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18-08-05: Pop Culture Spirituality

August 5, 2018

Jamili Omar

 

© Jamili Omar


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18-07-29: Creating Dignity and Respect

July 29, 2018

Jean Fedigan with Jamili Omar

 

Jean Fedigan is Executive Director of Sister Jose Women's Shelter.

How compassion and kindness are helping homeless women find dignity and respect.

Serving Homeless Women in Tucson, AZ Since 2010, Sister Jose Women's Center is dedicated to the care and nurture of homeless women in a welcoming and safe environment. A community where every homeless woman has a safe harbor and a path to a sustainable existence.

Reading: "I See You" by © Monica Duarte

© Jean Fedigan


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18-07-22: Looking Outward

July 22, 2018

Margot W. Garcia

 

Children's Story: Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson

Reading: Gary Luce

© Margot W. Garcia


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18-07-15: On the Turning Away: a Spiritual Practice

July 15, 2018

Brian Moon, Director or Music

© Brian Moon


Homily
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  1. 18-07-08: Declaration of Interdependence
  2. 18-07-01: Journeys
  3. 18-06-24: Let's Talk About Diversity
  4. Celebrating our 70th Anniversary: Pulpit Testimonials
  5. 18-06-17: Keepin' Cool
  6. 18-06-10: America's Broken Heart
  7. 18-06-03: One Step at a Time
  8. 18-05-27: Life is a Highway: Bridging, Honoring Our Youth as They Continue On Their Journey
  9. 18-05-20: Courage
  10. 18-05-13: Celebrating our 70th Anniversary and Mothers Who Made It Possible
  11. 18-05-06: A Faith That Questions
  12. 18-04-29: What We Must Do (in Order to Rock and Roll)
  13. 18-04-22: Why Unitarian Universalism?
  14. 18-04-15: Poetry Sunday
  15. 18-04-08: All Together
  16. 18-03-25: How Old Are You?
  17. 18-03-18: Building Reslience
  18. 18-03-11: High Hopes
  19. 18-02-25: Never Again!
  20. 18-02-18: You Bet We Can
  21. 18-02-11: From Muslim to Unitarian Universalist: My Journey
  22. 18-02-04: The 2nd Principle as a Response to Homelessness
  23. 18-01-28: Justice, Equity, and Compassion
  24. 18-01-21: Inherent Worth and Dignity
  25. 18-01-14: Are We There Yet?
  26. 18-01-07: A New UU for You
  27. 17-12-31: A Fresh Start
  28. 17-12-24: Causes for Optimism and Gratitude
  29. 17-11-19: A Heavenly Thanksgiving
  30. 17-11-05: Black Spirituals Matter, Empathy Through Listening
  31. 17-10-29: Connecting with Our Ancestors
  32. 17-10-15: State of the Church
  33. 17-10-08: Roots and Wings
  34. 17-10-01: Coping with Loss
  35. 17-09-24: Coping with Stress
  36. 17-09-17: Compassion
  37. 17-09-10: Turning Point - Imagine!
  38. 17-09-03: World Religions: A Liberal Perspective
  39. 17-08-27: Forgiveness
  40. 17-08-20: No More Hate
  41. 17-08-13: Living a Life of Learning
  42. 17-08-06: Comfort Me
  43. 17-07-30: The Yin and Yang of Public Policy
  44. 17-07-23: Now What Do I Do?
  45. 17-07-16: To Savor the World or Save It
  46. 17-07-09: Why Not Scientism?
  47. 17-07-02: America - Rekindling the Dream
  48. 17-06-25 Hope
  49. 17-06-18: The Meaning of Ministry
  50. 17-06-11: Washing Daily Life's Dust Off Our Souls
  51. 17-06-04: The Lessons from Interim Ministry
  52. 17-05-28: UU-Paganism and Earth-Centered Spirituality Practices
  53. 17-05-21: Creating the Future: Homage to Volunteers
  54. 17-05-14: What is Unitarian Universalist Mother's Day
  55. 17-05-07: Celebrating Agnes Paulsen
  56. 17-04-30: Secular Humanist Jewish Circle
  57. 17-04-09: Who Are We?
  58. 17-03-19: What Is To Be Done?
  59. 17-02-26: Aspire to Love
  60. 17-02-19: Why I Love This Church
