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Perverse Incentives: Paying People More to Make Life Ugly than To Make it Beautiful

“We allow people to make huge profits doing any number of things that will hurt the poor, but we want to crucify anyone who wants to make money helping them,” Dan Pallotta told the New York Times. Sur

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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REVIEW: The Mythology of Eden

The Mythology of Eden by Arthur George and Elena George, Hamilton Books 2014, trade paperback, 458 pages. Also available as an e-book. What a fascinating book! Though it starts with and returns to an

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

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2014-15 Campus Pride Lil’ Purple Backpack Student Leader Resource Guide Now Available – Order Free for Your Campus

2014-15 Campus Pride Lil’ Purple Backpack Student Leader Resource Guide Now Available – Order Free...

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RevSean (Site / Info)

Exercise Your Right to Read: Banned Books Week Is September 21-27

Though this will be the 32nd annual Banned Books Week, the reality is that book banning is still distressingly common.

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Two Weeks Notice: A New Grace for Liberal Religion

When my partner and I were preparing for the arrival of our twins, we made a pact.  For the first two weeks, we would suffer from selective amnesia.  If things got tough (which they invariably did) an

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Piedmont Preacher (Site / Info)

A Blessing at the Start of a Ministerial Internship

For my new Teaching Parish Committee   We are artists, not evaluators…   Though there are tools that will be offered, carefully crafted grids for assessment and measurement, guidance for feedback and

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irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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Happy Autumnal Equinox

September 23nd, 02:29 UT, will mark the Autumnal Equinox (the evening of the 22nd in North America) which signals the beginning of Fall in the northern hemisphere (our friends in the southern hemisphe

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

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Might there be interest in a fellowship united around the Winchester Profession?


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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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How not to be ignorant about the world

According to studies most people are ignorant about the world because of personal bias, outdated facts, and media bias. It seems that on many topics the media supplying the facts are most ignorant of

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 4 Seeking Truth

September 22 – The Labyrinth: What Happens Next

The ancient myth of the Minotaur and Theseus in the Labyrinth has, apparently, several – if not many – versions.  The stories vary from each other in both minor (was it annually or every nine years th

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)


In Balance

The equinox marks the moment of the year when light and dark are in balance. Whether you are in the Northern or the Southern Hemisphere, the day and the night are of the same length. Of course, knowin

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Be flexible: The long march to environmental justice

There is tension in the movement attempting to prevent or mitigate the effects of climate change. There is always tension in any coalition of people. Historically, the center-left and left have been p

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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At least 1,500 Unitarian Universalists join People's Climate March

NEWS: Unitarian Universalists came from across the U.S. to the People's Climate March in New York City.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Reeb Project aims to fight voter suppression

NEWS: Charlotte congregations and All Souls in D.C. cooperate to work on voters' rights in North Carolina.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

As I Sit Here Weeping...

watching Steel Magnolias for the umpteenth time, I wonder-- is there some horrendous life experience Sally Field hasn't acted out yet?   Thank you, Clairee, for breaking the tension.

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Check Your Sources Please

People have asked me about my theology, am I a humanist, a theist, or a pagan. My answer is simple – I am a Unitarian Universalist and I look to all of our sources.   Most of us are pretty familiar wi

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

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People’s Climate: There. Is. No. Planet. B.

I took many pictures of great signs at today’s San Diego demonstration, part of the larger People’s Climate March centered in New York City. The march was probably around 600 people, along a wide rang

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Give him the finger, shall we?

This will be a clip-and-save column, the right half of the two guest opinions from candidates for Idaho Secretary of State: after some light opening blather about getting to know the staff and county

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St. Louis People's Climate March

Today was a beautiful day for St. Louis' People's Climate March.  While I couldn't make it to the big one in New York, it still felt great to be part of the movement in some way.  I was there as a rep

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Everyday Unitarian (Site / Info)