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Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
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The Liberal Pulpit

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 prof... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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thelivelytradition

"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 th... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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A Minister’s Musings

Ideas on Identity, part 1

Last night at the congregation I serve -- the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church - Unitarian Universalist -- there was a discussion as part of our Adult Faith Development program titled, "What... [read more]

A Minister’s Musings

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Caute

"The newer testament — the Gospel according to this moment" — being, in part, a meditation upon the differences between Thoreau’s scimitar and that wielded by ISIS

Walking in Copperas Wood, Essex Readings: Henry David Thoreau — from “Walking”Above all, we cannot afford not to live in the present. He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment o... [read more]

Caute

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Our Inherent Worth

"Threat is Real" Published in Sunday Eunice News on October 19, 2014

With constant media coverage of the Ebola virus, you may have missed news reports that the Pentagon released its Climate Change Report, assessing international threats to our security when coastlin... [read more]

Our Inherent Worth

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Thousand Voices

Begin With the Children

The story is told about an incident that happened in a courtroom in New York City during the thirties, when America was in the grip of the great Depression. The judge on the bench was hearing a com... [read more]

Thousand Voices

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

The First Source of Unitarian Universalism

SOURCES OF UUISM:  #1, DIRECT PERSONAL EXPERIENCE Rev. Kit Ketcham, Oct. 19, 2014         From the meditation manual published by the UUA and edited by ... [read more]

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Ideas from UU World

The boots worked either way

IDEAS: Be aware of the tensions in your life and the awareness can be an ally. [read more]

Ideas from UU World

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

Peter’s video on “Welcoming Newcomers” with song by Joe Uveges!

One of the highlights of my years of  guest speaking at Unitarian Universalist congregations happened October 5th, 2014! I was leading the service at High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church in C... [read more]

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PeaceBang

Reflections On Andover-Newton Theological School, Or Why I Will Not Be At the Inauguration

One of my alma maters, Andover-Newton Theological School, is in crisis even as it is preparing to inaugurate the Rev. Martin Copenhaver as its president tomorrow, October 5, 2014. The community lea... [read more]

PeaceBang

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Planting God Communities

God's Starting Point: Today's Communion Service and Homily at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa

PTS Chapel Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014coming World Communion Day Leader: Rev. Ron Robinson“The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is amazi... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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Rev. John Morehouse

Beyond the Gates of Struggle

Struggles whether for a group of people or for us individually, is part of the human condition as the Buddha observed 3000 years ago.   Struggle born of not having enough, struggle born... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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Rev. Cyn

A Witness on Wheels: General Assembly Misses the Mark

I wrote the following piece right after General Assembly this year, but left it unpublished for a few months to reflect on it.   Reading the UU World piece on "Fired Up: General Assembl... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Perhaps Love

“Perhaps love. ” “Perhaps love is like the ocean full of conflict, full of pain**. ” It is, isn’t it?   We like to think, oh, no! That is not love.   Love is happily ever after.   Love... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

How You Can Respond to Ferguson

This week I have gotten many requests to help us here in the Saint Louis area. Often the offers have been for donations of food. This is my response. Thank you so much for your compassionate outrea... [read more]

Rev. Thomas Perchlik

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#68 Suffering on Trial

In my latest article for the UU World magazine, “Suffering on Trial,” I explore how suffering plays a key role …Continue reading → [read more]

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Sunflower Chalice

I with Mournful Tread Walk the Deck my Captain Lies

I find myself grieving the loss of actor Robin Williams the way I would a member of my family.  I’ve been puzzled by my own reaction. Like many people, I am a huge fan of his work, especially hi... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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RevThom

A Few Thoughts On Life In North Carolina So Far

I arrived in North Carolina almost exactly one month ago. Here are a few reflections on life so far here in Chapel Hill. The house we bought in Chapel Hill is lovely. It was built in 1977, the year... [read more]

RevThom

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Auspicious Jots

It's like that thing when something does you know

I have a bad case of CRS. It's better than Alzheimers but worse than just being a dingbat. CRS for you youth who don't have to worry yourselves with these sorts of problems is Can't Remember Stu... [read more]

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Carrots and Ginger

Mrs. McNeil Music of Ithaca’s Top 5 ways to support local music:

5. Get the Door: If a musician walks past you carrying an amp/ drum/ bass-cabinet/harp grab the door for them. That stuff’s heavy, and it’s nice to know you care. 4. Get it Live: Planning a wed... [read more]

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Just Wondering

Millennials and Unitarian Universalist Identity: A Reaction to Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley

I recently attended a barbecue at the home of a retired Unitarian Universalist minister. As he offered a blessing for the meal, the host gave thanks for the eras of ministry represented in the gath... [read more]

Just Wondering

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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

UNOC 14: Morning prayer

Laptops open. Smartphones in hand. Banjo and guitar. Child running around. Progressive reading from Proverbs. Twitter feed projected on the screen at the front of the room. Live Web stream. People ... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop’s Youth Part 5 – Baseball & Bookends

The cast on my right leg finally came off a week or so after the end of school. All was well with the healed wound and the function of my right leg and I gave up the crutches that I had been mostly... [read more]

Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

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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]

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What's Your Real Religion?

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UU News

Whitey Bulger, Boston Busing, and Southie’s Lost Generation

This year, in the 40th anniversary of the explosion that was Boston busing, ALL SOULS author Michael Patrick Mac Donald says it’s time to be clear: busing wasn’t just about black and white. It ... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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Puerto Rico Court Upholds Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

In one of the few recent victories for opponents of same-sex marriage, the federal district court for the district of Puerto Rico yesterday dismissed a challenge to the Puerto Rico law that recogni... [read more]

Religion Clause

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O gremlins, O St. Anthony!

SPIRIT: My faith is in science, but I try to keep an open mind. [read more]

Spirit from UU World

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'This is going to last'

NEWS: After Supreme Court action, same-sex marriage now legal in 32 states. [read more]

News from UU World

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Renaming Columbus Day, growing marriage equality, and other UUs in the media

Sudbury UUs honor indigenous peoples First Parish of Sudbury, Mass. , joined in the effort to change the focus of the Columbus Day holiday to recognize the culture and contributions of Native Ameri... [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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Featured Podcasts

The Pageless Book

Find Out Impressive Automobile From 500k Motors

Do you desire to drive most impressive car this season but do not know how to get one? Are you looking to know more about some latest trend automobile in the industry? Then, you are in the right pl... [listen to the episode]

The Pageless Book

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DMUUC Message

Resting in the Neutral Zone: Revs. Heather and Cathy Rion Starr

Jan. 12, 2014 - Between one ending and another beginning lies what William Bridges describes as the “neutral zone. ” Once we have accepted that there has been an ending in our lives, we... [listen to the episode]

DMUUC Message

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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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