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Spiritual Gems of Islam

We begin with a remarkable story about George de Benneville, who in later years would become a leading prophet of Universalism in America. But our story takes place long before that, when he was a much younger man and travelling the world. In his own words, he says, Being arrived at Algiers, as I walked […]

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Bit by Bit

Listen: The Washington Post bills him as “the most influential writer in America.” George Will. This past month, he wrote a newspaper column in which he claimed that being a rape victim is now a “coveted status” that college women actually seek out, that complaints of rape and sexual assault on college campuses are exaggerated […]

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Secrets of Happy Families

If you’re like Sophia Bailey-Klugh, featured in our video from a moment ago, then Father’s Day is a super huge day for you. Because you have not just one dad but TWO. You have to double everything. Not just one Bacon-of-the-Month Club membership, but TWO Bacon-of-the-Month Club memberships (or whatever your cool Father’s Day gift […]

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What Love Says

What Love Says Rev. Anthony Makar May 4, 2014 Ten years ago, I was ordained into the Unitarian Universalist ministry. In our religious tradition, it is the congregation that calls an individual out of the laity and into the company of the people we call Reverend. First Unitarian Church of Dallas did that for […]

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Savoring and Saving the World: Essentials of Unitarian Universalism, Part 6

Today’s message represents the completion of our year-long sermon series on Unitarian Universalist essentials. We are already busy with our religion—we are worshipping, studying, serving, giving, meditating, celebrating, changing lives in here and in the larger world, all this and more—but this does not necessarily mean our minds are fully connecting with our faith. This […]

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