  61. 17-02-12: Yes We Can (or the Sermon on the Amount)
  62. 17-02-05: Building the Beloved Community in Arizona
  63. 17-01-29: Return of the Chaos Monster
  64. 17-01-22: Question Assumptions
  65. 17-01-08: Mens Agitat Molem: Mind over Matter
  66. 17-01-01: This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land, the Next Four Years
  67. 16-12-24/25: Christmas Eve/Day
  68. 16-12-18: Oy Vey, Maria
  69. 16-12-11: Is There Any Security?
  70. 16-12-04: Are You a Religious Naturalist?
  71. 16-11-27: Water Protection Action at the Dakota Access Pipeline
  72. 16-11-20: Where Do We Go From Here?
  73. 16-11-13: Giving Life the Shape of Justice
  74. 16-10-30: Are We a Hardy Church?
  75. 16-10-23: The Sky is the Limit!
  76. 16-10-16: Where Do We Go From Here?
  77. 16-10-09: The "We the People" Amendment and the UUA
  78. 16-10-02: Invisible Women: Homlessness in Tucson
  79. 16-09-25: Dying Better in the USA
  80. 16-09-18: In the Interim - A Call to Community
  81. 16-09-11: Optimism for the Future
  82. 16-09-04: Poetry Sunday
  83. 16-08-28: From Dark Gray Skies to Brighter Blue Skies
  84. 16-08-21: How Moral Clarity Fosters Change
  85. 16-08-14: Moving Prayer
  86. 16-08-07: Harmony Is Who We Are
  87. 16-07-31: Seek First to Understand
  88. 16-07-24: What We Can Learn from Others
  89. 16-07-17: Do You Fear the Unknown?
  90. 16-07-10: Love, Hope, Faith and Fun
  91. 16-06-26: Kindness and Ben's Bells
  92. 16-06-19: Amazing Grace
  93. 16-05-22: The Virtue of Sin
  94. 16-05-15: Spiritual Beings
  95. 16-04-10: I Call That Mind Free
  96. 16-04-03: Empowerment- Relating to it All: A Youth led Service
  97. 16-03-20: Elixir of Life
  98. 16-03-13: The Spirit of Generosity and Non-judgment
  99. 16-02-28: Dissecting the Anatomy of Trust: Boundaries and the Vault
  100. 16-02-21: BRAVING Trust
  101. 16-01-31: What Does It Mean to Forgive?
  102. 16-01-17: What Can We Do About Racism?
  103. 16-01-03: Does Size Matter?
  104. 15-12-27: Creating Beloved Community Through the Heart
  105. 15-11-29: Sheep in Wolves' Clothing
  106. 15-11-08: Hearing the Voiceless
  107. 15-10-11: Poetry Sunday
  108. 15-09-27: Changing Lives Through Music
  109. 15-09-06: Public Banking and Economic Inequality
  110. 15-08-09: UUs and the Spiritual
  111. 15-08-02: Interconnectedness Is Not Optional: Viewing Society Through The Lens of Science
  112. 15-07-26: In the Path of the Buddha
  113. 15-07-19: UU Myths
  114. 15-07-12: Finding a Happy Place
  115. 15-07-05: Songs, Identity, and America
  116. 15-06-28: Creating a Sense of Place
  117. 15-06-14: The Peace Corps: Toughest Job You'll Ever Love
  118. 15-05-24: The Healing Power of Music
  119. 15-05-17: Sacred Journeys
  120. 15-05-10: Self Discovery
  121. 2015: UU Testimonials
  122. 15-04-12: And Justice for All
  123. 15-04-05: To Life!
  124. 15-03-29: Youth-Led Service - What is Sacred?
  125. 15-03-08: Esperanza: Bringing Hope
  126. 15-02-15: Beyond Chocolate Hearts: Engaging Men in Making a Safer World for Women
  127. 15-02-08: The Liberal Church Finding its Mission: It's Not About You
  128. 15-02-08: UU Testimonial - Randall Springer
  129. 15-02-01: UU Testimonial - Zoey Speer
  130. 15-01-25: UU Testimonial - Michelle Maliniak
  131. 15-01-25: A Living Tradition
  132. 15-01-18: UU Testimonial - Steve Kraynak & Bob Gorden
  133. 15-01-11: Formed not Transformed by UU (Testimonial)
  134. 15-01-04: Mental Fitness for the New Year! The Tales and Tools of Two Therapists
  135. 14-12-28: My Politically Incorrect Ideas About Christmas
  136. 14-12-21: Mystery of the Big Question (A UU Testimonial)
  137. 14-11-30: Food for Thought
  138. 14-11-23: All You Need Is Love.... seriously?
