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A Wilderness Faith

Reflecting on his service in Afghanistan, U.S. Army chaplain and Unitarian Universalist minister, the Rev. George Tyger, writes, “I know love / For it is love that has kept me alive / Not bombs / Not bullets / Not body … Continue reading

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A Life Redeemed

“What happens when we recycle bottles and cans?” asks Kathleen Mctigue in her meditation.[1] “They are transformed; they are made into something else. Though it may seem a homely analogy for something as lofty as our souls,” she continues, “that’s … Continue reading

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The Rhythm of Life is a Powerful Beat (An Easter Homily)

“Would you harbor me? Would I harbor you?”[1]  I like this song on Easter morning. It reminds us we live in a world where far too many people, for far too many reasons need safe harbor, need of sanctuary, shelter, safety; … Continue reading

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Wake Now My Senses

A SERMON FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THE REV. JEANNE LLOYD AS MINISTER OF THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY OF MATTATUCK IN WOODBURY, CT MARCH 24, 2013 “Oh Mystery you are alive; I feel you all around. You are the fire in … Continue reading

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Testimony in Support of Aid in Dying

Testimony in Support of Raised Bill No. 6645,  “An Act Concerning Compassionate Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients” March 15, 2013   Distinguished Members of the Public Health Committee: I am the Rev. Josh Pawelek, minister of the Unitarian … Continue reading

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For All That Is Our Life

This coming week marks the anniversary of a milestone in my life and in the life of this congregation. Ten years ago this week, Wednesday, March 19th, 2003 is perhaps most memorable as the day the United States launched its … Continue reading

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Really . . . What’s Real?

Earlier I read an excerpt from Nick Bostrum’s 2003 article, “Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?”[1] To be clear, he does not prove we are living in a simulation (had he proved it, I suspect we’d all be aware … Continue reading

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Testimony Submitted to CT’s Bipartisan Taskforce on Gun Violence and Children’s Safety

Earlier today I submitted the following testimony to Connecticut’s Bipartisan Tasforce on Gun Violence and Children’s Safety. Their hearing on reducing gun violence takes place at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford tomorrow (1-28-13). I’ll be there all day and … Continue reading

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Instead of Rifles: Reflections on American Violence

    “Wishing I could make you / love you / enough / to carry you / instead of rifles.”  The band is the Cornel West Theory from Washington, DC. The piece, from their 2009 album Second Rome is called “Rifles.” … Continue reading

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Love Keeps Coming: A Christmas Eve Homily

I found Colin McEnroe’s editorial in the Hartford Courant this weekend very moving. He was reflecting, one week later, on the December 14 tragedy in Newtown. He said, “If there’s an elixir, some potion we can drink, it’s almost certainly … Continue reading

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