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White Supremacy Teach-In

During last year’s presidential campaign there was an almost constant outcry from white conservative and working class voters who were tired of being called racist. They were especially tired of progressive white people on the coasts and in large cities … Continue reading

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Watch movie online A Cure for Wellness (2017)

WATCH NOW\n \n Quality : HDTitle : A Cure for WellnessDirector : Gore Verbinski.Writer : Release : 2017-02-15Language : English,Deutsch.Runtime : 146 min.Genre : Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller.\n Synopsis : ‘A Cure for Wellness’ is a movie genre Drama, was … Continue reading

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Joyful is the Dark

We are in the dark season. The sun hangs low in New England’s southern sky, arching quickly along the horizon through the course of each short December day. A few brown leaves still cling to branches on otherwise barren trees. … Continue reading

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Sending Forth (Six Reflections on the 2016 United States Presidential Election)

Reaching Out to Those with Whom You Disagree Last Sunday I stood in this pulpit and spoke of the way the United States presidential campaign had been traumatic to people all across the political spectrum—how so many different groups of … Continue reading

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A Remote Important Region

A Sermon for the Ordination of the Rev. Karen Johnston “And so I appeal to a voice, to something shadowy, / a remote important region in all who talk”[1]—words from twentieth-century American poet, William E. Stafford. Today we ordain a minister. … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time, We Were Together

“Once upon a time, we were together”—words from Indian-born, Canadian poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar. “Follow the trail / To young Douglas firs, tree farmed, / close to power lines, radio towers visible, / western Hemlocks, also planted. / coastal streams … Continue reading

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Stronger Together

[This address was delivered the the Unitarian Universalist “Cluster Connection” conference at the Unitarian Society of New Haven in Hamden, CT, April 9, 2016.] First I want to thank Susan Linsley and her team for the invitation to address you … Continue reading

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For Gravity’s Sake!

Did you feel it? I didn’t either. In the new issue of Smithsonian Magazine, physicist Brian Greene writes: “More than a billion years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, two black holes executed the final steps in a fast-footed … Continue reading

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When Seeing Isn’t Believing

I question the definition of religion that begins with belief. To begin with belief—to assume from the beginning that religion requires belief—limits the scope of the religious life too sharply.   I welcome the definition of religion that begins with … Continue reading

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There is No Clash of Civilizations!

We hear it said we are witnessing a “clash of civilizations.” We hear it from presidential candidates, from right-wing talk radio pundits, from white supremacist, nationalist and terrorist organizations. They say we live in the midst of a “clash of … Continue reading

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