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What Does the World Require of Us?

In the midst of news reports, candle-light vigils, politicians and clergy speaking words of comfort, conversations with loved-ones and with strangers, advice from trauma specialists, lists of what to say to kids in the aftermath of unspeakable violence; in the … Continue reading

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Just Outside My Door: Photos by Jodie Arel

\n\n Just Outside My Door: Photos By Jodie Arel\n Art Opening and Reception\n Friday evening, October 26 from 5:30 to 6:30\n Unitarian Universalist Society: East\n 153 West Vernon St., in Manchester, CT\n All are welcome!\n Jodie Arel, a new UUS:E … Continue reading

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Ugandan Gay Rights Leader to Visit Connecticut

Rev. Mark Kiyimba, a vocal opponent of the Ugandan government’s anti-homosexuality bill will make several visits in the greater Hartford area this week. Kiyimba will speak on Thursday, (Sept. 20) at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford at 7 p.m.; Sunday, (Sept. 23) the Unitarian Universalist Society: … Continue reading

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The Desert Belongs to No One and the Sky is Wide Open

“The desert belongs to no one and the sky is wide open.”[1] Words of the poet, Salah Al Hamdani. This is a sermon about borders—borders that divide people from people: not only national borders, which exist in so many cases … Continue reading

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Freedom for Sujitno!

Grace Lutheran Church on Woodland St. in Hartford played host to this afternoon’s celebration of Sujitno Sajuti’s release from federal prison in Massachusetts.  For those unfamiliar with Sujitno’s case, you can learn more here and here. I had the honor … Continue reading

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Valentines Wishes for Governor Malloy and the Sustinet Cabinet

Where’s the love? That’s what the Interfaith Fellowship for Universal Health Care wants to  know this Valentine’s Day. Specifically, we’d like to know where Governor Malloy’s love is. And we’d like to know where the Sustinet Cabinet’s love is. The … Continue reading

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Launching an Effort to Raise the Minimum Wage in CT

Under the leadership of CT House Speaker Chris Donovan, there’s a new effort to raise the minimum wage from $8.25 to $9.00 starting this spring, then from $9.00 to $9.75 the following year. This effort would also tie future increases … Continue reading

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Raw Faith

Don’t miss Raw Faith, a wonderful documentary about vocation, transition, restlessness and love. We’re showing this film at UUS:E on Tuesday, January 31st at 7:00 PM and Thursday, February 2nd at 3:00 PM.  Raw Faith Trailer   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post share … Continue reading

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This Sentence is False

“Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense,” said the science fiction writer Frank Herbert.[1] This is likely not an earth-shattering revelation to any of you. Herbert is not alone in making … Continue reading

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Fragments of Your Ancient Name

The early 20th century German language poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, writes: “A fracture broke across the rings you’d ripened. / A screaming shattered the voices / that had just come together to speak you, to make of you a bridge … Continue reading

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