  139. 14-11-16: Roots, Branches, and Wings
  140. 14-11-09: Lessons from the Town 10 Miles from Sin: Oberlin, Ohio
  141. 14-11-02: Not Just Some but All Souls
  142. 14-10-05: The Wind and the Stillness: Breath as a Tool for connecting Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit
  143. 14-09-21: Giving Life the Shape of Justice
  144. 14-08-31: The Importance of the Unitarian Universalist Faith
  145. 14-08-24: It's a Man's World: The Spiritual Influence of Patriarchy on the Border
  146. 14-08-03: Annual Poetry Service
  147. 14-07-27: Everybody Eats, or the Spiritual Side of Eating
  148. 14-07-20: What's God Got To Do With It?
  149. 14-07-13: Do We See Through Each Other, Or Do We See Each Other Through?
  150. 14-07-06: Sanctuary: Radical Hospitality
  151. 14-06-29: A Universal Message - world view in Judaism and Modern Israel
  152. 14-06-22: We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For...
  153. 14-06-15: I Believe in Miracles (just not the Biblical or Hallmark ones)
  154. 14-05-25: What Happened to Easter?
  155. 14-05-11: Mothers, Mothers' Day, and Peace
  156. 14-04-27: No More Deaths 10th Anniversary
  157. 14-04-20: Why Easter?
  158. 14-03-30: The Joy of Music
  159. 14-03-23: Wellspring
  160. 14-03-02: The Fingerprint of Grief
  161. 14-02-16: One in Community
  162. 14-02-09: A Valentine for Liberal Religion
  163. 14-02-02: Discrimination in the New Generation
  164. 14-01-12: Mind, Body, and Spirit
  165. 14-01-05: Friendship in the Digital Age
  166. 13-12-29: Volunteering as a Spiritual Practice
  167. 13-12-22: Teach Us All You Can of Saying "YES!"
  168. 13-12-08: God and Beyond: Spirituality for Today and Beyond
  169. 13-12-01: Opening Into Grace
  170. 13-11-10: Mohammed: Community Builder and Prophet
  171. 13-11-03: You Don’t Fear People Whose Story You Know
  172. 13-10-20: Four Reflections on Trust
  173. 13-10-13: Service, Sacrifice, and Honor
  174. 13-10-06: The Courage to Trust
  175. 13-09-29: Unitarian Universalism is Dead, Long Live Unitarian Universalism
  176. 13-09-15: A Religon for One World
  177. 13-09-08: The One That Comes From Many
  178. 13-09-01: Practice Our Preach
  179. 13-08-25: The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism: Guideposts For Living
  180. 13-08-18: Five Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion
  181. 13-08-11: Seeing the Full Spectrum
  182. 13-08-04: Poetry Service
  183. 13-07-28: Private Prisons, Public Problems
  184. 13-07-21: What to Say About the Immigration Reform Legislation
  185. 13-07-14: My Trip to Israel
  186. 13-07-07: Can We Achieve Freedom From Fear, Anger, & Hopelessness?
  187. 13-06-30: From Promise to Commitment
  188. 13-06-23: Your Children or Your Money
  189. 13-06-16: Called
  190. 13-06-09: Beloved Community - Growing Beyond Congregations
  191. 13-06-02: Associating with the Sacred
  192. 13-05-26: Warriors in Training
  193. 13-05-19: Transforming our Lives, Transforming our Faith
  194. 13-05-12: This I Believe
  195. 13-04-28: The Doctrine of Discovery
  196. 13-04-21: Earth and Forgiveness Day
  197. 13-04-14; Truth and Reconciliation
  198. 13-04-07: Pre-forgiven
  199. 13-03-31: Easter Sunday
  200. 13-03-24: Who Are You?
  201. 13-03-17: Reflections on an Old UU Joke
  202. 13-03-10: The Beauty of Brokenness
  203. 13-03-03: The Paradox of Powerlessness
  204. 13-02-17: Evolution as Our Sacred Story
  205. 13-02-10: Standing on the Side of Love!
  206. 13-02-03: Love as a Spiritual Practice
  207. 13-01-27: Beyond Duality to Sanity
  208. 13-01-13: Adopting Goodness, not Evil!
  209. 13-01-06: Fallow Times
  210. 12-30-12: Make Time your Friend!
  211. 12-23-12: A God That Looks Like Me
