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St. Louis People's Climate March

Today was a beautiful day for St. Louis' People's Climate March.  While I couldn't make it to the big one in New York, it still felt great to be part of the movement in some way.  I was there as a rep

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Everyday Unitarian (Site / Info)

If your mother beats you stay away from her or they will put her in jail.

The eighth story in Linda McCullough Moore's book of short stories, "This Road Will Take Us Closer To The Moon" is entitled "Mother's Helper." The narrator, an eight year old little girl tells the sto

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Nine Things I Think

Nine Things I Think: Pagan Pride Day, CUUPS surveys, football players behaving badly (and criminally), future speaking engagements and more.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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THIS DEWDROP WORLD A Meditation on the Coming Ecological Catastrophe & the Only Way Through

THIS DEWDROP WORLD A Meditation on the Coming Ecological Catastrophe & the Only Way Through James Ishmael Ford 21 September 2014 First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island Text This dewdrop world

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Sermon: Wind Shear

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington, NY on 9/21/14. It looks at the People’s Global Climate March, the nature of change and social justice work.   This week

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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People’s Climate March

Today is the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. It was declared in 1981 and then first observed in 1982. The day is meant to be a reminder for all nations and peoples “to strengthen the ideal

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

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Why Social Movements Seem Ineffective

Then Tom Hayden, one of the founders of Students for a Democratic Society, antiwar activist, one of the Chicago Eight tried for instigating the Chicago Convention Riots in 1968, and a California State

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Interweaving forms of decent dependency

The hurley burley of a French market at Velleron this summer Friday saw, of course, Jonathan Harrison’s funeral. For those of you who don’t know, Professor Harrison was a regular attender of this cong

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Prayer for Global Climate Change

This prayer was given at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington, NY on 9/21/14. Blessings to the many protestors in NYC today!   Spirit of Change, God of Many Names, Mother of Love, As wo

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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Yesterday I attended the Ozark Area Community Congress, a meeting of bioregionalists that has been held annually for the last 35 years. The Ozarks is a distinct bioregion, of which my own area of Nort

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Founder of the Dynasty—Maurice Barrymore

Maurice Barrymore The man who founded a theatrical dynasty that is still going strong in its fourth generation with actress/producer Drew Barrymorewas born in far off and exotic Fort Agra, India pract

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

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Curbside Recycling - Published in Eunice Sunday News on Sunday, September 20, 2014

Our schools do a great job of teaching students the importance of recycling.  By sixth grade, my students often make suggestions about how to “reduce, reuse, and recycle.” Our state Department of Envi

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About Our Inherent Worth (Site / Info)

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All the Things

Some days it feels like there is just too much to carry, that the tasks and the burdens have piled so high that at any moment things could collapse in a chaotic heap of chairs and bed linens and onion

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


September 21–The Labyrinth: The Folds

Today we enter The Labyrinth.  Or to put it another way, we begin our congregational life, devotional, and spiritual practice theme called The Labyrinth.  The CUUPS and Sylvan Sanctuary groups gathere

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Best Stuff On Earth?

Snapple claims that it's "Made from the best stuff on Earth" For the teas, that's filtered water, sugar (@35-46 grams), citric acid, tea, and natural flavors. The juice drinks are water, sugar, juice,

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

My favorite movies: Strictly Ballroom

Just saw Strictly Ballroom again. Afterward, Emma said, "It's the best arts movie and the best sports movie ever." IMDB only gives it 7.3 out of 10, but Rotten Tomatoes rates it at 95%, which seems ab

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Amaranth fields

The amaranth fields beckon, their youth crystallized, eternal laughing at rain, snow, hail war, loss, grief, joy, death widow’s wail and soldier’s breath amaranth fields giggle in gentle breeze they n

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Classrom dynamics

(At the Pot of Gold religious education conference today, I led a workshop on classroom dynamics. As promised to participants, here are three key concepts from the workshop:) When we talk about classr

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religious Education

21 September 2014 Worship and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (21 September 2014) for our 11:00 AM Worship Service — “Turning Rocks to Reason” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. Rev. Jarrell is back in the pulpit this morning and we welcome our sp

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

Adult Religious Education Begins This Sunday (21 September 2014)

Please join us this Sunday (21 September 2014) at 9:30 AM for our Adult Religious Education Class. This fall, we’ll be reading and discussing the UUA Common Read — Reclaiming Prophetic Witness: Libera

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)