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“Secularism 2.0,” March 1, 2015, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

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March 2015 Newsletter, The Flame

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Service, March 29, 11:15 am

“Ordinary Miracles” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons Gratitude and generosity are both attributes of the spiritually mature person, and many great teachers of humanity have counseled us that happiness lies more in wanting what we have than in having what we want.  Let’s cultivate our awareness of, and thankfulness for, the ordinary miracles of life.

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Service, March 22, 11:15 am

“Reconciliation” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons As we observe the vernal equinox, the earth arrives at a moment of balance between dark and light in the course of the year.  We balance, or reconcile, our bank accounts; Congress reconciles legislation between the two chambers.  And when relationships go awry, we reconcile with those we love, or […]

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Service, March 15, 11:15 am

“The Other Unitarians” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons The tradition of Islam originated in tribal, polytheistic cultures, and took significant foundations from Jewish and Christian influences.  The concept of the unity of god was a central, and distinctive, feature of this new faith; how is it similar to, and different from, the ways in which European […]

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Service, March 8, 11:15 am

“You Could Be Wrong” with Jordinn Nelson Long Each of us has probably considered how to offer forgiveness when we have been wronged. This Sunday we will look at another side of that question: what does it mean to know that we might be wrong? How can we act decisively, say no to oppression and […]

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Service, March 1, 11:15 am

“Secularism 2.0″ with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons As I begin my 60th year, New York Times columnist David Brooks offers the opportunity to reflect upon the challenges of secularism, faith, and the possibility of an authentically religious humanism.  Some thoughts on why I have found Brooks both provocative and sympathetic for a long time now.

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UU Forum, March 29, 10:00 am

“Trauma Sensitive Schools: Resilience for Teaching and Learning” with Beth Sarver Trauma and adversity exposure disrupts most urban school systems. Trauma Sensitive Schooling prepares an entire school to counter the disruption. Beth, who coordinates Truman Medical Center’s Resilience Incubator, describes the trauma spectrum and how mindful teaching and learning harness the native resilience in all […]

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UU Forum, March 22, 10:00 am

“Privatizing Government Services” with John Sharp Cities across the country are laying off municipal workers to contract with private, for-profit firms to furnish municipal services, encouraged by the American Legislative Exchange Council and others such as the Heritage Foundation. Water service, ambulance billing, jails, and building and event security are examples. Kansas City Councilman John […]

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UU Forum, March 15, 10:00 am

“Antitrust Law and Policy at a Crossroads” with Ann Marie Marciarille Can a firm be “too big” in a culture that values efficiency and scale? Has Antitrust Law Policy lost the necessary vocabulary even to consider the issue? Ann Marie Marciarille, who teaches Antitrust and Fair Competition Law at UMKC School of Law, will discuss […]

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