Category Archive: Faith

From the Road: Reunion

Phyllis and Peter at dinner at Raymond College Great Hall.

When I entered seminary, a month shy of my 50th birthday, it came as a surprise to people who had known me for many years. I remember the wife of my undergraduate economics professor, herself a sociologist, commenting that she had just read an article about middle aged people (or, in my case, past middle …

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Violence in Aurora and America

From MSNBC.

Last week, on the day of the shooting in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 people, I posted a brief comment on my Facebook page. My reflection was an act of the moment intended as a personal note, not something I anticipated would be published widely. Here is what I wrote: I awoke early this morning …

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From the Road: Meadville Lombard Commencement

Rev. John Tolley

I love graduations. They are wonderful celebrations that also put us in mind of some of our core values—hope, high aspirations, honoring human accomplishment, mutual support. Besides, at graduations people are so happy that it is contagious. Like weddings, graduations also turn out to be reunions of family and friends. I had the privilege of …

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The Dawning Future

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“A freedom that reveres the past, But trusts the dawning future more.” –Marion Franklin Ham As Tranquil Streams Singing the Living Tradition, Hymn #145   The UUA is looking for a new home. After 85 years at 25 Beacon Street in Boston, we have started a process of finding a location that allows the UUA …

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Beacon Press: Our Voice

I’m immensely proud of the work of our Beacon Press – Unitarian Universalism’s voice for good in the world. Over the years Beacon has published a stunning collection of books that have profoundly influenced our culture such as James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son and Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, and more recent …

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