When a person with a great mind, heart, or message passes away, we find the fact of their death hard to process. This is particularly the case if their end was unexpected, violent, or at the hands of the enemies of justice. In a year which has seen deep and disturbing manifestations of death and […]

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Escalating Inequality

“Upward mobility—the American Dream—has become a myth. Concentration of wealth and power has skyrocketed. Dr. King’s dream of justice and equality has fractured. Half of all Americans are impoverished or struggling, as the middle class shrinks and billionaires take the profits. Where’s our commitment to the Common Good? Our Unitarian Universalist (UU) tradition places its […]

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Understanding Ebola: Fear And Heroism

Now that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is diminishing, it is a good time to reflect on the meaning of this global health crisis. On the one hand, an immediate response to the spread of the disease was fear, a reaction increased by the media coverage of the epidemic. On the other, some individuals […]

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We are surrounded by sounds every day from our morning alarm clock to the drone of late night TV. At times it may seem sound permeates nearly every aspect of our busy days. Our ears are always “on.” We have no ear-lids after all, so whatever noise occurs around us, we hear it. So how […]

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Each year on or near International Women’s Day, we pause to reflect on the condition of women here and elsewhere in the world. While some claim that women in the U.S. have gained equality, the news about who is at the bottom of the economic ladder, whose reproductive rights are under fire, and who is […]

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Join the co-artistic directors of Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay for a lively discussion of why the experience of live theatre matters. Theatre provides the spiritual experience of communion among actors and audience members in a way that no other medium does. At its best, theatre sparks personal growth and social change. James Valcq […]

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Back Roads To Heaven

Getting to heaven…. As with all the places we seek, there seems a drive to find an ever simpler road to a well-publicized destination, with more billboards and road signs than ever.  However, anything we know of an afterlife comes through the eyes, ears, touch, and connections with this world and its ever-present mysteries. So, what […]

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My Journey

We know Victor Yampolsky as the beloved maestro of the Peninsula Music Festival, entering his 30th season. Little do we know of his unusual journey in life. Born into the atheistic society in Russia and embraced by the Hebrew Immigration Service as a young musician, Victor was invited into the synagogue when he arrived in […]

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Our Fellowship has taken on an ambitious and important goal: to be with one another in our aging and dying to the best of our institutional ability. This vision of community is an extraordinary commitment we make to one another. It is also true that each of us has to make peace with the fact […]

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