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thelivelytradition

One More Thing that UU's Should Have learned

When the first openly GLBT ministers were being considered for settlement, and even when just the first openly GLBT minister was being considered for settlement in a particular church, we learned t... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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A Minister’s Musings

Why can't we all just be ... like me?

I often listen to NPR as I drive in to work in the morning.  (I also listen to Rush Limbaugh if I'm in the car while his show's on, but that's another matter. )  This morning I heard a piece o... [read more]

A Minister’s Musings

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Bytes of Grass

Keep UCE?

Many of you have asked why I haven’t shared my opinion, which you suspect may be a strong one, about the proposed church name change. In a word, curiosity. Despite my own feelings, I have wan... [read more]

Bytes of Grass

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Caute

A "hauntological" look at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden with the Blackie Photo App to hand

Last week I spent a fair amount of time listening to the back catalogue of a very British project called "Belbury Poly" by Jim Jupp. Jupp started and runs the wonderful Ghost Box... [read more]

Caute

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The Liberal Pulpit

Black Lives Matter

Confrontation in Ferguson, 2014 August It started almost a year and a half ago in Ferguson, MO, when Michael Brown was killed. Or maybe it started almost four years ago in Florida when Trayvon Mart... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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Thousand Voices

ARAOMC

Recently I came across a video message by Jamaican writer Marlon James where he talks about the difference between being non-racist and anti-racist. It’s magnificent and worth hearing in its enti... [read more]

Thousand Voices

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Chaos and Grace

WINTER REFLECTIONS:  CHAOS AND GRACERev. Kit Ketcham, PUUF, Jan. 10, 2016            Seth Tichenor’s message last Sunday really rocked ... [read more]

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RadicalHapa

Oregon’s White Struggle

   Unfolding yet again in Oregon is an epic struggle of White Americans fighting for their soul.  Unsurprisingly the media shares little of the white supremacist and xenophobic ideol... [read more]

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Rev. John Morehouse

A New Year Revolution

I spent a  quiet New Year’s eve at home, thankful, I think to not be drinking more than I should. As one friend reminded me after a New Year’s eve when I had most definitely been over ser... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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PeaceBang

PeaceBang Reviews “In The Heart Of The Sea: The Musical!”

  (What is that thing, Jay? ) Okay, it wasn’t a musical. It was a film by Ron Howard, starring Chris Hemsworth as the steely-eyed first mate of the whaling ship Essex that left Nantucket... [read more]

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Sunflower Chalice

Aunt Gloria and the Best Christmas Gift Ever

My favorite part of Christmas when I was growing up was when my large extended Portuguese family would gather in Fairhaven with grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, and great aunts and great un... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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Planting God Communities

Christmas 2015 in the 74126: "They Made Known To Others What They Had Seen"

Christmas 2015 Common Meal and Candlelight Worship: Lessons and Carols and Communion The Welcome Table: A Free Universalist Christian Missional Community We eat our meal together, and worship tog... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Anti-Racist vs Non-Racist

I came across the following article today:  “I don’t trust white people, even the liberals, and science backs me up. ”   It is a good article that exposes the difficulty white ... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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RevThom

My Top 10 Albums of 2015

Each December I look forward to the AV Club’s list of the best albums of the year. In previous years, those lists have turned me on to some great bands like Japandroids, Dirty Projectors, and Clo... [read more]

RevThom

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#71 Islam, the Imagination, and Human-Caused Climate Change

NOTE: This post is based on an academic talk presented at the American Association of Religion (AAR) conference in late November …Continue reading → [read more]

The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

World War III

In response to the violence in France. We should condemn as evil the attacks upon Paris and call all in metro Saint Louis to respond in ways that affirm the greater power of compassion, and peacema... [read more]

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Just Wondering

Keep to the Path: In Response to Vandalism

About a week ago, Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation joined Unitarian Universalist congregations around the country in displaying a Black Lives Matter banner on our campus. Our banner symbo... [read more]

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Rev. Cyn

Review: UUA Wordpress Theme -- A Further Look, Part 3 (UUA Services Plugin, Ideas for the Future, Content)

The really neat thing about the new UUA Wordpress Theme is the UUA Services Plugin.   This solves the problem I didn't even really  know I had, and does it very elegantly. Sunday Service... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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The Reverend Dr.

Church Yoga

Like a goodly number of women in my particular demographic, I have my certification as a yoga instructor. I was certified more than a decade ago, when the Scorpion was a far easier pose for me than... [read more]

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

Join us for RE Without Walls: Technology, Theme-Based Ministry, and Full Week Faith!

October 22-25, 2015 * Morristown, NJ Behold the awesome!   It is the LREDA … [read more]

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Our Inherent Worth

Choose Carefully! As published in Sunday Eunice News on November 30, 2014

As the holiday season begins, our television stations, movie theaters and sales racks are filled with touching holiday stories that melt the heart, and sometimes, make you think about how you could... [read more]

Our Inherent Worth

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Odds & Ends

traveling tUUsome

Maps, beaches and a bucket list

As we continue to work our way to even more UU communities, I can’t help but take joy in the loving and accepting people our faith attracts!   Our growth from your shared knowledge is immens... [read more]

traveling tUUsome

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to Europe Part 15 – Madrid

It was an overnight train to Madrid and we used it to save the cost of a night’s lodging. Having boarded at its starting point in Malaga Sunday night November 4, we had managed to score seats on ... [read more]

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Sexuality and Religion: What’s the Connection?

#Bringbackourgirls For Mother's Day

It’s been almost a month since more than 270 young women were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria, and only a week since the world’s news media, the United States, and the Nigerian Presiden... [read more]

Sexuality and Religion: What’s the Connection?

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DiscoverUU.com

Trying to work with an open heart chakra

Sometimes when I’m on my way to work a song or news event will open me up. I’ll start feeling things. I’ll feel connected to the universe and ready to interact with it in a whole ... [read more]

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What's Your Real Religion?

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UU News

First Ever Meeting of Heads of Catholic, Russian Orthodox Churches Scheduled In Cuba For Next Week

In a joint press release today, the Vatican and the Patriarchate of Moscow announced that Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill will meet on Feb. 12 in Cuba at the Havana airport.  The h... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Reverend William J. Barber Learns the Power of Standing Together

By Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Photo credit: Flickr user Will Thomas Just before becoming the pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Rev... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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UUs in the Media now at new address

New posts to UUs in the Media now appear as part of the main UU World website, at uuworld. org/hashtag/mediaroundup. Archived posts are still available here. [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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Interdependent Web now at new address.

New posts to the Interdependent Web now appear as part of the main UU World website, at uuworld. org/hashtag/blogroundup. Archived posts are still available here. [read more]

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Olbermann: GOP self-destruction imminent

In a Special Comment, Countdown’s Keith Olbermann advises Republicans that clinging to obsolete ideas and resorting to extremist rhetoric will only undermine the party's relevance and America wi... [read more]

Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann

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Featured Podcasts

The Pageless Book

Hire Reputation Management Expert to Achieve Positive Standing Position

Corporate customers and companies are recommended to get links with the specialized reputation management expert in order to fetch benefits. As a matter of fact, we offer the best ORM services onli... [listen to the episode]

The Pageless Book

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Bull Run Unitarian Universalists

"Now is the Time: Stewardship Sunday" - April 10, 2011

Come celebrate the gift of our beloved community as we reflect on what this moment in our congregational history calls us to do. We'll also have a child dedication at this service. [listen to the episode]

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