9/28/2014 Podcast – Dr. Sharon Whitehill

NO ONE RIGHT ANSWER The need to be right about something is a powerful impulse. But is there ever just one right answer to any of life’s big questions? If what we call facts can be disputed–as they have been and can be–what about ethical, moral, and spiritual values? We liberals are...

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9/7/2014 Podcast – Rev. Michael Schuler

THE CHALLENGE OF COMPROMISE There has been much wringing of hands of late over the polarization of American politics. But the problem is hardly restricted to our elected officials.  Generally speaking, people seem less willing to put their differences aside and come up with solutions that both parties can live...

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8/31/2014 Podcast – Dave Gerlach

A PERSONAL LOOK AT PANTHEISM Unitarian-Universalists tend to be keenly interested in different spiritual paths.  We often teach our children in RE about the different world religions.  Plus we often hear our ministers deliver sermons about those religions over the years.  However, it seems one often-neglected religion/spirituality is Pantheism.  But...

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8/17/2014 Podcast – Don Polzin

WHO AM I? / WHO WAS I? Self-reflection and/or Meditation Religion often challenges us to question the life we have lived–to meditate on what we have done with our life, and consider whether we need to be “born again.”  This can lead some in their later years to feel depressed...

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8/10/2014 Podcast – Theresa Evans

MOVING TOWARD A MORE SPACIOUS AND PEACEFUL LIFE How can we create a more spacious and peaceful state for ourselves, for others, and for those whom we do not even know?  From a somatic perspective, we are suffering from sensory motor amnesia – that is, we have forgotten what it...

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8/3/2014 Podcast – Kathleen Smythe

AN HISTORIAN’S CRITIQUE OF SUSTAINABILITY Sustainability can mean different (and sometimes competing) things to different people. The most common word-based image of sustainability is a balanced three-way relationship between the environment, society and the economy. The idea is that if you consider all three equally you will have a sustainable...

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7/27/2014 Podcast – Rev. Tony Larsen

TIME OFF OF PURGATORY or How a Nice Catholic Boy like Me Ended Up in a Place like This About this sermon Tony says: “I often (jokingly) tell people they’ll get ‘time off of purgatory’ for doing something beyond the call of duty. But truly, I was raised in a religion...

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7/20/2014 Podcast – Michele LeVoy

PROMOTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS PICUM (Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants) promotes respect for the basic social rights of undocumented migrants, such as the right to health care, the right to shelter, the right to education and training, the right to minimum subsistence, the right to...

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