Category Archives: Of Interest

A reminder of our human connection

Watch this touching video produced by the Cleveland Clinic, poignantly reminding us of our human connection. Hat tip to Krista Tippett’s On Being, where I originally saw this, and to the Cleveland Clinic, for telling the story so well. Send to Kindle

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Raw Faith Premiers on Documentary Channel

The film Raw Faith will premier this Sunday, May 20, at 8:00 pm Eastern and Pacific on the Documentary Channel. Raw Faith is a moving love story of Unitarian Universalist minister Marilyn Sewell’s decision to retire from her church, while struggling to reconcile her self-image from her childhood. Unexpectedly, love enters her life — a […]

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Losing Faith

NPR’s religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Haggerty tells this touching story of a Methodist pastor whose spiritual searching led her to conclude that she’s an atheist. Of course, that’s anathema in a traditional Christian church. So Teresa MacBain played her ministerial role hypocritically. After the internal conflict became too much to bear and she declared her […]

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Raw Faith

Last week I finally had the opportunity to see the movie Raw Faith. The film tells┬áthe story of Marilyn Sewell, Unitarian Universalist minister, as she makes the difficult decision to leave her Portland church and, amidst her doubts and deliberations about the meaning of her life, falls in love. The portrayal of Marilyn’s life journey […]

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Are you in need of perspective, a sense of your place in the world, a reason to step outside the busyness of life and reconnect with the grandeur of nature? If so, watch this time-lapse production by Norwegian photographer Terje Sorgjerd. You’ll find the story of his amazing production here. The Arctic Light from TSO […]

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Unitarian Universalists at General Assembly

SOF Observed, the blog of Krista Tippett’s Speaking of Faith public radio program, has now posted the complete video recorded as this year’s General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association kicked off in Minneapolis. Watch a dozen or so UUs from around the country respond to various questions about Unitarian Universalism. Unitarian Universalists in Focus […]

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How Did You Become A UU?

In the second related video published on the Speaking of Faith blog, UUs attending the recent General Assembly in Minneapolis spoke of how they became UUs. How did you become a Unitarian Universalist? from Speaking of Faith on Vimeo. Send to Kindle

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What’s a UU? In Our Own Words

Krista Tippett’s Speaking of Faith public radio program, which is produced by Minnesota Public Radio, took advantage of the recent General Assembly in Minneapolis to ask us who we are. You can hear our own words in this video posted on the SOF Observed blog. What Is a Unitarian Universalist? from Speaking of Faith on […]

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Peter Morales Interview

The Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), was interviewed Thursday on Minnesota Public Radio’s Midmorning call-in program. Notwithstanding that host Marianne Combs is a UU, she asked some challenging questions about what UUs believe and why we aren’t a larger religious community. Hear the program and Peter Morales’ responses to these […]

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Why Join a UU Church?

After opting out of church and religion, Jane Roper and her husband have opted back in, joining a UU congregation. She tells why in this essay, recently published in Salon. Jane’s experience mirrors the stories of many who come to our UU churches. If you’ve been listening to this podcast, you’ve heard this theme in […]

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