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25 lezioni di femminismo per i miei figli

"Se vuoi qualcosa nella vita, devi metterti nella posizione di ottenerla per conto tuo": questo me lo diceva mio padre vent'anni fa. "Non fare affidamento su qualcun altro perché te la procuri". Ce ne

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

Towards a More Inclusive Model of Sexual Orientation

Several years ago, I raised the question on this blog about whether kink could be considered a sexual orientation. Since that time, the issue has gained traction, due in large measure to the notorious

13 hours ago

Ravenstone's Reflections (Site / Info)

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How Will You Show Up?

RESIST Mass Incarceration and Police Brutality This October Holding the megaphone in my hand felt like standing at the top of a high dive.  It looks easy when someone else dives off, but once you’re u

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Surely that is too many exclamation points

Aljazeera America picked up the ACLU case against a Louisiana school board that was settled back in March, to the extent that such things can be settled, with "an order requiring the school district t

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

The Letter I Sent to WIVB

Emailed to stationmanager@wivb.com. To the Station Manager: On October 21, I was working at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center with representatives of nearly all the other homelessness alleviation

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This Too Will Pass (Site / Info)

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Ego and Economics: Bad Reviews, Stalking Authors and the sense of Existential Threat

I’ve been following much of the discussion surrounding the controversial Guardian article by author Kathleen Hale. Hale became obsessed with a reviewer who had given her book a negative review and she

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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80 percent right...?

The current issue of Wooden Boat Magazine has an article about the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in Port Hadlock, Washington. The article is called, "Accuracy School," a name given it by on

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The National Women’s Rights Convention Gathers

It was on this day in 1850 that the first National Women’s Rights Convention gathered in Worcester, Massachusetts. Two years earlier Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others had organized a ga

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Soto Zen Buddhist Association Conference, 2014

The 2014 Biennial Gathering of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association at Great Vow Zen Monastery in Clatskanie, Oregon Photographs by Hoko Karnegis

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Open Session Times: Oct 24-25, Atlanta

Friday, October 24 9:00 AM Closed Session 2:00  –  Open Session: visitors welcome to observe 4:45 – Public Comment 5:00 adjourn for evening Saturday – October 25 9:00 AM Gathering 9:30 Open Session 11

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UUA Presidential Search Committee (Site / Info)

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Beat ALEC at its Own Game

A Call to Action From the President’s Pen President Peter Morales writes in response to ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council) raising funds to counter pressure brought by the Unitarian Univ

1 day ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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the dangers of inventiveness and creativity

Turn a cylinder to a spherical form Inventiveness comes from being engaged in problem solving which then in turn requires being involved in the real world. Yesterday, I wanted to demonstrate the use o

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Luminary Leaders: Lighting a New Way

Are you 14-18 or in your first year out of high school?          Are you dedicated to living your Unitarian Universalist faith?                 Are you a leader in your congregation, community, distri

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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Special Collection Update for UCN!

Submitted by Alan Sheeler I’m happy to report that Sunday’s special collection for our sister congregation in Norfolk totaled $1,343.  You may proudly view the results of your contribution here:  http

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

EDITION: September 2014

Expanding the Circle 3

The Moral Frontier So what’s next? Where else shall we consider expanding the circle? What moral progress might we be on the verge of making? Jeremy Bentham (1748 - 1832) Princeton philosophy professo

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Expanding the Circle

"removing barriers to participation in governance". by Rev. Dawn Cooley

Join me on a thought experiment, won’t you? In this blog posting, I want to explore an idea, not advocating a particular pathway; to think outside the box and see what happens. Imagine with me that th

2 days ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

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The Great Disappointment—1844 End of World Fail

William Miller Prophet of End Time. Baptist preacher William Miller developed a large following based on his interpretations of the prophecies in the Book of Daniel 8:14 “Unto two thousand and three h

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

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A Game of Chess: The New Jim Crow Over & Over (Part II)

As I have written about in Part I, I am currently “reading” (listening as I drive) to Michelle Alexander’s amazing book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. This book wa

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irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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The Chicago Couriers Union: a lesson for IWW solidarity union organizers

Recently  Juan Conatz put a copy of my 2007 article "The Chicago Couriers Union: a lesson for IWW solidarity union organizers" up on libcom. The piece appeared in the Industrial Worker and served as t

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)

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UNCO 14: pastoral self-care

Derrick convened a very helpful UNCO session on self care for pastors. As the 15 pastors who were present talked about this issue, one thing stood out for me: most congregations may be willing to hear

2 days ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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