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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

11 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


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

13 hours ago

UUA Presidential Search Committee (Site / Info)


What we have here is a failure to communicate

More last minute legal work for the Governor's unappealing campaign in Latta et al. v. Otter et al., first, permission to go over the length limit, and if we need more time, that too. "misunderstood,

14 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

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

16 hours 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

17 hours ago

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

17 hours ago

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

19 hours ago

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

20 hours ago

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

21 hours 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

1 day ago

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

1 day ago

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

1 day ago

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


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

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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UNCO 14: ecclesiology and entrepreneurship

During the UNCO 14 session on ecclesiology and entrepreneurship, convened by my old friend Ms. M, I got to hear a little about innovative ministries, and innovative approaches to ministry, that UNCO p

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Like Sands Through the Hourglass, So Are the Days of Our Lives

Please listen to this James Taylor song before reading the sermon, it was the meditation preceding the sermon and is woven into the sermon.  It was sung live by the wonderful muscian Peter Mayer - htt

1 day ago

Shift Happens (Site / Info)

saga of the 3-d printed lego...

Today we printed our first lego™ using a makerbot 3-D printer. This was our prototype to find out if it will indeed work. It did. Now the students are excited that they will each get to print their ow

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

removing barriers to participation in governance.

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

1 day ago

Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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Look Outward Angels!

I asked 'why did the UUA not issue a national call to Ferguson with the same reach and urgency that it did for the Moral Movement March in North Carolina, or the People's Climate March?'. It was a wro

1 day ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Restraint, Of A Sort

Last year I came home from this work conference with nearly two dozen books. This year I only brought home six books. Mostly because I have a bunch of last year's reading left to do. And I wasn't chec

2 days ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Do We Live in an Anti-Enthusiasm Culture?

I hate the expression “too much time on your hands.” People usually use it after someone has shared something they put a lot of work into for the pure joy of creation. For example, a friend spent mont

2 days ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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