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On Dylan Roof and Vester Lee Flanagan II

It's easy to find identitarians who wave away mental illness and blame belief systems when they speak of Dylann Roof, a white racist who murdered black people. Googling "dylann roof white privilege" b

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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even optimists get the blues.

I saw it from across the room and knew immediately it was for me. I am not into art, but this painting captivated me – the colors, the lines, the way it caught the light. I knew it would fit beautiful

39 minutes ago

Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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Sunday, August 30, 2015 – From Chaos to Creation

Sunday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. – From Chaos to Creation – “Invention,” according to Mary Shelley, “does not consist of creating out of void, but out of chaos.” The old mythologies teach us to believe

2 hours ago

The Interlake Unitarian (Site / Info)

Youth Civic Engagement for a Sustainable Tomorrow

UU–UNO Interns  Jen Caplan and Audrey Carleton report from the United Nations International Youth Day, where the theme was Youth Civic Engagement. Learn more about leadership opportunities at the comp

3 hours ago

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

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A Floridian’s View: Separation of UU & Pagan

The CUUPs group to which I belonged had a number of members who were comfortable with Pagan events, beliefs, and people, but were reluctant to consider joining any Pagan group, since they were already

3 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Waiting

After going back to the beautiful window house, we are feeling more confused than ever. We are hoping to simplify our lives, yet this house would need so much work before we could move in. And would i

3 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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First Video!

Did that work? If not, here’s the link. I did it! My first video! Well, not my first ever, just my first for this project and my first in almost a year (since last Halloween, in fact). Wow. I’m terrif

4 hours ago

Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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We Love in a Community of Constant Change

 “Wow. You may not be ordained, but you’re doing ministry already.” – Rev. Peter Morales, President, Unitarian Universalist Association(UUA). Watch as Nelson Maroukian, UUA Summer Seminary 2015 gradua

4 hours ago

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

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Interdependent Web: Find the wellspring in your core

A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.  

5 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Column: Fear of a Blue Sky

I. Fire and Bone: July, 2006 I was hurrying home, deep in thought and not paying attention, when I walked right into his sign, accidentally tearing it with my boot as I plowed through the cardboard. I

6 hours ago

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

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the schooled mind...

The interesting thing is that most folks know the truth of what follows, but neglect to do anything about it. Schooling appears out of control and too large a vessel to turn in such a narrow port. Sch

6 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Birthdays (September 2015)

Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in SEPTEMBER!  They are: Larry Baer John Kelly Sara Drees Bob Smith Lin Chambers Rachel Bevins Victoria Schmi

7 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015 EDITION: September 2015 Birthdays

Announcements (September 2015)

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS Planning work party for Building and Grounds, which is your preference: Sept. 12th or 26th. Jobs:  Building- painting the trim; Grounds- general clean up of yard to include mowing,

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015

Heavy Clouds

Some days clouds seem like the lightest things imaginable: the thin wisps of cirrus or the cotton-ball fluffiness of cumulus. But on other days clouds advance with oppressive gravity, the threat of fl

9 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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The Legacy of Emmett Till 60 Years Later

Emmett Till and his mother Mamie dressed up for Easter the spring before his death. It may have been pure coincidence.   Probably was.   And I don’t remember his namebeing mentioned through the long p

11 hours ago

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

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Abba Moses the Black

One of my favorite books is the Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton. It recounts some of the teachings of the desert fathers and mothers, Christian monastics in the fourth and fifth centuries within

14 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Universalist polity persists today

A couple of weeks ago, I was batting back and forth with an informed Unitarian Universalist friend about our polity, when at one point he zeroed in at the settled clergy vote at General Assembly, at w

18 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Universalism General Assembly Universalist history Mission and Polity

Fish Is Not Just Fish

We don’t have clear, widely understood language to differentiate between very similar but critically different approaches to polytheism. For the sake of those who are seeking, we desperately need to f

20 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

Paganism Theology Pagan polytheism boundaries Cernunnos Galina Krasskova Jason Mankey

I Will Never Abandon You

The great Alan Senauke sings some ancient truths to us…

21 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Blessing of the Backpacks — A Mini Primer

Such a brilliant idea: a Blessing of the Backpacks. I first encountered it in Full-Week Faith, created by Karen Bellavance Grace through the Fahs Collaborative, which is ” is an exciting laboratory th

22 hours ago

Awake & Witness (Site / Info)

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