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Buddhism and Gratitude

I like to go back to the original teachings of the Buddha, so I had a look what I could find in the Pali Canon, the earliest Buddhist scriptures, about gratitude. Surprisingly, there wasn’t much: In t

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The Grove (Site / Info)

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An Honest Heretic: Religion, Science, & Dr. Joseph Priestley

The future free-thinking minister-scientist Joseph Priestley was born in 1733 to a strict Calvinist family, but by his early twenties he was already experimenting boldly with both theology and science

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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25 Things I Wish I Learned In My 20s

I learned a lot in my 20s. I learned how to survive a breakup and how to reconcile with a friend. Thanks to three years of law school, I learned the rules of civil procedure. I learned how to get out

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

Deadly Shadow Looms over India’s Good Tiger News

Wildlife investigator and tiger conservation specialist J. A. Mills examines the dark side of the recent tiger conservation triumph in India.

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Welcome to Liberal Religion, 2: Religion Is About Three Things

What do Unitarian Universalists believe? We believe that your religion isn’t about what you believe. When Paul invented the religion we know as Christianity he put believing at the center. When Islam

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Hey, Cash! Good morning! And happy birthday!

Maurice Dollison Jr was born on this day in 1941. He may be better known as Cash McCall. And best known for When You Wake Up… Happy birthday, Cash!

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


tools and tool boxes

Yesterday in woodshop, my 4th, 5th and 6th grade students made tool boxes. My 1st and second grade students made wooden mallets and will begin tool boxes next week. The idea I have is that they should

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Queering Theology the theme of Sunday’s service

Guest minister Rev. Jason Lydon will give the sermon on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m. on Queering Theology.

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)


Crowdfunding Your Social Justice Work with FAITHIFY

Earlier this month, over fifty people gathered with us and Groundswell to learn more about online organizing. The training focused on how to maximize the impact of online petitions. And we know there

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Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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On the Treadmill

Some kinds of change come in a flash of inspiration or a bolt that strikes you from the blue. Some changes come from just staying on the treadmill, committing to doing something for the long haul, eve

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Serendipity—It’s Not Just a Coincidence

Horace Walpole, the word coiner. It is the birthday of one of the most useful and beautiful words in the English Language—serendipity.   It is not often that we know the exact date a word was coined—a

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

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January 28: Sheltering Walls–Witness and Blessing

Room number 1:  you are inside a room where the people with you are critical of what you do, how you think, and who you are.  Most of us have been in this room. Take a moment and ponder how … Continue

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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What everyone loses in a suicide

Sulome Anderson’s feature last week, “How Patient Suicide Affects Psychiatrists” is a great inversion of a big social problem. Most features on suicide and mental illness (including the great The Cost

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Onetime Antiwar, Environmental Protester Veers Into the Seamy World of Anti-Semitism

Ken O'Keefe [Cross-posted at Hatewatch.] While most American-born activists who become involved in defending Palestinian rights avoid becoming overt anti-Semites even while steadfastly criticizing Isr

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Orcinus (Site / Info)

Community Free Clinic, UUCF’s Split-Plate for February

Many thanks to Penny McDougal for today’s guest post. Community Free Clinic of Washington County – Split Plate Recipient My late husband, Dan McDougal, considered that his work with the Community Free

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uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)


Character Flaws

It is January 27th and my Christmas cactus hasn't bloomed yet. It's been showing signs for over a week now. It has oodles of buds, pink even! And this one putting on this hopeful show...this morning I

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Excluded by intersectionality: Kristiana Coignard and Jessica Hernandez

17-year-old Kristiana Coignard shot and killed by three police officers after brandishing knife Jessica Hernandez: Denver Police Kill Teen They Say Hit Cop With Car, Vigil Held For 'Outgoing' Girl Dea

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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When You Can’t Turn It Over To God

Life is complicated. We can’t pretend it’s not, and we can’t expect a divine helicopter parent to take care of it for us. But we have resources for dealing with life’s complications, and we are far mo

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Know Someone Knight-Worthy?

Since 1995, the Knight Award has been presented annually to a living person who has, as a volunteer, contributed at the national level to furthering the principles of Unitarianism in Canada. The award

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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