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Canadian Unitarians Celebrating Pride

Summer often marks a time when Unitarian Universalist congregations in Canada take a bit of a break. Perhaps your Religious Exploration curricula wrap up in favour of more casual fun and games, perhap

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Why We Moved Up the Publication Date of Dennis Henigan’s Book on Gun Control

By Amanda Beiner When associate publisher Tom Hallock first suggested that Beacon publish a myth-busting book about gun control, we knew we had to move quickly. The urgency of this issue put the new b

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

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home again.

I am back in Arkansas and recovering from 9 days of intense woodworking at the Marc Adams School of woodworking. I had 17 students in each in three classes. One student, Mark, aged 82 made it through

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Birthday Sisters Emma and Helen—Murfin Verse

Emma Goldman in her youth. I discovered yesterday in my search for topics that Emma Goldman, whose grave I recently visited on a pilgrimage to the Haymarket Memorial in Forest Home Cemetery, and Helen

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

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The Ultimate Mystery

“The ultimate mystery is one’s own self.” —Sammy Davis, Jr. What have you recently uncovered about yourself? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection and encourage the

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June 28 – Listening: How do I Hear the Divine?

I believe the divine is inside all of us just waiting to be heard.  That inner voice is our divine… You all know about that inner voice right? The one that tells you not to take a certain job or … Con

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Such is Life: Ned Kelly is Shot & Arrested

It was on this day in 1880 that Ned Kelley, an Australian bushranger, or outlaw who had in his life captured the public imagination as one unjustly persecuted and driven into outlawry was captured. Th

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Philosopher’s Stone

Played Dominion: Alchemy for the first time in a while (with Guilds) I remember it being annoying and even got rid of Possession when I was manic. It’s lets another player take your turn. But I really

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


House-hunting in Oaxaca

We’ve only been house-hunting in earnest for a few days. We arrived in Oaxaca Monday night, and have been staying in the lovely Al Sol Apartments for most of that time. They are a great short-term pla

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


Without the will to punish

The death penalty is an odd animal in the 21st century. It’s not that there is a shortage of violence and cruelty today, rather that nations try all they can to classify their state-sanctioned as some

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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“They aren’t victims, you know. Once, I was beat up by a bunch of black kids coming home and I...

“They aren’t victims, you know. Once, I was beat up by a bunch of black kids coming home and I wasn’t doing anything to them. I almost died. People have to be held responsible for their actions. Black

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Little lower than the angels (Site / Info)

Undocuqueers: Coming Out, Twice

By Eileen Truax Just as with every Dreamer I meet, I found out about Jorge through someone else, who had met him through a friend. I met him in El Hormiguero, a community center in the San Fernando Va

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

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Ripples:  Social action Council – July 2016

Stories and Dreams of UUSS on the Bus A middle-aged man with a worried face and calloused hands sat next to me on the bus.  Seeing my book, he asked if I was a math professor.  I told him no, I was ju

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Religious Education – July 2016

Love Will Win Again Dedicated to Orlando I woke up on June 12th very excited. It was telling my favorite story in service, we had our End of the Year Picnic and RE games, plus, I got to go back home t

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Margret’s Musings – July 2016

Regeneration To so many of us, summer means vacation.  Summer is about rest and regeneration.  To quote John Lubbock, “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s

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Save the Date: Western Regional Fall Gathering

Learning Together October 14-16, 2016 in Saskatoon Save the date for a very special fall gathering focused on reconciliation. This fall we are coming together as indigenous and non-indigenous people t

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

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(6-27) Richland Center

Where am I? Two days in the mountains of Wis. Stayed by some Baptists. They gave bkfst w/devotions (see *). The morning felt good & I did 19 to Fountain City & Gatorade, eggs in Centerville & laziness

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Pagan Community Notes: Coru Cathubodua, Wands for Orlando, Brexit and more!

SAN FRANCISCO – Members of the Priesthood of Coru Cathubodua and its allies attended the city’s pride event to offer assistance with medical aid, safety escorting, and spiritual protection. Wearing th

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Robert Dobbs

(November 09, 1935 – May 23, 2016) Last month, as many of us departed from the Canadian Unitarian Council national conference on May 23rd, Bob Dobbs, active member of First Unitarian Church of Victori

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Refugee Sponsorship

The CUC received 15 uncapped spaces and 28 capped spaces for 2016. We hope to receive many more uncapped spaces in 2017 based on our sponsorship performance this year. This year’s capped missions are

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