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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

1 hour 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

4 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

8 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

10 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…

11 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

12 hours ago

Awake & Witness (Site / Info)

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Obama’s Efforts to Fight Climate Change: Two Small Steps Forward, One Large Step Backward

By Robert Oswald and Michelle Bamberger Photo credit: Pete Souza In August of 2013, President Barack Obama released his “Climate Action Plan” that was to form a roadmap for transforming our energy sup

13 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Environment and Conservation Science and Medicine Michelle Bamberger Robert Oswald The Real Cost of Fracking

Press Kit: Help spread the labor struggle of #Greenpeace canvassers

Here is a collection of all the major media we have available to media. Please spread this as far and as wide as you can, because the GP strike is going well, but it needs media attention to sustain i

13 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Fall 2015 Route = Heading west!

Our route is locked in.  Didn’t plan on the extra miles for Oregon and Washington this trip but just couldn’t see going all the way to Berkeley and not hitting them!  Taking it easy as we go, so we’ll

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traveling tUUsome (Site / Info)

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The Not Quite Indestructible Margaret Bourke-White

Magaret Bourke-White in her element as an industrial photographer in 1935. Sean Callahan , an awe struck admirer and author of the book Margaret Bourke-White: Photographer noted, “The woman who had be

13 hours ago

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

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Unconscious Bias and Moral Imagination

Government policy and private lending institutions colluded quite intentionally in various ways to keeps black-looking folk concentrated in certain areas of town. Sociologist John McKnight in the 1960

14 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

The Arc of the Moral Universe

Ten Years After Katrina: Intersections and Action

What do #BlackLivesMatter and environmental justice have to do with each other? Everything. When Katrina—a Category 5 hurricane that's part of the pattern of more frequent and severe weather events pr

15 hours ago

Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

Margin of error

In the late dog days of summer, mostly there's evidence that polls are getting too much attention, but Nate Cohn spent some time and energy to make the specific case that Donald Trump's polling suppor

15 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Blogging about identitarians in fandom vs. blogging about them in general, and questions about trigger warnings and lesbian content

Q. What's the line between blogging about fandom's SJWs and blogging about identitarians in general? A. Attention outside of fandom. When something begins in fandom and makes it to a general interest

16 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

social justice warrior trigger warnings

vintage capitalism cartoon: Now He Understands the Game

17 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Improving your User Experience (UX), online and in person (Part 1)

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18 hours ago

Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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New Religion Site Introduces Pagan Content

In December 2014, a new website was launched to promote active religious learning and to act as a storehouse for primary religious text and information. The site, called Deily,org, is the brain-child

18 hours ago

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

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Watch Albany County Candidate Forums Here

Not sure why I was moved to do all this work, but here it is.  I video-recorded the three legislative district (1,3,6 – new) Democratic primary candidate forums and the County Executive candidate foru

19 hours ago

Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

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The Duality Fallacy

The Methodist Church across the street from my church has a large lighted sign that reads, “It Will All Be OK!” Having been raised a Christian, I know what they mean by that. It’s a reassuring message

20 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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finally getting somewhere...

I'd been at work on boxes that turned out to be overly complicated in design, and then made a slight change of course, turning this design into a "lift-lid" box. I had a very simple box in my Basic Bo

20 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)