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Blessed are the Persecuted

We must bless the meek, the hungry, and the persecuted. We must provide for those who lack opportunity in education, nutrition, and both physical and mental health. We must do this if we seek justice. (click to read more)

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Unitarian Universalism Is Not…

Unitarian Universalism is not a religion of tolerance.We do not tolerate the stranger, the heretic, or the outcast; we accept them, welcome them, invite them in. Tolerance is too low a bar. Even those with whom we adamantly disagree, we seek understanding and peace. It is not, as it is sometimes portrayed, an individualistic religion. […]

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Injustice and Inclusion

It’s been said by many that there is no small injustice. Each occurrence of injustice is a mark against all of us that may have had to power to prevent it. Even standing by silently leaves a shadow of blame on our hearts, since our inaction can so easily be seen as support for the […]

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Open Revelation and Evolution

Many people wrongly envision evolution as a linear process, moving “forward” toward some perfect state. This is true of those who both accept and reject the evidence, and is the basis for arguments such as, “If we evolved from apes, why are there still apes.” We did not evolve from apes; we are apes. The […]

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Passion Stimulates Success

Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those words, and the truth of them has not faded. Being enthusiastic about the task in front of you makes it not only easier to set your will to doing it, but to doing it well and thoroughly. The human mind […]

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Committing to Action

A couple of years ago, I read Wicked. I was inspired by a friend who had just gone to see the Broadway show; she raved about how good it was, so I checked the book out from the library. First, she was right. It was amazing. I really love all these retellings of old stories […]

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Monday Meditation: Possibility and Positivity

We’ve been working for two and a half weeks now to support the idea that there is something for Unitarian Universalists in the Christian practice of Lent. There is meaning in doing things intentionally, in setting aside time to contemplate big ideas, and in knowing that you are doing it in conjunction with many, many […]

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Monday Meditation: Choose Gratitude, Choose Joy

Personally, I was not sure about writing about Gratitude, again, because it is one that I’ve written about a few times in MM posts. Then, I decided that was proof that it was a topic worth coming back to. Gratitude is just that important! Gratitude is a choice. It is how we choose to react […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Monday Meditation: Lent and Movement Making

We are marking the tradition of Lent this year using the calendar created by Barb Greve (et al) for Unitarian Universalist reflection. It features 47 words to reflect on each day of Lent, including the 7 Sundays when we are challenged to not only reflect, but act on the day’s theme. The idea is not […]

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