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Curiosity and Awe as Spiritual Practice

One of the common reasons people find themselves in a Unitarian Universalist church is “curiosity”. It might be curiosity about what goes on there, or about different ways to worship. Ultimately, I think a lot of us stay because we are curious about one another and who we view the divine. A healthy curiosity is […]

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Failure is Essential

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” It is an old saying. Put more simply, if we aren’t risking anything, we aren’t likely to see much in the way of results. You can’t be great at everything the first time you try; you have to be willing to risk failure. You learn from failure. You get better. A […]

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Save Our Site and Get a Neat Shirt for Your Troubles:

IAmUU.net is currently more than 300 pages devoted to Unitarian Universalist outreach and faith development. We have people from all over the world who rely on our website to help keep them connected to Unitarian Universalism (something one international patron said just last week). We are really proud of what we’ve published there. We want […]

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T-Shirt Evangelism: Wearing Your Faith Openly

To “Wear you heart on your sleeve” is to make your emotions, however raw, visible and to leave yourself exposed. If you say, “I am putting on my chairperson’s hat”, we all know that you are going to assume the responsibility of your position and advocate for the cause or the process used to make […]

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Tolerance Must Not Become Silence

We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. ā€“ Elie Wiesel Silence encourages the tormentor. If we allow bigotry to go unrebuked, then we are emboldening the bigot. It is not enough to be tolerant and open-minded yourself if our goal is to make the […]

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Let Your Life Be Wonder-full

“There is an anaesthetic of familiarity, a sedative of ordinariness which dulls the senses and hides the wonder of existence.” ā€• Richard Dawkins It is unusual for us to quote Dr. Dawkins here, but in this, we agree absolutely. It is easy to become unobservant, to focus on what needs to be done or what […]

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Saying you love someone is a good thing. ~Esther Earl

Saturday Writing Challenge: Words of Love

As you have heard, if you are an active member of the I Am UU community, Monday is a holiday. Esther day, to be exact, which is a day created by a teenager who was losing her fight with cancer as how she wanted her birthday to be celebrated by friends after she passed. Esther […]

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