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our destiny is in our hands...

Eloquently stated. A friend alerted me to the World Made by Hand series, written by social critic, James Howard Kunstler. In this fictional series, Kunstler writes about a world stricken by the collap

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

A Rock, the Earth, the Universe, and a Child’s Biggest Questions

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Call And Response (Site / Info)

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An opportunity for learning and discussion on a variety of thought provoking topics. Every Sunday morning at 9:30 Schedule for September 2014 Sept.  7—-THE ORIGINS of JAPANESE BUDDHISM—Ray McAdaragh B

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Adult Religious Education EDITION: September 2014

DÍA A DÍA/ Vuelve la mili

La supresión del ser vicio militar obligatorio en España suele ser considerada como un gran logro democrático. Fue la última oleada de un antimilitarismo paneuropeo erigido en ideología central de las

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GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

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Deconstructing the Messiah church order of service: the text

So, before I break this apart, I want to show you an old order of service from the defunct Church of the Messiah (Universalist) in Philadelphia. (I wrote about Messiah Home, it’s former retirement hom

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Worship Universalism "Independent Universalist"

Consider the "responsible" in a free and responsible search for truth and meaning

"Tommy's gone," my mother had said to me when that long ago boy died. "The diphtheria. They're going to dig a hole and put him in the ground." Mother, you don't say that to a child. Let's set the ages

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Fourth principle My Kind Of Church Music

Story of the day - Haiku: Aren't getting the answers to life's important questions?

Wrong answer if wrong question. The right question makes all the difference. Question the question if stuck.

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Two Family House - a movie depicting the living of the fourth principle: a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.

Buddy Visalo (Michael Rispoli) is a guy with a dream as big as his heart. Defying everything and everyone, including his wife (Katherine Narducci), Buddy decides to follow his dream. When he meets a w

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Films Principle 4 Seeking Truth

A free and responsible search for truth and meaning is not a job for sissies and cowards

The fourth principle of Unitarian Universalism, "we covenant to affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning" is perhaps what true spirituality is all about. Osho said that t

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 4 Seeking Truth


“Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without. ” ―William Sloane Coffin Jr. What has been the most challenging form o

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


A Prayer for Gathering

As we gather, in our lives, in our communities, may we remember that sometimes we will hurt and be hurt, we will break our vows a thousand times over and still be welcome. Come, come whoever you are,

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Vive Le Flame! (Site / Info)

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#30DaysofPoetry as Prayer Challenge

Dear Friends, VLF is hosting a #30DaysofPoetry as Prayer Challenge. Our writers will be posting various styles of poetry as a prayer, they will then tag a friend on Facebook or on a blog asking you to

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Vive Le Flame! (Site / Info)

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Cronkite’s Coup—More Evening News

  He had only been on the job a little more than a year when Walter Cronkite finally got his wish. Over the fierce objection of local affiliates who resented loosing profitable time for local or syndi

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

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Drug education doesn’t work well, here’s part of the solution

Last year I wrote a paper (“A Flawed Solution, a Persistent Problem”) about a concrete solution to the War on Drugs, painting it as a failed solution to a legitimate problem, that we need to solve in

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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A Prayer for Home

May we all come back to who we are, returning home in our reuniting.   From Rumi: This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awa

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Vive Le Flame! (Site / Info)

From Us 30 Days Poetry as Prayer

September 2–The Garden: Intention and Practice

At this moment in human history, the unrestrained extraction and burning of fossil fuels has brought us, in the industrialized nations, to the point where we are contaminating and pillaging the Earth

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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The land of make-believe

For some reason that did not make any news account I saw, but presumably involving status- and fund-raising, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia visited Boise recently to help southern Idahoans celebrate

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

The Way Out Is Through

The way out is through. It has always been this way. We invented ways to evade it – airplanes let you go over, tunnels let you go under, and cars allow you to pass through as though you were in … Cont

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This Too Will Pass (Site / Info)


Mmmmmmacaroni and Cheese

Left to their own devices, my sons might eat macaroni and cheese every meal of their lives.  An admonition to "Make it from scratch" does not slow them down much, and one even follows all the steps in

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Follow the Ant (Science and Scientific Thinking)

This is the first of two pieces on skills needed to function well in a complicated world. This time, I’ll explore science and scientific thinking.  I’ll list and discuss some resources for encouraging

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Quarks and Quirks (Site / Info)

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