Category Archives for "Rev. Mike Morran"

A group of friends making a heart on the beach at sunset, showing their sense of Community and Justice.

An Unequivocal Piece of Mike’s Mind…

Posted Date: 04 February 2021 | Rhonda Williamson

An Unequivocal Piece of Mike’s Mind…In 1792, writer Mary Wollstonecraft called for the full participation of women in the rights and duties of citizenship.  Her essay, A Vindication of the Rights of Women becomes a foundation for the early movement for suffrage for women.In 1851, Sojourner Truth delivers her feminist speech, Ain’t I a Woman?, […]

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A group of friends making a heart on the beach at sunset, showing their sense of Community and Justice.

An Unequivocal Piece of Mike’s Mind…

Posted Date: 04 February 2021 | Rhonda Williamson

An Unequivocal Piece of Mike’s Mind…In 1792, writer Mary Wollstonecraft called for the full participation of women in the rights and duties of citizenship.  Her essay, A Vindication of the Rights of Women becomes a foundation for the early movement for suffrage for women.In 1851, Sojourner Truth delivers her feminist speech, Ain’t I a Woman?, […]

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A group of friends making a heart on the beach at sunset, showing their sense of Community and Justice.

Witnessing a Piece of Mike’s Mind…

Posted Date: 07 January 2021 | Mike Morran

Witnessing a Piece of Mike’s Mind…As I write, it is the day after a large group of white people briefly took over the Capitol building in Washington DC, where a joint session of congress was taking place. The seditionists were attempting to slow or stop certification of the presidential election that all reliable authorities had […]

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A Peace of Mike’s Mind…

Posted Date: 03 December 2020 | Mike Morran

A Peace of Mike’s Mind…Our Whole Souul Living Theme for December is Salvation.  We don’t necessarily mean this in the heavenly sense.  I personally think of it in a wholeness sense.  I think everyone who lives in this world needs a little salvation from the forces that keep us compartmentalized, isolated, fractured.  The whole planet […]

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A Historic Piece of Mike’s Mind…

Posted Date: 05 November 2020 | Mike Morran

A Historic Piece of Mike’s Mind…As I write these words, we still don’t know the outcome of the presidential election, and it’s likely that all of us are sick to death of politics.  If that’s you, I apologize.  I’m still thinking a lot about democracy right now, because I think what passes for ours is […]

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A Piece of Mike’s Mind…Looking into the Mind of Others

Posted Date: 01 October 2020 | Mike Morran

A Piece of Mike’s Mind…Looking into the Mind of OthersI know, I know, there is too much information, too much coverage of the election, we are all on election overload, and there’s still another month to go! Nonetheless, sorry, I have something I want to share.Like many of you, I have wondered about those 35 to […]

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Electing a Piece of Mike’s Mind…

Posted Date: 03 September 2020 | Mike Morran

Electing a Piece of Mike’s Mind…Predictably, anxiety around the coming election is high!  Stress, worry, fear, hope, anger, exhaustion, determination, and feelings I don’t even have words for are all present.  Everyone, literally everyone, I’ve spoken with recently is feeling the weight of this election, its importance, and potential consequences.            We’ve been here before.  We […]

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A Cultural Activist Piece of Mike’s Mind…

Posted Date: 30 July 2020 | Mike Morran

A Cultural Activist Piece of Mike’s Mind…By request, my column this month is a portion of the sermon from July 12th on white supremacy culture.“…When we say white supremacy culture, we are referring to the common cultural assumptions, cultural expectations, cultural associations…, the hundreds of unspoken, unwritten, but intimately familiar ways that culturally exclude, punish, […]

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Seven or Eight Pieces of Mike’s Mind…

Posted Date: 02 July 2020 | Mike Morran

​Seven or Eight Pieces of Mike’s Mind…Statements are in the air.  Organizations, companies, denominations, unions, and more are putting out statements about where they stand on matters of racial justice, Black Lives Matter, police brutality, and civil protest.  It’s good to see.Perhaps the core statement of our faith tradition is our covenant, known as the […]

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A Piece of Mike’s Mind…

Posted Date: 08 June 2020 | Mike Morran

​A Piece of Mike’s ​Mind…  This report comes in the middle of an international pandemic, and for the first time that I am aware of, no services or gatherings have been held at First Unitarian Denver for two consecutive months.  Like so many organizations and communities, we are in a time of adaptation and even […]

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