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Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
Promoting Spiritual Liberalism

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RevThom

Emerson's Ecstasies: Taking Religious Experience Seriously

This lecture was delivered on 9/11/2014 at The Community Church of Chapel Hill, Unitarian Universalist, as the kick-off for the 2014-2015 Spiritual Education for Adults program. The topic I’ve ch... [read more]

RevThom

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The Liberal Pulpit

The Ground of Hope

“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars. ”- Radio DJ Casey Kasem’s signature sign-off Hope can go bad. We can use hope to evade reality and escape into rosy fantasies. I... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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thelivelytradition

Ministry and Beyond* [Landrum]

 Our UUA President, Peter Morales, wrote a well-known position paper titled "Congregations and Beyond," in which he talked about how our Association can cultivate organizations b... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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A Minister’s Musings

In Remembrance ...

The other night I had a dream. I'm in a large hall.   It's some sort of melding of a convention center meeting room with the dining room at Camp Quinipet (the Methodist Church camp that did ... [read more]

A Minister’s Musings

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Caute

Jazz At The Movies play "Meglio Stasera" from the film "The Pink Panther" (1963)

L. to r. , Joanna Eden, Alan Barnes & Chris Ingham One of the bands I'm enjoying playing with at the moment is "Jazz At The Movies". Last month we played at the Mumford theatre, ... [read more]

Caute

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PeaceBang

Sane Holidays

I wrote this yesterday on my Facebook Page and it got a lot of “shares,” so I’m posting it here, too: Now is the time to strategize the holidays so that you don’t get sucker... [read more]

PeaceBang

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Rev. Cyn

UU Sermon Writing - Part 6

This is my final post in this series on UU sermon writing.   I've been trying to establish that sermon-writing for UU ministers is a more time-intensive practice than in many other preaching ... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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Thousand Voices

Don’t Just Say “Buck Up!”

From medical doctor Jeff Kane we hear this story, how “a university medical center surveyed its former patients about their experiences when hospitalized. One question was, ‘Of all personnel, w... [read more]

Thousand Voices

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Our Inherent Worth

Leaders Take Care of their People: Commentary Published in Sunday Eunice News on November 16, 2014

Every Veterans Day, I participate in local celebrations to remember and to honor military mentors who taught me how to be a successful Army officer, and later, a successful public school teacher. T... [read more]

Our Inherent Worth

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Rev. John Morehouse

Called to Tranformation

I hesitated stepping through the door of the old temple in Mysore India.   I was twelve years old at the time, the air was hot and humid, the smell of dung and incense thick enough to almost s... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Privatization of Prisons is NOT the solution

Alabama has a long history of health and safety and abusive issues within its prison complexes.   Julia Tutwiler prison, an all women prison, made national news this past year with federal finding... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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Ideas from UU World

Tough times

IDEAS: We progressives are prone to believing progress is a lot easier than it is. [read more]

Ideas from UU World

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Sunflower Chalice

Building Beloved Community out of the Political Mess, Part 1: Disenfranchisement and Technical Fixes

I wake up this morning to find that the nightmare of election results was no dream.  Conservatives won everywhere, even Massachusetts.  All the while Americans continue to say to the polls and th... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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RadicalHapa

Why Elections Matter

Not too long ago humankind made decisions rooted in violent power. Those with the most power got their way by force. Those with the most power still wield incredible influence and try hard to suppr... [read more]

RadicalHapa

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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]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

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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]

UU PLANET Ministry and Media

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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. 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]

The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

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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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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

The radiant life

Last week, Dad spent quite a bit of time talking with my sisters and me about World War II. I think it is very difficult for us now to understand how traumatic those war years were, and to understa... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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traveling tUUsome

Join my online party!

Reblog to share my newest venture! Join my online party! . via Join my online party! . Simply stated,   I believe that Barefoot Books are the best cultural and earth friendly children’s book... [read more]

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop’s Youth Part 6 – Coping Mechanisms

Many of the events of the outside world came into our home on the little twelve-inch black-and-white TV in my mom’s bedroom. As such she tuned in to the 1968 Democratic Convention in late August ... [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]

Sexuality and Religion: What’s the Connection?

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What's Your Real Religion?

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UU News

UUs celebrate marriage equality in three more states, and other UUs in the media

UUs celebrate expanded marriage equality Officiating a same-sex wedding in Shawnee County, Kans. , the Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka, felt it was a ... [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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Obama’s Immigration Mandate: What the President Got Wrong

Immigration activist Aviva Chomsky takes a close look at President Obama's new immigration plan and finds it sorely lacking. [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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Transgender remembrance, UUA politics, congregational matters, and more

Transgender Day of Remembrance Barb Greve recognizes the importance of a transgender day of remembrance, but wishes for more. It’s an important act: to memorialize the dead, particularly those k... [read more]

the interdependent web

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Neo-Pagan Group Gets NY Property Tax Exemption

In In the Matter of Maetreum of Cybele, Magna Mater, Inc. , v. Mc Coy. (NY Ct. App. , Nov. 18, 2014), New York's highest court, in a brief opinion, affirmed the decision of an appellate court... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Statement Applauding Executive Action on Immigration

The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, issued a statement applauding President Obama’s immigration announcement. It begins, “Today we celeb... [read more]

Unitarian Universalist Association: Top Stories

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Featured Podcasts

The Pageless Book

Getting the Best Property Value

First of all you need to find the possible defects and damages in your house. It is necessary to complete this wear and tear before visit of property valuers. Keep in mind that even a minute blemis... [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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