Unitarian Universalism

Fluttershy & Discord

UUpdates - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 05:46
For one of my recent “devotional” posts, I showed off my Captain America shrine. Since I’m a collector and have quite a few similar shelves/spaces, I decided it might be fun to do some more of those.

Asset-Based Community Development

UUpdates - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 02:57
The Social Justice Committee is hosting an Asset-Based Community Development training this Saturday (February 25th) from 1pm to 3pm in the Sanctuary Building.  Come learn how the Fellowship can be a b

What If God Was One of Us

UUpdates - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 02:48
I’ve been watching “The Young Pope” (up to episode 4). Reading the surreal book “ninety-nine stories of GOD” by Joy Williams. I was brought up Unitarian-Universalist. And am I now pagan.  I must admit

Politics and No-Self

UUpdates - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 01:50
What are the political implications of the mass awareness that the self is an illusion? Arriving at and integrating that awareness through a devoted spiritual practice generally facilitates a pro-soci

The Government is a Lousy Parent

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:40
The government is a lousy parent. Pro-life Republicans have enacted laws restricting birth control and abortion. Pro-life folks believe that the fetus and its beginnings are sacred. Their concern stop

Down and Out in Nogales, City of the Deported

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:57
By Margaret Regan On a beastly hot June day, Jesús Arturo Madrid Rosas stood near the DeConcini Port of Entry, keeping a close eye on the street that transformed itself from Grand Avenue, Nogales, Ari

Winter fire festivals in the UK celebrate Viking heritage

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:52
UNITED KINGDOM — Winter in the UK is often a dull and dreary affair. The winds are cold and biting, the skies are grey and loaded with drizzle. Any snow, with its temporary sense of wonder and magic,

When Does Life Begin

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:46
When does life begin? Some Christians believe that life begins at conception. The fertilized egg, fetus and unborn baby are sacred. They are against family planning and universal access to birth contr

Lighting 286 Candles on Washington’s Cake—Part II First in War

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:23
There is a lot wrong with this Currier and Ives American Centennial print of Washington accept command from the Continental Congress in 1776.  Washington in this is a much older man than accepted the

the ancient art of making the working class invisible

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:11
From A Frank Talk With Jessa Crispin About Why Modern-Day Feminism Is Full of Shit: There’s that Rebecca Traister book, All the Single Ladies. It’s all about this self-empowerment feminism—like “look

Why It Matters that Harriet Tubman Will Be on the $20 Bill

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:20
The year 2020 will be the one-hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. To commemorate this occasion, the U.S. Treasury Department announced last year that

Celebrate CUC Month!

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:00
The post Celebrate CUC Month! appeared first on Canadian Unitarian Council.

rubbing the tree of hope...

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 13:30
Last night we attended Amateur night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. The talent was wonderful, the host funny and talented himself. It is a tradition for entrants of all ages to rub what's left of th

STLT#143, Not in Vain the Distance Beacons

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 13:27
It is possible I am about to ruin this hymn for some people. If you can’t bear to read about the context of this lyric that might change how you see it,  close this window and go do something else. I

A Toolkit for Resisting Totalitarianism 

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 13:07
For my money the philosopher Hannah Arendt offers the most profound analysis of the causes of totalitarianism. During and after the Second World War, Arendt spent a lot of time researching and thinkin

The Wisdom of the Forest God – A Pilgrimage into the Woods

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:30
The woods have always been a magical place for me, and my recent pilgrimage to the woods was an amazing experience. But I cannot stay in the woods – there is too much work to be done out here.

Encountering Change: A Chaplain’s Perspective

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:01
We members of the Unitarian Universalist movement have an opportunity to demonstrate and model how to disagree with one-another respectfully, in love, yet without losing sight of our own values and po

Ringing in Your Ears

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:00
Imagine if you could hear this picture. What sort of a low ringing sound would you get from pouring water over the bell of a large metal bowl? Can you hear it? What sounds are so vivid to you that you

And then there was Karl Jaspers

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 09:00
Karl Theodor Jaspers was born on this day, the 23rd of February, 1883, Oldenburg, in Lower Saxony, in Germany. He began studying law but changed to medicine, taking his doctorate in 1908. Two years la

Suspirius

UUpdates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 06:18
[My retelling of Samuel Johnson’s story of the human screech-owl for the modern age:] We like to distinguish people by the animals we suppose they resemble. A hero is called a lion, the shy and retiri
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