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Industrial strength white privilege

It's one thing to get elected Governor in one of the states that started as a colony, and then to accept a "gifts in return for favors" (as Zephyr Teachout delicately puts it for the New York Times ),

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

consciousness, ants and ukuleles...

In the photo at left, you can see that my ukuleles are beginning to come together, with the sides being joined into a completed shape. I have no training as a luthier, and know that real luthiers woul

3 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Sword of Justice

Perhaps you are used to thinking of angels of mercy, but this sword-wielding angel is more interested in justice. When have you chosen ferocity over gentleness in the cause of justice? The Daily Compa

5 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


May 4–Belonging: Some Place to Belong

Do you know about the rainbow chalice? It’s a Unitarian Universalist mnemonic device for children. The colors of the rainbow help us remember UU’s seven principles. It goes like this: Red–Begins with

7 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Two Lives. One Life.

On Facebook I just ran across the epigram, “We live two lives. The second begins when we discover we have one life.” It’s attributed to Confucius. I found the sentiment compelling, and in the very sam

7 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Looking Back—My Own Private Kent State

Ohio National Guardsmen take aim to fire on students at Kent State on May 4, 1970. Note: Versions of this have been posted before but not since 2013 so it should be knew to most readers.   Memoir stor

8 hours ago

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

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Examining the Universalist theory of worship

So, what makes Universalist worship Universalist? What keys do we have, if we want to build on a tradition? It turns out that it’s harder to say than in other denominational traditions, including the

12 hours ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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Who’s teaching my daughter?

My 14 year old daughter is in 8th grade…and that moment, as a sexuality educator and a parent, I had been waiting for for years finally arrived. I got THE LETTER. The one where the school district req

13 hours ago

Adolescent Sexuality by Dr. Karen Rayne (Site / Info)

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Broken Brains

I watched “My Beautiful Broken Brain” today on Netflix. I’m still thinking about it. Having a major stroke around 35, and losing language losing the ability to read and write easily. Literally seeing

13 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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News brief: UU Humanists describe talks with UUA president about Boy Scouts

UU Humanists express disappointment that UUA has not issued ‘strong and immediate refutation’ of Boy Scouts’ ‘belief in God’ language.

15 hours ago

UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Review – Batgirl (Issues 35-50)

It’s over!!! Well, kind of. Batgirl actually has two series starting up soon with two new creative teams, and I think there are two transition issues by the team that’s been working on it. But I don’t

16 hours ago

Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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Not Everything Belongs in a Museum

Like so much in our society, the fact that museums have been around for hundreds of years and benefit many causes us to ignore some unpleasant facts about how these objects came to be where they are.

16 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Should U.S. women be required to register for Selective Service? Pagans Speak Out

TWH — Although a signature is still needed by President Obama, it does appears that women in the United States will soon be required to register with Selective Service, making them eligible to be draf

19 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Detained and Deported: Questions about America’s Immigration Dragnet

A Q&A with Margaret Regan Starting in the 1980s, we began to have a policy of detaining immigrants. We didn’t really have detention centers ever since we shut down Ellis Island and Angel Island in the

19 hours ago

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

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Going from ideas to ACTION

After church on May 15th, we looking forward to the second round of Innovation Conversations for our religious education programs!Everyone is invited to share lunch and take part in figuring out how t

19 hours ago

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)


Why meritocrats care about racism and sexism and don't give a damn about the white working class

Posted this on my Facebook before realizing something: Sometimes I think I should deal with things in race reductionist ways because rich people don't give a damn if you point out that they're rich wh

20 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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Struggling to “Speak the Truth in Love” in Election Season: Pluralistic Ethics & Political Polarization

Over the past few decades, many studies have shown a growing political polarization in our country. This widening gap between the right and the left has made finding a middle ground increasingly diffi

20 hours ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


A couple of thought provoking "posters" from Wolfgang Tillmans encouraging people to vote REMAIN

A couple of thought provoking "posters" from  the excellent Wolfgang Tillmans encouraging people to vote REMAIN in the upcoming EU Referendum. More of them are available at the link below: POSTERS BY

20 hours ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Falling Water

Today I had an adventure, and instead of starting my morning walk from the door of my house, I drove across Brighton Avenue, over to a trailhead of the Fore River Sanctuary. Then I walked a short walk

1 day ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Delivery from Slavery: Attempting a Biblical Theology in the Service of Liberation—Dick Boer

As many of you will know I value highly the thought of Ernst Bloch (1885-1977), a German Marxist who fully understood the potential revolutionary power of the Biblical text. Thinkers like Bloch are al

1 day ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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