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Making peace with the temporary nature of life

Creations

Making peace with the temporary nature of life

Making an object that exists solely to be captured in a photograph then discarded is a study in the Buddhist teaching of impermanence.

Karen Hyams | 8/24/2015 | Fall 2015

Retaining our humanity

Spirit

Retaining our humanity

We can become a more spiritually resilient faith.

Schuyler Vogel | 10/26/2015 | Fall 2015

The spiritual practice of story-sharing

Life

The spiritual practice of story-sharing

Sharing our stories helps us connect with ourselves, our spirituality, and others.

Christine Organ | 7/13/2015 | Summer 2015

‘Bearing witness to what I believed’

Life

‘Bearing witness to what I believed’

Virginia Volker recalls a lifetime of working for a more just Alabama. 

Elaine McArdle | 6/29/2015 | Summer 2015

Lessons from the garden

Spirit

Lessons from the garden

My garden teaches me to have faith.

K. Elting Brock | 5/25/2015 | Summer 2015

Grief and weariness

Spirit

Grief and weariness

Grief has often worn me out, while restoring me to myself at the same time.

Mark L. Belletini | 3/2/2015 | Spring 2015

‘She smiles when she swims’

Life

‘She smiles when she swims’

New Jersey teen sets new world record for open-water swimming.

Nicole Sweeney Etter | 2/23/2015 | Spring 2015

Tarantula

Life

Tarantula

I faced my fears and they faced me. It wasn't that big a deal.

Meg Barnhouse | 1/12/2015 | Spring 2015

What can you see from your back porch?

Spirit

What can you see from your back porch?

I used to think my grandfather's worldview was limited and small-minded.

Travis Tennessen | 12/29/2014 | Winter 2014

A moral divide

Ideas

A moral divide

Can we reconcile moral certainties with Unitarian Universalist Principles?

Kimberly French | 11/3/2014

O gremlins, O St. Anthony!

Spirit

O gremlins, O St. Anthony!

My faith is in science, but I try to keep an open mind.

Meg Barnhouse | 10/20/2014

I couldn't not go

Spirit

I couldn't not go

More than 1,500 Unitarian Universalists took part in the People's Climate March. I was one of them.

Sonja L. Cohen | 9/29/2014 | Winter 2014

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