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Sadly, Angrily Remembering Hurricane Katrina Redux

Just another "recalcitrant defier of evacuation orders" according to Fox News. Note:   This first appeared two years ago and became the second most viewed entry since Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout

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

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World View

Bucket showers, vegan meals, and saplings.  Lots of saplings.  These are what you’ll come across on an average day at Sadhana Forest, a reforestation projected located in Tamil Nadu, India’s southernm

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

environment Adult Religious Education Sunday Morning Forum

Respectability vs. Resistance

This week, when I read Barbara Reynolds column on her challenges with the Black Lives Matter Movement in the Washington Post (read here) I was deeply disappointed. Here was someone who is a respected

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Gone to Seed

We think of flowers as the purpose of a blooming plant, and the color and scent of a blossom as the truly desirable part of a plant’s life cycle. But what matters to the plant are the seeds that remai

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Wee Beests to Boston

After a very unsatisfying and crowded first go at the Strandbeests last weekend, we had a much closer, leisurely and just better time when the small versions arrived in downtown Boston today. They bro

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Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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Media roundup: Ten years after Katrina, UUs still helping

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

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Blessing the Backpacks -- Backpack Charm Craft Instructions

From my wonderful colleagues I got the idea of doing a "blessing of the backpacks" as the children of the congregation go off to school.  It's not a new idea -- Christian churches have been doing it f

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Rev. Cyn (Site / Info)

Education Children ingathering

Whiteness and Apocalypse

Reflecting on the UUSCJ GROW Climate Justice Training By Amelia Diehl I am so grateful to have been able to attend the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice(UUCSJ) Grounded and Resilient Or

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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The Need to Say No

In adolescence in particular there is a strong need to call out those things that are fake, those niceties required by society but performed without any sincerity. This impulse, the impulse to say no

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Atlanta Unitarian (Site / Info)

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School Supply Drive

Children’s RE and The Got Kids Group are having a school supply drive to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. If you are school supply shopping for your own kids or would just like to help some kids this

16 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

2015 EDITION: September 2015 Special Event

On Dylan Roof and Vester Lee Flanagan II

It's easy to find identitarians who wave away mental illness and blame belief systems when they speak of Dylann Roof, a white racist who murdered black people. Googling "dylann roof white privilege" b

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even optimists get the blues.

I saw it from across the room and knew immediately it was for me. I am not into art, but this painting captivated me – the colors, the lines, the way it caught the light. I knew it would fit beautiful

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Sunday, August 30, 2015 – From Chaos to Creation

Sunday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. – From Chaos to Creation – “Invention,” according to Mary Shelley, “does not consist of creating out of void, but out of chaos.” The old mythologies teach us to believe

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The Interlake Unitarian (Site / Info)

Youth Civic Engagement for a Sustainable Tomorrow

UU–UNO Interns  Jen Caplan and Audrey Carleton report from the United Nations International Youth Day, where the theme was Youth Civic Engagement. Learn more about leadership opportunities at the comp

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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A Floridian’s View: Separation of UU & Pagan

The CUUPs group to which I belonged had a number of members who were comfortable with Pagan events, beliefs, and people, but were reluctant to consider joining any Pagan group, since they were already

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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After going back to the beautiful window house, we are feeling more confused than ever. We are hoping to simplify our lives, yet this house would need so much work before we could move in. And would i

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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First Video!

Did that work? If not, here’s the link. I did it! My first video! Well, not my first ever, just my first for this project and my first in almost a year (since last Halloween, in fact). Wow. I’m terrif

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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We Love in a Community of Constant Change

 “Wow. You may not be ordained, but you’re doing ministry already.” – Rev. Peter Morales, President, Unitarian Universalist Association(UUA). Watch as Nelson Maroukian, UUA Summer Seminary 2015 gradua

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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Interdependent Web: Find the wellspring in your core

A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism.  

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Column: Fear of a Blue Sky

I. Fire and Bone: July, 2006 I was hurrying home, deep in thought and not paying attention, when I walked right into his sign, accidentally tearing it with my boot as I plowed through the cardboard. I

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

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