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Imagine reaching up and up, through the green, silted water, toward the sun. You break through into air, a whole new element. And there, in bud, you pause. And then bloom. What in your life is waiting

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Tree of Life UU Congregation Offers a Safe Place in Troubled Times

Tree of Life UU Congregation has printed these up as flyers to distribute in the community as part of its outreach and commitment to being a safe space. The Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congreg

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

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Publisher of universalist works has a sale

Wipf and Stock publishes more theological works that deal with issues of universal salvation (if not institutional Universalism) than anyone else — and probably on a scale unrivaled since the heyday o

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Universalism Books

The Painted Word ****

I read Tom Wolfe’s classic “The Painted Word” today on the train ride in about how the critics determine what becomes the major works in modern art.  The idea of flatness and what the few determine is

10 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)



Starting with a first round of Trumpian diplomacy. Rang up the British P.M., Theresa May, to tell her “If you travel to the U.S., you should let me know,” and then tweeted who he thought she should na

14 hours ago

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Rights Reading

Our weekly roundup of what we’re reading: a few select articles from the front lines of human rights that we don’t want you to miss. Haiti: Stateless People Trapped in […] The post Rights Reading appe

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Recent Updates – Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

Media roundup: Boca Raton congregation withdraws as voting site in support of mosque

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

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Attendance surges at Unitarian Universalist congregations after Trump’s election

Tina Porter UUs went to church in large numbers yearning for community, solidarity, and ways to serve.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Beacon Behind the Books: Meet Wesley Updike, Business Operations Assistant

I’ve always loved books and viewed them as important tools, so by extension, I’ve probably always had an interest in the publishing business. A love of reading and writing led me to the realm of Engli

16 hours ago

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

Xmas CTA: Engaging visitors during the holidays

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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There is a time for every season…

I am weary. As the grey of a Seattle winter approaches the winter solstice, I find myself feeling the weight of this time a little more keenly. Between fatherhood, work, graduate school, Standing Rock

16 hours ago

What's My Age Again? (Site / Info)

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Column: Musings on Propaganda in the Age of Authoritarianism

Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs. – Guy Debord *   *   * One of the first things I noticed upon arriving in France last summer is that battles were being waged on

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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In Praise of Being Temporarily Off-Kilter

Different people experience awe from different things. Overall, travel ranks high. A clear night and a star-filled sky gazed at for a while is also effective for many people. There are certain sensati

17 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Why Is There Awe

What I’m Doing

By Claire Sexton UUWF Vice President/Funding Programs I awoke on November 9 as if from a bad dream, my young son had made a mess that I wasn’t ready to deal with, and I’d stayed up late the night befo

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Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)


We Need Each Other Right Now

As white parents, spouses and partners of people of color, it is our job to listen to and support our loved ones who are unequivocally threatened by a Trump presidency. It has also become clear that w

20 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Keeping Up with the CLF

Interdependent Web: Finding our way in uncertain times

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

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Kicking and Screaming Ford Introduced the All New Ford Model A for 1928

A Ford Model A cabriolet coupe with the celebrated rumble seat of song and story. Henry Ford finally did it.   It was like pulling teeth and the man who once revolutionized an industry and put America

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

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STLT#60, In Time of Silver Rain

Some might say this is unsingable. It’s a complex, twentieth-century modern, sometimes atonal piece of music, and to the average congregant trying to sing for the first time, makes no sense and might

22 hours ago

http://farfringe.com (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Iceland's wonderful holiday tradition

Yesterday I worked on large timbers for a dining table, continuing with the forming of mortise and tenon joints. Tomorrow in addition to teaching at the Clear Spring School, I will begin setting up a

22 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Waiting to be Known

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” —Carl Sagan What is something incredible that you know? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection and encourag

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)