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Call to Selma - Living Legacy Project

skinnerhousebooks:

UUA Moderator Jim Key is calling UUs back to Selma for the 50th anniversary in 2015. Time to read up on our history as it calls us into the future. http://www.uuabookstore.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=2088

“Plates full of ripe tomatoes, tender greens from the garden, raspberries! Summer is a time of such abundance that it is easy to take it for granted. To counter this try adopting the Jewish custom of saying a special blessing each time you eat a food for the first time that season. You might say something like, “Spirit of Life, that ripens each fruit in its season, I/we give thanks for the flavor and nourishment of these (tomatoes/greens/eggs/berries ….) Amen and blessed be!” and then eat that first mouthful with deep attention and enjoyment!”

—   Rev Gail Lindsay Marriner, Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe (via uusantafe)
hdslibrary:

"G. Bowen, with great pleasure"
Georgene Bowen served as a Universalist missionary to Japan from 1925 to 1937. Upon her return to the United States she began her work with the elderly, establishing 148 clubs for the aged. She was then invited to return to Japan to train workers and establish more clubs. The above picture was taken on a return trip in 1958.

hdslibrary:

"G. Bowen, with great pleasure"

Georgene Bowen served as a Universalist missionary to Japan from 1925 to 1937. Upon her return to the United States she began her work with the elderly, establishing 148 clubs for the aged. She was then invited to return to Japan to train workers and establish more clubs. The above picture was taken on a return trip in 1958.


Help us send a strong message to Detroit’s mayor, Water and Sewerage Department director, and emergency manager. Sign our petition before it closes at midnight: uusc.org/detroit

2014 Ware Lecture by Sister Simone Campbell

uucorvallis:

This year’s Ware Lecture from General Assembly: Sister Simone Campbell (of Nuns on the Bus) talks about the importance of uncertainty, community, letting our hearts be broken open, and walking towards trouble.

uuunoffice:

Our director Bruce Knotts visited the White House to discuss LGBTQ Human Rights! 
'On June 20th, I was the third to the last speaker at the end of a week-long opportunity for civil society to provide input to the United Nations as it formulates its Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development efforts from 2015-2030. We were one of 90 groups which support an independent #10 dedicated to human rights. However, we were the only group which called for explicit mention of LGBTQ human rights. Our intervention was the only to receive applause that day. The co-chairs said they supported our initiative, but they doubted it would be accepted by the consensus of the member states of the U.N. We have an uphill fight ahead of us. Our intervention was included in the written outcome document. We will have another opportunity to provide our ideas on implementation later this month.’ Read more here.

uuunoffice:

Our director Bruce Knotts visited the White House to discuss LGBTQ Human Rights! 

'On June 20th, I was the third to the last speaker at the end of a week-long opportunity for civil society to provide input to the United Nations as it formulates its Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development efforts from 2015-2030. We were one of 90 groups which support an independent #10 dedicated to human rights. However, we were the only group which called for explicit mention of LGBTQ human rights. Our intervention was the only to receive applause that day. The co-chairs said they supported our initiative, but they doubted it would be accepted by the consensus of the member states of the U.N. We have an uphill fight ahead of us. Our intervention was included in the written outcome document. We will have another opportunity to provide our ideas on implementation later this month.’ Read more here.

Where’s your chalice? (© Nancy Pierce/UUA)
existenceandidentity:

I like the empty square! 

existenceandidentity:

I like the empty square! 

(Source: words-leave-scars, via skinnerhousebooks)

uusc:

The sixth eco-village, which UUSC has partnered with the Papaye Peasant Movement in Haiti to make a reality, is almost complete!

See additional eco-village photos and read more about the eco-villages.

veryaaron:

Fire of Love From Ellen Kristi We light this chalice by giving thanks for the fire of love that burns within our hearts, to remember that when fire meets fire there aren’t many, but one fire. And now we want to worship the source of fire in all hearts, so that we may all be one in love. #shabbat #unity #interfaith #bahai #uuc #unitarian #love #light #universalist #love #sabbat #sabbath #inspirational

veryaaron:

Fire of Love
From Ellen Kristi
We light this chalice by giving thanks for the fire of love that burns within our hearts, to remember that when fire meets fire there aren’t many, but one fire. And now we want to worship the source of fire in all hearts, so that we may all be one in love. #shabbat #unity #interfaith #bahai #uuc #unitarian #love #light #universalist #love #sabbat #sabbath #inspirational