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Take a Pebble. Drop it in the water. Watch the ripples on the water.

From Hoots and Hollers, the OVEC Blog, January 26, 2014 On January 21, in the midst of a statewide snowstorm, around 200 people gathered for an event: Honor the Waters Candlelight Vigil. Outside the West Virginia State Capitol, alongside the Kanawha … Continue reading

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Speechless in the Face of Evil

PeaceBang writes: “My liberal religious tradition would say that … people who are one bad turn of events away from sheer desperation, may do bad or criminal things because of that desperation. I agree. They certainly might. I certainly might … Continue reading

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Best Christmas Liturgy Ever?

After this morning’s Christmas music service at the Unitarian Universalist Society East in Manchester, CT, 10-year-old Amber Reiss handed me her notes on her experience of worship. Here’s the play-by-play:   1. Dad turns packet so I cannot see 2. … Continue reading

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I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas, But Everything’s Gone Blue

“Drops of pain, flow like rain, tell why your tears are falling: for humankind, so frail, unkind, or for your own life’s calling?”[1] Words from Unitarian Universalist songwriter Shelly Jackson Denham. “Tell why your tears are falling.” There’s really only … Continue reading

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Remarks at 2013 Hartford Transgender Day of Remembrance

We have work to do. Oh, how I wish we didn’t. Oh, how I wish we already lived in a world where the rigid rules of gender didn’t apply, didn’t matter so much, weren’t enforced with the murderous brutality we … Continue reading

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On the Meaning of “Multigenerational”

  Karen Bellevance-Grace, Director of Faith Formation for the Clara Barton and Massachusetts Bay Districts of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) writes: “The world of church is changing. And why not? The world of medicine is changing. The world of … Continue reading

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Humanism’s Breaking Heart

Humanism isn’t declining in our era because it is dry and cold. And it isn’t declining because it doesn’t make room for God. Humanism is declining in our era because in practice it often fails to make room for actual … Continue reading

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What If? Reflections on the Great Commandment and the Death of Trayvon Martin

This summer we’re exploring the six sources of the Unitarian Universalist living tradition in worship. It’s my task this morning to reflect on the fourth source: “Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving … Continue reading

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You Matter

It’s been a week since a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Since then there have been countless articles, columns, debates, press conferences, marches and rallies all across the country. I’ve … Continue reading

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I Tremble For My Country

I’m not a big fan of laying blame. I think it’s divisive. But I’m going to do it anyways. I blame White America for a racist history and racist present that make it OK in 2013 to kill a young … Continue reading

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