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PeaceBang

Urban Decay’s “Razor Sharp” Ad

Urban Decay, a make-up company I adore and have written about many times in positive terms, produced this ad [click to enlarge]: Rightly called out for going over the edge of their self-description... [read more]

PeaceBang

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A Minister’s Musings

How do you explain "Unitarian Universalist spirituality"?

The Membership Committee of the congregation I serve is wrestling with the question of how to explain Unitarian Universalist spirituality to newcomers (and old-timers).  Since I'm unable to at... [read more]

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The Liberal Pulpit

Life Is Not a Utilitarian Calculation

In 1990, I was a graduate student at the University of Virginia, studying simultaneously in government: political theory, and in philosophy. In an ethics seminar taught by Cora Diamond, we were con... [read more]

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Caute

Some colour photos of the Lodes Way and the River Cam by Grantchester Meadows

Some colour photos of the Lodes Way and the River Cam by Grantchester Meadows. All taken with an i Phone 6+ and the Hipstamatic App using Ger van den Elzen's splendid combo which he says is ... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

Paradox of Tolerance

“Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged. ” The immortal poet Rumi says that, a... [read more]

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A Jersey Girl In Kentucky

Glory

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Bytes of Grass

Unitarian Universalism in Africa

Last year, a study group in which I participate each fall chose African theology as its topic for 2016. We will meet in November to discuss our findings. I was asked to research the state of Unitar... [read more]

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Celestial Lands

A Dream of Rationality

We have a dream in America of rationality. What I mean by that is that we have imbued our country with an ideal of rational discourse being the primary form of interaction between human beings. Tha... [read more]

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Rev. John Morehouse

All In

One of the most powerful moments during the Democratic National Convention was when Ghalaza and Khizr Kahn, the mother and father of Captian Humayun Kahn who died in combat in Iraq, appeared before... [read more]

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Mimi Hubert

I served First Unitarian of Saint Louis for five very good years.  Sadly, as I was getting ready to leave one member of my congregation was going through her last days.  It grieved me not... [read more]

Rev. Thomas Perchlik

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thelivelytradition

How Love Has a Side

“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.  The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.  The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.  And the ... [read more]

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Rev. Cyn

Standing, Rolling, Dancing, Singing, Praying, Preaching, Acting on the Side of Love

At our the preceding Ministry Days preceding the UU General Assembly, ableist language was used in worship to the extent that UUMA Board Member Josh Pawelek issued this response:Clearly there is ... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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Sunflower Chalice

Sunday Morning Coming Down

Cause there is something in a Sunday, makes a body feel alone And there is nothing short of die’n, half a lonesome as the sound Of the sleepin’ city sidewalks and Sunday morning coming ... [read more]

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

#StateofEmergence Tweet Cheat Sheet

Due to the threat of severe weather, the Public Witness has been moved to the… [read more]

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RevThom

Foucault at the Wake County Jail (Getting Arrested Part 2 of 2)

If there was anything that surprised me about getting arrested it was the sheer bureaucracy involved. After we were placed under arrest in a legislator’s office (for protesting House Bill 2) the ... [read more]

RevThom

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Our Mothers' Gifts

OUR MOTHERS’ GIFTSRev. Kit Ketcham, May 8, 2016 Let’s pause for a time of silence, thinking of the many mothers and mother figures we know who have given of themselves to help us become the mot... [read more]

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

An Open Letter to Chief Justice Roy Moore

  29 April 2016 Dear Chief Justice Moore: As a citizen of Alabama, I am rather disappointed in your press conference comments.   Not only did they portray the events on January 12th incorrect... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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Planting God Communities

A Missional Charge To Church: Hope Unitarian Church

Charge to the Congregation, Hope Unitarian Church, installation of the Rev. Cathey Edwards, Sunday, April 17, Tulsa, OKRev. Ron Robinson It is a special privilege to be asked to charge THIS congreg... [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]

RadicalHapa

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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]

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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]

Just Wondering

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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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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Common

I found an old drawing I did of Boston Common, way back in May, 1988. This drawing reminded me of the primary principle of making art: For those who do not have a large trust fund, if your art is n... [read more]

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to Europe Part 25 – Under the Alps

It was Sunday November 25, 1973 as I sat on a bench on the platform at the Venice train station waiting for the train that would take me to Switzerland and an anticipated Alpine paradise. I saw a c... [read more]

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traveling tUUsome

Hawai’ian views

There are never enough pictures to share the awesome creation that Hawai’i is! [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]

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What's Your Real Religion?

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UU News

British Report On Islamist Extremism In Prisons

On Monday, Britain's Ministry of Justice released a summary of the main findings of a classified report on Islamist extremism in British prisons. (Full text of Summary).  The study of the iss... [read more]

Religion Clause

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What Trump’s “Second Amendment People” Really Think About Armed Insurrection

By Dennis A. Henigan The suggestion of politically-motivated violence against public officials is terrifying on its face, but it is certainly nothing new. Indeed, Trump’s comments are a specific... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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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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Action Alert: Gaza

Sadly, the dismal conditions in Gaza are causing enormous hardship for the people there, with particularly harsh effects on children. Churches for Middle East Peace, a coalition founded in part by ... [read more]

Inspired Faith, Effective Action

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New Survey

Want to do this survey of 18+ individuals who grew up in a UU religious education program and/or participated in YRUU/LRY? All responses are anonymous and confidential. No personal or private info... [read more]

YRUUlogy

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Featured Podcasts

Unity Church-Unitarian of Saint Paul, MN

What Saves Your Life?, Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs, August 21, 2016

This audio begins with a reflection offered by Rev. Dave Ruffin. [listen to the episode]

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The Pageless Book

Why you need Google Autocomplete Reputation Services?

The concept of Google Autocomplete is a decent one because it is more related with helping the internet users with finding the content which they are seeking in a rapid fashion. However, it can als... [listen to the episode]

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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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