Category Archive: Holidays

Out With The Old, In With The New

Happy New Year from the UUA! As the clock ticked down on truly momentous year for Unitarian Universalism, I reflected on all the amazing work being done in our religious movement and beyond—much of which I have shared on this blog. I started this blog more than fourteen months ago as a vehicle to share …

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Gratitude

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I cherish it because it centers on a fundamental religious sentiment: gratitude. Gratitude is at the core of any mature spirituality. Another reason I have always loved Thanksgiving is that it always involves sharing with people we love. Thanksgiving is about relationships that shape and support us. I …

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From the Road: Rissho Kosei-kai

Kyoto, 5 a.m. March 6— I have often spoken and written about the importance of hospitality–about how hospitality is a spiritual practice. In the first two days of our visit to Japan I have felt as though I were attending a workshop in advanced hospitality. Our friends and partners from the Rissho Kosei-kai (RKK) have …

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From the Road: Preparing for Japan

I write this as I prepare to leave on a 10 day trip to Japan for ceremonies commemorating Rissho Kosei-kai Founding Day and the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011. Rissho Kosei-kei is a liberal Buddhist organization with 6 million members in Japan. We have a long …

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From the Road: Marriage Equality Witness in Virginia

One of the blessings of serving as UUA president is being inspired by the idealism and commitment of UU’s across the country. On Valentine’s Day I had the honor of participating in two separate public witness events advocating for marriage equality in the state of Virginia. In each case, a same sex couple that has …

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