  212. 12-9-12: Where is God Hiding?!?
  213. 12-2-12: Finding Quiet in a Noisy World
  214. 11-25-12: Transcending Individuality
  215. 11-18-12: How We Love: On Growing a Soul
  216. 11-11-12: Aspirations
  217. 11-4-12: Our Daily Bread
  218. 10-28-12: All About UUCT's Covenant Circles
  219. 10-21-12: The Challenge of Covenants
  220. 10-14-12: Promises
  221. 9-30-12: Beyond Borders - Where Justice and Compassion Cross our Borders
  222. 9-23-12: Is There Meaning in Pain and Suffering?
  223. 9-9-12: Freedom From Fear
  224. 9-16-12: Turning Toward Freedom
  225. 8-26-12: Accepting Gifts, Receiving Grace
  226. 8-12-12: Poetry Sunday
  227. 8-05-12: Immigrants and Tucson's Federal Court
  228. The Interdependent Community: Pathways Out of Poverty
  229. 7-15-12: Reflections on an Old UU Joke
  230. 7-22-12: Intercultural Relations Across Europe
  231. 7-29-12: The Gentle Way: Similarities between Martial Arts and Religion
  232. Bringing It Home
  233. Nothing Less Than Saving the World
  234. Spirituality and Health
  235. Born and Re-born Again
  236. Kindness Can Heal Us
  237. What Do We Really Mean by "Democracy"?
  238. Mercy and Other Non-rational Acts of Kindness
  239. Family Values and Immigration Policy
  240. A Question of Worth and Dignity
  241. Standing on the Side of Fear: How can we stop bullying before it is too late?
  242. Coming Back to Life
  243. Five Steps to Building Beloved Community
  244. Shared Ministry
  245. Bringing Justice to Phoenix
  246. Out of the Garden: Original Sin or Original Blessing?
  247. Come Dream a Dream With Me
  248. Aria in Vermillion
  249. Cowboys, Conmen and Conservatives
  250. Personality and Spirituality
  251. Human Nature
  252. Reality Television and Interfaith Dialogue
  253. The Courage to Love
  254. Where the Paths of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Unitarian Universalism Crossed
  255. I Shall Not Live in Vain
  256. Ordinary Time
  257. An Old Agnostic's Sentimental Xmas: Virginia, Santa, Rudolph, Ralphie, Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Baby Jesus
  258. The Spiritual Benefits of R.I.C.E.
  259. Waiting
  260. What We Are Thankful For
  261. After the Apocalypse: Gratitude
  262. Occupy!
  263. The Worst Mistake the Church (Any Church) Can Make Right Now
  264. Day of the Dead
  265. DOGs and Other Super-Natural Beings
  266. Faith in Pink
  267. Living in a Multi-Religious World
  268. Morality and Human Nature
  269. Entertaining Angels Unaware
  270. Restoring Ruins
  271. DA/GA 2011 and 2012
  272. Coming Home
  273. The Ethical Side of Climate Change: Compassion
  274. Looking in the Mirror: Who are We?
  275. U.S Immigration and Border Policy: A Call for Compassion and Justice
  276. Not Just for Black History Month
  277. Genderqueer and Here
  278. Happy Birthday U.S.A.!
  279. Today's Ancient Wisdom
  280. Keepers of Light
  281. If Not Now, When? (A Look at the Election)
  282. The Flying Trapeze and the Fine Art of Freedom
  283. Trusting Life in the Presence of Death
  284. UUism in the French Speaking World
  285. Our Legacy: Honoring the Past, Looking Forward to the Future
  286. Letters From a Phoenix Jail
  287. What’s Your Worldview?
  288. Blindspots, Rearview Mirrors, and Headlights
  289. A Noisy Silence - Poetry Service
  290. 5 Vital Signs of Spiritual Health
  291. Family Resemblances and 'Language-Games'
  292. Chaos and Creativity
  293. Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Just as Well...Or Better?
  294. Reflections after Fifty Years in Ministry
  295. Don't Wait
  296. The Meaning of Welcome
  297. Independence and Interdependence: Thoughts on both Topics
  298. The Value of Vulnerability
  299. This Land Is My Land -- ?
