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What climate change says about us

What climate change says about us

Don’t worry about ‘nature.’ Worry about a species that can’t say, ‘Enough.’

Jeffrey A. Lockwood 1/11/2016

If dignity is inherent, can it be harmed?

If dignity is inherent, can it be harmed?

What do we mean when we talk about the UU First Principle and inherent dignity?

Myriam Renaud 2/1/2016 Winter 2015

‘Powerfully, adamantly, dangerously afraid’

‘Powerfully, adamantly, dangerously afraid’

A discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s provocative new book Between the World and Me.

Kenny Wiley 12/10/2015 Winter 2015

Lydia Maria Child: More than a Thanksgiving song

Lydia Maria Child: More than a Thanksgiving song

The Unitarian famous for writing ‘Over the River and Through the Wood’ was also an ardent anti-slavery activist.

Heather Beasley Doyle 11/23/2015 Winter 2015

The chalice and the Force

The chalice and the Force

Why have so many ‘geeks’ found their spiritual home in Unitarian Universalism?

Erik Gern 11/1/2015 Winter 2015

Judged by our judgments

Judged by our judgments

Even in the ‘natural’ world, some things are better than others.

Jeffrey A. Lockwood 9/7/2015

Planet discoverer goes to Pluto and beyond

Planet discoverer goes to Pluto and beyond

The ashes of Clyde Tombaugh are traveling the cosmos on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

Sonja L. Cohen 8/24/2015 Fall 2015

The doubt mongers

The doubt mongers

The doubt industry doesn’t have to convince the public that a product is harmless, only that the harm is in doubt, and the cost of change may be high.

Doug Muder 8/31/2015 Fall 2015

A stitch through time

A stitch through time

A Portland women’s group sewed its way to a religious home.

Heather Beasley Doyle 11/2/2015 Fall 2015

Better than human?

Better than human?

Who receives the benefits of shiny new technology, and who bears its risks?

Scott Gerard Prinster 10/13/2015 Fall 2015

Jerome Stone’s minimalist vision of transcendence

Jerome Stone’s minimalist vision of transcendence

Without ‘God,’ a liberal theologian focuses on transcendent resources of grace and judgment.

Myriam Renaud 7/27/2015 Summer 2015

The wisdom of play

The wisdom of play

A little playfulness can go a long way.

Anthony Makar 7/20/2015 Summer 2015

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