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May 30–Open the Window: Unbiased Love

We’ve probably seen one or more of the Ad Council’s videos (often appearing as commercials on TV) in its Diversity and Inclusion campaign.  You can read all about it here and watch the various ads they have put together. I’ve … Continue reading

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May 16–Open the Window: Dangerous Things 2

In her sermon on Sunday, Rev. Charlotte Arsenault made this powerful observation: that when Unitarian Universalists covenant ourselves to our seven Principles, we are covenanting ourselves to dangerous things.  Standing together for our Principles has meant throughout our history individuals … Continue reading

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April 28–Come, Come Whoever You Are: And Bring Your Knapsack

As a white person living in this culture, who wants to confront the white supremacy system that continues to run the institutions that we all participate in, I am coming to realize that this means owning how I benefit from … Continue reading

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April 25–Come, Come Whoever You Are: No Despair

We are no caravan of despair. Come, yet again, come. On some level, we want the whole experience, and we need to know that the whole experience of our humanity is accepted, is not judged, is welcome. Most of us … Continue reading

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April 20–Come, Come Whoever You Are–to the Mother

This Spring is there something worth a celebration of the newness and the arrival of good in your life? Has a needed, wanted person come back into your story?  Do you need to go get someone from the underworld (like … Continue reading

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April 18–Come, Come Whoever You Are: Typed

For several days now I have had a conversation going on the actual data that we have for what is referred to (to the chagrin of many) as “white privilege.”  As I noted yesterday, much of that conversation has turned … Continue reading

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April 17–Come, Come Whoever You Are: Radically Welcoming

. . . we are becoming a radically welcoming congregation. Vision Statement of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett Like many in our community, I was actively involved in writing our vision statement, and in the difficult conversations over this … Continue reading

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March 31–Everything Possible: Conditions all right

The Buddha taught that when all the conditions were right, a thing would happen.  This little bit of wisdom can be applied to everything, great and small.  For example, a thin piece of paper comes at just the right angle, … Continue reading

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February 21–Fire of Commitment–Finding Faith

It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me the most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive. James Baldwin There is a certain … Continue reading

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February 1 – Fire of Commitment: Fired Up!

Ever since the election I have felt burdened with worry.  I feel like we are living in a nightmare, and I have deep fear for the future of our nation and our world.  I am simply burnt out. Or am … Continue reading

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