  300. Spill Baby, Spill
  301. Vessels and Voyages
  302. Grace Across the Ages
  303. Happy 200th Birthday, Margaret Fuller
  304. Coming of Age in an Age of Uncertainty
  305. Be the Change: Three Crucial Changes for Times Such as These
  306. Earth in the Balance
  307. Beyond Local Thinking
  308. The Actual U
  309. Easter: A Time to Forgive
  310. Something About Addictions
  311. Taking a Risk for Justice
  312. Universalism: Past, Present and Future
  313. The Things We Do For Love
  314. Standing on the Side of Love
  315. What I Love About Unitarian Universalism
  316. Violence and Anarchy on the Border
  317. Confronting Evil
  318. I Have a Dream
  319. The State of the Church
  320. Looking Back, Looking Forward
  321. Struggles and Progress in Swaziland
  322. Night of Wonder, Night of Silence
  323. Enumerating God: None, One, or Many
  324. Three Miraculous Births
  325. The Gospel According to St. Lute
  326. The Lost Art of Thinking
  327. Stories of Hope: Guest at Your Table
  328. Question Authority
  329. Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
  330. A Conscience is a Terrible Thing to Waste
  331. An Agreement With Life
  332. The Community Food Bank
  333. Universalist Heritage
  334. Class Matters
  335. Wise Restraints That Set Us Free
  336. Free Pulpit, Free Pew
  337. To Whom It May Concern: A Sermon on Prayer
  338. One Family
  339. Poetry Sunday
  340. Who Knows What Will Come To You?
  341. Will the Minister Be Speaking in the Service Today?
  342. Life or Litter? The Value of People and Hope
  343. Parts of the Bible You Do Not Know
  344. Chaplain Stories
  345. Eating as a Spiritual Practice
  346. Gifts of Our Fathers
  347. Faith of Our Fathers
  348. To See Beauty, Even When It’s Not Pretty
  349. A Nomination for the Greatest Unitarian Ever
  350. We Remember
  351. Milestone Moments: A Service of Rituals
  352. Many Hands Make Light Work
  353. Ritual
  354. Earth Day
  355. Music of My Heart
  356. Friendship as Spiritual Practice
  357. Light, Life, Freedom, and Love
  358. Civil Initiative
  359. First Things First
  360. Three Keys for Abundant Living That Will Work Even Now
  361. Divine Creation
  362. Jazz and the Art of Making Justice
  363. Here I Am. Send Me.
  364. And a Child Shall Lead
  365. Getting Unstuck (While the Getting's Good)
  366. Willing to Forgive
  367. Weaving the Web of Trust
  368. New Beginnings
  369. Light One Candle
  370. Find a Stillness
  371. Where Justice and Compassion Cross All Borders
  372. Stone Soup for Thanksgiving?
  373. Loss: An Inevitable Journey
  374. Finding Hope in Troubled Times
  375. Out Many, One
  376. Growing in Spirit
  377. Seasons of Life, Seasons of Loss
  378. And the word is no
  379. Welcoming the Stranger
  380. Ministry in the New Millennium
  381. Diversity and the Interdependent Web of Existence
  382. Engaging Our Theological Diversity
  383. What Americans Believe
  384. Reflections from Nicaragua
  385. Deep Like the Rivers
  386. Seeking the Purpose of Life
  387. Bless this Home
  388. Language of Reverence
  389. Sharing The WUUrd: Poetry Service
  390. A New Look at the Universe
  391. Tell me your image of God and I will tell you your theology
  392. We hold these truths ...
  393. Integrity or Success?
  394. By Their Roots You Shall Know Them
  395. Peace Means the Beginning of a New World
  396. Desert Spirituality
  397. UUs Who Made a Difference
  398. Singing Our Peace: A Musical Contemplation
  399. Faith Without Certainty
  400. Our Unitarian Universalists Brothers in Africa
  401. Univeralists and Unitarians on Easter
  402. Always a Mother
  403. Just War or just War

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