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VIDEO: The Irrationally Beautiful Place, by Zollie Davis-Huntley

One assignment our Summer Seminary (#UUSumSem) program students receive is writing a 3-5 minute homily based on a prompt. On Saturday night they presented their homilies to each other, and then voted

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

Worship faith experience Featured Youth best practices youth participation Future of Faith Pastoral Message Summer Seminary

“None of Us Are Getting Out of This Alive”: How & Why to Have End-of-Life Conversations

Part of what it means to be human is to be aware of our mortality: to wrestle with the  existential reality of “being alive and having to die.” As the saying goes, “Ultimately, none of us are getting

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


STLT#24, Far Rolling Voices

Far rolling voices of the sea chant loud upon the shore. They tell the ancient mystery of God forever more. Newborn, the sun in glory rides across the heav’nly fields. The starry host in silence bides

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

The Tactics and Strategy of Bad Choices

If your conscience tells you to vote for Jill Stein, then vote for Jill Stein and I’ll respect your choice. But I still think it’s a sub-optimal choice and a more painful tactical decision than necess

2 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Mulligan Stew, Truth, and Worldviews 

In the early twentieth century the activist Rosa Luxemburg wrote, “The most revolutionary act is a clear view of the world as it really is.” As a Humanist, this is the idea I hold most dear. I don’t w

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

Religion class relationships social justice Unitarian Universalist community politics values diversity Faith Development health care Conflict Power #humanism #economics #poverty

In Search of Samhain

you can rest comfortably in the knowledge that whether you are handing out candy at your door or dancing around a bonfire, you are continuing an unbroken tradition with roots stretching back over two

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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One way to belong is to dress alike, believe alike, look alike, worship alike. But even in the most homogeneous group no two stories are the same. When have you felt disconnected from a group that app

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Hooked on Voting

As a small child I clung to my father's pants leg as he did something mysterious and holy behind the curtain of a booth. Back when I was a young Wobbly hanging around at the anarchist Solidarity Books

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

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Intersectional Feminism, Twitter Trolls, Amy Schumer’s “Formation” Parody And Me

I saw the hashtag #AmySchumerGottaGoParty pop up in my Twitter feed yesterday. It was started by Feminista Jones, who posted a short video of herself reacting to Schumer’s parody of Beyonce’s “Formati

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PeaceBang (Site / Info)

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Battling Through Depression

It’s definitely that time of year again.  Where we start to go inside and get less sun with the cold.  It was awesome reading outside, maybe I should just wear a parka and do it anyway.  I feel like I

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Standing with Standing Rock

I am going to Standing Rock. A call went out today, asking clergy of all faiths to come to the Standing Rock reservation outside of Bismarck, North Dakota to witness and join the water protectors, who

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Leaping Loon (Site / Info)

Eleanor Marx explains why sometimes socialists should support liberals

From Eleanor Marx: Working Women vs. Bourgeois Feminism (italics mine): There is no doubt that there is a women’s question. But for us – who gain the right to be counted among the working class either

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Eleanor Marx

Register soon for Tides of Dying workshop

No matter what spiritual path we walk, death is an inevitability we all face. Being prepared for our own passing is a great gift to those we leave behind. The first part of this workshop will deal wit

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Election Day Peace Vigil

Have you been feeling afraid and discouraged about the presidential race and deep divides within our country? All are invited to a candle-light vigil peace vigil on Election Day, Tues. Nov. 8 , from 5

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Listening to Dissenting Voices

I have a confession, I love politics. I love listening to the talking heads debate policy. I love the analysis after an address or state of the union. I love tracking the polls. Every four years on el

18 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Pagan Doctor Injects Hope, Understanding into Cancer

[Today journalist Terence Ward shares an interview with a Pagan doctor who is helping other magic-workers and healers understand cancer. If you enjoy articles like this, please consider donating to Th

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism healing environment cancer Dr. Jennifer Hamilton Magic oncology

Board: Annual Program Fund will move to percent-of-budget model

Formula and timeline still in the works, but UUA will switch from per-member to percent-of-budget funding model.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Emma's observation about Jesus and tough love

Emma: What are you thinking about? Me: I was just in a discussion with a conservative who thinks Jesus was about tough love. Emma: Yeah, if you were a money-changer.

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Delving Deeper

by Joanne Dingus Our Sunday morning services are meant to inspire, challenge and help us connect with our UU faith and guide us on our spiritual paths. So when the hour is done, we are often left with

20 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)


The Death Penalty on Trial: a Meditation

In just shy of two weeks Americans will be going to the polls. What is at the front of everyone’s mind is the presidential election. Totally reasonable. But, there are other issues going to be decided

21 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)