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Putting Away a Childish Argument against Sex Work

I have a friend who is doing a kind of work that, as a young girl, she never thought she'd be doing. She started, albeit grudgingly, because she considered it her least-worst option. Over time, she be

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Ravenstone's Reflections (Site / Info)

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Nightmares

  Nightmares run screaming Behind the closed cupboards Of your sleeping They race beneath the floorboards And hide in your mattress Restless, your eyelids flicker Fear becomes fright And the terror wa

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

Poetry nightmare

Spiritually Speaking: Bless Your Heart

When I first arrived in North Carolina, I was already aware that “bless your heart” was not something you would really want to hear! I can honestly say that I’ve only had three folks in six years say

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Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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What Justice Looks Like

A simple way to remind ourselves why justice matters.

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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King of Compost

Two students compete to get as many people as possible to compost food waste. In the process, they learn some important lessons.

3 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Making Justice Now

Our history is full of justice-makers. So is the present!

3 hours ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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My dear, you shall have them

Shedding possessions as I age is a family—and faith—tradition.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Is Your Congregation Feeling Contractions?

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Growing Vital Leaders (Site / Info)

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Outliving A Parent

When I turned fifty in January, it was big for one reason: my dad had died at fifty. Had it not been for that, I wouldn’t have cared much. Age doesn’t bother me but this milestone bothered me a LOT. …

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PeaceBang (Site / Info)

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Bad ideas that won't go away

Idaho Co. Commissioner's Jim Chmelik's raving conspiracy theory, dispensed at an "educational" event that just happened to look a lot like campaigning for a bunch of the folks who were there. "As soon

5 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Christopher Emdin’s Thoughts on Transformative Pedagogy for National Teacher Appreciation Week

By Christopher Emdin In his proclamation for this year’s National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6), President Barack Obama states that “our country’s teachers—from the front lines of our civil righ

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

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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)

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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

10 hours ago

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

12 hours ago

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

13 hours ago

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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