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Arthur Robert Palmer

Arthur Robert Palmer was a member of the First Unitarian Church of Ottawa. He passed away on November 22, 2015 peacefully at home. Born and raised in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, Arthur emigrated to Can

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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Fulfill Your OWL Teaching Dreams in Vancouver in May!

May 18-20 at North Shore Unitarian Church in Vancouver Have you always wondered how to answer the most off-the-wall sex questions that a group of 13 year olds could throw at you? Do you want to help y

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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May Day

How did we overload the 1st of May and dancing strewn with spring flowers with a distress call, I wonder? They were intertwined in my mind yesterday, as I was making my third road trip in as many week

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Pagan Community Notes: Heather Freysdottir, PFI-Ireland, Lifting the Veil, Pagan Coming Out Day, and more

LAKE WALES, Fla. — In an update to a story that we previously reported, Heather Freysdottir has come forward to say that she has backed out as a headliner for this coming week’s Florida Pagan Gatherin

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Anne Boleyn is Arrested, and a Small But Important Spiritual Lesson is Suggested

It was on this day in 1536 that the Queen of England, Anne Boleyn, was arrested, charged with treason, oh, and also incest, and adultery, and just to make sure, witchcraft. Seventeen days later she lo

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Daniel Berrigan—Priest, Pacifist, Protestor, Poet

Daniel at his Cantonville 9 trial. Word spread on Friday that Father Daniel Berrigan, S.J. died in a Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University where the literal firebrand pacifist, thinker, and poet had

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

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guitar boxes

You can see that in the wood shop yesterday, I made boxes for guitar bodies. I can make these parts of box guitars rather quickly, so I'll have several guitars finished in a matter of weeks. Last nigh

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Trout Lilies

These lovely small flowers were near the trail on Capisic Brook. A couple days after I took this photo, I went on a Nature Walk at our Ferry Beach retreat and I asked the person who was leading us abo

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Beltane, Maypoles and Labyrinths

Here is the tie-in between maypoles and labyrinths. In modern Scandinavia, the maypole dances are sometimes performed in a labyrinth. . . a strikingly similar, labyrinth-like dance is still performed

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Sabbatical Reading and some thanks to you all

Today is the first day of my sabbatical and I won't be returning to explicitly church related work until Sunday 4th September. However, a sabbatical is (or at least should) always be connected in some

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Viewed from directly beneath, St. Louis’s famous arch takes on an entirely different, almost unrecognizable shape. The facts of the world look distinctly different to those who are on the bottom than

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


May 2–The Privilege of Belonging

With which group of people do you feel the deepest sense of belonging?  Take a moment and ponder.  It might be one particular group, and it might be more than one group.  Group might mean just 2 other

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Arguments in the margins

It was precisely my emergent humanist belief that equipped me to face what seemed a death sentence.  

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Liavek 4 now available! Only $2.99! Stories by Robin Hobb, Gregory Frost, Steven Brust, John M. Ford, and Emma Bull!

Contents: "Pot Luck" by Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) "Show of Faith" by Gregory Frost "An Act of Trust" by Steven Brust "A Cup of Worrynot Tea" by John M. Ford "The Well-Made Plan" by Emma Bull Amazon.

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Lenny Between My Legs

Not attacking me. Not demanding play. Not being skittish Not running away. He’s definitely my cat. Squiggy will often great new people quickly. It takes Lenny a while. He’s also an incredible nudge. B

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


May 2016 Newsletter Available

The May 2016 newsletter can be found online here.

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

An Open Letter to Chief Justice Roy Moore

  29 April 2016 Dear Chief Justice Moore: As a citizen of Alabama, I am rather disappointed in your press conference comments.  Not only did they portray the events on January 12th incorrectly, they e

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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Restroom Anxiety and Verbal Violence

“I asked Mercedes to explain to me one of the great mysteries of modern shamings— why they were so breathtakingly misogynistic. Nobody had used the language of sexual violence against Jonah, but when

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Laura Lee (Site / Info)

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Celts and the Gundestrup Cauldron

Seeing the Gundestrup Cauldron with my own eyes was an amazing, magical, holy experience. But it wasn’t what I was expecting.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Column: Familial Spirits and Old Furniture

I. If determined enough, the dead can assert themselves to appear nearly as present as the living. And if one who is noticing and interacting with them does not know they are dead, and/or they are too

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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