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Toward a Better World: Following the Way of Martin Luther King

Michael K. Honey, a lifelong follower of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on how following the way of Dr. King has led him to a better, more meaningful and engaged life. Honey is the editor of "All Labor

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism UU UUA civil rights activism human rights Equality Martin Luther King Race and Ethnicity in America All Labor Has Dignity Martin Luther King, Jr. Michael Honey The King Legacy Dr. King labor Martin Luther King Jr. Michael K. Honey MLK

Now that I have Finished my Journey

Here I go again, stepping on a wasp's nest this time, perhaps. In a recent Facebook post I questioned democracy as a way of creating justice.  It is a good thing, I said, not because of what it does b

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Aside From The Obvious (Site / Info)

Reflection on Faith

faith (n.) mid-13th-century; "duty of fulfilling one's trust," from Old French feid , foi "faith, belief, trust, confidence, pledge," from Latin fides "trust, faith, confidence, reliance, credence, be

1 hour ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Reflection

Thinking About Intimacy

Sheena, Elison and friends / Alison R. I’ve had a week of thinking about intimacy. My grandson married his love in a beautiful, on-time ceremony at City Hall.  They asked me to be a witness. Nothing m

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spirit flows thru -- Alison Rittger's spiritual reflections on finding the holy in the daily - blog (Site / Info)

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No One is Illegal

preached at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland, October 7, 2007 All human beings deserve the same rights and respect. It does not matter whether you are black, white, Asian, Mexican or Na

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)

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Story of the day - Without vision the people perish or enjoy afternoon delight

He raised his voice slightly and intoned, "It is said in Proverbs, 'Where there is no vision, the people perish', and where is the vision in this congregation? Who is it we want to become? What is it

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Story of the day My Kind Of Church Music

HRBOR (Hampton Roads Business Out Reach)

by Brad Garbus Over the last couple months I have been working toward growing Unitarian Universalism in Hampton Roads, specifically in the LGBTQi community.   A while ago I started attending a monthly

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

social justice welcoming congregation EDITION: September 2014 HRBOR

connect with learning the old fashioned way

NBC news finally did a program on hands-on learning, as though it's new news. Program Encourages Kids to Build, Play the Old-Fashioned WayThanks to David for alerting me to it. Building things is an i

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Henry Bergh—The Man Who Was too Kind

Henry Bergh was a softy.   A sentimental fool who could not abide to witness the sufferings of animals and small, helpless creature.   And that made him a damned annoyance, and worse, a meddlesome nui

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

Unitarianism anti-cruelty laws ASPCA Elbridge Gerry Etta Angell Wheeler. Mary Ellen Wilson Henry Bergh Henry Whitney Bellows P. T. Barnum reformers Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Childre

Spiritual encouragement requires a mind of one's own

In the third principle, Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations and often have difficulty in compreh

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 3

You’ve Got Mail

This mailbox looks as if it’s been waiting for the mail to come for some time, with deliveries, perhaps, few and far between. What have you waited and hoped for the longest? The Daily Compass offers w

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Perspectives: Is interfaith work necessary or a distraction?

Perspectives is a monthly column dedicated towards presenting the wide variety of thought across the Pagan/Polytheist communities’ various Paganisms. The Wild Hunt received responses from four members

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

Paganism Religion Interfaith Neopaganism The Wild Hunt Asatru Celtic Reconstructionism Heathen Kemetic Polytheistic & Indigenous Faiths

The Good, the Hard and Peeling Potatoes

I am visiting my parents in Minnesota, but not just for fun. My dad had two strokes in the last week. I had to come, even though my mother called me after I booked the flight and emphatically explaine

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chalice spark (Site / Info)

Got A Question?

I'm all about the questions.  I get asked them at work (When is a good time for this event? What's the deal with Buddhism and suffering?)  And in everyday life (Who voices God on The Simpsons? Are the

11 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Social Action Tidbits, August 29, 2014

• Monica Greene Visits Sally Lockhart in Oregon While visiting family in Oregon City, Monica had lunch with Sally Lockhart, who recently moved to Brownsville, OR. Here they are at a nearby UU church.

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uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Monica Greene Frederick Health Fair Maryland Women's Coalition for Health Care Reform People's Climate March Sally Lockhart UULM-MD

20 years

Twenty years ago this month, I began working as a Director of Religious Education (DRE) in a Unitarian Universalist congregation. During the recession of the early 1990s, I had been working for a carp

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif.

The Human Spirit

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UUpdates - Recent Site Additions (Site / Info)

Plum Takes on Preschool. Wins.

Dang, baby girl.  You went to preschool this week. FREEGING PRESCHOOL! And you have taken this step with the sauce that only you possess. I can't even. I just can't believe how you conquered this.  Wa

17 hours ago

The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)

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Why Have Black Men Had Such A Hard Time In The UU Ministry?…Broader Questions (#Ferguson)

While this seems to be a moment where UUs are willing to talk about race at more than a superficial level, before looking at the community outside of the congregation it might behoove us to have a con

17 hours ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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new shop

 I have my new wood shop/classroom almost ready to go and will have my first class in the morning. I particularly like my new pegboard tool carts, that allow me to put tools aside when not in use,  an

18 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)