We cannot celebrate every single day. While I am grateful to the Labor movement every day, I set aside Labor Day (and May Day) to observe that; just as I am grateful to our armed forces, we have Veterans’ Day and Memorial Day as special to them. As the great religious educator Sophia Lyon Fahs […]
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Armistice Day was meant to put the focus on peace, on the horror of war, and on the victory of democratic nations over authoritarianism. The United States is missing something by focusing today, instead, on our veterans. Armistice Day still deserves a place on our calendar.
I’ve seen a lot of new posts here at the end/start of the year about religion in America. People aren’t going to church. “Paganism” is on the rise. I’ve seen the word “cafeteria” more than a few times already. It seems that we do this every year, but this year has a different feel. I’ve […]
It is not true that one can believe anything as a Unitarian Universalist. We agree to a responsible search for truth and meaning, and we agree to do so along side others who have committed to the same.
A great philosopher once wrote that the Universe does not contain one atom of justice. The truth is that if we ant Justice to exist, we have to believe in it, we have to invest in it, we have to create it.
Back in 2008, my life fell apart. I won’t go into the real details, but I was homeless, unemployed, recently divorced after a long separation, and had come to the realization that the friendships of my early 20s were not supporting me in my 30s. I moved away from those friends and my now ex-wife […]
Over the years, the I Am UU project has tried to push several new holidays as being very much in-line with Unitarian Universalism as we see it. Along with Loving Day and Labor Day, I want us to consider Esther Day. Have you heard of Esther day, yet? It’s tomorrow, August 3rd. Let me tell […]
Hey, all! Quick note to let you know that I have been blocked from Facebook today for posting a social justice piece. They didn’t like me calling out people of privilege, even though I was merely linking to something off-site. This is not an April Fools joke, and I don’t even know that this link […]
Well! That’s over? Right? Well, no.I wish it were that simple. Nothing that Happened in 2020 was the fault of the math or the number by which the year was known. All the evil that bubbled up in 2020 had been simmering for some time before it boiled over. Some of it has been baked […]
It’s been said that no one returns home from war without scars of some kind. It is also said that a person’s family serves, too, in a fashion by giving up peace of mind and the presence of their loved one. Those are years a parent, a spouse, or a child can never get back.