take Us Closer To The Moon. It is incisive and delightful.

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Would you have inner peace and unconditional love? Purifications are necessary first.

As we consider the third principle of Unitarian Universalism, "acceptance of another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations" one might eventually be drawn to the role that sacrific

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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August 27 – The Garden: Deep Listening, revisited

This past Sunday, the Religious Exploration program presented for adults was a guided meditation designed to elicit the appearance of an animal companion (Spirit or Power Animal), and envision an atmo

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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