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The Gender Games @theBFUU 2/01/15

How many of you have seen or read, “The Hunger Games”? Quite a few of you have, I see. I haven’t read the book yet, and probably won’t go to see any of the movies. I get a large enough dose of violenc

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

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talking about death.

Death: We All Do It A sermon by the Rev. Dawn Cooley Delivered at First Unitarian Church on February 1, 2015 Moment for All Ages Sermon Isn’t it beautiful how the children took the dead bird into the

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The Deeper Cultural Resonance of That Seattle Seahawks Logo

It has always been a point of interest and pride that my football team, the Seattle Seahawks, based the team's logo on Northwest Native art motifs, but it wasn't until last year that anyone actually t

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B.K. Odds & Ends

In this case, B.K. doesn’t mean Bowman-Kruhm or Barbara Kenny. It means Before Kenya. Let’s tie a few loose ends together before Sandi and I leave to meet up in Nairobi with Bob and Jane Ladner, who a

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Uncategorized Community Free Clinic Compassion and Choices Dan McDougal Death with Dignity Ed Fallon Healthcare is a Human Right NPR Revolutionary Medicine

What a Polytheist learned from Unitarian Universalists

Although it is safer to be a heretic today than in the past, claiming that identity carries certain obligations: you can’t flaunt your non-conformity while simultaneously demanding conformity from oth

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Sermon: Walking Toward Trouble

This is the first in a three part sermon series looking at the 2014 Ware Lecture by Sister Simone Campbell (of the Nuns on the Bus fame.) It looks at how communities affect change. We’ve had quite a b

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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To live in this world you must be able to do three things — a this-worldly understanding of immortality

Trees and a bench at Wandlebury on Monday Last Monday I took myself off into the beautiful woods at Wandlebury. Although it was a cold, damp and overcast day I was very pleased to be out of the house

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Happy Imbolc

Tonight and tomorrow is when many modern Pagans celebrate the fire festival of Imbolc sacred to the goddess Brigid, patroness of poets, healers, and smiths. Today is also the feast day of Saint Brigid

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

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CUC Month Quiz!

Ever wondered how you compare to some of the famous Unitarians and Universalists in History? Our UU history is filled with inspiring women and men who challenged the status quo, created positive chang

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going Ga Ga

A story about our Clear Spring School ga ga court has been published on the National Association of Independent Schools Inspriation Lab website. It is a site set up for NAIS Independent Schools to sha

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Care of the Soul

“Turn your wounds into wisdom,” says Oprah Winfrey. She’s on the same page as countless others. “Do you not see,” said the poet John Keats, writing hundreds of years earlier,” how necessary a world of

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Even in hard times, there are moments when we get a slight fizzing in the blood, joy bubbling up from wherever it is that joy resides. The trick is to keep watch for those moments of lightness, and to

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The World’s First Movie Studio—So Cramped it Was Named for a Paddy Wagon

On February 1, 1893 Thomas Edison completed construction of what was the world’s first film production studio building to accommodate making product for his new money-making project—ultimately the pub

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

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Quiet Service

The church I serve has this half court in the back parking lot.  It's a simple, relatively inexpensive, and passive community service. Most every Saturday there are games going on out there.  We also

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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This Week's Prayer

Dear What Is: We don’t always notice the reality we are in the middle of – like fish that forget about water because they are always immersed in it. We would like to notice. Wonder and beauty surround

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Nashville Evangelical MegaChurch Declares Full Acceptance Of LGBT Members

I grew up as a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian. In high school I remember writing letters to newspapers stating that "homosexuality is a sin" as my country (Canada) was debating same-sex marriag

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The Loving Room (Site / Info)

Spiritually Speaking: What Are You Sowing?

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” ― Mahatma Gandhi    I must admit that there are times when considering the state of the world I long for a c

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Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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1 February 2015 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (1 February 2015) at 11:00 AM for “Finding the Need for Peace” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. Join us as we welcome Barbara back to the pulpit this morning. The All Souls choir will

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

1 February 2015 Adult Religious Education

Please join us on Sunday (1 February 2015) as we resume our discussion of Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic by  Matthew Stewart. We will be covering Chapter 5 (“Self-Evident

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

Just business (as usual)

Robert Reich, posted on Facebook: "At most, according to the State Department’s initial review, the Keystone XL pipeline would create 35 permanent jobs. But it would wreak dangerous environmental da

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