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Welcome Back to National Poetry Month at Heretic, Rebel…First Up Marius Mason

It’s National Poetry Month Again!   If you have been visiting here for a while, you know what that means—it’s our fifth annual round up of daily doses of verse!   If you are new, here’s the scoop.   E

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

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These things actually happened

You might just assume there'd be some good stuff about the Idaho legislature on this special day, but credit where due. The Senate—or rather more particularly, Senate State Affairs Committee Chairman

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Paganism – A Guide for the Nonreligious

If the Gods call to you we hope you’ll answer Them. If They don’t, then we hope you’ll respect us as we attempt to live our lives in the way we’re called to live them.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Direct Democracy and UUA “Citizenship” by Rev. Dawn Cooley

I continue to play with the idea of direct democracy and how it might be applied to our Unitarian Universalist Association. There have been 3 assumptions driving my ideas: Assumption #1: That we want

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

1st Amendment Games in Indiana

Yes, indeed, we can be too clever for our own ends. We're seeing it now in Indiana, where the poorly drafted and worse defined Religious Freedom Restoration Act has blown up. The Republican legislatur

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Marry in Massachusetts (Site / Info)

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UUA President Condemns Indiana’s Discriminatory Law

On March 27, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), a thinly-veiled attack on the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) peop

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UUA Top Stories (Site / Info)

The Ethics of ‘Pay to Pray’

The debate may be as old as the concept as money itself. Is it ethical to require payment for spiritual services? The question has emerged again in Pagan communities, thanks to a widely-shared article

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

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The Future of Liberal Religion

People who want spiritual inspiration and instruction will find it. It’s getting easier and easier to find, in fact – and is available through more and more forms. That's a good thing. That trend, how

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

One Hundred Years from Now

The Power and Beauty of Human Memory: A Brief Meditation on the Christian Communion

It was on this day in 1717 that Benjamin Hoadly, the Anglican bishop of Bangor preached a sermon before a congregation that included the king, George the 1st. It was in large part a response to the la

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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teaching is easy or hard

Teaching is easy or hard, depending on the circumstances. The structure of public education makes it overly difficult for both students and teachers. For instance, a perfect learning scenario would ma

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Alternative Growth Strategy Summary

The strategy of "building religious community" was based on the observation that there is a hunger for community, and it UU churches and congregation built a truly welcoming community, people would wa

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Whoops, let us clarify

GOP leaders of the Indiana General Assembly want you to know they didn't mean to do what people are saying they did, and they'll fix it right up if it turns out the law enables discrimination. They in

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Pagan Community Notes: Environmental Statement, Kenny Klein, Indiana RFRA and more!

Over the past seven months, a large group of people came together to craft a “Pagan Community Statement on the Environment.” The idea was born after Covenant of the Goddess issued a similar statement

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

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Only in Congregations

Everywhere we turn, we are liable to find people offering heart, meaning, connection – in a word, spirituality – from kinder, gentler doctors, to our movies, to our theme parks. If you step inside a y

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

One Hundred Years from Now

Sales are down because we don't know what we are selling

Richard Trudeau writes in his book, Universalism 101: "First, in 1961, when the denominations joined forces, there were a total of 151, 557 adult UUs. Forty years later, there were 156, 968 adult UUs

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Mother’s Nature

My own beliefs, including my Unitarianism, Universalism, and Paganism, are the direct result of being a mother. In many ways my spiritual journey began when my sons were very young and my love for the

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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UU Growth: Alternative #5 to Community Building Strategy

Disclaimer: We are never NOT building a community. Building up the community around what we are doing is an essential part of organized religion. However, we don't have to make that the central piece

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

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I’ll Take Geek Favorites for $50, Art

The original men of Jeopardy!-- Anouncer Don Pardo, creator/producer Merv Griffith, and host Art Flemming. This week you will not be able to turn around without bumping into somebody’s Holy Day.   And

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

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Michigan Author Monday: D.E. Johnson

D.E. (Dan) Johnson’s literary debut, a historical mystery entitled The Detroit Electric Scheme, was published by St. Martin ‘s Minotaur in September 2010. The sequel, Motor City Shakedown, was publish

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Writing Michigan Books and Reading Writers

March 28

Yesterday was Comenius birthday, and if he were alive he would have been 423. Although born 100 years after Columbus discovered America, he had discovered the true continent of learning, which schools

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)