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Direct Democracy and UUA “Citizenship” by Rev. Dawn Cooley

I continue to play with the idea of direct democracy and how it might be applied to our Unitarian Universalist Association. There have been 3 assumptions driving my ideas: Assumption #1: That we want

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A container for grace: reflections on white people, privilege, and pitchforks

These past couple of months, I have been dealing with the fallout from a mistake I made in trying to talk meaningfully about my own white privilege. I shared a facebook post from a seminarian of color

2 hours ago

Raising Faith {dot NET} (Site / Info)

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The Things We Leave Behind

We are selling our house today. This is nothing earth-shattering about this. Houses are bought and sold every day. What makes this sale even less momentous is that we don’t even live there. It isn’t o

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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1st Amendment Games in Indiana

Yes, indeed, we can be too clever for our own ends. We're seeing it now in Indiana, where the poorly drafted and worse defined Religious Freedom Restoration Act has blown up. The Republican legislatur

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Embracing Our Identities

Originally posted on UU Fellowship of the Peninsula: For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard This time last year there were a couple of a widely shared articles criticizing Christianize

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Life's Too Short To Sing The Melody (Site / Info)

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Follow the money

One of the things about getting older (and I know at least one of my regular readers can relate to that opening today) is that you lose touch with what things cost. What seems ridiculously expensive m

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Embracing Our Identities

For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard This time last year there were a couple of a widely shared articles criticizing Christianized versions of the Passover seder.  In “Why Christians

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Run for Youth Observer to the Board of Trustees

The Answer to These Questions Could Start You on a Great Adventure! Are you currently in 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade? Are you passionate about Unitarian Universalism? If so, we want you to apply to

6 hours ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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The Ethics of ‘Pay to Pray’

The debate may be as old as the concept as money itself. Is it ethical to require payment for spiritual services? The question has emerged again in Pagan communities, thanks to a widely-shared article

6 hours ago

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

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New Member Class and Book Signing

“People become members of this church by signing the membership book …” and we have turned that simple act into a celebration! Our next celebration will take place on Sunday, April 19, during both ser

7 hours ago

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Becoming as a Little Child: Yamada Mumon’s Zen

A lovely clip of an interview with Yamada Mumon Roshi by Trevor Leggett, together with a snippet of dokusan with him, from my friend Dosho Port.

7 hours ago

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Why I'm an agnostic

Arguments between theists and atheists make me think they're both missing the point. People have belief systems. If yours doesn't make you hurt anyone, it's fine by me, and it's even better if yours h

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“Fiction Is Always Happening In The Background”: An AWRW Interview of Author Laura Lee

Originally posted on A Well Read Woman: Author Laura Lee has written a dozen non-fiction books with such publishers as Harper Collins, Reader’s Digest, Running Press, Broadway Books, Lyons Press and B

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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The Future of Liberal Religion

People who want spiritual inspiration and instruction will find it. It’s getting easier and easier to find, in fact – and is available through more and more forms. That's a good thing. That trend, how

9 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

One Hundred Years from Now

ACIM and UU - Standing on the side of love is a miracle

The eight principle of the 50 principles of miracles in A Course In Miracles is "Miracles are healing because they supply a lack; they are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who te

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What Do We Mean We When Say, “Building the Beloved Community”?

In progressive religious circles, you will hear calls to “build the Beloved Community,” but I’m not sure we always appreciate the full historic resonance of that phrase. The term “Beloved Community” w

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The Power and Beauty of Human Memory: A Brief Meditation on the Christian Communion

It was on this day in 1717 that Benjamin Hoadly, the Anglican bishop of Bangor preached a sermon before a congregation that included the king, George the 1st. It was in large part a response to the la

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Does China’s President Know the Truth about Tigers and Rhinos?

By J. A. Mills This post originally appeared on Mills' blog. Surely China’s President Xi Jinping would not support the commodification of tigers and rhinos if he knew all the facts. What stands in the

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Becoming Patrons (Part 2)

My last post was originally so long, more than twice the length of what I actually posted. So I cut a lot and didn’t get around to talking about some of the things on my... Read More

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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Teaching is easy or hard, depending on the circumstances. The structure of public education makes it overly difficult for both students and teachers. For instance, a perfect learning scenario would ma

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)