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Survey Says…

What? The General Assembly 2014 Youth Feedback Survey is now up. If you were a General Assembly youth attendee, a youth sponsor/parent/advisor/or Director of Religious Education, this is your opportun

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Detroit’s water crisis, worshippers harassed in New Orleans, and more

Water, water everywhere The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum writes about the water crisis in Detroit. If you scratch below the surface of the call for individual responsibility in this case, it’s easy to see

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uuworld.org : The Interdependent Web (Site / Info)

Interdependent Web

Five Perfect Books for Reading Outdoors

Summer is a time for getting outdoors, listening to the birds, taking long walks in the woods or long naps on the beach. With that in mind, we bring you five books to accompany your summer adventures,

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Books Nature Conservation environment Birds Recommended Reading Before They're Gone Cabin Fever Christine Byl Dirt Work Environment and Conservation Eva Saulitis Into Great Silence Michael Lanza Mike O'Connor Tom Montgomery-Fate Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me? Birding Outdoor Reading Summer Reading

Rowing Upstream Towards Justice

By Gabriel Gelb On July 20,  the Sunday sermon at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church was delivered by the Rev. Chuck Freeman, an Austin UU minister and half-time executive director of the Texas UU

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Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)


Will you help spread the word about the UU A Way Of Life online magazine?

I'd like to grow the readership of UU A Way Of Life. We currently have about 200 - 300 hits per day. Will you help? You could email an article easily using the icons at the bottom of each article as w

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Friday Focus: Alison and Struggles of Communicating a Mission

Note from Christine: I asked Alison to write a piece explaining what inspires her work for UU internet ministry. She is our Tumblr extraordinaire and does other social media outreach for UUs, in parti

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Loved For Who You Are (Site / Info)


This seems about right; representation matters.

This seems about right; representation matters. DC: Wonder Woman is too difficult to find a movie audience for- Marvel: YO YOU LIKE BLACK WIDOW? HERE SHE IS IN THE NEXT CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE WITH A TO

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inexplicable beauty (Site / Info)

Anti-abortion activists invade UU worship, and other UUs in the media

Right-wing activists disrupt moment of silence in New Orleans UU church A national anti-abortion group interrupted Sunday worship at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, La., during a m

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uuworld.org : UUs in the Media (Site / Info)

UUs in the Media

Ingredients for Success

Highlights from the July 15, 2014 Huffington Post article entitled "7 Ways Congregations Can Embrace People with Disabilities". In a major study conducted by the University of Kentucky and Vanderbilt

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EqUUal Access (Site / Info)

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Premonitions of Melissa

Two summers ago, I was standing in the central plaza in Arcata, California, admiring some flowers when a small bee landed right on my wrist. I looked down and cautiously said hello, and the little bee

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

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how I am to teach them.

I did a sketchup illustration of the steps involved in marking and making a sphere, though when workin gwith hand and knife, actual handwork is not as precise as is shown in the illustration. Readers

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

July 25–Departures: Working it out

“Then the Buddha addressed all the monks once more, and these were the very last words he spoke: “Behold, O monks, this is my last advice to you. All component things in the world are changeable. They

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Universalist Register 1912: Cross and Crown!

Another advertisement from the 1912 Universalist Register was for the “Cross and Crown” system of pins and accessories, to award Sunday School participation. You still see these for sale in old-fashio

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Story of the day - Bottled water

We were meeting for our monthly book club in the basement of the independent book shop in town discussing Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. "I think it's just terrible what is happening with this

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Story of the day

Sitting the death vigil for the extinction of a species

Dellarobia and Dr. Ovid Byron are up on the mountain collecting data. It had been cold the night before and there is a question of whether the roosting Monarch butterflies will survive. As the day war

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)



Cozy or claustrophobic? Efficient or cramped? Organic or utterly disorganized? How does the idea of living in such close proximity to your neighbors feel to you? The Daily Compass offers words and ima

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


By God Regulars!—Victory at Lundy’s Lane

In the American view the Army Regulars charging into the teeth of British guns at Lundy's Lane were the heroes. Note:   Last month we posted the story of the Canadian folk hero whose dramatic 40 mile

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

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Kearney, Neb., to Rock Springs, Wyo.

Kearney, Neb., is named after Fort Kearny, an army outpost established in 1848 to help protect the emigrants who were using the Oregon Trail in increasing numbers in the middle nineteenth century. As

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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There Are No "Demons Inside"

Joan Raymond wrote an article for NBC News about how teens with mental illness often hide their illness. The article raises the issues of why teens hide their illness, such as how during the teen year

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Bipolar Spirit (Site / Info)

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Moss Time

Tonight my 7 year old daughter, Elisa, fell asleep with her head on my lap…Things I have carried today: two compost buckets and a sleeping child.  What else have I been carrying?  Sorrow.  For the inn

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Walking the Journey (Site / Info)