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Your stories belong to you

Spirit

Your stories belong to you

no one can rename you
Other, it can’t stick, as you offer the gift
of being and saying who you are.

Theresa I. Soto | 3/30/2019

Chaos and sanctuary

Life

Chaos and sanctuary

A decade after a fatal shooting, photo book reveals a journey of healing at Tennessee Valley UU Church in Knoxville.

Michelle Bates Deakin | 2/7/2019 | Winter 2018

My pony

Spirit

My pony

Admitting I would benefit from using a scooter gave me the gift of freedom.

Meg Barnhouse | 11/26/2018 | Winter 2018

The positive power of group hugs

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The positive power of group hugs

‘Touch binds us together in a way that is warm and builds community.’

Alison Oatman | 10/22/2018 | Fall 2018

New Orleans activists urged restorative justice for assailants who attacked two UUA employees

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New Orleans activists urged restorative justice for assailants who attacked two UUA employees

Two UUA employees who were violently robbed during the 2017 General Assembly urged leniency in case against four attackers, who were sentenced to prison terms.

Elaine McArdle | 8/20/2018 | Fall 2018

Visiting our First Source at the hospital

Spirit

Visiting our First Source at the hospital

Megan has a terminal illness. Ralph has to make a huge decision. I plunge into their spiritual and religious landscapes. I do not see spirituality as disappearing, but as being present everywhere.

Ali Jablonsky | 6/18/2018 | Summer 2018

Q&A: Elaine McArdle

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Q&A: Elaine McArdle

UU World senior editor is the co-author of The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind.

Christopher L. Walton | 6/1/2018 | Summer 2018

‘The Perils of Pauline’: Being kind to myself

Life

‘The Perils of Pauline’: Being kind to myself

Allowing myself to see my injuries and pain as ‘not my fault’ is a spiritual challenge.

Meg Barnhouse | 8/21/2017

Translating faith

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Translating faith

Chaplains help patients translate their own experience into personal story.

Nathan Mesnikoff | 4/24/2017 | Spring 2017

Arguments in the margins

Spirit

Arguments in the margins

It was precisely my emergent humanist belief that equipped me to face what seemed a death sentence.

Jim Key | 5/2/2016 | Spring 2016

Piecing myself back together

Spirit

Piecing myself back together

There’s a fine line between medicine and poison, powerlessness and agency.

Teresa Schwartz | 3/14/2016 | Spring 2016

In the hot zone

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In the hot zone

When Ebola began ravaging West Africa, Dr. Patricia Ruze was determined to help.

Elaine McArdle | 10/19/2015 | Fall 2015

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