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Nature demands respect

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Nature demands respect

We need Thoreau’s ‘tonic of wildness’ to confront climate change. As he explained, ‘We need to witness our own limits transgressed.’

Anthony Makar | 12/7/2017 | Winter 2017

For appropriate seasonal seediness

Spirit

For appropriate seasonal seediness

We are all dependent on seeds, literally and metaphorically.

Jinny Batterson | 8/28/2017 | Fall 2017

Three commandments: stay, learn, go

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Three commandments: stay, learn, go

A Gary Snyder poem helps me find my way in our messed-up world.

Jeffrey A. Lockwood | 7/17/2017

Henry David Thoreau, the original none

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Henry David Thoreau, the original none

He wanted nothing to do with the Unitarian church that baptized him, but today’s Unitarian Universalism has embraced his revolutionary ecological, conscientious, and spiritually open approach.

Richard Higgins | 7/10/2017 | Summer 2017

Flowers on the altar

Spirit

Flowers on the altar

Arranging flowers is a form of moving meditation.

Debra Burrell | 6/5/2017 | Summer 2017

Sustainability: not so fast

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Sustainability: not so fast

Who could object to living sustainably? It depends on what we mean.

Jeffrey A. Lockwood | 1/24/2017

Struck from on high

Spirit

Struck from on high

Weird stuff is gonna happen, and you might as well get used to it.

Jane Ranney Rzepka | 10/24/2016

Personal discovery within community

Spirit

Personal discovery within community

Where is your sanctuary in the midst of life’s catastrophes and chaos? How will you take the time to nurture your soul?

Alicia Forde | 9/26/2016 | Fall 2016

At 150, Beatrix Potter continues to delight

Looking back

At 150, Beatrix Potter continues to delight

The beloved children’s author was also a talented scientific illustrator and conservationist.

Kris Willcox | 7/25/2016 | Summer 2016

Connecting with the universe at UBarU

Spiritual landmarks

Connecting with the universe at UBarU

‘It would be hard to gaze at the magnificent night sky above UBarU and not feel some form of spiritual connection to the universe.’

Sonja L. Cohen | 6/20/2016 | Summer 2016

Apocalypse soon

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Apocalypse soon

How do we live under the cloud of impending apocalypse without giving in to panic?

Kimberly French | 2/15/2016

The awe comes easy, and thankfulness follows

Spirit

The awe comes easy, and thankfulness follows

Get me outside myself, say, in a yurt on an island, and whoa—there are the stars, and crickets, the body I live in, the images of the people I love.

Jane Ranney Rzepka | 11/23/2015

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